July 2013

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Pinterest Picks

Warwick Kay

The Great Outdoors by Warwick Kay

From Kenzo Tange Structures to Futura type speciens here’s our favorite Pinterest picks from the past month.

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Dave Foster

dave foster

Foster Type is the online home of Dave Foster, an independent designer based in Sydney, Australia. Specializing in custom lettering, Dave has built an impressive portfolio of type work and the awards to match. His latest project is Blanco, a serif typeface with 8 styles and 4 weights. Completed while attending the Type and Media Masters program at the Royal Academy of Art in Den Haag, The Netherlands, it’s slated for release in 2014.

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MADE Quarterly Edition Two

made quarterly

MADE Quarterly is a publication that documents the workings of the modern maker, including but not limited to industrial design, architecture, fashion, interior design, photography and the culinary world. MADE aims to get inside the heads of those individuals to find out how they do what they do, and what inspires them to create. Each issue will take a peek behind the scenes and offer the reader a rare opportunity to glimpse inside the minds of these inspiring individuals.

The second edition of MADE Quarterly features: Mast Brothers (USA), Best Made Co (USA), Huet Brothers (NLD), Stevie Gee (GBR), Earth Tu Face (USA), March Studio (AUS), Uniform Wares (GBR), Henry Wilson (AUS), Ben Huff (USA) and Minimalux (GBR). MADE Edition Two also features four individual covers, each displaying chosen works from our esteemed contributors. Please note covers are distributed randomly.

Pick up a copy here.

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Image of the Studio: A Portrait of NYC Graphic Design

image of the studio

Mark your calendars: a new exhibition entitled Image of the Studio will be on display at The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography starting in October. Featuring over 75 design studios, the show will highlight original work as well as data visualizations and information graphics to draw connections between each studio and show how New York as a geography brings their diverse philosophies together.

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Recently Received

design books

Here’s the latest round of books and goods to hit our shelves. This week’s entries include items from MidCentury Magazine, Chronicle Books, Corraini Edizioni, Sappi, Milkfed Press and Princeton Architectural Press.

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Adrian Shaughnessy: Scratching the Surface

Adrian Shaughnessy

Continuing with Unit Editions thoughtfully curated collection of design related titles comes, Scratching the Surface, a selection of writings by Adrian Shaughnessy. Over the past 18 years, Adrian has contributed significantly to the ongoing discourse centered around graphic design. His highly successful How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing your Soul has sold over 80,000 copies worldwide and has become a staple for young designers seeking practical advice. With this latest volume, we are presented with a sampling of essays and reviews that helped establish Adrian as an authoritative and critical voice within the design community.

Featured are musings and meditations on music and art with ample space dedicated to Adrian’s writings on graphic design. Designed by Spin, the layout is sparse, but complete with liberal amounts of pink adding a much-needed visual punch.

Pick up a copy here.

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Christine Rosch

christine rosch

Charming work from the talented Christine Rosch, a German illustrator currently living in Scotland.

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ice cream for free

ICE CREAM FOR FREE is a berlin-based design and illustration studio founded in 2005 by solo artist Oliver Wiegner. Often working with contrasting materials, Oliver creates dense, layered compositions brimming with marbled textures, geometric shapes and sharp typography.

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Agostino Lacurci

Agostino Lacurci

Working between Rome and Nurenburg, Italian artist Agostino Iacurci specializes in large-scale murals that draw inspiration from every day life.  His colorful yet somber character-driven works adapt and conform to a building’s surface converting normally mundane spaces into rich visual experiences.

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Consistently fresh work from the Barcelona-based studio of Vasava.

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Eric Tan: Fly

eric tan fly

Eric Tan is well-known for his travel themed posters for Disney and Pixar, but in his latest project he takes on his own journeys. Featuring distant locations including Barcelona and Hong Kong, as well as places closer to home, all fifteen posters in the series are currently on display at Gallery 1988.

Limited edition prints are available for purchase here.

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Elsa Jenna

elsa jenna

Self-described as an “Italian curly designer”, Elsa Jenna is living and working in New York via Milan. With a portfolio that is steadily growing, her website highlights her ability to comfortably work in a variety of illustration styles. I especially appreciate her contributions to IL Magazine which stand out even amongst an already impressive body of work.

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