Valentine’s Day for the Design-Minded

House Industries Love Hearts Blocks

House Industries Love Heart Blocks

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve compiled a small list of gift ideas for the design-inclined. Included are items from House Industries, Wieden + Kennedy, Braun and more. In addition, you will find some fun items that fit within the sprit of the holiday. See the full list here.

 

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Broken

Broken the book

Our friend Nate Burgos has teamed up with Stephanie Di Biase for an exciting new book aimed at working creatives. Featuring illustrations by Lucy Engelman, Broken: Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Circus Called Work, addresses the challenges of toxic work environments and other barriers to getting things done.

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Ty Mattson Interview

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Browsing through the portfolio of Mattson Creative, an award-winning design studio based in Southern California, can prove to be a daunting task.  It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the quantity and consistent quality of work. I’ve long admired their expressive illustrative style and am especially smitten with their self-initiated projects for popular TV shows including Dexter, Lost and more recently Breaking Bad. We’ve profiled the studio in the past, but in today’s interview we talk with Ty Mattson, the studio’s founder and creative director.

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Pinterest Picks

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Typography by Sasaki Shun

Here’s our latest round of Pinterest picks. Follow us on Pinterest to see more of our favorite posters, logos and prints.

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Merijn Hos

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Merijn Hos is an Illustrator and Visual Artist based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Splitting his time between personal and commercial projects he creates rich illustrations where mischievous characters and fantastical machines dot whimsical yet slightly eerie worlds.

 

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Sponsor // Respublika Font Family

Made up of 10 unique styles, Respublika FY, from FontYou, is a gorgeously balanced humanistic sans serif font. Complete with 10 different styles ranging from light to extra black italic, there’s pretty much nothing this titanic typeface can’t do! And for a limited time only, you can get the entire family for 88% off thanks to this Mighty Deal!

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Roseta y Oihana

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Roseta Mus Pons and  Oihana Herrera Erneta are the minds behind Roseta y Ohihana, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Barcelona. Recently they updated their site with some impressive new work including these promotional materials for MCP.

 

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From the Job Board

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UI/UX Designer – PennyPop (SF,CA)

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Les Graphiquants

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Established in 2008, Les Graphiquants is a design studio based in Paris, France. With a portfolio that is ripe in typographic exploration, they create work that is highly expressive and uncompromising in it’s approach.

 

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Les Graphiquants via #grainedit

Les Graphiquants via #grainedit

Les Graphiquants via #grainedit

Les Graphiquants via #grainedit

Les Graphiquants via #grainedit

Les Graphiquants via #grainedit

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Recently Received

Italo Lupi via #grainedit

This week we’re excited to feature titles from Corraini Edizioni, Nobrow, Laurence King and Princeton Architectural Press. See all the books after the jump.

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