Deberny & Peignot type specimens

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Deberny & Peignot – Types from Paris c1960s?

Deberny and Peignot Type specimen booklet imported and distrubuted by Amsterdam Continental.

Includes:
Peignot – created by A.M. Cassandre and Charles Peignot, issued in 1937 for the Paris International Exhibition.

Meridien – Introduced in Europe in 1958-1959, created by Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger.

Cristal – Designed by Remy Peignot, issued in Europe in 1957.

Jacno – Issued in Europe in 1952, designed by Marcel Jacno.

Ondine – By Adrian Frutiger, issued in 1957.

Rudolf Schucht cover design for Hoechst

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Cool cover by Rudolf Schucht for Hoechst News 65. I believe Hoechst News 65 was the in house magazine for the German life science company Hoechst AG (now Sanofi-Aventis). For the cover design Rudolf pulled elements from the articles contained within the magazine. The top two icons refer to Italian cuisine. The item below is an ampule of Salvarsan used in clinical testing against Syphilis. The background graph refers to work by Dr. Walter Seifried.

I couldn’t find much information on the graphic design work of Rudolf Schucht. If anyone knows anything about him, please send me an email or leave a comment.

Modern Polish maps and sharp stinkin teeth

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Just found this great polish blog called pantuniestal. They put together a small collection of polish maps from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. You can see a preview above. Check out the fish that guy in the yellow rain suit caught. That thing has some crazy sharp triangle teeth. Do they have Piranha in Poland or something?

Besides the maps they have some great examples of mid century modern ephemera. Browsing the site I found Czech matchbox labels, vintage cameras, hotel luggage labels etc. In addition to the Polish, there is an English version of the site so you can follow the conversation. Tons of eye candy here.

(via FFFFound!)

New year, Old cigarette poster design

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(L) Disque Bleu by Henri Favre c1950s (R) Caballero by Pedro Vargas c1960s

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, which means its time to compile the latest list of New Year’s resolutions. For some of you this might include a pledge to quit smoking (again). To kick the habit in style how about a farewell stroll down cigarette poster lane? Flickr user lamade has posted a kick butt (no pun intended) gallery of Tobacco related posters. Lamarde’s blog also features a ton of tobacco related advertising and design.

Ringing in the new years with a hairy stamp

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Belgium stamp – 1970s – Lots of hair!

Happy New Years!
I hope everyone had a good time last night. Unfortunately, it was a chill night at home for myself, since I picked up a cold over the weekend.

We have some exciting new interviews and features that we will be posting over the next few weeks and months. Stay Tuned!

Happy Holidays! we’ll be back tuesday

Happy Holidays!
Grain Edit will be back to the regular posting schedule on Tuesday Jan. 1st

Have a great New Years eve!

Happy Holidays! we’ll be back tuesday

Happy Holidays!
Grain Edit will be back to the regular posting schedule on Tuesday Jan. 1st

Have a great New Years eve!

Bo Lundberg interview

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One of the notable things that has come out of producing this blog has been the opportunity to speak with designers I respect and admire. Bo Lundberg is one of those designers. Several months ago we posted some of his work. Since then Bo and I have been exchanging emails which eventually led to this interview. Here he shares a few thoughts on inspiration, as well as his creative process.

Bo’s work has been featured in Old Type/ New Type by Steven Heller, Illustration Now! published by Taschen, Illusive: Contemporary Illustration and its Context by Hellige & Klanten, as well as other publications. His clients include Wallpaper magazine, Elle, Vogue, Neiman Marcus and Scandinavian Airlines.

Without further ado, I’m proud to present Bo Lundberg.

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Israel : Electronic computer stamp 1964

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Israeli first day cover stamp from 1964. Reel to reel electronic computer and punch card. This looks like some weird instrument that only Simeon from the Silver apples would know how to play or maybe Zamfir the pan flute guy. I bet he could play anything.

Damien Correll

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Damien Correll is a Brooklyn, NY based “designer/maker/illustrator.” I first came across his work in the fabulous book Hand Job, by Mike Perry. I really love seeing the intersection of graphic design with his DIY hand-drawn aesthetic. This work is difficult to pin down, but it’s quirky and full of personality.