Modern Christmas cards

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Check out these super cool modern Christmas cards that Jo at design to inspire made. The deer and the type for the word “Christmas” came straight from our Holiday clip art gallery.

Raymond Savignac poster giveaway winner!

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Congratulations to Jessica Taylor of the UK! We pulled her name out of a bright orange Ikea trash can just a few minutes ago. She is now the proud owner of the Raymond Savignac poster seen above!

Thanks to everyone for signing up for this giveaway. We received a ton of emails.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway!

Neither fish nor fowl : Jim Datz

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I think I’ve found my new favorite illustrator and his name is James Datz. His portfolio of design work found at Neither Fish Nor Fowl is really impressive. Fun and playful material executed really well.

(Via the excellent – Here are things I like)

Update : Raymond Savignac poster giveaway

You have till 11:30 am (Pacific standard time) today to sign up for our Raymond Savignac poster giveaway.

The winner will be announced at 1pm (PST) so stay tuned!

Erik Nitsche Subway poster

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Hey everyone, I’ve been out all night gathering photos for an upcoming post. Ok, so maybe the whole night wasn’t dedicated to photos. There might of been some sushi and sake involved along the way. I’m pretty tired but I wanted to get this little design gem up before I went to bed.

If you like this be sure to check:
Erik Nitsche : General Dynamics 1958 annual report
Erik Nitsche : Design and paper #34

Bauer Alphabets : Fortuna Type Specimen

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Fortuna or the typeface formerly known as Fortune also known as Volta first arrived on the scene in 1955. No wonder why the layout of the type specimen booklet seen above is yodeling with schizophrenia. This type face is having an identity crisis! Even if the name is confusing, the design is still beautiful.

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Tavis Coburn posters

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Seems like everyone has been talking about Tavis Coburn lately and why not? His work is great. A beautiful marriage of vintage illustrative styles and images with contemporary techniques. This makes perfect sense in light of a recent interview with Josh Spear where he admitted to being “obsessed with anything from the 1940s – 1960s”. I was excited to find out that limited edition prints are available at Tavis Coburn’s online shop. Each print is signed and numbered.

Erik Nitsche : General Dynamics annual report

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General Dynamics annual report 1958 designed by Erik Nitsche

The Small Stakes : a year in posters

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For those of you in the bay area, be sure to check out The Small Stakes: a year in posters going on tonight at the The Curiosity Shoppe. Jason Munn will be there in person, so stop by and say hello!

Heres the details:
The Small Stakes: A Year in Posters
Opening Reception – Friday, December 7th, 6-9pm.
At The Curiosity Shoppe, 855 Valencia Street in San Francisco

(via Smarts and Crafts)

Swiss hotels and freshly shaven polar bears

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Luggage label for hotel de l’ours – Geneva, Switzerland c1950s ?

This is exactly how I wanted to be greeted if I ever make it to some fancy Swiss hotel. I want freshly shaven polar bears with bow ties grabbing my luggage!