Design

  • The Grammar of Ornament
    June 19, 2008
    A flickr set....
  • Eames Stamps
    June 19, 2008
    In the U.S.? Up your snail mail hipster cachet with these C & R Eames commemorative stamps. [via]...
  • Apostle of Hustle
    October 19, 2007
    More screen prints outta Chicago at Spike Press....
  • David R. Head Jr.
    October 15, 2007
    Silkscreen goodness over at David R. Head Jr.. Via Jen, who writes David believes that art should be modern, functional and, most importantly, affordable. At $20 each, David's calendars make a unique, inexpensive gift to take the bore out...
  • Am I Collective
    October 11, 2007
    Am I Collective illustrated this series of posters for Ogilvy & Mather / MTV South Africa. [via]...
  • RGB Studio
    October 05, 2007
    Leeds' Rob Brearley has some lovely print work. [also via]...
  • Letters & Numbers
    October 05, 2007
    Steve's got a smart portfolio....
  • Jason Munn
    October 02, 2007
    Lovely low-tone artwork for melancholy musicians at Jason Munn's The Small Stakes....
  • This can't go on
    September 18, 2007
    The wonderful work of Zurich-based design studio ELEKTOSMOG. Above: a double-page spread from Erik van Lieshout's This can't go on (Stay with me!)....
  • Free font: Engel Light Ltd
    September 14, 2007
    dgv releases another free preview version of one of it's fonts: Engel Light Ltd by Sofie Beier....
  • Hand-written Godfather Poster
    September 14, 2007
    A (rather kitsch, when you look at the whole thing) Godfather poster consisting entirely of the hand-written movie script. Got to admire the hard graft that went into it. [via]...
  • Sassy
    September 14, 2007
    Another great flickr set: Neon Graveyard. A Las Vegas museum collects decommissioned casino signage. Photos by Carl Carl. Was on Boing Boing and Cool Hunter, so my have been seen before....
  • The end is nigh...
    September 12, 2007
    A flickr set. Bonus flickr set: Abstract graphic polaroids. And another: Pre-digital typesetting....
  • LiveSurface Templates
    September 12, 2007
    The Shift LiveSurface Layered Image Library offers hi-res Photoshop templates of empty billboards, hoarding and products. The templates are ready-masked and contain pre-formatted Photoshop 3D objects so you just have to drag your artwork into Photoshop and you've got...
  • Digg Labs Visualisations
    September 11, 2007
    Nice visualisation of stories currently be dug on digg.com....
  • Typographi.cal favourites
    July 13, 2007
    Better late than never. typographi.ca has a list of their favourite fonts of 2006 (or 'typefaces', for the purists). I like: Rhumba, Fabiol, Omnes and, of course, the fabulous Guardian. It's probably worth designing a typeface just to be...
  • Sprint Pikapika
    July 12, 2007
    Unusual aesthetic for a mobile network provider ad. Have a look at the inspiration from Japan. [via]...
  • Free font - regular cargo
    June 28, 2007
    Everyone loves a freebie. Die Gestalten Verlag has put up a rather nice new free font: Regular Cargo Bold, designed by Nik Thoenen. Definitely usable....
  • Vintage Tamiya Decals
    June 22, 2007
    Nice decal sets for Tamiya RC models. In 1984 I really, really wanted a Frog, Hornet or Grasshopper. eBay time. (Early mid-life crisis coming on?)...
  • The Visual Front
    June 14, 2007
    Posters from the Spanish Civil War. [via]...
  • Dominoes & Dice
    June 12, 2007
    Fujiya & Miyagi - "Ankle Injuries". Owes a lot to The White Stripe's "Fell In Love With A Girl", but a nice piece of work anyway....
  • ulo chair
    June 11, 2007
    The ulo chair is Ian Walton's degree project. It has two configurations; "lounge" and "upright". The transistion between the two is beautiful: The rear legs are locked straight internally via 8mm PTFE coated, hardened steel shafts. In order to...
