September 2012

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Daniel Frost

The increasingly amazing & expressive art from Daniel Frost has kept me a fan since the first time I stumbled upon his site a few months ago. While dabbling in the minimalist space, he creates complex stories using simple methods and shapes. My favorite work is from his latest series, called Frostville—a lovely show depicting the fictional world of Daniel Frost.

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Mogollon

mogollon

Impressive portfolio from the Brooklyn-based design collective Mogollon. Drawing from a vast and eclectic range of influences they create work that is a fusion of art, design and craft.

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Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

Cool daily poster project from Anna Kövecses. Aside from being a wonderful creative exercise, the intent is to highlight successful color palettes and provide inspiration.

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2012 Print Set Giveaway

poster cabaret

Our good friends at the Poster Cabaret recently launched a new set of prints and to celebrate we’re having a giveaway.

The 20 piece collection includes work from Dirk Fowler, Sonnenzimmer, Diana Sudyka, Blanca Gomez, Jason Munn, Evan B Harris, Methane Studios, Matte Stephens, Amanda Blake, Andy Kehoe, Dan McCarthy, Jennifer Davis, Scott C, Camilla Engman, Hollie Chastain, Leah Giberson, Jess Seamans, Dan Black, Jeremy MIranda and Jay Ryan. Nine of the prints are up for grabs today.

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Wee Society

wee society

Introducing Wee Society, a new kids brand created by the folks behind the design firm Office.

The first line of products introduces the Wee Alphas – a quirky crew of 26 illustrated animals with a letter of the alphabet hidden in each one. The Wee Alphas appear in a series of art prints – including a limited edition 13-color screen print and a personalized print that you can customize with your child’s name and a silly (or slightly more serious) statement. See them all here.

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Asatte

asatte

Asatte is a Kobe, Japan-based design studio specializing in identity, cover and package design. I love their crisp, playful and bold forms and color schemes.

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Typographische Monatsblätter Archive

Typographische Monatsblätter

Louise Paradis, along with the guidance and support from friends and staff at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, has launched an amazing website dedicated to the Swiss magazine Typographische Monatsblätter. Focusing on the years 1960-1990, the online archive features covers, typeface identification as well as interviews with many of the magazine’s contributors. Enjoy!

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Why Design

why design

At Herman Miller design is the language they use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems their customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new film series, Herman Miller explores the world through the eyes of their designers, and shares something of why we value their point of view.

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Scrawl Magazine

scrawl magazine

Scrawl is a new digital magazine about comics & illustration created solely for the iPad. Scrawl was created as an independent platform for artists, which enables freedom and the opportunity to create and share their work with others. The pilot issue, which is now available as a free download, won both the best in the comics category and the first prize at the “Magnify your world” contest held by Mag+.

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Anagrama

Anagrama

Anagrama is Mexico-based design studio/agency doing a lot of very slick branding projects. I love how full and considered these campaigns are—from the initial mark to the collateral, their thoughtfulness and attention to detail is obvious. They do a great job photographing and presenting their work, as well.

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The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates and offers sophisticated media management, a robust blogging engine, deep social network integration, real-time statistics, multiple author support, and more.

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The Typewriter: A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine

type writer book

The Typewriter: A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine is the latest project from UPPERCASE magazine founder and editor Janine Vangool. This richly illustrated book will feature never-before published typewriter memorabilia, intriguing historical documents and entertaining anecdotes. To help raise the $25,000 needed for printing costs, freight and transaction fees Janine is currently holding a kickstarter-style funding campaign. If you would like to contribute either monetarily or by donating ephemera to be used in the book, please check out the UPPERCASE website for more info.

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Typozon

typozon

Nice selection of work from Bogota, Colombia based design studio Typozon.

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Recently Received

louise fili

Here’s the latest batch of books to hit our shelves. This week includes picks from Princeton Architectural Press and Chronicle Books.

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