Booty Juggler Pirate Game

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We’re rolling with the Pirate theme. First Office’s design for 826 Valencia’s new store and now Booty Juggler, a fun new game designed/animated by Robin Davey and built by Ben Templeton of Thought Den. The look of the game was inspired by vintage poster and animation design, the nautical tattoos of Sailor Jerry, and scruffy screenprinted goodness.

Give it a toss here.

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Office & 826 Valencia’s Pirates

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Argh! The swashbuckling design crew Office worked on the above branding for 826 Valencia’s new pirate supply store. They designed the store’s identity, posters and nearly 50 new products, like Decent Peg Leg Oil, Scurvy BeGone pills and Captain Blackbeard’s Beard Extensions. If you’d benefit from any of these products, or to help out 826 Valencia, cruise by the shop.

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Marilyn Neuhart Interview

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Marilyn Neuhart dolls for the Textile & Objects shop circa 1961 – photo credit Todd Webb of maXimo

The Scout has an excellent interview with Marilyn Neuhart. Marilyn along with her husband John worked as designers in the Eames Office during the late 1950s. She also worked with Alexander Girard in developing the graphics as well as a line of dolls for Girard’s Textile & Objects Shop in New York City. In part of the interview, Marilyn mentions that she would drive around Los Angeles with Girard looking for toys and folk art. That must of been a blast.

Well enough of me rambling. Read the whole interview here. Check out the rest of the Scout while your there. It’s a great site.

Nick Dart!

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Hello to London based designer Nick Dart. Mr. Dart has a nice collection of CD packaging, poster and print work over on his site. Besides this design for the number two, I was really impressed by his great typeface and logo designs. Definitely one of the top numeral designers out there, for sure.

LAX MAP? Designed by the Riddler

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LAX map designed by Dotan & Associates in 1982

Just found this LAX map. The pictograms on the front are very similar to the identity work of Otl Aicher for the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Whats with the obnoxious use of question marks? That’s really ruining my mello.

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Snacking on Grain Edit at the Design Feast

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Nate Burgos is the man behind Design Feast. An excellent resource and growing index of design related sites. Nate recently invited me to take part in the Designer’s Questionnaire section of the site. For my Questionnaire, Nate asked me 7 questions related to blogging. You can see all my answers here.

While your there, checkout Nate’s book entitled Thought Leadership by Design. A timeless volume of contemporary quotes on the powerful, evolving nature of Design and its influence on society, business, technology, education, and most importantly: Everyday life. The book includes quotes from Ladislav Sutnar, Paul Rand, Milton Glaser and many more.

Mad Men, Mad Furniture, Mad Type

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My wife and I just started watching Mad Men and I  think we’re hooked. Every Sunday night we run upstairs to catch all the dirt going down with the Drapers and the rest of the lot. Not to mention, drool over all the cool furniture! That house in Palm Springs in tonight’s episode had some amazing mid century modern pieces including George Nelson cigar bubble lamps and an Eero Saarinen womb chair. Besides the furniture, I love looking at the type they use on the sets. Mark Simonson has a great post on his blog regarding the type choices for the show.

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We Have our Winners in the Grain Edit Shindig Giveaway!

Thank you everyone for taking part in our giveaway! We had over 1,400 people enter. It was great to see all your comments and look forward to another year.

We randomly selected our 4 winners in the Grain Edit 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway Shindig thing this morning. The winners will be listed at the bottom of the Grain Edit Email Update and Grain Edit RSS Feed. For those of you who subscribe to the email updates, the email will arrive sometime between now and tomorrow morning.

Many Thanks to all the wonderful designers and stores that sponsored today’s giveaway. Without them this wouldn’t of been possible. Please visit their websites and support their work.

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Adrian Johnson

Antonio Carusone/AisleOne

BEAUTIFUL/DECAY

Burlesque of North America

Draplin Design Co.

Field Notes Brand

Frank Chimero

House Industries

Scott Hansen/Iso50

Invisible Creature

Jason Munn/The Small Stakes

Julia Rothman

Justin Fines

Lab Partners

Lorena Siminovich/ Petit Collage

Matte Stephens

The Heads of State

Wayne Pate/GoodShapeDesign

Xavier Encinas of Swiss Legacy/ Peter&Wendy

You Work For Them

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Stay tuned for our next giveaway, coming soon!

Eliezer Weishoff: Israeli Posters

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Eliezer Weishoff posters (L)1964 (R)1966

Beautiful posters from Israeli artist and sculptor Eliezer Weishoff. Eliezer first gained international exposure through his work for El Al Airlines and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism during the early 1970s. He was also responsible for designing these environmental stamps we posted back in April. He has a website, but unfortunately I couldn’t find any examples of his early poster work in his image galleries.

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Thomas by Mary Harris

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Thomas and the Twig giving me the stare down.

Sorry everyone, I’m running a little late today on my posts. If you missed this, I posted this gem of a kids book by Mary Harris ( illustrations by Cliff Roberts) over at Design Sponge.