Spinto es una tipografía mexicana inspirada en los antiguos anuncios publicitarios italianos de los años 1890-1920. Como base principal se extrajeron rasgos de la fuente Bodoni, haciendo una fusión entre las terminaciones serif didonas con las terminaciones transicionales como Baskerville. Las gotas de algunas letras se acomodan empujando a las astas creando una característica especial. El alfabeto incluye minúsculas, mayúsculas, números y símbolos. La función principal de esta tipografía es de uso display en grandes formatos.

Spinto is a mexican typography inspired by the old Italian advertisements for the years 1890-1920. As principal base Bodoni font features were extracted, by merging old didones with transitional serif like Baskerville. The terminal of some letters are arranged pushing the stems creating a special feature. The alphabet includes lowercase, uppercase, numbers and symbols. The main function of this font is used in large-format display.

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Sunday, 17th August 2014

Conception of the visual identity of a new place dedicated to French gastronomy, La Cité de la Gastronomie.

The center organises festivals, exhibitions and workshops.

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Sunday, 17th August 2014
purplefigtree:

Leaf from a Quran, al-Andalus, late 12th century.

This Qur’an belongs to a small group of similar Qur’ans all of which were copied in Southern Spain. They are all fairly small, this being one of the larger of the group, and are similar in layout and illumination. All are square, and written in a small neat script which has been described as the Valencian script. Nine of the group have colophons, of which six were copied in Valencia. They have an opening page or pages of illumination, which here is sadly lacking. The sura headings are in gold kufic with illuminated palmettes and the text is written on rather white parchment with tightly spaced lines of around 21-28 lines to the page. […] 
Spanish Qur’ans are few in number compared to North African Qur’ans as many were deliberately destroyed by the Christian conquerors of Spain. None exists in Spain itself with but few remaining in libraries in North Africa and the East, poignant reminders of Spain’s glorious Islamic heritage.

(via Columbia University)

purplefigtree:

Leaf from a Quran, al-Andalus, late 12th century.

This Qur’an belongs to a small group of similar Qur’ans all of which were copied in Southern Spain. They are all fairly small, this being one of the larger of the group, and are similar in layout and illumination. All are square, and written in a small neat script which has been described as the Valencian script. Nine of the group have colophons, of which six were copied in Valencia. They have an opening page or pages of illumination, which here is sadly lacking. The sura headings are in gold kufic with illuminated palmettes and the text is written on rather white parchment with tightly spaced lines of around 21-28 lines to the page. […] 

Spanish Qur’ans are few in number compared to North African Qur’ans as many were deliberately destroyed by the Christian conquerors of Spain. None exists in Spain itself with but few remaining in libraries in North Africa and the East, poignant reminders of Spain’s glorious Islamic heritage.

(via Columbia University)

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Illustrated map of Danish design mecca Copenhagen, produced for Herb Lester Associates.

Illustrated map of Danish design mecca Copenhagen, produced for Herb Lester Associates.

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Saturday, 16th August 2014

Task To create a new expression for Blue Bottle’s New Orleans Iced Coffee, extending the intimate Blue Bottle experience from carefully curated cafes to a carton, reaching a larger audience and standing out on shelves in mass retailers.
Scope Brand strategy, identity, and packaging design.
Solution The new design for Blue Bottle’s New Orleans Iced Coffee stays true to the heart of Blue Bottle, challenging coffee category cues while remaining modest and utilitarian. Pearlfisher has elevated Blue Bottle’s current equities and clarified their word mark to increase its stature, simplifying messaging on pack and playing up the Blue Bottle blue to increase shelf impact.

Task
To create a new expression for Blue Bottle’s New Orleans Iced Coffee, extending the intimate Blue Bottle experience from carefully curated cafes to a carton, reaching a larger audience and standing out on shelves in mass retailers.

Scope
Brand strategy, identity, and packaging design.

Solution
The new design for Blue Bottle’s New Orleans Iced Coffee stays true to the heart of Blue Bottle, challenging coffee category cues while remaining modest and utilitarian. Pearlfisher has elevated Blue Bottle’s current equities and clarified their word mark to increase its stature, simplifying messaging on pack and playing up the Blue Bottle blue to increase shelf impact.

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Friday, 15th August 2014

From 2008-2012 we worked with the Downtown Main Street Association of Encinitas, California to create an in-depth annual guide to the community’s downtown businesses and tourist attractions. It became the essential field guide for local landmarks, providing visitors and locals alike a one-stop pocket guide to Encinitas. The module we created has since been adopted by several other cities in the Great American Downtown association.

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Friday, 15th August 2014

Anonymous said: your sass is amazing, you are amazing.

It’s true. I’m great. And as of next month, I’ll have been running this blog for five years; I have no time for anyone who can’t read an FAQ. Here’s the FAQ. Here’s the about page.

(I might just open up submissions for five-year anniversary month, by the way. I’m considering it hard.)

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Friday, 15th August 2014
coffeeanddonatus:

Grammar of the Japanese Written Language (1872)
Plate from the first edition of William George Aston’s Grammar of the Japanese Written Language (London: Printed for the author at the Office of the ‘Phoenix,’ 1872). Aston, an Irish born scholar and diplomat, first visited Japan in 1864.

coffeeanddonatus:

Grammar of the Japanese Written Language (1872)

Plate from the first edition of William George Aston’s Grammar of the Japanese Written Language (London: Printed for the author at the Office of the ‘Phoenix,’ 1872). Aston, an Irish born scholar and diplomat, first visited Japan in 1864.

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Thursday, 14th August 2014

classicpenguin:

Jeff Gordinier’s NYT piece, The Dark Room Collective: Where Black Poetry Took Wing, discusses an artistic group founded by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange that’s being increasingly recognized for being, as Gordinier explains, “a flash of literary lightning.” Rita Dove, herself an inspiration for this group, took into account the significance of Dark Room when putting together the Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry, which includes the work of Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, and Carl Phillips, among others. A fascinating moment in literary history with an impressive legacy of influence and work, very much worth not falling victim to the tides of forgetting.

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Thursday, 14th August 2014

Poster design and invitation card for a camp fire festival.
Celebration of the art of cooking with fire.

Poster design and invitation card for a camp fire festival.

Celebration of the art of cooking with fire.

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Thursday, 14th August 2014

In this school project (supervised by Thomas Buxo) I was asked to make a book about one aspect of the internet as part of a book-series inspired by Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalogue from the late 60s. My book consists of 61 monetary proposals received in my junk-folder over the course of 3 years. Proposals that most likely are spam. The content is divided into four sections (Inheritances, business proposals, lottery winnings and misc.) in a total of 108 pages.

The book is a reflection and investigation on these e-mails, exposing strange or funny sentences. At the same time, it is a comment to contemporary cynicism of internet-users (myself included) that would immediately dismiss these proposals as scams. In theory they could be true? The book takes on this theme by naively stressing the amount of money I could have potentially earned, given that these proposals were real.

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Monday, 11th August 2014

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Saturday, 9th August 2014

blogtomistuff said: hey,sorry for question i follow you can you follow back ?!Thanks <3

[audience groan]

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Saturday, 9th August 2014

The guys at Razor Jam came to us when they had outgrown their old name and image. A simple take on the angle bracket linked Razor Jam to what they do best — clever online applications with beautiful code.

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Thursday, 7th August 2014