AVANT GARDE PRESCHOOL
FINDINGS The Avant Garde Preschool sponsored by Partners & Spade is a workshop that encourages children to make their own mark by drawing with Karen Kimmel’s nature inspired stencils. The workshop focuses on the discovery and integration of abstract thinking and promotes the exploration of color, share, and form. I’m loving the logo mark, too!
EVENTS Just came back from the AIGA lecture series with Andy Spade as the guest speaker. I really enjoy what he has done to the Kate and Jack Spade labels. Unfortunately, him and his wife no longer run them. His new endeavour is a store/gallery called Partners & Spade. I’m really glad he’s gone in this direction. Partners & Spade is such a great environment for creative freedom. If you like the way Andy developed his fashion brand, you’ll probably also like Paul Smith.
IKEA USES VERDANA
FINDINGS Those of you who get the Ikea Catalog in the mail might already be fuming with anger. If you’ve noticed, they decided to switch it up a little and change their iconic usage of Futura to the slightly less popular typeface, Verdana. Yucky. “I think it’s mainly experts who have expressed their views, people who are interested in fonts. I don’t think the broad public is that interested.” – Ikea Spokeswoman.
FINDINGS The Royal Mail has unveiled a series of stamps to celebrate the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. What do you guys think of the designs?
HELP, I HAVE A BOO BOO
PRODUCT DESIGN I’m sure many of you have already seen this floating around in the blog world. But I just wanted to write about them because I really adore this product line and the company’s lightheartedness and humor. Make sure you guys check out their website.
VIDEO Big Bird visits Chuck Close! Pretty awesome.
SHARE SOME CANDY
FINDINGS Just came across this lovely blog. They feature a lot of really great illustrators.
ART Ian Wright was hired by Givenchy to create this project comprised of hundred of mascara brushes. Make sure you check out the video that documents his painstaking process.
FINDINGS Drool!! Someday I will own one.
PHOTOGRAPHY Brian McCarthy is a pretty awesome photographer who has the magical ability to give life and character to the toys he photographs.