Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The Family Tree of the Mortarboard
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Andy Warhol Rejection Letter
Need more proof that committees get nothing done right? The Museum of Modern Art sent this letter to Andy Warhol in 1956 rejecting his gift of one of his early drawings. I am guessing they have regretted this decision for at least 40 years...
(click the photo to make it big enough to read)
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
A Forest Inside of the Sydney Opera House
Friday, July 25, 2008
I Want to be a Coal Miner
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This Isn't England
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The New Keep Calm Gallery
Lucas and Hayley have launched a completely new website for Keep Calm Gallery - and it is all bright and shiny! Along with a new print of mine (well, a old print that I am finally selling) they have some great new prints and a super-slick way to checkout - yea!
Tim Fishlock seems to be a very clever guy. He is a very talented designer and creator of many different things. The above alphabet is one great example.
Another example is called Dapper - a visual/audio game that allows you to create your own music using different simple visual blocks and objects. It is great fun and I suggest you taking the time to traverse through his whole website (personally, I am not a fan of Flash websites) to find it under "Moving Images."
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
There's a &%*^$#@ Word For That!
Alex Ostrowski has moved beyond the difficulty of his last name to create some really great work. His work focuses on happiness - which makes me so happy. I know that sounds a bit silly, but I get so tired of overly-serious, overly-self-conscience design. Nice!
Thanks to Frank for showing me his work!
Penguin Great Ideas Volume III Covers
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I'm Shoot Gunner!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
"On February 8, 2008, Polaroid Corporation announced that it will discontinue production of all instant film. This site will document the aftermath of this announcement and will serve as a home-base for the effort to convince another company to begin producing the cherished technology that Polaroid has so carelessly abandoned."
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Typographers and Their Handwriting
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Lack of Typographic Imagination
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The History of DIN 1451
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Vernacular Typography Polaroids
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The fantastic modernist illustrator and artist, Charles Harper, is one of my most favorite artists of the era. Beautiful work. Fantastic abstraction. Wonderful colors. I love it all!
If you have a coffee table looking for a friend, you should purchase this amazing/giant book edited by Todd Oldham.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Boys and the Subway
Restaurant Florent in New York City is now closed. This follows probably the best designer/client relationship ever between Tibor Kalman of M&Co and Florent Morellet.
Kalman made quirky advertisements for Restaurant Florent and Morellet fed the designers of M&Co four days a week from 1985 to 1993. Not a bad setup if you ask me!
Luba Lukova: Social Justice 2008
About four years ago, the university that I was studying to receive my BFA in Graphic Design hosted a show of design work by Luba Lukova. As a young designer, I was impressed with her brilliant images, intelligent restraint, and strong approach to difficult issues. I still am impressed with Lukova today.
She has a new book/portfolio of 12 loose posters entitled "Social Justice 2008" that has recently been published. I purchased my own set, especially for her "Peace" poster (one of my all-time favourite posters ever) and I am incredibly happy with all of the posters in the set.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
SynthEastwood - Flags & Anthems
I recently contributed some film/motion work to SynthEastwood, a visual exhibition featuring submissions from over 60 international artists in Dublin, Ireland.
I did not get to make it to the opening/party (which was held on the ominous Friday the 13th), but the Flickr photos look like it was a great time!
Otl Aicher: An Expanded, Abridged Story
Armin Vit has written a great story/bio about the German designer Otl Aicher at SpeakUp.
Otl is most famous for his design of the Lufthansa identity as well as the amazing design for the 1972 Munich Olympics. I was fortunate enough to get to see some Otl's work recently at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland and I can attest to its brilliance and directness.
See more of Otl's work here.