douglas wilson

Monday, July 30, 2007

Tooting my own horn...


Well, I try not to show off too often, but I have teamed up with the great people at Coudal Partners in Chicago to sell a limited edition of 15 cigar boxes filled to the brim with all sorts of wonderful things! We are selling it as part of Coudal's "Swap Meat" Please go there and purchase a box - I promise you won't be disappointed!

Also, Coudal has said some very kind words about my boxes. Click the image above to see a larger version of their flattery.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Visualization of Global Population


A new exhibit at the Tate Modern in London shows a unique way of visualizing the populations of a few major global cities. Here is a nice review of the exhibition and exploration into the sculptural representation of population density.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Holy Crap!


Seriously, stop what you are doing and go here. Amazing.

As (almost) always - this link is from Coudal Partners.

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Prints & Patterns



This blog is going to be my wife's most favourite of all!

Some amazing patterns by Kimb James.

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Again, simple and beautiful.




These bookends are so great! Simple and obvious - makes me want to punch myself in the face, but in a good way.

This link was shamefully stolen from a nice new blog called pica+pixel.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Packaging design of the modern era.


I don't know if you have noticed, but most packaging design these days is just terrible. All of the type must be in "3-D" letters. Just look at the progression of cereal boxes - it is just ridiculous. Anyway, here is an amazing Flickr set of packaging from the golden era of packaging design. I just love the flat colours and whimsical illustrations!

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Old guys are great.


I have no idea who these guys are. I found the photo on Wikipedia. And I just really like the photo. That's it.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Two great new things


A few wonderful collages found on Flickr.


Great old family images with certain people or things removed.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Animals in the London Underground!



Too much fun: animal diagrams found in the map of the London Underground.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The beauty of digital corruption...

This happened to one of the photos I was editing today. What I love about it is the fact that there is NO WAY I could ever come up with this color pattern on my own, but it simply amazes me.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

A different point of view.

Certainly one of the most lovely and clever ads I have seen in quite a while. This has made my day.

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Playing around in the Bathroom



Good friend, Frank Chimero, sent this to me. Marc Johns draws fun little illustrations on paper towels in the dispenser in public restrooms. A nice little tie-in with my collection of hand dryers from around the world.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Dum De Dum

My good friend Brandon Goodwin and I created a very short film with the last seven feet of Super 8mm film he had left over from a wedding that he had shot. We had no script, no storyboards, and no idea what we were doing. So, we created a staring contest film. Enjoy!

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