Model Citizen Exhibit

For those of you in NYC hope you can check out the third annual Model Citizens NYC which is a 3 day exhibition, open to the public, featuring the work of 50+ designers of furniture, products, ceramics, glass, art objects and jewelry.

Model Citizens NYC
Opening reception: 16 May 2009, 5-7pm
16-18 May 2009
Exit Art
475 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 map

Poketo Products

Poketo is a designer of limited edition art products, accessories, apparel, and decor. Founded by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo promotes the work of top international artists by showcasing original artwork through their fun and accessible wares. Poketo takes art off of gallery walls and makes them a part of your everyday life.

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It’s Going To Be Great…

Enjoy 2011 everyone.

Winter Wonderland.

With all the bad press the snow has been getting recently, I thought it would be nice to post something that reminds us how beautiful it can be. Photographer Vidar Olufsen has captured some truly stunning winter moments. Check them out.

Wood Toys

I’ve been noticing lately that more and more designers are creating their own wooden toy/art pieces. Above is a set of birds from Sanna Annuka.

Kangaroo from Enormous Champions.

Wooden characters by Malota.

New wooden toys from Pen, Pencil, Stencil.

Bon Anniversaire Jean-Luc!

For Jean-Luc Godard’s 80th birthday, a La Hague based graphic design studio called Atelier Carvalho Bernau designed a nice typeface and they are releasing this typeface as a free download: We were always in love with the title sequence lettering to Godard’s movies “Made in U.S.A.” and “2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle”. On the ocasion of Godard’s 80th birthday (3 December 2010), we are releasing this typeface as a free download. It is our hommage to Jean-Luc, to the Nouvelle Vague, to Seberg, Karina, Faithfull & Cie., and a birthday gift for all “enfants de Marx et de Coca-Cola.We were always in love with the title sequence lettering to Godard’s movies “Made in U.S.A.” and “2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle”. On the ocasion of Godard’s 80th birthday (3 December 2010), we are releasing this typeface as a free download. It is our hommage to Jean-Luc, to the Nouvelle Vague, to Seberg, Karina, Faithfull & Cie., and a birthday gift for all “enfants de Marx et de Coca-Cola.”

They even made a microsite only for Jean-Luc’s typeface : http://www.carvalho-bernau.com/jlg/

You can download it right from this link!

Graphic Design on the Radio

It’s been a while but recently started tuning into some updates at Graphic Design on the Radio. Grez, mentioned this a little while back. And its nice to see this still up and going and thriving. I link to this today for no other reason then to say it never fails to provide a bit of hope and a bit of warm feelings on any winter day for any struggling designer just trying to figure things out. Have a listen!

U&lc

Pretty stoked that back issues of U&lc, The Inter­na­tional Journal of Typo­graph­ics are available as pdf download here.

Wim Crouwel ‘In His Own Words’ By Toon Lauwen

Another nice gem now available by the wonderful folks at Typotheque, this looks like a beauty and surely one for all to digest as time and capacity allow. Here is a bit of text from Typotheque:

Wim Crouwel ‘in his own words’ presents a selection of lectures and articles delivered by Wim Crouwel between 1973 and 2006. Crouwel’s texts, who has lectured all over the world, document a lengthy and important career as a designer (professor and museum director) that spans from the early postwar years until the first decennium of the 21st century. The book mirrors a highly committed professional: a pragmatist, critical observer and at some decisive points: a utopian even. The outgoing/diplomatic character of Crouwel, who has always dressed immaculately, is shown in a small portfolio of portraits, made by different photographers over a period of almost sixty-five years.

Tobias Röttger

Some nice work from this Hort designer from Berlin.

Neil Kellerhouse

Hero, poster with Joaquin Phoen

I discovered graphic designer Neil Kellerhouse‘s work when I was looking at the poster for Casey Afflek and Joaquin Phoenix’s controversial project “I’m Still Here” which uses a hugtastic Didot HTF Italic. It turns out, though, I’d actually seen Kellerhouse’s work many times before, in Criterion Collection cases, dvd menus, and more recently, movie posters, including The Social Network.

I personally respect Kellerhouse’s elegant and spontaneous typographic and visual sensibilities, but he also seems to be an accomplished photographer in his own right. I look forward to seeing more of his work.

Dazzle Camouflage

I was pretty amazed when I came across these WWII ships. They’re so stunning and modern. The ships look like they came straight out of a Lichtenstein painting. Dazzle Camouflage was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I. This technique did not conceal the ship but made it difficult for the enemy to estimate its type, size, speed and heading. Its main purpose was to confuse rather than hide. Brilliant.

Check out RISDs impressive online collection of maps and photos.

And here is a Dazzle Camouflage inspired boat owned by billionaire Dakis Joannou and designed by Jeff Koons.

Narghee-la

A seriously offbeat and anti-digital Flickr photostream, scissors and glue style, from Joana Coccarelli in Brazil. Worth a peep, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the originals in all their glory.