Morten Iveland

Morten Iveland
I love this image of Morten Iveland’s new typeface, Bolda. Apparently it’s inspired by 1970′s tennis, dart, and ping-pong fashion — a grossly under-represented field of design, in my opinion. Morten lives in Oslo, Norway, where he is a designer at Apt. I was immediately drawn to the design of his site, and his mad photo skills.

Check out Bolda in action.

Otl Aicher Munich 1972 Olympics Design Exhibition

otl aicher exhibition

The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery located within San Jose State University is hosting an amazing exhibition of graphic design by the office of Otl Aicher for the 1972 Munich Olympics. The exhibition features, posters, books, brochures and signage conceived for the 1972 Olympic identity program. Now you can get a close look at all those pretty isotypes, icons, pictograms, symbols and whatever else you might want to call them.

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The Raymond Savignac Olivetti Print giveaway, again!

Raymond savignac olivetti print

Last December we gave away a Raymond Savignac poster. Since then we’ve received emails from people interested in the poster, so we decided to give one more away.

poster details: This is not an original, but rather a reissue of the original poster Savignac created for Olivetti in 1953. We received this copy directly from the Olivetti Society in Italy.

Sounds great, but how do I enter to win?

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Sebastião Rodrigues: Graphic designer

sebastiao rodrigues book cover design

Beautiful work by Portuguese designer Sebastio Rodrigues (1929- 1997)

You can see a video of Sebastiao in action here.

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Steven Harrington & Justin Krietemeyer exhibition

steven harington-exhibition

For those of you in the L.A. area, Subliminal Projects Gallery has a new exhibition entitled Somehow We All Seem Connected which features new work from Steven Harrington and Justin Krietemeyer of National Forest Design. Two awesome designers with long last names. The exhibition marks their first show in Los Angeles in four years and runs August 23 through September 19.

Grain Edit Studio Tour

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Leah Hennen of the excellent More Ways to Waste Time blog just posted a tour of my house/ studio. You can get a glimpse of the goodies here sans my dirty laundry and unwashed dishes. As you can see, books dominate the house. Any other book nerds out there?

See the full tour here. Stop by and say hello.

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Vintage Brazilian map

vintage brazil map

Brasil Mapa Geral – from 1969

I picked this up a couple of years ago and I flipped when I saw this cover. This puts to shame my US Texaco maps. Unfortunately, the map part is missing. All I have is the cover and a few bits of text that were inside. What secrets did that map hold? I bet it was a treasure map that led to a top secret cave filled with barrels of almond milk. Dang, I love that stuff.

Can anyone translate the text on the cover?

Also worth checking:

1960s Brazilian book cover designs by Gian Calvi

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Stan Van Steendam

Stan Van Steendam

Stan Van Steendam is a pretty rad designer out of Belgium, with a pretty cool name. His style is hard to pin down exactly, but I would say it’s bright, vivid, colorful, playful, and compelling. His typography skills are great; you get a good feel for the amount of typographic experimentation going on over there.

Check out his design-your-own-font game, too.

Able Animal Posters

able caesar lion poster

Seen above: Caesar the Friendly Lion, Dimensions 12.5 x 9

Able a design and branding firm outside of Philadelphia just put together a great animal poster series. The lion poster has a retro feel to it and reminds me of some the children’s book illustrations seen in the late 1970s to early 1980s.

You can see/ purchase the entire series at Able’s Etsy shop.

Also worth checking:

Petit Collage Animal Alphabet Poster

ISO 50 Terabyte 3 Poster

terrabyte iso50 poster

I’m a big fan of Scott Hansen’s (AKA ISO50) work and this new poster is a knockout. Love his use of Hellenic Wide for the type. The poster is for an upcoming show at the Los Angeles Arboretum.