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book (design) stories

Book (design) stories
from new typography to swiss style
modernist book design in germany and switzerland 1925–1965 (and beyond)
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Patern detail
0020.CRO.NE1
NEW ALPHABET 1
by Wim Crouwel, The Netherlands

The Pattern Foundry is an archive of decorative patterns, open for anyone to license and use, created by designers and artists from around the world.
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Hole in one

  • 15.09.2008


by Lullatone

Take a look around Lullatone’s site and flickr — there’s a lot to see and hear.
Via Stork Bites Man

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Josef Müller-Brockmann and the international typographical style

This visualization, produced by Quentin Delobel, is the result of a personal web research about Josef Müller-Brockmann and the International Typographic Style.
Via visualcomplexity.
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Via LSD.

I found this today while visiting typography section jury at La Cambre visual art school (Brussels, Belgium).
Someone told me it is the last year project of a student in graphic communication section. It’s done in the cafetaria.

I don’t know the name of the student, does anyone know? Made by Basile Cuvelier.

Thanks Wendy for the photos, click “Continue reading” for more.

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Fiodor SUMKIN

  • 04.06.2008

Mr. Sumkin‘s art is a synergistic blend of lovingly crafted pen & ink watercolors with biting social commentary. Although his typographical work belies the influence of Gothic, Art Nouveau, Wes Wilson and others, Mr. Sumkin remains deliciously unique. One would be hard pressed to chose between his exquisitely designed type and his fresh style of editorial & advertising illustration. Fortunately, they compliment each other beautifully.”

Thanks to Alex Deforce for the link.

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The Design Observer Playlist

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plates

Woody shares his huge collection of plates with us.
Some of them are older than my grandma.
Woody is member of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.
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Condiments Packaging
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West side of the moon

USGS Astrogeology Research Program: West side of the moon.
Available to download from here (The PDF navigable version are full vector quality).

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Does every poster that a designer makes have to be displayed like this?

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Gelvetica, Tomatica & Heldentica
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More regrettable incidents in a life filled with bitter remorse

Please forgive me. I know not what I do.