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Grain Edit on the Read Between the Leading Podcast

RBTL podcast

Read Between the Leading is a wonderful new weekly Podcast that features Aaron Heth and Matt McInerney discussing issues related to design and typography. For episode 5 they invited us on the show to discuss how Grain Edit got started, the skittles website and Modernista’s site, and a bit about typographic terminology.

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El Al Airlines Playing Cards

el al playing cards

Recently dug up this deck of El Al Israel Airlines playing cards. El Al commissioned Israeli artist and designer Jean David to design the set which portrays the Kings, Queens and heroes of Israel’s past. Love the design of the joker. He looks like some crazy elf with danish modern candle holders on his head and a speed bump for an arm.

el al playing cards

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1960s Zurich Booklet Designed by Franz Fassler

Zurich Switerland Map

Zurich Excursions 1963-Printed by Orell Fussli in Switzerland

The Swiss do it again! Top notch layout by Franz Fassler. Fassler also designed the cover of anwendungstechnik moderner anstrichstoffe seen in our post on modern Swiss book design. This booklet contains information on escorted and non escorted tours around Zurich.

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Eli No! Children’s Book

eli no childrens book

Eli No! tells the story of one trouble-making dog and the one word that is never far behind. The book was designed and illustrated by Katie Kirk & Nathan Strandberg of Eighthourday.

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Terry Posters – Vintage Movie Posters and Books

terry posters

Chlapec a opička c1963

My good friend Wes dropped one heck of a link on me. Terry Posters is pure poster sweet corn. The shop is named after Monty Python member and director Terry Gilliam who was present for the opening. Their online store features a huge collection of Polish and Czechoslovakian film posters. The children’s poster section is especially nice.

Also worth checking:

Polish poster gallery

Maria Dahlgren bag for Loka

maria dahlgren Loka bag

I really like Maria Homler Dahlgren’s Bricka Stockholm tray, so I was excited when Maria emailed me with this bag she designed for Loka. Lots of fun colors and shapes.

Check out the rest of Maria’s work at the Metagram Art Ab website.

Grain Edit is Coming to Singapore

I have an upcoming trip to Singapore. Can anyone suggest places to visit? (museums, shops, lounges, restaurants, etc.) Is the toy museum worth visiting?

Also I while I’m in Singapore I’d like to contact a few designers/design firms in regards to a studio visit we could feature on Grain Edit. Can anyone suggest any designers/design firms I should contact? If anyone wants to meet up while I’m in Singapore just send me an email the contact page.

Miroslav Sasek: This is the United Nations

Miroslav Sasek - This is the United Nations

Miroslav Sasek: This is the United Nations c1968

Its about time that we have a little Miroslav Sasek love up in here.The Czechoslovakian born illustrator is well known for his This Is Series of children’s books. Most of the books in the This is series are centered around a certain city, for example This is San Franscisco or This is Paris, but in this case it’s an international organization. Through Sasek’s playful ink and gouache illustrations, he guides us through the building. I wish I had books like these when I was a kid. I could stare at this for hours.

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The new Mr. President

cd ryan obama poster

Poster by CD Ryan. Gets your free here

Its official and now two lucky girls are getting a new puppy.