Really love this pattern-filled type by Andrew Townsend, done for Nottingham Trent University’s Art and Design book. Andrew is the art director over at Un.titled, and the purveyor of many fine typographic and design projects on his own site.
- Olle Eksell Site & Shop
- This Is Forest — Joel Speasmaker
- MVM — Magnus Voll Mathiasson
- Art School Cliche Spotting
- Posters Discovered in Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
- Vinyl Documentary: To Have & To Hold
- Partisan Memorials in Former Yugoslavia
- Up in the Air- Opening sequence
- Geoff Mcfetridge: Where the Wild Things Are Title Design
- Nikkatsu – Japanese actions films
Toronto-based Doublenaut sent over some prints recently, including this Wolf Parade gem. I’m loving their type, texture, illustration, and color combinations. Bonus points for a great gargoyle as well!
Also, I believe that ‘R’ belongs in my personal collection.
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.
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.
Via the never-let-you-down Ffffound.
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.”
Saturday, November 8
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
November 8th – December 5th
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
For more details visit the Subliminal Projects Gallery website.
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.
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.