Grand Central Publishing 2011, Design and illustration

Grand Central Publishing 2011, Design and illustration

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Monday, 28th July 2014

PSA: MORE IMPORTANT TAGS

(First PSA here.) These are more recent collections of stuff I’ve posted, but let’s pretend I’ve been quietly and continuously maintaining them for years on end. 

non latin type
This tag is my favorite child. This tag is a true labor of love.

booze
Self-explanatory.

hella old books
And other old stuff, in varying degrees of “hella” and “old,” but mostly books. Unrelentingly beige, for the most part. Soon to be enlarged courtesy of the archive of coffeeanddonatus, which is the best Hella Old Books tumblr you’ve never heard of. If you liked book-aesthete, go follow them.

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Monday, 28th July 2014

Title: The tidal wave—July 4, 1918, 95 ships launched / Coll ; Thomsen-Ellis Co., Baltimore, New York.
Creator(s): Coll, Joseph Clement, 1881-1921, artist
Date Created/Published: 1918.
Medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 76 x 51 cm.
Summary: Poster showing a row of ships cresting a wave, and an eagle.

Title: The tidal wave—July 4, 1918, 95 ships launched / Coll ; Thomsen-Ellis Co., Baltimore, New York.

Creator(s): Coll, Joseph Clement, 1881-1921, artist

Date Created/Published: 1918.

Medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 76 x 51 cm.

Summary: Poster showing a row of ships cresting a wave, and an eagle.

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Monday, 28th July 2014
coffeeanddonatus:

Picturing Ethiopic (1857).
A closeup of some wonderful characters in Christian Friedrich August Dillmann’s Grammatik der Äthiopischen sprache (Leipzig: T. O. Weigel, druck von J. B. Hirschfeld, 1857).

coffeeanddonatus:

Picturing Ethiopic (1857).

A closeup of some wonderful characters in Christian Friedrich August Dillmann’s Grammatik der Äthiopischen sprache (Leipzig: T. O. Weigel, druck von J. B. Hirschfeld, 1857).

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Monday, 28th July 2014

99percentinvisible:

Dramatic Dutch safety posters from the 20s. Translations and more here

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Sunday, 27th July 2014

Eldest son of the renowned Suzhou artist Wen Zhengming (1470—1559), Wen Peng is especially famous for his works in seal and cursive script. Most examples of Wen Peng’s calligraphy are small in scale, often taking the form of inscriptions on paintings or colophons on handscrolls, while large-size characters from his hand are rare. The wiry structures, evenly applied ink, and fluid brush movements on this scroll—which are typical of cursive script—illustrate the calligrapher’s mastery of media and form.
Wen Peng’s text is a poem by the Tang dynasty writer Cui Shu (active mid-8th century), titled On the Ninth Day of the Ninth Month, Climbing the Terrace of Looking For the Immortal. It is traditional in China on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to climb to a high place to eat and drink and enjoy the autumn scenery. To observe the holiday, Cui Shu and his friends climbed a high terrace built by Emperor Wen (reigned 179—157 B.C.) of the Han dynasty, a scenic spot in Shaanxi Province that evoked for the poet a series of historical and literary associations:
Emperor Wen of the Han dynasty raised this high terrace,Which today we climb to watch the colors of dawn begin.Cloudy hills of the Jin States stretch off to the north,Gusting rain over Twin Knolls comes down from the east.Who would recognize the warden of the far frontier gate?The old Immortal-on-the-River is gone and won’t return.Let’s search nearby instead for the Magistrate of Pengze,To happily imbibe with him a cup of chrysanthemum wine.

Eldest son of the renowned Suzhou artist Wen Zhengming (1470—1559), Wen Peng is especially famous for his works in seal and cursive script. Most examples of Wen Peng’s calligraphy are small in scale, often taking the form of inscriptions on paintings or colophons on handscrolls, while large-size characters from his hand are rare. The wiry structures, evenly applied ink, and fluid brush movements on this scroll—which are typical of cursive script—illustrate the calligrapher’s mastery of media and form.

