Anorak Magazine

Anorak Magazine

Fun! Prizes! Things! Anorak has to be one of the coolest kids magazines around. Aimed squarely at five to nine year-olds, Anorak is way more creative and engaging than the Highlights dentist fare I grew up with. In each issue they have original stories written and illustrated by contemporary authors, fashion and style for kids, and new children’s products. I’m definitely sold.

And some of the illustrators include Adrian Johnson, Steven Harrington, and Damien Correll among others.

Doublenaut

Doublenaut

Toronto-based Doublenaut sent over some prints recently, including this Wolf Parade gem. I’m loving their type, texture, illustration, and color combinations. Bonus points for a great gargoyle as well!

Also, I believe that ‘R’ belongs in my personal collection.

Check out their shop, and blog.

Hotel Neboder, Rijeka, Croatia

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Beautiful hotel luggage label via the consistently good Inspiration Resource.

Cristóbal Schmal

Cristóbal Schmal

Love, love, love these cover illustrations by Cristóbal Schmal! So good. All of his work has this same great texture and quality to it. Makes me want to touch everything! His type is super snappy as well, and integrates nicely with the illustrations. Check his site out, he’s got lots interesting projects and experiments going on.

Blog, Flickr, fun!

Via the never-let-you-down Ffffound.

Liam Devowski

Liam Devowski

Pretty, bummed, and sad? No way! San Francisco based designer and illustrator, Liam Devowski, is anything but that! His work is heavily influenced by bold ’70s type, and he successfully juxtaposes bright cheerful colors with lonesome emotional phrases. Liam also contributes to the pop art and design blog Viewers Like You, which features posts by Rad Mountain’s own Damien Correll.

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Hand Held Heart / Brian Roettinger

Hand Held Heart / Brian Roettinger

Brian Roettinger is the L.A. based designer and typographic song-and-dance man behind Hand Held Heart. He created the above work while traveling with Liars and No Age, making individual 7″ covers for each city on the tour.

A lot of Brian’s work has this same focus and attention to detail. Every little piece is thought-out and considered. The work feels experimental and unique, and at the same time deliberate, intentional, and confident.

Check out his Theremin Sans, a typeface made while playing the theramin.

Vintage Bus Passes From Milwaukee

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Thanks to Tony Nguyen for sending in these bus passes from the 1940s. Bus #11 seems to be running low on self esteem. “Everyone cannot ride in the first car or bus”, so I guess your stuck with #11. Oh well..

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Anna Sui – Alexander Girard T-Shirts

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Anna Sui has teamed up with the Estate of Alexander Girard to present a series of T-shirts for Spring 2009. One of the T-shirts features an image very similar to this Girard Nativity Poster we featured here last year.  You can see all the T-shirts here.

Erwin Bauer

Erwin Bauer

I absolutely love this book cover by Erwin Bauer. Great mix of type and architectural elements. The inside design has some really yummy type details. I love finding work like this, it feels so effortless.

Erwin Bauer is a man, and a design studio based in Vienna, Austria. They work on a wide range of projects, from architecture, traditional graphic design, and type design.

I like their “Rejected” section, which I assume compiles their unused designs. It would be fun to see this from more firms.

It’s time to vote

tomorrow partners vote-posters

Actual downloaded print proudly displaying itself in its native Berkeley habitat

Tomorrow partners put together these posters for the upcoming election. The posters are each limited editions, printed in three colors, 18″ x 24″ and are priced at $20. Also available are 8 1/2″ x 11″ and 11″x 17″ versions that can be downloaded for free. Print up a bunch to post around town!

Both posters can be purchased or downloaded for free here.

Get ready to vote!

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