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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Space Saving Coffee Table/Dining Table

8 May 2010, 12:09pm

Dig this space saving table. Nice design.

Jet Scooter Concept Art

8 May 2010, 11:42am

LOVE this concept for a jet scooter by peanuts23 over at Deviantart.

Saturday Morning Animation – E.T.A. by JUNK

8 May 2010, 11:36am
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Saturday Morning Animation – A Bear Film

3 May 2010, 8:43am

I know it’s not Saturday but this fits for a Monday.

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Ampersand ID Chart from Douglas Wilson

12 Apr 2010, 10:31am

I was bad. I bought this. I didn’t consult the wife first. I hope I am not in trouble but this is fantastic. I already own a few Douglas Wilson prints and just couldn’t resist this one. Apparently there are 110 prints but only 15 available in the US. Not sure why but there you go.

Based on the Snellen eye chart, this three-color, letterpressed poster is designed to keep your typographic eye keen on the details of everyone’s favorite conjunction.

Hand letterpressed on bright white French 100lb. cover-weight “Sweet Tooth” Pop-Tone paper. Limited-edition of 110 prints, signed by the artist.

Each print comes with an identification key that details the names and weights of all 61 ampersands.

UPDATE: Sold the fudge out at Doug’s site but you can still get it over at Keep Calm.

UPDATE#2: Sold the fudge out EVERYWHERE. Mine came in the mail the other day and it is beautiful.

(via Jessica Hische on Twitter)

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Saturday Morning Animation – THE RETURN OF JOHN FRUM

10 Apr 2010, 5:53pm

I won’t pretend to know one bit of what goes on in this short but I sure do like it and it’s Aeon Flux feel. It is a trip and a half…

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Infographic Coins

2 Apr 2010, 11:59am

I kinda dig these infographic-based coins, especially the ones with the cutouts and the 2. The 25 and 50, not as much just because of the lack of practicality.

(via petitinvention)

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Saturday Morning Animation – Evil Bee (Menomena)

6 Mar 2010, 8:50am

Remember that awesome Ramona Falls video I posted a while back? Pretty cool, right? Well here is another one for Ramona Fall’s leader Brent Knopf’s other band Menomena, also animated by Stefan Nadelman. It is equally as good.

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3 Mar 2010, 12:02pm

Not sure where I pulled this from. Found it on my desktop. Probably a t-shirt design. Anyway, who wouldn’t want a Robot striking the pose of that oh so iconic album?

Saturday Morning Animation – “I’m Impressed”

20 Feb 2010, 7:00am

Oh, paper-craft. So fun to watch. And They Might Be Giants fun to listen to.

Vintage Japanese Industrial Expo Posters

18 Feb 2010, 11:35am

An incredible collection of vintage Japanese posters can be found over at the The Pink Tentacle. GOOD stuff.

(Via The Everlasting Blort)

Keith Haring Shoes – “Ew boy.”

9 Feb 2010, 11:30pm

Kieth Haring has been dead for 20 years and they decide to drop these shoes? Simply awful.

Saturday Morning Animation – Codehunters

6 Feb 2010, 8:14pm

Sometimes certain animation shorts make me feel like I have the sensibilities of a 15 year old. This piece does that. But it is worth it. And I am OK with who I am.

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Saturday Morning Animation – Greedy Boy

30 Jan 2010, 12:46pm
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