June 2009

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Hermann Eidenbenz

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Hermann Eidenbenz – grafa international poster 1936

Beautiful poster from Swiss designer Hermann Eidenbenz. Hermann also designed the Clarendon typeface. Brings back memories of delivering newspapers as a kid.

Mike Cina mix

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Mike Cina – Spirit Edit Jazz Mix

In this 4th installment of grain edit mixtapes, we caught up with design nut and all-around awesome guy Mike Cina. When Mike isn’t manning the helm at YouWorkForThem he’s digging through your grand pa’s record collection. Today we’re excited to present an exclusive jazz mix he created for grain edit readers.

Before we get to the mix, I had a chance to pick Mike’s brain on record collecting, typography and album cover art.

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HypeForType

HypeForType

Si Scott’s Hunter

HypeForType is looking good. It’s a best of, it’s a who’s who, it’s a one stop typographic super shop featuring lots of inspired designers and typographers making great looking type.

Under the supervision of Alex Haigh (of Thinkdust), HypeForType brings together type designers and gives them a unique spot to showcase their work.

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Poster Pick: Andrew Holder – Mountain Town

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Mountain Town archival giclee print 16″ x 21.5″

This week’s poster pick features another amazing print from Andrew Holder. Mountain Town features a trippy farm scene complete with a gushing river flowing uphill and a mountain cut like a gemstone. I can’t get enough of Andrew’s work. Someone needs to loan me a boat filled with cash, so I can buy all his prints.

Mountain Town is printed on 100% cotton rag archival fine art paper. Hand signed & numbered edition of 100. Available exclusively at the Poster Cabaret.

The print is also available in blue.

Supercinq Design & Illustration

Supercinq

One of my favorite past times is sewing, and seeing this poster by Paris based graphic design and illustration studio, Supercinq, makes my crafty little hands flutter with joy!

I love all of the playful shapes and objects within this poster, as well as the clustered mix of fancy hand drawn type. I especially like the color scheme of this piece. The black hand holding a white needle with red thread provides a nice contrast against the lightly textured aqua background.

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HunterGatherer iPhone Case & Laptop Sleeve

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Incase and Arkitip have launched the latest installment of the Curated by Arkitip project with New York-based HunterGatherer. The HunterGatherer 15” Sleeve for MacBook Pro and HunterGatherer Slider Case for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G are available today at goincase.com and arkitip.com with availability following shortly in select Apple retail stores and better boutiques.

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Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

Milton Glaser

The new documentary about Milton’s life and work, To Inform and Delight, is being released in a number of cities throughout the US this summer. Upcoming locations include:

June 27: ALBUQUERQUE / Guild Cinema
July 2: BOSTON / MFA Boston
July 7: WESTHAMPTON / Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Aug 12: AUSTIN / Alamo Drafthouse, AIGA Austin
Aug 27: ORANGE COUNTY / Orange County Museum of Art
Aug 27: ATLANTA / AIGA Atlanta

Lost Charley Harper Paintings Rediscovered

Charles Harper

I’d like to thank Rena Hopkins of the Charley Harper Art Studio for passing on the good news that a lost trove of original Charley Harper paintings have been rediscovered. These paintings were commissioned for the Ford Times and Lincoln Mercury Times Magazines and include many pieces from Charley’s beloved bird series. You can find out more info at the studio’s exciting new blog. Original Harper prints for Ford Times magazine are available for purchase here.

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Rodrigo Fuenzalida

Rodrigo Fuenzalida

Rodrigo Fuenzalida is a designer, illustrator, and typographer from Caracas, Venezuela. His work has a great balance between being nostalgic, experimental, and fun.

In addition to being super talented, Rodrigo is also generous. Upon the momentous occasion of his site reaching 5,000 hits, he is giving away three (3!) of his fonts. The three are quite awesome, and happen to be
GERD, K5 and LINE_A.

Thanks Rodrigo!

