Monthly Archive for June, 2009

The uniform project

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THE UNIFORM PROJECT

SAVING THE WORLD NY-based designer Sheena Matheiken has pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India.

Woodn’t it be nice

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WOODN’T IT BE NICE

FINDINGS Here’s a typeface called Woodini designed by the talented people over at Komboh. I found this via a pretty cool blog called It’s (k)not wood.

Book addiction cont’d

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BOOK ADDICTION CONT’D

BOOKS Okay…I really need to stop with this book addiction. But it makes me so happy. This is another book I just bought with a super pretty fuschia cover.

Andrew Holder

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ANDREW HOLDER

ILLUSTRATION Andrew Holder is an artists based in Pasadena, California who has a portfolio filled with some really nice illustrations. His color palette and some of his illustrations feel a lot like a modern/graphic version of a Hockney painting.

Book addiction cont’d

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BOOK ADDICTION CONT’D

BOOKS So I just got another book in the mail! This one is titled, Trade Marks & Symbols. Some of the marks in this book also appear in the Signs + Emblems book that I also got. So if you’re thinking about buying some books, I recommend only getting one of them.

SF moma typography

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SF MOMA TYPOGRAPHY

TYPOGRAPHY Here’s a nice collection of typography found throughout the SF Moma. Summer is a great time to make a trip out to the Moma and check out their recently opened rooftop terrace.

Breanne

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BREANNE

GOLD STAR Breanne has a portfolio filled with some really awesome work and some pretty nifty silkscreened wallpaper. This project is my fav. “My work celebrates normative experiences via 1980s – 1990s popular culture, domesticity, cute, kitsch and the culture of collecting. It shares triumphant moments of youth and adulthood and oftentimes reveals the dark and embarrassing ones, too.” -Breanne

Book addiction cont’d

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BOOK ADDICTION CONT’D

BOOKS I just love going to get the mail these days. This is the third book that I ordered. So far, this one is my favorite.

Face37

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FACE37

GRAPHIC DESIGN Here’s an interesting business card design for an Orthopaedic surgeon by design studio, Face37. The use of stainless steal was symbolic of the tools used during surgery. This is an interesting concept but I’m not sure I would feel comforted by a stainless steal business card if I were a patient going under the knife.

Book addiction cont’d

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BOOK ADDICTION CONT’D

BOOKS So here is the second book I just got in the mail titled, Banking Symbols Collection 2.