Kern and Burn is a fantastic new project from Jessica Karle Heltzel and Tim Hoover focusing on the business of design. Their 100 Days of Design Entrepreneurship blog (currently on Day 58 — and counting) features conversations with design entrepreneurs like Armin Vit, Allan Chochinov, Khoi Vinh, and many more (Gratuitous Type among them!). Earlier this week, Kern and Burn launched their first Kickstarter campaign to generate funds for a K&B book — a worthy project well-worth a look (and a few bucks!).
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.
When reading a physical book is just too easy, there’s Books2Barcodes, a site that offers some of literature’s greatest works for download via thousands of QR barcodes. The project was created by Wonder-Tonic (Mike Lacher), who’s got a fantastic portfolio of equally nonsensical work, like The Geocities-izer (transform your website into a Geocities page circa 1996), Cage Flix (add every film from Nicolas Cage’s oeuvre to your Netflix queue) and parodies of celebrity gossip rags, like this and this.
There’s been lots of love on the internet for Gratuitous Type recently, so I’d like to say hello to any new followers who’ve joined us through another blog post. I’d also like to thank those who’ve covered the magazine recently, it’s been a thrill to see it appear on some of my favorite blogs ever. Some recent GT-related posts: MagCulture, It’s Nice That, Quintatinta, TypoJungle, Swiss Legacy, and No.Zines. Awesome.