douglas wilson

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Type Cubes

Want to create your own typeface out of wooden blocks (and who doesn't)? You can with Type Cubes.

And if you are more of a digital person, you can do it online with FontStruct.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Alphabet Bags

Good friends Lucas and Hayley (of Keep Calm and The Manicule fame) have started a new line called Alphabet Bags. They are exactly what they sound like - 26 cotton tote bags each printed with a nice, big letter of the alphabet.

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TV Cosy

You know the test patterns on TV? Well, now cover your TV with the the hand-made version!

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Book Cover Blog

Henry Sene Yee runs a very nice book cover design blog showing his work and the process of designing book covers.

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

50 Gig Posters Sure To Inspire

Just as the title says: a nice collection of 50 gig posters from all the big hitters.

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Anti-Theft Lunch Bag

Tired of your co-workers stealing your sandwich from the company refrigerator? Well, just get these anti-theft lunch baggies and you can guarantee your sandwich will be waiting for you at lunch time!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Feel Golden

Friday, September 19, 2008


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jumbo Hostel

Unless you fly first class, it isn't a very comfortable sleep in an airplane. Swedish entrepreneur Oscar Dios is out to change that with Jumbo Hostel - a hostel built inside a grounded Boeing 747. Read more about it here.

Looks like I'll be flying through Stockholm sometime!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Evolution of the BBC Logo

Ever wondered how the BBC logo came into being? Of course you have! This website and this website tell the whole story - including the amazing 1955 "Angel Wings/Bat Wings" logo.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Erik Spiekermann Interview

Erik Spiekermann has been interviewed by Japanese magazine PingMag. He discusses his long history in type design as well as his new work for German Railway Deutsche Bahn.

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Mystery of Iceland

Before I die, I must visit Iceland. And until that happens, I am invincible. Maybe not, but Tim Gasperak shows this country's amazing beauty through his photographs.

via Coudal.

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To Helvetica and Back

The new FontFeed has a great article by Stephen Coles about alternatives to Helvetica.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Mono Scoot

I have been considering getting a scooter recently and the one above is totally the one I want! If only it was actually ever built...

via the recently rediscovered Paleo-Future.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ever Notice?

Here is a nice little article about the importance of noticing everything around us.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Online Pocket Protector Collection

Exactly what the title says: Online Pocket Protector Collection. Awesome!

via Coudal.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Font or Typeface?

For all of my students that are still a little confused: Font or Typeface?

I especially like how Stephen Coles described it: "...a font is the delivery mechanism, and a typeface is the creative work."

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Indian Street Graphics

There is no place on earth that has the amazing colors and hand-painted type and images like India (well maybe Nepal, but they are similar in that way). Former student, Daniel Zender found this great Indian Street Graphics set on Flickr.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jet Blue Terminal 5

I've been through my fair share of airport terminals and food courts - most of them with seemingly one soul reason for existence - to rip you off and serve you bad food. So this sneak peek at Jet Blue's new Terminal 5 food court (which opens October 1st) really makes me want to book my next flight through JFK just to have a pleasant dining experience.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hidden Radio

I haven't seen a product design that has impressed me this much in a long time...

The Hidden Radio has no visible user interface - but in fact, the entire radio IS the user interface. Push the radio down (or pull up) to adjust the volume and rotate the radio to tune in a station.

Read more about it here.

Beautiful. Simple. Elegant. Did I mention I like this?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

North Korean Propaganda Posters

I love propaganda posters and these North Korean posters are really great! You can purchase a book of these posters here.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

The Archive


"Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. This is the story of a man and his records."

Really nicely done video portrait of this amazing collection and dedication to music by Sean Dunne.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

For the Love of Type

I may have linked to this before, but For the Love of Type is a nice typography blog.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Onion Nalgene Bottle

Pretty much everything The Onion does is hilarious, but
this water bottle hit close to home as I am known by my students for always carrying my Nalgene water bottle everywhere.

*Note* I do actually go camping with my Nalgene, I swear.

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What is Graphic Design?

Rose Thomas, a graphic design student in London sent me an email a while back asking me to explain in my own words "What is Graphic Design?" She took part of my answer and created a poster. Thanks Rose!

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Friday, September 5, 2008


Fellow color enthusiast, Frank Chimero, pointed me to ColorFlip and it is oh-so-pretty!

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Meta Serif

FontShop has put together an entire website devoted to the new Meta Serif. Especially interesting is the email correspondence between the designers of the typeface - it give a brief glimpse into the time and effort that goes into type design.

via iLT.

Type Coasters

For the true type nerd that likes to drink: Type Coasters. (unfortunately, sold out!)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hand Dryers Around the World

Over the labor-day weekend, I photographed two more hand dryers to add to my Hand Dryers Around the World Flickr set.

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Mid-Century Travel Brochures

Mid-Century travel brochures? Yes, please!

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Monday, September 1, 2008

The Sartorialist

So probably, I am the last person to know about The Sartorialist, but here it is: a blog all about photographing people on the street that have great style - all around the world.

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