December 2011

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Jing Wei

Jing Wei Illustration

Jing Wei is a Brooklyn based illustrator with a simple and playful aesthetic that I can’t get enough of. She creates her illustrations through woodblock printing and has a meticulous hand and eye for details. This illustration, created for Lucky Peach Magazine, displays the many varieties of miso and their characteristics such as “miso pale” and “miso funky.” The concept for this piece is well thought out and nicely executed, as is the rest of Jing’s portfolio.

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Holiday Giveaway Update

alexander girard

Alexander Girard Color Board
6 x 6 inches | 56 pages

New prizes added to the giveaway!

We’d like to thank Ammo books for donating 3 copies of the Alexander Girard Color Book to our Holiday Giveaway Bash. If you haven’t signed up for the giveaway, it’s not too late. Its quick, easy and free to enter.

Click here for more details.

From the Job Board

design jobs

Recently Added to the Grain Edit Job Board:
Visual Designer – R/GA (New York, NY)
Senior Interaction Designer – R/GA (New York, NY)
Associate Creative Director- R/GA (New York, NY)

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2011 Grain Edit Holiday Giveaway Bash

hp laptop

–The Giveaway is Now Closed –

The holidays are here so, it’s time to celebrate! Our annual giveaway bash is just one way for us to thank all of our awesome readers for another amazing year. For our 2011 Holiday Bash we’ve put together incredible lineup including gifts from Chronicle Books, Laurence King Publishing, Lars Muller Publishers, Katie Kirk, Alberto Cerriteno, Tad Carpenter, Christoper Simmons/Mine, Albert + Marie, Liam Devowski / Teenagers in Love, Owen Gatley, Jesse Lefkowitz, and Paper Punk.

A special thank you goes out to HP. In addition to donating a HP ENVY 14 to the giveaway they supplied us with laptops to use with our blogging and manage the shipping of items from our store.

Now on to the giveaway!

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From the Shop

design books

Jacqueline Casey – Thirty Years of Design at MIT

If you’re looking for some last minute gifts we still have a few items left in the grain edit shop.

*All U.S. based orders received before 11 am on Tuesday Dec. 21, 2011 will ship priority mail.

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Communal Table by Caroline Hwang

Communal Table is a publication of recipes, illustrations and photographs curated and illustrated by the talented Caroline Hwang and designed by friend of Grain Edit, Joel Speasmaker of Forest. I love the lovely quality of her work, which integrates so well with the casual flowing feeling of this cookbook. I’ve tried out a couple of recipes and they are all quite tasty (the ‘arugula salad’ is awesome). To pick up a copy, you can find it here, & bonus points go to the fact that proceeds go to the Farm to School charity!

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Telegramme Studio

telegramme studio

Interesting concept behind Telegramme Studio, this fantastic UK-based studio. It started as a collab between two designer/illustrators sending work and things back and forth in the post. Eventually this mutual love for design and mail sprang up a fully-functional studio, which we now enjoy here.

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Alexander Girard by Todd Oldham & Kiera Coffee

alexander girard

Todd Oldham who put together an excellent monograph on Charles Harper and Kiera Coffee recently released an exciting new book chronicling the work of the late Alexander Girard. This 672-page beast published by Ammo covers virtually every aspect of Girard’s distinctive career. As one of the most prolific and versatile mid-20th century designers, Girard’s work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture. Exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled by Oldham, this tome is a must-have book on Girard’s oeuvre.

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Anton Pearson

Really cool work coming out of Minneapolis by Anton Pearson, a senior at Minneapolis College of Art. Anton creates work that is especially fresh feeling, with innovative type treatments and painterly techniques. I really love his use of color and most of all, how consistent his portfolio of work is—I’m excited to see where Anton takes his work after he graduates and beyond.

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Tony Dispigna

tony dispigna

Tony Dispigna may be a very influential craftsman to today’s “throwback” design connoisseurs without many realizing. In 1969, shortly after graduating from Pratt, Tony joined forces at the legendary Lubalin Smith & Carnase. He has worked to produce notable classic typefaces like Lubalin Graph and Serif Gothic. Tony is currently a professor at Pratt and the New York Institute of Technology, and has also taught at SVA. Although much of Tony’s work is based on type, he also has a really good sense for creating wonderful logos, as you will see below.
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Jen Mussari

The portfolio of Jen Mussari is an refreshing mix of quirky handrawn lettering and illustration. What I really enjoy about her style is that it seems very personal and focuses on art-making rather than the production of a commercial product. Jen, with some of her friends, recently launched a really cool project, S Magazine, featuring a lovely cover illustration. Read the rest of this entry »

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