Liking the work of Barcelona-based designer Andrés Requena. Take a look here and here.
A huge thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered Issue 2. Just a quick update to let you know that the issue is printed and should be assembled by mid-week, ready to ship by the first week of February. Be on the look out for some preview pics later this week. Thanks for your support! Can’t wait to share the issue with you.
Beauty is Embarrassing
Painter/sculpter/set-designer/cartoonist/puppet-maker/Issue 2-interviewee/awesome dude Wayne White is the subject of the upcoming documentary Beauty is Embarrassing, directed by Neil Berkeley. Follow the film on twitter for news of upcoming screenings, including the doc’s debut at this year’s SXSW. Read more about Wayne and see images from our studio visit with the artist (like...
Neal Fletcher's font freebies
Neal Fletcher is a self taught type designer currently in his 4th year at the University of Central Lancashire’s Graphic Design program. Neal’s strong portfolio includes several quirky typefaces (Elega, Bino, and Decani among them), all of which are available to download. Score!
Great list of overlooked typefaces released by Paul Shaw much much earlier this year. Gotta find a use for this light weight of Koch Antiqua in particular. How pretty.
Robert Montgomery hijacks public advertising space with poetic text-based posters and signs powered with “recycled sunlight” (shown above).
I really like the work of Maddison Graphic, a studio formed by two brothers based in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Their approach marries understated type with ample doses of color, resulting in a lot of great, confident work.
China maker's marks
A collection of maker’s marks from the underside of fine china, collected by Ptarmak, an Austin-based design studio that’s also done some fantastic branding projects.
Post No Bills
From the Post No Bills Flickr Pool.
From Here to There research
The Walker’s design department blog is awesome. It’s pink, it’s set in Apercu, and it’s full of interesting tidbits from the makings of the organization’s great catalogs and exhibitions. Case in point: this new post of kitschy cool image research for their fantastic catalog From Here to There: Alex Soth’s America.
Display is an online resource for modern graphic design publications and ephemera curated by the Brooklyn-based design studio Kind Company.
I’ve been meaning to post about Sasha Prood’s lovely work for a while now. Though her typography draws inspiration from organic forms, Prood manages to make work that looks both effortless and surprisingly precise. And it’s all documented in uniquely styled, atmospheric photos. Take notes.
Typotron was a series of booklets published annually from 1983-1998. Designed and edited by Jost Hochuli, each publication focused on a different subject. Ryotatsu Tanaka has a fabulous set of images of the series available on Flickr.