Quality Goods Inc – Drive Less Walk More

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Drive Less Walk More by Brian Michael Gossett

Lots of fun work over at Quality Goods inc. The online shop features work from George Katz, Stephen Kelleher, Justin Blyth, Evan Di Leo, Bran Dougherty-Johnson and Brian Michael Gossett. These guys have some serious middle name action going on.

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Grain Edit is on Twitter!?

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Ok so we are twaddling, twapping, twerding, twoahbowing, whatever it is we’re on Twitter now! You’ll find random musings, extra credit links, and eventually even some giveaways just for our twitter homies.

Catch us on Twitter @grainedit

Sigrid + Hans Lammle

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Beautiful Cityscapes designed and illustrated by the German couple Sigrid and Hans Lammle. These illustrations were for a calendar published in 1957. Really amazing details and the colors are super bright and saturated. I need more of this! Any guesses as to what city this might be?

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Ben Barry / Design For Fun

Ben Barry

Loving this work from design-champ Ben Barry. The design and format of the piece work together nicely to capture that spirit of 1950’s residential.
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Akimoto vs Black Slabbath-Battle of the Slab Serif Typefaces

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Black Sabbath designed by Stefan Kjartansson

I’ve been receiving emails in regards to the similarities between the Akimoto typeface (featured in our previous post) and Black Slabbath. I think its only fair that we feature Black Sabbath here as well. You make the call.

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Akimoto: A Yummy Fat Slab Display Typeface

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I’m so glad that Finnish based designer Ossi Gustafsson emailed me about his typeface Akimoto. I’m all about the fat slab typefaces and this is my new favorite. Thin spearheads jut into the characters and define the negative spaces. This makes for a nice contrast against the thick slabs. I gave it a test run and it looks great.  Akimoto comes in three flavors and is available for purchase at Myfonts.com.

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Bombo! (aka Maurizio Santucci) Illustration

Like people playing footsie, some trees just wanna play rootsie!

Such is the case in this fun, skillfully crafted illustration by Italian illustrator, Bombo! (aka Maurizio Santucci). Like a fine puzzle, all the pieces fit together nicely. The composition creates a realistic pop-up environment that I wish I could travel to, and I really enjoy the tangled roots and the nervous expression on the tree’s face. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Grace!

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We’d like to officially welcome Grace Danico as the newest member of the Grain Edit team.  You might of noticed her name popping up on the site over the past few months as she’s been digging up lots of goodies for us.

We asked Grace to mention a few things about herself:

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Typographica 7 edited by Herbert Spencer

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Herbert Spencer was the editor and founder of the highly coveted Typographica design journal. A total of thirty two issues were published between the years of 1949 and 1967. The journal was known for its high standards in design and production and eclectic mix of subject matter.

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1958 USSR Pavilion Brochure

1958 ussr pavilion

Really fun illustrations found in this brochure for the USSR pavilion at the 1958 World Fair.

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