Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
**Re-post for this Semester**
For my Advanced Typography Assignment #5 - Organic Typography: Here are links to different examples of interesting experimental/organic typography.
From the book that I showed you: Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far.
Some iconic work is done by Stephan Sagmeister - one & two.
Marian Bantjes makes some great work.
Never forget to Think Beauty.
Christian Robert-Tissot makes some interesting work here.
Bryan Collins is a great Art Director & Designer that makes nice things.
Post-Typography has some interesting experimental work as well.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Honda Civic Musical Road
The Santa Monica ad agency RPA cut half-inch grooves into a quarter-mile stretch of Avenue K, in Lancaster, California.
The grooves were synched in such a way that driving over them at precisely 55mph caused Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” — a.k.a. the Lone Ranger theme — to echo in the air around you.
Fantastic idea. So so results. Angered neighbors.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Painted VW Buses
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Library of Virgina
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Old Car Manual Project
New Polaroids (yes, even more)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Control, Alt, Delete Tea Cups
Monday, October 20, 2008
Air Traffic Video
Print's Regional Design Annual
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Airport Signage Design
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I Own This!
Driving back from a nice visit to Kansas City, I stopped off at a flea market ... and I walked out with this eight-foot hand-painted sign! It came from an old shoe store in Windsor, Missouri and it was love and first sight.
I can't tell you how excited I am about it! See more pictures on my Flickr.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I just added 56 new Polaroids to my Vernacular Typography Polaroids series on Flickr.
I guess this is as good a time as any to announce that I am working on creating a book of my Vernacular Typography Polaroids. Publishing a book of my photographs has always been a dream of mine and I am now going after it full-force. I am pursuing a publisher, but if things do not work out, I will go the self-publishing route.
Either way, I will update you, my faithful reader(s), as things progress.
A Library Like No Other
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Movie Title Screen Archive
Monday, October 13, 2008
This Deserves a Post
Draplin is driving across the west from Oregon to Michigan and took this photo in Idaho. Seriously amazing. Look at the type, the claim, the optimism!
On a side note, this gets me really excited to visit Idaho some day. I only have Idaho and Alaska left to visit and I will have been to all Fifty Nifty United States.
This Table Will Self-Destruct
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Vintage Polish Soap Labels
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Simple Is Beautiful.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
More Is More.
Open Up The Archive!
The onpaperwings Archive has been opened and a few stray prints have found the light of day!
Recently, I found my Artist Proofs from all of my past letterpress prints. Most of these prints have long been sold out, so I decided to give all of my faithful readers a second chance to purchase these previously sold out prints at a discount.
You can see all of my prints on my Keep Calm Artist Page.
There are only a few APs of each print, so I would suggest purchasing soon, just to be safe as once they are gone, they are gone for good!
About my Artist Proofs: they are prints that didn't quite make the cut to become part of the signed and numbered edition. I am very strict on the quality of my prints and any slight imperfections are rejected for the signed edition.
Because of the nature of letterpress, there are always slight challenges that arise while printing and a few prints aren't quite perfect. Each AP print has a slight imperfection - either a slightly bent corner, some stray ink, or a patchy impression - but many people think this adds to the "uniqueness" of the print!
These prints are signed and instead of having a number of the edition and there is an "AP" in the corner.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
United Nations Stamps
Monday, October 6, 2008
Making Maps in England
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Strange Form of Life
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Ben Hansen Design
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Think About It.
Large Headron Collider
For any science nerd, CERN is like Mecca.
They just completed the 27km LHC and are about to start colliding things together. I wish I could give a better explanation than that, but I really don't understand much of anything about nuclear physics. Hopefully it won't create a giant black hole and destroy the universe...
The Boston Globe has a great collection of giant/amazing photos of the LHC in Geneva, Switzerland (how I miss thee!).