  • Däumerlings Wanderschaft
    June 11, 2007
    "Däumerlings Wanderschaft - an old fairytale with new woodcuts by Erika Meier-Albert". Great retro-teutonic typography. Däumerling (aka Tom Thumb) - the eponymous hero. Not looking too happy. Friendly neighbourhood butcher. Chickens. Great stuff. (found in my mother-in-law's cellar, photos...
  • Yacht Magazin
    June 11, 2007
    "Yacht - Germany's leading yacht magazine". Nice typo - seen at Lake Starnberg....
  • Ciao Fusto!
    February 14, 2007
    An interesting post on printer's "setup sheets". Occasionally, printers will run disposable sheets of paper through the press several times in order to fine-tune the press, or to clean the rollers. The resulting “setup sheets” often display random overlays...
  • Adobe CS3 Icons
    January 17, 2007
    Ryan Hicks answers Veerle's questions about designing Adobe's new icon set, the scope of which has expanded enormously since their acquistion of Macromedia. A look at the dock shows a definite move towards the established Macromedia icon style; with...
  • Carlo Giovanni
    January 15, 2007
    Nice stuff from Carlo Giovanni. In particular, this....
  • Rebranding Christmas
    December 24, 2006
    Pentagram have rebranded Christmas. Pentagram's Beirut explains: It’s a big brand: 2,000-plus years of what marketers call brand equity in the making Read about it in the N.Y. Times. They've got more time to write about this stuff than...
  • HoHoHo!
    December 06, 2006
    It's "Nikolaus"! Saint Nicholas Day is a festival for children in much of Europe related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts. The American Santa Claus, as well as the Anglo-Canadian...
  • Adobe Fireworks 9 Beta
    November 16, 2006
    Fireworks lives! Although everyone thought it would simply be swept under the carpet by Adobe after the Macromedia acquisition. According to this Adobe Edge article, version nine of Fireworks is already in private beta. There are a couple of...
  • Complex Problem Solving
    November 10, 2006
    The Art Of Complex Problem Solving. (Wait for the rollover images to load.) via Ace Jet 170...
  • Flight patterns
    October 11, 2006
    Flight pattern visualisations... [...] the result of experiments leading to the project Celestial Mechanics by Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment....
  • Wear your heart on your sleeve
    October 10, 2006
    The Bubelle Dress from Philips consists of two layers. The inner layer senses the mood of the wearer and projects them onto the outer shell. Think 'sensitive' rather than 'intellegent'. "We chose fashion as an idiom to express the...
  • Know your Bodoni
    October 07, 2006
    Having left the world of 300dpi about three years ago, seeing this got me all nostalgic for the concerns of designers working in different media. No wonder print designers are shocked at the typographic possibilities the web offers. Even...
  • FedEx Logo
    October 07, 2006
    Spot the arrow. [Nicked from Noisy Decent Graphics]...
  • James Jean
    September 29, 2006
    James Jean. He good. Seen at Nerdcore, and possibly at Drawn...
  • Zune Moshbirds
    September 29, 2006
    I don't really have an opinion about the product, but I really like the new video. (Also available as a Quicktime download. ?!)...
  • The Tories redesign
    September 19, 2006
    The UK Conservative Party has dropped it's 1980s fossil-fuel-burning torch logo in favour of a scribbled tree. The party faithful are (unsurprisingly) up in arms. When dealing with clients we generally groan when we hear "we showed the layouts...
  • opera78 illustrations
    September 18, 2006
    Nice illustration style from Fiodor Sumkin. [via the v. good and munich-based Nerdcore (working knowledge of German required).]...
  • Jill Greenberg Studio
    August 07, 2006
    Jill Greenberg's wonderful hyper-realistic portrait photography. I especially like the angry kids section. (See above. It's all too familiar.) Nicely put together flash site too, made by Belgium's finest....
  • Vintage Wallpaper
    August 05, 2006
    More patterns. Order your vintage wallpaper from 5qm in Cologne. [Also via the inspiring Drawn]...
  • Ray Fenwick
    August 05, 2006
    I love the patterns section in Ray Fenwick's portfolio (see the fighting knights above). He's done some great lettering work aswell. Check out the LL Cool J lyrics images....
