Rob van Hoesel
Wonderful work from Rob van Hoesel. This guy really lets solid, relatively unadorned type come to the fore. Particularly love his work for Graphic Design Festival, Breda.
Happy Monday! Rise and shine with a bit of stitched design porn from Issue 1-featuree Evelin Kasikov, who sent over some work in progress images of her CMYK cross-stitch lettering for The Guardian Good Sleep Handbook. There are lots more images alongside informative explanations of her process on Evelin’s website, which is always a great and inspiring browse. For even more of...
Raw War, a personal project by Richard Hart. (via the CR Blog’s review of Design Indaba 2011). Fantastic.
Gratuitous Type is now available at Spoonbill & Sugartown in Williamsburg. Very excited to have the magazine sitting alongside so many other great titles.
Enter the lights
While cinephiles accuse Kanye West and Hype Williams of ripping off Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void in Kanye’s latest video, “All of the Lights”, we’ll just be enjoying both of these so-bad-they’re-great, totally badass, seizure-inducing typographic sequences. Enjoy.
Really enjoying Stephen Powers’s Daily Metaltations, updated just about daily at the artist’s blog. And if you haven’t seen Powers’s Love Letter to You project, stop what you’re doing and look right now. Update: Photos of Powers’s inspiring studio space at The Selby (2/22/11 at 1:30pm).
I’m digging Evan Gruzis’s trippy type. Check out Site Unseen’s chat with the artist.
Color me cold
Lovely signage on another snowy NY day. So far, this year’s color is white.
Thanks to some unseasonably warm weather, the snow in Brooklyn has finally melted, leaving behind mounds of gray garbage and swirling dust clouds — the result of weeks without street cleaning. El Celso’s fluorescent street art, inspired by Peruvian chicha-style posters, offers a welcomed break from the gray on Metropolitan Ave.
Notabilia, by Moritz Stefaner, Dario Taraborelli, and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, visualizes Wikipedia’s 100 longest Article for Deletion (AfD) discussions. The result is visually stunning record of Wikipedia in action.
Mark your calendars for Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, opening March 10 at the Whitney Museum of Art. Prep with Jason Moran’s interview of Lingon for Inteview, or try Glenn Lingon: Some Changes.
From A to Z
Lovely poster by Laura Seaby at the Keep Calm Gallery.
Proclaiming my love by Justin Kemp
In Issue 1 of Gratuitous Type, David Smith chronicles his changing (and unchanging) typographic interests over the course of his career — from the “MAC trash” of the 90s through to the typography of his most recent projects. In the following excerpt, David discusses the founding design and typographic principles on which his studio, Atelier David Smith: “One of the most...
It’s NY Fashion Week! Check out some Fall 2011 Fashion Week invite highlights, like this Proenza Shouler invitation, at Refinery29.
Happy birthday, Jules
Today is Jules Vernes’ 183rd birthday. Celebrate by checking out the extraordinary Hetzel editions of the author’s work, published in the 19th century by Pierre-Jules Hetzel.
Back Cover #4
Back Cover is a wonderfully understated graphic design and typography magazine based in Paris. Providing historical and critical analysis, personal reflections on design, and conversations with practicing artists and designers in both French and English, it’s well-worth a look. Highlights from the fourth issue include contributions from such design heavyweights as Robin Kinross (in conversation...
New York-based Kirsten Hively channels her passion for architecture and design into Project Neon, a new blog where Hively documents the city’s best neon through anecdotes and images. (via Urban Omnibus)
Garth Walker in NYC
Just announced — an AIGA-sponsored lecture by the South African designer and founder of i-jusi magazine Garth Walker. “Confessions of a Design Thief” will take place on March 3 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Sounds great.
A big highlight in the recent(ish) December issue of Wired was Massimo Gammacurta’s candy sculpture photography. There’s more on the photographer’s great portfolio and a book of his Lolli-Pop series can be purchased here.
Letters of the day
Wonderful resource of Australian graphic design from 1960-80, maintained by Dominic Hofstede. Also out now is Les Mason, Epicuriean Magazine, designed by Hofstede and featuring all 77 covers of the gorgeous Australian food and wine magazine art directed by Les Mason. Buy it here.
Ed Fella exhibition poster designed by Warren Taylor of The Narrows.
Art by numbers
Trey Speegle solo exhibition at the Benrimon Contemporary gallery opens tonight in New York. Through March 5. (Pictured: It’s Not About You, 2010).
Swede’s eye view
Three part poster series by Swedish agency 1:2:3 promoting a 2010 museum exhibition.
Can’t get enough of the work of Macau-based studio MO-Design.
"Gentle but demanding art."
Video on the purpose and techniques of calligraphy, as discussed and demonstrated by Hermann Zapf. Produced by Hallmark in 1967. Sick.
“Jack Stauffacher describes himself as a printer. It is a somewhat deceptive term for us today. His use of the term connects him to a five-hundred-year tradition of the entrepreneur-publisher-designer-typographer-printer. Like the best who made up that custom, he possesses a love of type and printing and the ability to convey meaningful words and thought.”—Chuck Byrne, “Jack...