Monday, November 30, 2009

Sculptor Meredith Dittmar

Interview with sculptor Meredith Dittmar. Cool stuff!

Found via Fecal Face

Ah! Letterhead

Great letterhead by Herb Lubalin. One of many great pieces of ephemera on AMassBlog. This one is by Herb Lubalin.

Found at AMassBlog

Monday, November 23, 2009

What Can You Do When You Have No Internet Connection?

It’s happened to all of us: losing our internet connection. Frustration and anger are the intial reactions to what seems like a catastrophe. But all is not lost, as this one web designer figured out in What Can You Do When You Have No Internet Connection? is a wonderful list of 13 ways to take advantage of the situation. It almost makes me want to lose our connection for a couple hours.
Found via Smashing Magazine

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Evolution of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle

To mark the 94th anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola coutour bottle, The Dieline takes a look at the its design history.

Found via the

300,000 Birds

Found via SwissMiss

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Complex of All of These

A wonderful video going through the intensive process of bookbinding an edition of 35 books in about 5 minutes.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mil Besos: Afanador Photographs Flamenco

Noted fashion photographer Ruven Afanador's most recent work is called Mil Besos, or one thousand kisses. He creates an intricate choreography of poses and gestures that embody the passionate song and dance of flamenco. Photographs of older and more traditional dancers are joined with images of younger women who today infuse flamenco with other musical traditions.

Selected works are exhibited at Throckmorton Fine Art through December 12, 2009. And the book, published by Rizzoli, is available on Amazon.

Lubalin Now

Post Typography

Lubalin Now is the inaugural exhibition in the newly re-located Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at the Cooper Union.

The show includes recent posters, publications, and motion graphics by internationally recognized graphic designers that spotlight an emerging trend toward expressive lettering and typography.

Original sketches, magazines, logotypes, and posters selected from the Lubalin Center Archive will illuminate Herb Lubalin’s influence on contemporary graphic design. Work by artists include Marian Bantjes, Deanne Cheuk, Gretel, Jessica Hische, HunterGatherer, Justin Thomas Kay, Like Minded Studio, Christopher Martinez, Non-Format, Roberto QuiƱones, Strange Attractors Design, TV Land and Herb Lubalin.

On view through December 8, 2009.

Image by Post Typography

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pushpin Masterpiece

Just got back from our whirlwind tour of universities in the UK and have been slogging through the enormous accumulation of emails in my inbox. Before my eyes, completely glazed over, I saw the good folks at Photojojo are selling the nifty Pushpin Frame. Easy to use on cubicle walls or other surfaces that aren't conducive to large nails. The frames are a little pricey, but perfect for a Christmas gift.
Found via Photojojo

Thursday, November 5, 2009

On Tour

Whew! We’ve been quite busy the last week or so and need to catch our breaths. Charles and I have been traveling through Paris and London, visiting illustrators and universities. So far Charles has given lectures at University of Hertfordshire, Central St Martin's College of Art & Design and Sheffield University. Today we're visiting Loughborough University and tonight Charles is speaking again.

Charles has written about this trip on the 3x3 Blog, where he describes in-depth our experiences in school and in Paris where we met illustrators Eric Giriat and Rick Tulka.