Another winner! What happens when you take the characters from chapter four of the Great Gatsby and decide to make business cards for them? If you are The Heads of State you have a dynamite poster on your hands. 32 different cards pulling from the design styles of the 20’s all on one sheet. This is also a great project for design teachers to give to their students. What a fantastic idea and executed beautifully. This was also printed by those geniuses over at Studio On Fire.
This bad boy is for sale too. $90 bucks. Hey man, quality cost. Do it!
(Via Beast Pieces. Again.)
A beautiful poster from the people over at Typography Deconstructed. The poster covers the Anatomy of Type and also has a Type Glossary. The poster is a high-quality 16 X 24 letterpress print produced by the print masters over at Studio On Fire. The detail on this poster is top notch:
The good news is that this beaut is for sale. The bad news is that it comes with a $100 price tag making it out of reach for casual buyers. (Promo code SOFMARCH2011 gets you $10 off throughout the month of March 2011, though.) If this were last year I would have bought it already and turned it into a tax write off for “business expenses” as this poster is top shelf. But life is hectic now and purchases are on hold. However, gifts are graciously accepted.
(Via Beast Pieces)
GAP has decided to redesign their logo:
Well, that didn’t turn out well. This looks like it was designed by a corporate committee. “Hey, Helvetica is still hot, right? Use that. And, hey, tack on a blue box somewhere so that people can still relate to the old logo. OK, gotta go play golf!”
This is a skate deck really tickles me.
Wait, that didn’t sound right.
This is a skate deck I can really get behind.
No, that’s not right either.
David Carson, the designer behind Ray Gun magazine, gives this interesting talk about typography and the breaking the rules when conveying a message with type and design at the TED conference. He is a pretty funny guy. What he says at the end is pretty true as well and it is something that you should ask yourself every now and then.
(Via @darrenhoyt on Twitter.)