the brother’s grimm may have a monopoly on the children’s book market, but here is a whimsical pop-up picture-book for grown-ups that will bring you as much delight as tales like little red riding hood and the frog prince.
Posts Tagged ‘type design’
people have been obsessed with davinci’s sketch books for centuries, but is this a pastoral art like diary keeping and letter writing? the sketchbook project mobile library is taking a definitive stance and bringing the creative musings of over 27,131 sketchbooks from 135 countries. you can get your inspiration on in one of the 40+ cities they visit across the country or peruse the digital collection at your leisure.
for fonts, form is the difference between legibility and chicken scratch, but for christian boer a graphic designer with dyslexia the function of form has a greater importance. he has created a typeface called dyslexie to combat the brain’s tendency to flip and rotate letters. scientific american explores the font and it’s designer’s process in this article including the challenges dyslexics face and boer’s thesis that led to the creation of the font.
no it is not an obscure math course you avoided like the plague in college, it is a community-inspired type endeavor. the phraseology project is an on-going typography experiment that allows followers to submit words or phrases that the team turns into a type study. this creative community was concocted by drew melon, and has since become popular enough to require the contributions of four other type-lovers.
there is a friendly battle brewing on lettering vs. calligraphy between martina flor and giuseppe salerno. you can vote for the daily letter and compare the two typography techniques. a phrase or keyword is issued to inspire the letters and their creative variations to everyone’s visual delight.
design and music go hand in hand. they have historically influenced each other creatively. here are two how articles that discuss designing with environmental music:
and another article that talks about making the most of your music.
the reverse apparently influenced john lennon’s writing of ‘being for the benefit of mr. kite,’ shown in nick esdaile and joe fellows video detailing peter dean’s recreation of the victorian, letterpress, circus poster.
is music a must to get your creative juices flowing? do you curate your music to the project your are working on?
what is the best holiday gift for your designer pal that is a curator of all things design, a history buff, and a reference librarian at heart? oh wait, are we talking about you or your friend? well phaidon has just answered your prayers. the new archive of graphic design includes 500 of histories best examples organized to your o.c.d.’s contentment. the recipient better be on the “nice list” this year, because this collection is more than a stocking stuffer to be sure.
ikea is a brand that exudes innovation and progress, so it is interesting to see them clinging to printed direct mail catalogs and advertisments. however they are doing it so well, that they are seemingly trying to save the endangered medium from the jaws of the digital era… or at least making them play nicely together.
this advertisement by leo rosa borges is flat-pack inspiration in your mailbox:
and the catalog’s app integration is like being in a furniture secret society:
don’t forget about the briefly available cookbook photographed by carl kleiner: