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Anatomicals “Shower to the People”

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Came across this super fun line up of body products at Winners of all places. Their line goes: “Whatever you look like, whatever shape you’re in, we only want you for your body.” Nice one. Lots of great product names, delivered in simple, inviting packaging using Helvetica Rounded.

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Tags: Branding · Copywriting · Culture · Design · Funny · Graphic Design · Ideas · Industrial Design · Surprising · Typography

Tokyo Cube — Shopping Japanese Style…

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Fun, fun, fun Japanese goods shop… sections include Art, Fashion, Interior & Toys. “Tokyocube was founded in 2005, initially with the launch of the Tokyocube Magazine, which was designed to provide people throughout the world with a place to find features, articles and reviews on all the latest to come out of Japan, as well […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines · Retail · Technology

Arthur Erickson, 1924 – 2009

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

You can’t walk around Vancouver without being affected by Arthur Erickson’s work, and I was especially lucky to have had a chance to work in a studio in one of his buildings (the Evergreen Building on West Pender, now condos). To me, Erickson’s buildings *are* Vancouver – they engage the geography and climate, the warm […]

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Heroes · Inspiration · News

M.S. Corley Book Covers

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Designer M.S. Corley is seeing a fair amount of success with his ongoing process of re-designing book covers in unexpected and fresh ways. Lots of great stuff to see here.

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Tags: Art · Books · Branding · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Typography

Homage to Japanese Typography

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Found this post full of  Japanese Type examples. Love it.

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Tags: Culture · Design · Inspiration · Japan · Photography · Typography

Rockstar T-Shirts

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

T-shirts re-drawn from old photos of your favourite rock stars. Fun! Visit http://www.wornfree.com/ (Found via: http://nfgraphics.com)

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Tags: Art · Design · Fashion · Music

Type in motion

May 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Two beautiful examples of typography in motion, both found via  design fckr. Flickermood 2.0 from Sebastian Lange on Vimeo And, this beautiful spot from Mercedes Benz: http://motionographer.com/theater/mercedes-benz-bas-plus/

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Tags: Advertising · Design · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Motion Graphics · Typography

Typography for Lawyers

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I stumbled across this site while doing some typography research. At first I kinda chuckled (have you ever seen a lawyer’s handwriting?) but upon closer inspection, I found it to be a very clear, well-written piece of information. Very useful not only for lawyers, but for any professional not already familiar with typography and communication […]

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Tags: Business · Design · Education · Graphic Design · Typography · Uncategorized

Penguin, Bond, Typography

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I was reading NiceF**kingGraphics this afternoon and came across a link to a new series of James Bond novels to be released very soon in the UK, and illustrated by Michael Gillete (buy prints here). I started poking around the Penguin site a bit more and encountered their blog, filled with interesting posts from a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Books · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Typography

R.E.M. Hollow Man

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

via Motionographer I feel like I’m watching an animated David Carson layout from 1996. And that’s not a bad thing, because Michael Stipe is great. We saw R.E.M. play in Vancouver in 1995 (with Sonic Youth) and then I had a chance to chat with him at my grad show in 2000. Still waiting for […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Film & Video · Friends · Inspiration · Motion Graphics · Music


May 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

Fun! I can’t decide who has the nicer letterforms.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Motion Graphics · Surprising · Typography · You Tube

Things I have learned in my life so far – Stefan Sagmeister

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I had the opportunity to see Stefan Sagmeister speak in Toronto in 2006. In person, he seems humble and grounded in ideas. His personality shows well in this short from Hillman Curtis.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Heroes · Ideas · Inspiration


May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

My alma-mater (2000) just became a University! The video above shows BC Premier Gordon Campbell making the official announcement. What does this mean? From the site: This is one of the most significant changes in the 83-year history of Emily Carr. We will over the next year be planning and implementing the transition to a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Canada · Culture · Design · Education · News

R2-D2 Projector

May 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

via Gizmodo: We knew that there was a motorized, fully-articulated R2-D2 projector with built-in DVD, iPod dock, all kinds of digital media inputs, and Millennium Falcon remote control, but we never—EVER—imagined it would be so amazingly drooltastic as this video shows. Time to put on your LEGO-made Han Solo jacket or Leia bikini, and buy […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Electronics · Industrial Design · Technology

Taste for Makers

February 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

The following comes from the book “Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age” by Paul Graham.”Paul Graham, designer of the new Arc language, was the creator of Yahoo Store, the first web-based application. In addition to his PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, Graham also studied painting at the Rhode Island School of […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Inspiration

Time.com relaunch. Inspired by New York Times?

January 17th, 2007 · Comments Off

Fairly clean & straightforward, this new site feels a lot lighter on its feet than the previous generation.However, scrolling down below the fold, I couldn’t help but notice something familiar… isn’t this the same layout as the one used by the New York Times site (launched in April of last year)? A quick glance reveals […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · News · Surprising · Web Design

Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years

January 4th, 2007 · Comments Off

I missed this last year, but some great stuff. From the outline: “Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years is an exhibition produced by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Japan’s foremost design awards, the Good Design Awards (also called the G-Mark system). Since 1957, the Good Design Awards […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan

A Graphic History of Emigre Magazine Compiled and Designed by Idea.

October 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

File under: one-good-reason-for-being-up-hours-before-the-sun. I was up checking my email very early this morning (gotta get a head start on the girls) and noticed a message from Emigre. Wha–what’s this? IDEA magazine? Emigre retrospective? Slip case? Limited to 50 numbered copies? I grabbed my credit card and hoped I would be quick enough… I was! It’s […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Books · Design · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Magazines · Surprising · Typography

Leo Lionni – Hero

October 18th, 2006 · Comments Off

I have a dog-eared, yellowing, frayed-edged copy of “Family of Man,” given to me as a gift from an old friend. Lionni was only responsible for the cover design and accompanying posters, but his art direction on the cover sets the tone for a beautiful photo essay, produced at a time when much of the […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Books · Culture · Design · Heroes · Inspiration

E-boy: Isometric art at its best

August 16th, 2006 · Comments Off

Following a link on Kottke, I discovered the insane world of Eboy. Have a good look, and make sure to click on the full-size versions of each. Some highlights: NYC Communication City Singapore

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · Graphic Design