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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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.

House Industries: Letters & Ligatures Show

House Industries letters and ligatures exhibition

For those of you in Los Angeles, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Gallery is hosting an exhibition of House Industries work.

From Subliminal Gallery’s website:

For Letters and Ligatures, House Industries conveys a single, yet complex philosophy: visual nomenclature fuels language, facilitates communication, and forms the basis of a civilized society.  The written language strings together letters, words, and sentences, conveying the innermost thoughts and ideas that human beings communicate to the outside world.  It is tied to our primitive nature, governing our individual choices and observations, our collective socio-anthropologic history.  At House Industries, the dedicated collective of artists figure if these symbols of syntax hold such an authority, “they might as well look good.”

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 8
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

EXHIBITION DATES
November 8th – December 5th

SUBLIMINAL GALLERY
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
P. 213.213.0078

For more details visit the Subliminal Projects Gallery website.

The new Mr. President

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Poster by CD Ryan. Gets your free here

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

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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1950s SAS Airlines Menu

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SAS Airlines dinner menu 1958

Dinner Menu celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Scandinavian Airlines North Pole Route from Copenhagen to Tokyo.

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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.

OSPAAAL Poster Week

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Palestine Poster designed by Faustino Perez in 1968

Hop on over to So Much Pileup. There showing OSPAAAL posters all week.

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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