Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sustainable Design Using Type

Lee Jeans wanted to design a bag that focuses on being eco-friendly to show their awareness of the environment. This new bag design is not just a bag-- it's a calendar, game board pieces, glasses, checkers, a do not disturb sign, a dice, and so much more.  Lee only expected to produce 3,000 of these bags, but due to unexpected interest from patrons, Lee produced 100 times more bags than planned.

Click here to see all the uses of the bag! 

I also found this book, Tree of Codes, by Jonathan Safran Foer, an American writer.  This book was made by taking another book, The Street of Crocodiles, which was his favorite book, and di-cutting certain words out to form a whole new story. Everyone, including the printers, said the book would be impossible to make, with di-cuts on every page.  The designer of the book, Sara De Bondt, eventually found Belgian Printers, who could finally made the impossible possible

Some Freshness

Here is a fresh looking stationaries from Filthy. The attention to detail is just awesome, and everything seems to just flow real well.

This is a cool video that shows woodcut type being mass printed with the typeface "Pure". The way the video is shot is real interesting .

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gotham, GQ enough for presidents!

Here is some neat information about about a beautiful typeface, the story behind
it's creation and the president who loves it.

We have all seen Google's logo in many variations when we go to their home page to search
for anything and everything. The variances of the famous Google logo are aptly named "Google Doodles". Google has had several logos since its renaming from BackRub. The current official Google logo was designed by Ruth Kedar, and is a word-mark based on the Catull typeface. The company also includes various modifications and humorous features, such as cartoon modifications of their logo for use on holidays, birthdays of famous people, and major events, such as the Olympics. These special logos, some designed by Dennis Hwang, have become known as Google Doodles. As of February 14th 2011, Google's own gallery features 1002 logos.

I wouldn't say that I am particularly in love with the Google logo. But I do enjoy the "Doodles". So I was pretty psyched when I found them all in one archive.

You can check them all out here.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Victor Reyes

So doing all this hand done type for my catalog reminded me of this graffiti artist Victor Reyes; he does amazing hand done type different from any graffiti I've ever seen. He made the front cover of the San Fransisco Chronicle a couple months back for his "Misspelled" project. In the passed two years he's painted all 26 letters of the alphabet around random parts of the city.