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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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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Jonathan Calugi / Happy Lovers Town

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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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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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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.

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