December 2012

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Giveaway Ends Today at 5pm PST

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Last chance to enter our 2012 Holiday Giveaway Bash. Entries must be received by 5pm PST today.

Ty Mattson: Homeland Vintage Jazz Record Covers

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I usually restrain from posting self-initiated TV/movie themed projects because they’ve become rather ubiquitous. However, being a fan of Homeland, Ty Matson’s latest project is hard to resist. Inspired by 1950s & 60s jazz, Ty created twelve LP covers that pay tribute to the popular tv show. See the complete series here.

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Matte Stephens iPad Game

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Our good friend Matte Stephens recently completed a beautiful set of illustrations for a Tiffany & Co. iPad app. Through simple animations Matte’s artwork is brought to life in two games that children (and adults!) can play while in-store.

In the first game you decorate a gingerbread house with gems and a cast of Matte’s favorite characters. In addition, you can change the scene from day to night. The second game features Rupert the bear and a little red bandit squirrel catching falling gems. Both games look like a blast!

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Vintage Kids Book for the Holidays

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Mi Diccionario Ilustrado – Illustrations by Acosta Moro

If you’re looking for a fun gift for the holidays, we still have a few copies of Mi Diccionario Ilustrado in our Etsy store. Any remaining copies after the 23rd of December will be taken down in preparation of our new online shop.

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2012 Grain Edit Holiday Giveaway Bash

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It’s here! Our annual giveaway bash is just one way for us to thank all of our awesome readers for another amazing year. For our 2012 Holiday Bash we’ve put together incredible lineup including items from Herbert Matter.netHouse IndustriesChronicle BooksGestaltenPrinceton Architectural PressMatte Stephens and many more.

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Grain Edit Store

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To celebrate the launch of our upcoming online store, we will be holding a special preview sale.  If you would like to receive an invite, email us with your details. Please include “grain edit store” in the subject line of the message.

*To access the store you will need a code which will be sent via email prior to the event.

From the Job Board: Tinybop

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Lead Designer – Tinybop (Brooklyn/DUMBO, NY)
Must have a love for toys, games, and picture books.

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Gift Guide: New & Recent Books

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If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, here are a few suggestions. We’ve compiled our favorite books into one giant list which include illustration and design titles from larger publishers, as well as privately pressed items.

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University of California Branding

I’ve been a designer with the University of California, Office of the President, for a little over a year now. During my initial interviews I was shown a bold and newly designed mark with accompanying branding elements. That identity system was one of the main reasons I accepted the position. It was so exciting to me that an enormous public institution would actually make the move toward a witty, fresh, charismatic and entirely unstuffy aesthetic — an aesthetic that seemed to go against all standard expectations of what public education should look like. And to have the opportunity to work on the in-house team that actually put this identity in place? Yes, please!

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Fly Solo: The Design Entrepreneur

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Created as his MFA thesis project, Patrick Moore’s Fly Solo website is a wonderful resource for aspiring design entrepreneurs looking for guidance.

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