love this poster
For any who missed these vintage 16th, 17th and 18th century color wheels. Swoon!
another great colour (no that’s not a typo, i’m canadian) wheel…ok, sure it’s just a colour chart but a beautiful one.
about a week or so ago i was stumbling (online, not physically) and i came across a site which made the observation that if you take the first three digits of pi (3.14) and reflected them in a mirror you’d get the word “pie”. so i (of course) took that as a challenge and had to make an image. voila!
i ran into a wikipedia entry for this yesterday, never heard of the term “chekhovs gun” before and it intrigued me. it grabbed my attention enough that i woke up this morning thinking about it and how i’d like to make an image based on it. so here it what i came up with. if you’re interested enough here’s the link that started it all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekhov’s_gun
george lois - an absolutely legendary madman art director. he doesn’t hold back anything in this short clip on creativity. tell it like it is george, swear words and all.
while going through the phaidon site i came across this post discussing the modern “rock poster”. follow the link and see some modern gems of design and illustration…beautiful stuff.
here’s a taste of the short article:
“the late 1960s is widely recognised as the golden age for rock posters…however, with the music industry’s move away in recent years from recorded music towards constant touring as a revenue earner the art of the rock poster has resurfaced and a whole new raft of designers – often working in conjunction with left-field, artistically forward-thinking bands – have ushered in a new wave of poster art. Once again, it’s a predominantly US-driven scene but this time often owes more than a nod to Swiss typographic design than that of its psychedelic ancestory.”
discovered this series of pictograms in a book i found at the library about a week ago. i was flipping through old books that they sell off for .50¢ and as i was flipping through this one i saw these odd images. i can’t for the life of me figure out where they would be used. they were mixed in with all the other airport signage and olympic sports pictograms that were big in the 70’s. it was a classic wtf? moment…so i had to buy it.
if yore interested (don’t bother), the book is titled “handbook of pictorial symbols” by rudolf modley.
i guess this is in response to all the hard to read word art & type design i’m seeing these days. this phrase popped into my head after trying to read yet another illegible work of art/design that i found on the interweb. it’s more tongue-in-cheek than anything else…no, actually maybe it’s more like trying to understand a person who’s talking to you with his tongue in his cheek. ;)
We came up with this idea a few years ago for a full-year poster calendar that, instead of showing all the months as a bunch of tiny boxes, kept each month intact as a complete line across a grid of weeks and weekends. Initially we just made them for ourselves, but we started making more and selling them because people on tumblr really liked the idea.
It’s now become my favorite and most useful calendar format for planning and projects, because it seems to be a much more natural way to view multiple weeks, unbroken weekends, and because it allows easy notes for deadlines and trips which isn’t normally possible on standard year-at-a-glance calendars. Also, they look really cool.
They’re limited-edition debossed letterpress-printed in single colors onto nice thick paper. This year we’re doing Pantone silver ink on white, and magenta on yellow.
You can buy them in our shop for the quite-reasonable price of $25.
it’s that time of year again: time to get a new calendar. really enjoy the look of this one. quite different than the ones we all tend to use.