Monday, April 28, 2008
In 1980, the Haas type foundry, birthplace of Helvetica, contracted André Gürtler and Team'77 to audit the Helvetica typeface and reissue an "improved" version. Their result is Haas Unica and it is quite an interesting challenge to the thought that Helvetica is the end-all of sans-serif typefaces.
Hotels in the Afterlife
Haubitz+Zoche have a series of photographs of abandoned resorts in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt that is featured on BLDGBLOG. These are hotels that will never be finished due to fear of terrorist bombings and corruption.
If you are in Vienna, you can visit their show.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"Conventional wisdom says that to beat your competitors you need to one-up them. If they have four features, you need five (or 15, or 25). If they're spending x, you need to spend xx. If they have 20, you need 30.
This sort of one-upping Cold War mentality is a dead-end. It's an expensive, defensive, and paranoid way of building products. Defensive, paranoid companies can't think ahead, they can only think behind. They don't lead, they follow."
A few words of wisdom from 37 Signals.
Two Wheels of Power!
Illustrator Hennie Haworth
Abandonded Vacation Homes in Taiwan
"These very crazy pod-tastic vacation homes were built as beach getaways for Taipei's middle-class in the 1960s. Each are said to have been abandoned not long after they were built because several mishaps during construction and typhons led inhabitants and locals to deem the sites cursed." Awesome! via Coudal.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Penguin Books + Nicholas Felton = Great New Work
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
My First Stop-Motion Film Ever!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
: Two Points :
Haiku by John Maeda
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
The Sinister History of Barber Poles
Thursday, April 10, 2008
For those who do not know, during the United State's great economic depression in the 1930's, the government created an organization called the Works Progress Administration. The WPA created jobs for millions of out-of-work Americans including a branch devoted to the fine arts.
Many posters were created to advertise different aspects of the WPA and here is a fantastic collection of them on Flickr.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Airline Spoons of the World
Monday, April 7, 2008
"Get Lost" & "Live With Art!"
I am excited to announce a new print, "Get Lost" is now available for purchase at Keep Calm. It is printed over vintage maps from the United Kingdom and in a limited edition of 220. Each map is different and unique!
To accompany the print, I have made a short little film showing the process of making "Get Lost." If you are unfamiliar with the process of letterpress printing, this will help you understand how my prints are made.
Also, for a limited time, if you purchase any of my prints from Keep Calm, you will receive "Live With Art!" for free! It's my way of saying "thanks" for spending your hard-earned money on my prints and it's a good phrase to live by as well!
You can also see a lower-quality version of my film on my YouTube page. And as always, more images can be seen on my Flickr.
(Trophy) Size Matters.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
New British Coins
It's Nice That
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Quality Laptop Protection
Being a proud new owner of a MacBook, I have found a few products that are quite nice.
First, I purchased an InCase 13" Hardshell Case - feels great and protects it from my oily hands and butter fingers.
Second, Working Class Heros makes super nice products out of leather and felt. I am not an owner of any of their products, but I sure would not mind it!
Labels: product design