Wen Peng’s text is a poem by the Tang dynasty writer Cui Shu (active mid-8th century), titled On the Ninth Day of the Ninth Month, Climbing the Terrace of Looking For the Immortal. It is traditional in China on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to climb to a high place to eat and drink and enjoy the autumn scenery. To observe the holiday, Cui Shu and his friends climbed a high terrace built by Emperor Wen (reigned 179—157 B.C.) of the Han dynasty, a scenic spot in Shaanxi Province that evoked for the poet a series of historical and literary associations:

Emperor Wen of the Han dynasty raised this high terrace,
Which today we climb to watch the colors of dawn begin.
Cloudy hills of the Jin States stretch off to the north,
Gusting rain over Twin Knolls comes down from the east.
Who would recognize the warden of the far frontier gate?
The old Immortal-on-the-River is gone and won’t return.
Let’s search nearby instead for the Magistrate of Pengze,
To happily imbibe with him a cup of chrysanthemum wine.


Title: The famous 13th, 42nd, and 73rd battalions C.E.F. Royal Highlanders of Canada, allied with the Black WatchDate Created/Published: [S.l. : s.n., between 1914 and 1918]Medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 80 x 54 cm.Summary: Poster shows recruiting announcement on a Union Jack.

Title: The famous 13th, 42nd, and 73rd battalions C.E.F. Royal Highlanders of Canada, allied with the Black Watch
Date Created/Published: [S.l. : s.n., between 1914 and 1918]
Medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 80 x 54 cm.
Summary: Poster shows recruiting announcement on a Union Jack.

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Saturday, 26th July 2014

Hera Films is a multi-talented group of Filmmakers. From Weddings to inspirational stories, the group at Hera Films is passionate about storytelling and the power of connecting with viewers through the medium of Film.

We were definitely excited when they asked us to join them at the start of their journey and create their visual identity. Taking a combination of their visual aesthetics and their passion for narratives, we established a mark that hinted at elements of a journey. From the identity, our work extended to wedding price sheets and a promotional poster.

(Source: studiofaculty.com)

womenofgraphicdesign:

Katja Knahn
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Friday, 25th July 2014
mythologyofblue:

Page 25 (1730). One of the page numbers printed in Elementa linguae Arabicae ex Erpenii rudimentis ut plurimum desumpta (London: Typis Caroli Ackers, 1730), an edition of Erpenius’ Arabic grammar edited by the Cambridge professor Leonard Chappelow. (via coffeeanddonatus)

mythologyofblue:

Page 25 (1730). One of the page numbers printed in Elementa linguae Arabicae ex Erpenii rudimentis ut plurimum desumpta (London: Typis Caroli Ackers, 1730), an edition of Erpenius’ Arabic grammar edited by the Cambridge professor Leonard Chappelow. (via coffeeanddonatus)

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Friday, 25th July 2014
teachingliteracy:

(by mylifeasateacup)
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Thursday, 24th July 2014

This is a personal project I did for one of the greatest softdrinks there is. “Julmust”

Julmust, or directly translated; “Christmas sap”. Its a swedish beverage mostly consumed during Christmas in Sweden. I did this small project based on the concept to tell the rest of the world about this awesome drink, and f ex, to bring something typical home from sweden as a gift when visiting.

The visual concept is built on the creator of the beverage´s background as a chemist, and a typical swedish christmaselement, the strawgoat/yulegoat, which´s origin dates back a long time in pagan nordic christmas traditions.

(Source: behance.net)

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Thursday, 24th July 2014

Contains list of season’s repertory; drawings by Léon Bakst and Pablo Picasso; costume designs for Parade; Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur; and Contes Russes; program information for numerous ballets; and photographs of Lónide Massine; Lydia Lopokova, Stanislas Idzikowski, Ernest Ansermet, Eric Satie, and others. (Content)

Contains list of season’s repertory; drawings by Léon Bakst and Pablo Picasso; costume designs for Parade; Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur; and Contes Russes; program information for numerous ballets; and photographs of Lónide Massine; Lydia Lopokova, Stanislas Idzikowski, Ernest Ansermet, Eric Satie, and others. (Content)

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Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Επιλογές is a small family run bookshop in Greece.

Not just a personal commission but a labour of love and my first contribution to Greek graphic design and typography.

Greek calligraphy is a fascinating discipline with more idiosyncrasies and anomalies than I could have hoped for. Many thanks go to Gerry Leonidas for offering his expert advice on the subject. I’d also like to pay respect to Gert Wunderlich and his beautiful buchkunst, the inspiration behind the Επιλογές symbol.

(Source: work.andreasneophytou.com)

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Wednesday, 23rd July 2014