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Dana Tanamachi x Puffin

Dana Tanamachi x Puffin

Category: Books, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 21st 2013
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"Chalk Queen" Dana Tanamachi is back, this time collaborating with Penguin on a series of covers for classic children's books.  Check out this time-lapse video to see her create the cover for the Wizard of Oz. ...

40 Days Of Dating

40 Days Of Dating

Category: Blogs, Web / Design,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 15th 2013
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Jessica Walsh (of Sagmeister & Walsh) has teamed up with one of her friends, designer & letterer Timothy Goodman. Sick of the dating scene and both single, the two decided they'd set a challenge. 40 days of dating. They're releasing the results one day at...

1984

1984

Category: Books, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 18th 2013
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Letterology did a great post last week on published and unpublished covers of George Orwell's 1984. Aren't they fabulous?  ...

Swedish Ikea Cookbook

Swedish Ikea Cookbook

Category: Books, Design / Publishing, Photography,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 31st 2013
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Shot by Carl Kleiner, this amazing photography is from an Ikea cookbook called 'Hembakat är Bäst' (which means 'Homemade is best'). ...

Slice a Recipe

Slice a Recipe

Category: Books, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging, Design / Print,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 30th 2013
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As a means for culinary students at Escuela de Cocina Carulla to 'sharpen' their skills while studying, Ogilvy & Mather designed this special introductory cook book which literally needs to be delicately sliced open to reveal its contents. ...

Massimo Vignelli on Grids

Category: Books, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Interviews / Individual,

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Posted: Apr 30th 2013
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Fabulous interview with Massimo Vignelli discussing how he uses grids. ...

Commodity Goods

Commodity Goods

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Mar 13th 2013
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The students here at the Sydney college were kicking back with a few drinks after class a couple of Fridays ago, and talk turned to favourite smells. That smell right before a thunderstorm. The smell of a new car. The smell of new tennis balls, and old books. It feels like Commodity heard that conversation and...

Rare old books

Rare old books

Category: Art, Books, Designers/Studios, Illustration,

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Posted: Mar 5th 2013
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Nobrium: Towards True Precision in the Control of Excessive Anxiety Why is it that so many cool books are just so hard to find? Stumbled across this little gem, designed by Pentagrams Mervyn Kurlansky in 1971, for a Pharmaceutical company. As you would expect, captures the zeitgeist of the early 70's perfectly! ...

"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" Typography under the bonnet

"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" 
Typography under the bonnet

Category: Books, Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: John Palowski
Posted: Jan 25th 2013
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  This week our FT students have just been tested on their knowledge on the basics of the anatomy of a typeface (all of whom passed with flying colours – clever bunch!). We think they're ready for a bit of advanced theory… and where better to start than this beautiful new publication by ...
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Book Quotes to Illustrations

Book Quotes to Illustrations

Category: Art, Books, Design / Editorial, Design / Typography,

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Posted: Jan 11th 2013
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Check out these great posters by New York designer Evan Robertson – inspired by quotes from favourite authors. ...