Abner Graboff

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Mr. Angelo by Marjory Schwalje – Illustrations by Abner Graboff c1960

Ward Jenkins has an excellent interview with Jon Graboff over at the Ward-O-Matic.  Jon is the son of the uber talented Abner Graboff, an American artist who illustrated a slew of amazing children’s books during the 1950s and 60s.  In one part of the interview Jon mentions that his brother informed him that their dad had designed the CBS “eye” logo but didn’t receive credit for it. The credit went instead to the chief art director at the network. That art director would be William Golden. Is it possible that Abner Graboff designed the CBS eye logo?

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Marcus Walters Illustration & Design

Marcus Walters

After feeling around, I’ve come to this conclusion: I can afford a relaxing day in the sun and enjoying more work by UK based illustrator Marcus Walters.

Created for Barclays Bank, this illustration is bright and cheerful amidst a neighborhood of homes for sale. The clever type contained within the cloud nicely complements the analogously colored homes. I especially enjoy the intricate details that lie within the trees and the decoration of the homes. Read the rest of this entry »

Hermann Eidenbenz

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Hermann Eidenbenz – grafa international poster 1936

Beautiful poster from Swiss designer Hermann Eidenbenz. Hermann also designed the Clarendon typeface. Brings back memories of delivering newspapers as a kid.

Mike Cina mix

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Mike Cina – Spirit Edit Jazz Mix

In this 4th installment of grain edit mixtapes, we caught up with design nut and all-around awesome guy Mike Cina. When Mike isn’t manning the helm at YouWorkForThem he’s digging through your grand pa’s record collection. Today we’re excited to present an exclusive jazz mix he created for grain edit readers.

Before we get to the mix, I had a chance to pick Mike’s brain on record collecting, typography and album cover art.

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Si Scott’s Hunter

HypeForType is looking good. It’s a best of, it’s a who’s who, it’s a one stop typographic super shop featuring lots of inspired designers and typographers making great looking type.

Under the supervision of Alex Haigh (of Thinkdust), HypeForType brings together type designers and gives them a unique spot to showcase their work.

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Poster Pick: Andrew Holder – Mountain Town

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Mountain Town archival giclee print 16″ x 21.5″

This week’s poster pick features another amazing print from Andrew Holder. Mountain Town features a trippy farm scene complete with a gushing river flowing uphill and a mountain cut like a gemstone. I can’t get enough of Andrew’s work. Someone needs to loan me a boat filled with cash, so I can buy all his prints.

Mountain Town is printed on 100% cotton rag archival fine art paper. Hand signed & numbered edition of 100. Available exclusively at the Poster Cabaret.

The print is also available in blue.

Supercinq Design & Illustration


One of my favorite past times is sewing, and seeing this poster by Paris based graphic design and illustration studio, Supercinq, makes my crafty little hands flutter with joy!

I love all of the playful shapes and objects within this poster, as well as the clustered mix of fancy hand drawn type. I especially like the color scheme of this piece. The black hand holding a white needle with red thread provides a nice contrast against the lightly textured aqua background.

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HunterGatherer iPhone Case & Laptop Sleeve



Incase and Arkitip have launched the latest installment of the Curated by Arkitip project with New York-based HunterGatherer. The HunterGatherer 15” Sleeve for MacBook Pro and HunterGatherer Slider Case for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G are available today at goincase.com and arkitip.com with availability following shortly in select Apple retail stores and better boutiques.

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Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

Milton Glaser

The new documentary about Milton’s life and work, To Inform and Delight, is being released in a number of cities throughout the US this summer. Upcoming locations include:

June 27: ALBUQUERQUE / Guild Cinema
July 2: BOSTON / MFA Boston
July 7: WESTHAMPTON / Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Aug 12: AUSTIN / Alamo Drafthouse, AIGA Austin
Aug 27: ORANGE COUNTY / Orange County Museum of Art
Aug 27: ATLANTA / AIGA Atlanta

Lost Charley Harper Paintings Rediscovered

Charles Harper

I’d like to thank Rena Hopkins of the Charley Harper Art Studio for passing on the good news that a lost trove of original Charley Harper paintings have been rediscovered. These paintings were commissioned for the Ford Times and Lincoln Mercury Times Magazines and include many pieces from Charley’s beloved bird series. You can find out more info at the studio’s exciting new blog. Original Harper prints for Ford Times magazine are available for purchase here.

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