TinTin Covers By Dan Hipp

21 Aug 2011, 8:02am

Man, how good are these faux Tintin covers by Dan Hipp? SOOO good.

Wood Sculpture by Randall Rosenthal

16 Jul 2011, 11:31am

New York sculptor Randall Rosenthal creates amazing pieces carved out of single blocks of wood.

His work reminds me of ceramacist Richard Shaw.

(Via @kickthebobo)

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Typography

31 May 2011, 7:42am

View ’em all here. Incredible.

(via BibliOdyssey, found by @RenderedThreads, retweeted by @eyenoise)

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Great Gatsby Business Card Poster

10 Mar 2011, 11:37am

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.)

Typography Deconstructed Poster

10 Mar 2011, 11:12am

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)

Bamboo iPhone 4 Cover

27 Jan 2011, 5:21pm

Sure do love these Bamboo iPhone 4 covers. Hurry up, February!! ($25.00)

(Check out all of their wood iPhone 4 covers. Nice!)

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Studio on Fire presented by Gestalten TV

5 Nov 2010, 2:44pm

Gestalten TV brings us this wonderful video of the goings on over at Studio on Fire, arguable one of the best letterpress studios out there. What a treat.

New GAP Logo

6 Oct 2010, 9:48am

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!”

Really bad.

Too easy.

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Legacy of Letters

18 Sep 2010, 11:20am

With so much done on computers these days, it sure is lovely to see someone so masterful at doing something by hand.

Alien Vs. Predator Skate Deck

9 Sep 2010, 9:00am

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.

Never mind.

(Thanks, Andy!)

Letterpress Birth Announcement by Ty Mattson

6 Sep 2010, 2:53pm

An simply stunning letterpress design from Ty Mattson beautifully designed and executed. Seriously. Everyone else can go home now.

Printed by the always amazing Studio on Fire. (Check out their blog Beast Pieces to see what I am talking about.)

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A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

6 Sep 2010, 2:37pm
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I don’t know about the orange windows but, otherwise, pretty fantastic.

Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks

4 Sep 2010, 9:49am

Johnny Lee is brilliant.

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David Carson on Design + Discovery

14 May 2010, 11:46am

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.)

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