Nice idea: MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLEWhether we admit it or not, grids are an essential part of our life. Without grids, our lives would be messier, uglier, and more confusing places to live in. The Art of the Grid products will keep your life in order! Write your shopping lists, practice your layouts, and keep […]
Read this nice interview at SpeakUp with the Art Director of METROPOLI, Rodrigo Sanchez, that recently won a Type Directors Club award. Rodrigo joined El Mundo in 1992, where he is the Art Director of three of the newspaper’s supplements along with other tasks required by the large publishing group. Since graduating from Universidad Computense […]
Adrian Shaughnessy (This is Real Art) will be the next speaker, at the series Personal Views by ESAD school, in Matosinhos, Portugal, 23 February 2007. The entrance is free for everybody.Adrian Shaugnessy wrote the very well known How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul. Here´s a nice review of the book at […]
Karel Martens, Paul Elliman and Armand Mevis.Found via SSerrato: The WT programme stimulates and practices critical reflection on the basis of a broad cultural perspective, with theory playing a supporting role.Participants engage in artistic research involving content and form, text and image, theory and practice, in relation to professional practice and supervised by leading designers. […]
A nice blog with Paul’s favorites book covers. Almost all these books he has bought in second hand shops and he rarely payed more than a couple of pounds for each one.Here in the picture there´s a beautifull Penguin example.
Mexican Blackletter is a book published by Mark Batty Publisher on the blackletter also known as Gothic miniscule.Blackletter, known also as Gothic miniscule, originated in Europe near the end of the 12th century. Transported from Europe to the New World, blackletter was subtly reshaped by indigenous influences. No better is this illustrated than in Mexico. […]
There is a nice interview at MetropolisMag with Markus Rathgeb, author of a monograph on Otl Aicher, graphic designer for the 1972 Munich Olympics. Via Design Observer.
Based on the book The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst and Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann and also some of the major web sites on typography comes The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web.A great resource for those who work with type on the digital medium, all this […]
Found on my own google adsense ads: Alchemy is the first concept book from The Heavy Duty Press. The idea presented itself moments before dumping a case ofo worn-out and dirty 14 point Spartan into the hell box. The text was completely improvised in the composing room, with the single goal of setting every last […]
“Made with FontFont” edited by FontShop co-founder Erik Spiekermann and Dutch writer-designer Jan Middendorp, showcases the history and influence of the award-winning foundry. The book is replete with real-world examples of FontFonts in use, from high-profile ad campaigns for big automakers and fast food giants to iconic poster designs for the Tyson/Tubbs heavyweight battle in […]
Buy this while you have the chance! 🙂Karel Marten’s work occupies a unique place in the present European art and design landscape. While working in the tradition of Dutch modernism, he maintains distance from the main developments of his time: from both the practices of routinized Modernism and the facile reactions against it. His work […]