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The World of Kane

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Will Kane has been laying down quality posts since 2005, which in the world of blogging would make him sort of a legend. His blog is a visual buffet of vintage design, cult film, modern architecture, cute french girls and fashion from the middle of the century. All the good stuff we love. If you haven’t been to his site before, you need to do it now. Enter the World of Kane.

Here’s a small taste of some of the tasty bits Will has been cooking up…

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Pablo Lobo: Design & Illustration

Pablo Lobo

It’s a fact: adding the letter “D” at the end of the word “Designer” creates a “Designerd.” Should we be ashamed of this? I SAY NOT!

This clever little poster by Brazilian based graphic designer and illustrator, Pablo Lobo, is for the Designerd in all of us. Its monochromatic color scheme resonates true simplicity, and I like how the delicately fancy white typeface is set against a dark thought bubble.

Maybe the thickly mustached gentleman is contemplating the quirks of his next big project? Or perhaps how awesome it is that he’s designed the first pair of pantoes (pant-shoes)!

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Maria Rehm – Katzchen im Zoo

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Maria Rehm – Katzchen im Zoo c196?

It hard times being on lockdown. As the Lifers Group once said, “your living in the Belly of the Beast“. Sometimes you just need a homie to talk to. In this loveable children’s tale, a little black cat goes to visit his crew holding it down at the local zoo. He chats it up with some birds, an elephant and even some silly seals.

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Paul Rand Tribute Site

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Daniel Lewandowski has put together a wonderful tribute site to Paul Rand. The site is filled with examples of Paul’s work including posters, logos, packaging and more. There’s even a gallery section with slick photos of Paul hanging out with Bradbury Thompson, Will Burtin and his cat.

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We Have Our Winner

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Kevin Dart – Yuki 7 Giveaway! It was great to see all your comments. We randomly selected our winner earlier this evening.

Our winner will be listed at the bottom of the Grain Edit Email Update and Grain Edit RSS Feed.  For those of you who subscribe to the email updates, the email should arrive soon.

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We’d like to thank Kevin Dart for sponsoring this giveaway. Catch Kevin on twitter and his personal website. You can purchase Kevin Dart prints and Yuki 7 products at the Fleet Street Scandal store.

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Stay tuned for our next giveaway and have a great weekend!

Jonathan Calugi / Happy Lovers Town

Jonathan Calugi
This work from Italian designer/illustrator Jonathan Calugi is summed up nicely with his moniker Happy Lovers Town. Jonathan’s work is fun, friendly, quirky, and awesome — just like a town full of happy lovers.

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Giveaway Ends Tomorrow – Not too Late to Enter

Kevin Dart Yuki 7 Fleet Street Scandal

If you haven’t signed up for our Kevin Dart: The Yuki 7 Screen Gems Giveaway it’s not too late. Giveaway ends tomorrow at 5pm. We’ve teamed up with Kevin to giveaway an advanced signed copy of Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7, A complete set of signed Yuki 7 prints and a t-shirt.

Enter now – It’s quick, easy and free to enter.

Coast Modern Architecture Documentary

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Kaufmann House designed by Richard Neutra in 1946

This looks like its going to be a must see flick for modern architecture fans.

Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome have created a documentary that will take you on a journey through three generations of modern architecture on the West Coast of North America.

This film speaks with the architects and their patrons, and asks if Modernism’s time has finally come or did it ever really go away.

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Designer’s Bookshelf: Sam Grawe of Dwell Magazine

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Innovations – Illustrations by Syd Mead

The last time we mentioned Sam Grawe on grain edit we were drooling over his collection of ceramic owls. Sam is the Editor-in-Chief of Dwell and member of the ultra cool nu balearic cosmic disco band Windsurf. Here for grain edit readers Sam shares pictures of some of his favorite books and the stories behind his finds. Enjoy!

