Fun inspiration from our friend Travis Cain.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thanks to new regulations from the FDA, tobacco manufacturers may have to start including one of the 36 proposed labels that graphically show the effects of smoking. Honkin' big labels are designed to startle smokers to the real dangers involved with smoking. The labels are now required by lawunder a new ruling passed last year that gave the Food and Drug Administration the power to finally regulate tobacco products.
[via The New York Times]
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We are happy to see that the back issues of U&lc are now available online for high-res and low-res download. Fonts.com has scanned all 26 years of issues and is planning to make one year's worth of issues available every month. The first year is up right now so get the first issue with art and editorial direction by Herb Lubalin.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The talented Marian Bantjes will give an insightful talk on Monday, November 1st here in NYC about her career, her design and most importantly her beautiful typography. Paula Scher will introduce her and at the end of the event you can pick up Bantjes' new book called I Wonder. Tickets are still available.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
For Paul Rand's posthumous induction into The One Club Hall of Fame, Imaginary Forces created this short film, combining original animation with a videotaped interview of Rand himself, that encapsulated his unique and timeless contribution to the design community.
director - Mark Gardener
producer - Cara McKenney
designers/animators - Jeremy Cox, Joey Salim, & Liz Centolella
animators - Andrew Chung, Sean Eno and Chase Massingill
editor - Corey Weisz
sound design - Derek Lee
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This video is pretty long when compared with the average YouTube video but the long shots of gallons of ink, pigments and rollers is truly mesmerizing. These materials are such a huge part of our craft and yet we, as designers, know so little about them. Here's a chance to get up close and personal with the process that makes the inks that makes our designs come to life (our print designs anyway!)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Anna Hrachovec's solo show at gallery hanahou looks like it is going to cute and awesome! Hrachovec used over 200 balls of yarn to knit a wacky 10-foot installation filled mini-unicorns, a rat infested city, knit monsters and much, much more. The show opening is October 7 and it runs through October 29. RSVP for the opening at the gallery hanahou website.
The Phaidon Design Classics book set is now available as an iPad app. Considerably more portable than the phone-book-like 3-book and much cheaper at $19.99 rather than $175. It contains over 1000 great design objects from "cars to chairs, tableware to cameras, from toys to airplanes."
The iPad really is the perfect venue for coffeetable books. I hope Phaidon and other publishers will consider the iPad and release other books in digital form.