douglas wilson

Friday, November 30, 2007

Hand Written Letter Project

The hand.written.letter.project. is a self-initiated project that Craig Oldham undertook after a conversation about how personal a letter can be: a fact that he feels is currently drowning in a tide of depersonalisation, junk mail and automated correspondence. - Via SwissMiss

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Human Body and How It Works

Thanks to Frank, here is a great Flickr set of Vintage Science Book Illustrations. I have a bunch of these I need to scan in!

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Tiny Type!

Oh man, I love tiny type! Especially Minuscule by Thomas Huot-Marchand which is designed for 7 point all the way down to 2 point - talk about tiny!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mid-Century Children's Book Illustration

I have been collecting Mid-Century illustrated children's books for a few years now and this great Flickr set reinvigorates my reasoning for such a collection! Via Pica + Pixel.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Superman is a Jerk?!

I'm not really a fan of comics, but Frank helped me realize how much of a jerk Superman can be...


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Go Around Twice If You're Happy

Here is a nice video of people having some fun with street signs to knock people out of their daily driving in Dubai. Have I ever mentioned that I am quite obsessed with the craziness that is Dubai?

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Vintage Wallpaper

Need true vintage wallpaper? Live in Belgium? Have Euros to spare? Have I got a great place for you!

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World Clock Project

It's simple. People submit photos of clocks displaying every minute of the day. Nice.

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Toothbrush Fountain

Post in the category of "Why Didn't I Think of That?!" - the Brush & Rinse Toothbrush from Amron Experimental creates a drinking fountain out of the back of the toothbrush. I love things like this!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ceramic Typography

My grandparents owned a ceramic store when I was young and so Stephanie DeArmond mixes two things that make me very happy.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Flight Through Instruments" Illustrated Book

Published as a pilot-training manual by the US Navy in 1945, "Flight thru Instruments" teaches proper aeronautical navigation techniques through the use of elaborate illustrations - gorgeous illustrations!

More information can be found on this blog and more images on this Flickr.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hand-Lettered E-mail Spam One-Liners

This is a great Flickr set of hand-lettered e-mail one-liners - such a great idea!

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A Few Interesting Images

I don't know much about these, but I like them.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Posters Available Online!

My newest series of letterpressed posters is now available for purchase from the fine folks at Keep Calm! Each of the three new posters are lovingly hand-letterpressed by me, so each one is unique. Any of the posters (or even better, all of them) would make great Christmas presents, if I can say so myself!

You can see the posters behind-the-scenes on my Flickr. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Typography Films on the Internet

Here is a post for my Advanced Type class and anyone else that is a lover of type! As new films come out, I will update this post.

Typography Films
+ Really gorgeous organic motion graphics involving type.
+ A person's life in type: The title sequence for Typophile Film Fest 4 done by students and faculty of BYU.
+ The great Abbott and Costello skit "Who's On First?" - just ignore the incorrect apostrophes...
+ And another nice abstract typography film.
+ Here is a very well done Typographics film with quotes from Jeff Keedy & Ellen Lupton.
+ Hoefler & Frere-Jones talk to CBS about typefaces.
+ Paula Scher shows off her Moleskine Journal filled with great hand-drawn type.

Letterpress Films
+ Here is a really well done video about Firefly Press. This explains why letterpress is in my blood.
+ Another letterpress video featuring a good friend of mine, Philip Cheaney.
+ Here is a nice video from the London College of Printing.
+ Amos Kennedy prints with great style and flair.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

I've Been FFFFound!

I was going through one of my daily sites, FFFFound, and I saw my own work in there!

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London Transportation Posters

The London Transport Museum has over 5,000 original transportation posters online for your viewing pleasure! Warning: if you have to get something accomplished this morning, do not go here!

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Music Video Created with 1979 Apple II Plus

This great video for Grandaddy's "Jed's Other Poem" is entirely created with a 1979 Apple II Plus with 48K of RAM. Which is insane because I am fairly sure that your cell phone has at least 500 times that much memory. It was created by this chap.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

New Letterpressed Poster Series!

I am happy to announce a new Letterpressed Poster Series that I have been feverishly working on the past few weeks.

I am printing a series of maxims/phrases/idioms that are of interest to me. No "big art concept" behind these prints, just fun phrases that are lovingly hand letterpressed for you!

They will soon go on sale at Keep Calm - so keep an eye out for that!

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New Guinness Advert

Oh man I have always wanted to do this!

The new (and most expensive ever) advertisement for Guinness shows multiple objects toppling over onto each other in a remote Argentinian village. Toppling items included: 6,000 dominoes, 10,000 books, 400 tires, 75 mirrors, 50 fridges, 45 wardrobes and 6 cars. It is directed by Nicolai Fuglsig of Sony Bravia "Balls" fame.

You can read an article about it here.

And you can watch it on YouTube here.

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Running From Camera

I don't know exactly why, but this is really fascinating.

"The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can." - Running From Camera

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

I love type. I don't love beef.

Meat + Letters = Value Pack.

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Seen on a bridge in Amsterdam

No comment really needed.

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Vintage Signage Polaroids

Here is a great Flickr set of 1960's Polaroids of signs in Washington state.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

My New Business Cards

My last business cards had the wrong address, wrong email address, wrong website address, wrong phone number - really the only thing that was accurate was my name. So I finally have completed my new business cards and they have accurate information on them! You can find them as a set on my Flickr account.

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