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Alphabet! Keychain Collection by Mike Davis

Mike Davis, Burlesque Design

What a way to hold your keys! These Alphabet! keychains by Mike Davis of Burlesque Design are not only fun, but functional too! Originally created as a poster design and gift for his niece, these little letters are now a series of vinyl zipper pull keychains for Kidrobot. Each tiny colorful package contains a surprise letter. Mmm…the letters “B” and “D” look so delicious!

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Buddy Carr Skateboard Designed by Antonio Carusone

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Buddy Carr Skateboards teamed up with Antonio Carusone of Aisle One to create this beautiful board. Now you can Ollie and say hello at the same time.

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Sessions / Free Font!

Free fonts are a dime a dozen — there are so many of them, and so many of them are bad. That’s why I was excited to run across Sessions, a beautiful face designed by John Skelton. John designed Sessions using FontStruct, FontShop‘s online (and free) type construction tool.

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New Pardon My Hindi Prints + Party

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Mumbai Smoke silkscreen poster-18″x24″

Awesome new prints from Pardon My Hindi. All three limited edition prints are signed/numbered and hand screened on archival paper.

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Noah Butkus / Pollyn

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Pollyn album cover

There’s a cool interview with the talented Noah Butkus over at Matthew Newton’s site . Dig into Noah’s surreal landscapes and haunting characters.

Noah recently designed the cover for the L.A based band Pollyn. Keyholes, tiger heads, and cool type…..it’s all there.  You can hear Pollyn’s music here.

Kevin Dart interview

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Original Soundtrack from Yuki 7 film, Roman Rendezvous

The latest addition to our Grain Edit interview series takes us to the sunny, pigeon littered streets of Los Angeles: home to Hollywood – movie capital of the world, and artist Kevin Dart. Heavily inspired by films and artwork from the ’60s, Kevin beautifully creates the dazzling, glamorous, exciting world of Yuki 7: a gorgeous feisty international globe-trotting spy.

In today’s interview, Kevin transports us to the year 30,000, discusses his adventurous background, and of course his inspiration for creating the Yuki 7 character. Before we get started, here are a few examples of Kevin’s work…

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Methane Studios: The National Concert Poster

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The National live at the Tabernacle, Atlanta – concert poster 18″x24″

This week’s poster pick features another cutting edge design from Methane Studios. The overall design is simple and understated, but manages to remain visually engaging. The subtleties in this poster are exactly what make it interesting to look at. I really like everything about how the band name is presented and appreciate the sense of depth created by the paper knife. There is great use of space and type throughout , I especially like how the type is managed at the very bottom of this poster.

You can purchase the poster at postercabaret.com

Kevin Dart: The Yuki 7 Screen Gems Giveaway

Kevin Dart Yuki 7 Fleet Street Scandal

Adventure, mystery, intrigue! This irresistible giveaway package has it all!

To commemorate the July 3rd release of Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7, we’ve teamed up with the wonderful Mister Kevin Dart in presenting The Yuki 7 Screen Gems Giveaway! This package is chock-full of behind-the-scenes goodies, sure to make your jaw drop!

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The Deck Ad Network Readership Survey

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The Deck Ad Network survey.  Answer a few questions, have a few laughs and enter to win some goodies.

Photo Lettering – Alphabet Thesaurus Vol.2

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Photo Lettering website

Photo-Lettering was a mainstay of the advertising and design industry in New York City from 1936 to 1997. PLINC, as it was affectionately known to art directors, was one of the earliest and most successful type houses to utilize photo technology in the production of commercial typography and lettering. It employed such design luminaries as Ed Benguiat and sold type drawn by the likes of Herb Lubalin, Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast as well as countless other unsung lettering greats. The company is best known by most of today’s graphic designers for its ubiquitous type catalogs.

House Industries purchased the entire physical assets of Photo-Lettering and is carefully digitizing select alphabets from the collection and plans to offer them through the new Photo Lettering website.

To celebrate, I thought it would be nice to dig up one of my Photo Lettering catalogs. Here for your viewing pleasure is Alphabet Thesaurus Vol.2

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Alphabet Thesaurus Vol 2 – A Treasury of Letter Design

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