douglas wilson

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Building Forts in Your House!

This takes me back to my childhood! The Fort Series by Amir Fallah is a series of photographs of forts made in homes using only materials found in the room.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Design Commission

Design Commission, based is Seattle, has a very nice gallery of works by various artists. One of the best is Overlooked. Also, they had a a recent benefit show where different artists decorated or redesigned umbrellas called Chance of Showers.

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Type Umbrella

Veer is offering a very nice umbrella embellished with type on the inside. via the always-nice iLT.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

WWII Navy Training Films

Interesting collection of declassified WWII US Navy training films.

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Light Drop

Rafael Morgan has created a piece entitled "Light Drop" that makes us think about our energy usage in a beautiful way.

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Removing Garfield from Garfield...

"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?" - via former student Jay Yerxa

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You Don't Matter

Three fine fellows in Germany have converted a plotting machine to draw. Yet another piece of technology that tells you that You Don't Matter. The most interesting parts are the mistakes that the computer makes.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Fresh Fonts

Using toothpaste and ketchup to trace Helvetica, these Fresh Fonts are fun, interesting, and free! - via former student Jeremy Wisecup

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bubblegum Advert

Sometimes, advertising gets it just right. This is one of those times. - via good friend Trevor Gilley


Ornamental Typography

BibliOdyssey has a great post about some very interesting ornamental typography and illustrations.

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Monday, February 18, 2008


Although I am quite behind on the times for just now posting this, the MeBox is a fantastic way to personalize and organize all in one fell swoop.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Posters Available in Oregon!

Any of you living in or near Ashland, Oregon USA should stop in at the fabulous PRIZE Shoppe. While visiting, you can pick up one of my posters (Make Your Own Path & All You Need Is Love) in person and also find other wonderful vintage items to fill your home/apartment with joy and happiness!

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Unrealised Moscow

Unrealised architectural projects of Moscow from the 1930s to the early 1950s. This site includes one of my all-time favourites: The Palace of the Soviets.

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Very Sad News.

Polaroid is getting out of the Polaroid business. I knew it was coming, but I guess it is finally here...

Visual Inspiration from L.A.

Dispatch from LA is a nice visual blog showing inspiration from Los Angeles, California. Linked from one of my students, James Mulvenon.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Illustrator Adrian Johnson

It seems as though all the new illustrators I find are from the UK! Something good must be happening across the pond, as Adrian Johnson shows off in his new website.

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Illustrator Joe McLaren

Joe McLaren's work work is wonderful, fantastic, and all-around great!

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Xiu Xiu Polaroids

I am forever a sucker for Polaroids. 1000 Polaroids were shot by David Horvitz to be used for the cover of a Xiu Xiu/High Places split seven-inch. Each record will have a real polaroid on the cover.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mid-Century Home Plans

Our dream someday is to take the blueprints from a Mid-Century home and build it new, using super-efficient materials and green building practices. This is great inspiration for that project!


Monday, February 4, 2008

Flags as Communication Design

Icaro Doria, a 25 year old Brazilian designer working in Portugal has created a series of advertisements for Grande Reportagem (the "Time" magazine of Portugal) that are simply and beautifully well done.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Photographer Denis Darzacq

Denis Darzacq creates some really interesting photographs. His new series Hyper & La Chute are great.


Collage, Ephemera, & Design - All in One Place

Flickr user Daily Poetics puts all the best in one place! Her great collages, ephemera collection, and photo set of business cards provides great work and inspiration.

You can also visit her blog/website.

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Cold War Calculators

Wow. I didn't know these existed.