Grain Edit Shop Preview Sale



The preview sale will launch tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 3rd at noon PST. Included in the sale will be vintage kids books and design books from our vaults. New items will be added throughout the week. To access the preview sale  you will need a code which will be sent via email prior to the event.  If you would like to receive an invite code, email us with your details. Please include “grain edit store” in the subject line of the message and your email address in the body.

Design is One

Design is One film poster by Mas­simo Vignelli via grain edit

Design is One is a documentary by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra that highlights the work of two of the world’s most influential designers, Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Featuring interviews with Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, and Jessica Helfand the film attempts to capture the Vignelli’s creativity as well as their enduring humor and warmth. Design is One will make its NYC theatrical debut this week.



Coast Modern: Bay Area Premiere

coast modern film via grain edit

Coast Modern is an independent documentary by Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard that traces the roots of West Coast Modern architecture. Featuring interviews with many of the pioneers of the scene including Ray Kappe and Henrik Bull, the film showcases the homes that have become their legacies.

Please join us on October 14th, 2013 for the Bay Area Premiere for the film.  Author Dave Weinstein will provide a brief talk on Bay Area modern architecture before the film and a Q & A session with architect Henrik Bull, Jack Robbins and others will follow the screening.

The film is sponsored by The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission and El Cerrito Modern.

Advance tickets are available online for $5 at Eventbrite.


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.


Bigfoot Art Show Benefitting 826 Chapters

bigfoot art show

This Thursday the folks at Office will launch a Bigfoot-inspired art show featuring works by talented local artists such as Dave Eggers, Lisa Congdon, Jessica Hische, Erik Marinovich, Ben Barry, Brian Flynn, Dora Drimalas, Richard Perez and others. Proceeds from the art sales will benefit the 826 Valencia (home of the Pirate Supply Store) and 826 Boston (home of the Bigfoot Research Center) tutoring centers for kids.

The collection includes several re-imagined Northern California tree rounds, dozens of vintage postcards with a hand-screened design, and more than 35 framed paintings. The event is sold out, but some of the pieces may be available here after the show.


Graphic Modern

graphic modern

Greg and Patricia of Display have curated an amazing collection of design work that embodies the spirit and ideology of Modernism. The exhibition which features pieces from the U.S., Italy and Switzerland is on view from now through July 26, 2012 at Fordham University. If you’re in the NY area, I highly recommend checking this out.

More details after the jump.




Good things are happening over at Rigamaru, the online shop of Pixar artist Chris Sasaki and visual artist Meghan Jean. The creative duo whose name is derived from the childish, nonsensical word “rigamarole” are currently developing a fun new line of shirts, prints and knicks knacks.

Also, If you find yourself in the LA area over the weekend, I recommend checking out the opening of the Darwin show at the Q Pop Shop. Chris is teaming up with Disney artist Joey Chou for a series of pieces that explore the themes of British naturalist Charles Darwin.


Pharma Exhibition

pharma exhibition

The establishment of the pharmaceutical industry, especially in the mid-20th century, played a significant role in the evolution of graphic design and advertising. Herb Lubalin created some of his most influential work while working for Sudler & Hennessey, an advertising agency which specialized in pharmaceutical marketing. PHARMA features a diverse array of original ephemera, rarely seen publicly, by many pioneering graphic designers including Lester Beall, Will Burtin, Paul Rand, Franco Grignani, staff of Geigy and Herb Lubalin, as well as contributions by Carl Fischer and Andy Warhol.


Jason Munn for Rolling Roadshow

jason munn

Bay Area designer and long time Grain Edit friend, Jason Munn, was recently commissioned by Alamo Drafthouse to design a series of posters for their cinematic Texas Monthly Rolling Roadshow. The series focuses on films that take place in Texas.


IC Full Circle Show at Super7

invisible creature

We’re excited to announce that Invisible Creature will be showing a collection of work at Super7 in San Francisco, opening on April 23rd at 6PM. Included in the collection will be a number of illustrations from their late grandfather, Alfred Paulsen. In addition, they will debut the first colorway of Leroy C., the newest member of Super7’s Monster Family!


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