Monthly Archive for September, 2009

Arial or Helvetica

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ARIAL OR HELVETICA

FINDINGS Here’s a short little quiz to get you through a long Tuesday. You can test your ability to tell Arial and Helvetica apart. I missed 3! Shame on me.

Kid’s republic

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KID’S REPUBLIC

ARCHITECTURE How awesome is this bookstore?! I love how the design of the space encourages kids to run, hide, and explore. It feels like a futuristic Dr Suess book come to life. This space was designed for Poplar, Japan’s largest children’s book publisher by Sako, Japan’s leading architecture firm.

Wolf & Badger

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WOLF & BADGER

WEBSITE Wolf & Badger is an interesting retail gallery that provides an affordable opportunity for designers to display and sell their products, as well as gain exposure to trade buyers. Sometimes it just takes one helping hand to lead an up and coming artist to fame. Nice job guys. Site designed by my talented buddies at ISH.

MWM Graphics

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MWM GRAPHICS

TYPOGRAPHY Here’s a fun alphabet set brought to you by Matt W. Moore.

Storefront art

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STOREFRONT ART

FINDINGS I was talking to a friend who works at SOEX the other day and she mentioned about this project by The San Francisco Arts Commission. Artists and designers will be creating temporary art installations into 10 vacant storefront windows throughout the city. And of course, I find out that the nice peeps from MINEā„¢ will be designing a window of their own. How fun!

Designing Obama

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DESIGNING OBAMA

BOOK The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create this book, Designing Obama. It’s a chronicle of the art from Obama’s historic campaign. They’re accepting pre-orders now.

Hello von

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HELLOVON

ART HelloVon is a brilliant artist who does amazing pencil and graphite pieces. I’m really impressed with how his fine art pieces have a graphic design quality to them. He’s currently having a show in Los Angeles @ the Cerasoli Gallery.

Snuggie poo

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SNUGGIE POO

FINDINGS No comment. *sigh*

Noma Bar

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NOMA BAR

GOLD STAR Noma Bar is an illustrator who’s capable of brilliantly using negative space. Kudos. I just got his newest book in the mail yesterday. I almost peed in my pants when I saw the cover. Do you see the coffin, dog, cat, AND mouse? I love how the spine of the book is also the dog collar.

Edward Fella

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EDWARD FELLA

BOOKS Ed Fella’s book, Letters of America is filled with hundreds of his own Polariods documenting hand drawn signs seen while he travelled across America. Looks liked a beautiful book filled with lots of typographic inspiration.