  • 1975 to 2006
    August 02, 2006
    Brazilian ad for 31 years of Playboy (the Brazilian edition, I assume). I'm looking for some kind of deforestation / jungle landingstrip parallel here... [via Ads of the World]...
  • clipart - the movie
    August 02, 2006
    787 cliparts back-to-back. All that's missing is the appropriate soundtrack....
  • Race 2 Replace
    July 21, 2006
    Great posters for the Discovery Channel cycle team's "Race 2 Replace" campaign - the quest to find a replacement for Lance Armstrong, although it's not that obvious what they are about at first glance. [via 30gms]...
  • Google HQ
    June 30, 2006
    Metropolismag.com has an interesting article on Google's new headquarters. Looks like the world's largest kindergarten, which I suppose it is in a way. (Scroll down to the photos on the right of the article - whoa! turn down the...
  • BumpTop Desktop
    June 26, 2006
    BumpTop aims to enrich the desktop metaphor with expressive, lightweight techniques found in the real world. I love this desktop interface prototype. File names don't seem to be that obvious though. I normaly organise my desktop by file type,...
  • Doctype Icons 2
    June 02, 2006
    Doctype Icons (v. 2). A reworked reissue of my original Doctype set. A work in progress... 42 free icons Transparent GIF format 16x16 pixels Download Doctype Icons v.2 More free icons here....
  • Japanese Kitchens
    May 24, 2006
    Four japanese kitchens photographed for the NYT Style Magazine....
  • F-Shaped Reading Patterns
    April 24, 2006
    New research from Nielson shows a discernable f-shaped pattern emerging from their new eye-tracking study. Lessons to be (re)learnt: Users won't read your text thoroughly in a word-by-word manner. Exhaustive reading is rare, especially when prospective customers are conducting their...
  • New Quark logo (once again)
    March 30, 2006
    Quark Inc. has a new logo after the debacle of last years CI relauch, which was strangely familiar to a number of people. I prefered the strong reduced form of the Sept. 2005 version myself, and would have gone...
  • Japanese Manhole Covers
    February 01, 2006
    A collection of amazing Japanese manhole covers. Proves it's still worth putting effort (and money) into the aesthetics of everyday things. [Link via the Swissmiss]...
  • Fwis Book Cover Archive
    January 17, 2006
    Fwis, who have designed some lovely bookcovers themselves, have put up a bookcover archive full of inspiring designs, on which visitors can comment. Be sure to look at their Ready-Mech project. It's like David's doodlebox project in reverse!...
  • Intel redesigns
    January 03, 2006
    Intel has redesigned it's logo after 36 years, and is dropping the "intel inside" tagline that has spawned a thousand parody t-shirts - a sure sign that it was working. The stated reason behind the $2,000,000 redesign is that...
  • 80s Video Games Adverts
    January 03, 2006
    Check out this gallery of 80s video game adverts on flickr. Great typo work from Atari, and I love the colour-coding of the games packaging. You would see that now-a-days. The guy in the tweed jacket from Intellivision looks...
  • Spiekermann Interview
    October 31, 2005
    PingMag posts an interview with type designer Erik Spiekermann (founder of metadesign in Berlin). Topics include changes in the design industry over the past 30 years, the process of designing corporate typefaces, and designing screenfonts. Bonus: A quicktime of Spiekermann's...
  • bsn_webset free font
    October 26, 2005
    bsn_webset is a hastily put together TrueType font with some arrows and other vector goodies I regularly use. Grab it here (8kb zip file )....
  • Font: club bordello
    June 19, 2005
    A preview of a font I've been (sporadically) working on; club bordello....
  • Doc Type Icons 1 - Free icons!
    June 17, 2005
    Update These icons have been updated here. A pack of 10 16x16 pixel icons with a transparent background covering various document formats....
  • Bullet Madness
    June 15, 2005
    Having yseterday uploaded a measly 19 icons, I notice that Stylegala has posted 200 free bullets, arrows and icons uploaded by their users. Great....
  • Mini Icons Pack 1 - Free icons!
    June 14, 2005
    A pack of 19 10x10 pixel greyscale icons for use in web projects....