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Monday, 25th August 2014

The Designer Après-Garde explore the world of copy culture that has come to dominate design. “It became a cliché to announce that “we live in a remix culture”,” said Lev Manovich in his 2002 Flash Generation. What used to be avant-garde for postmodernists, is orthodoxy today. Copying and remixing are now part of the everyday. Nevertheless, designers still claim fame within this domain. The Designer Après-Garde is the fictional story of two such designers.
In 2010, the mini-fiction was visually translated into a poster and yellow leaflets for display during Take Part To Ideas in Bologna, Italy, an open source exhibition about designer’s research on intellectual property curated by Melissa Destino.

The Designer Après-Garde explore the world of copy culture that has come to dominate design. “It became a cliché to announce that “we live in a remix culture”,” said Lev Manovich in his 2002 Flash Generation. What used to be avant-garde for postmodernists, is orthodoxy today. Copying and remixing are now part of the everyday. Nevertheless, designers still claim fame within this domain. The Designer Après-Garde is the fictional story of two such designers.

In 2010, the mini-fiction was visually translated into a poster and yellow leaflets for display during Take Part To Ideas in Bologna, Italy, an open source exhibition about designer’s research on intellectual property curated by Melissa Destino.

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Saturday, 23rd August 2014
coffeeanddonatus:

The Child’s Grammar (1874).
 A young Grammatica gives grammar lessons on the cover of Ephraim M. Murch’s The child’s grammar: first lessons in language (Louisville: John P. Morton and Company, 1874).

coffeeanddonatus:

The Child’s Grammar (1874).

 A young Grammatica gives grammar lessons on the cover of Ephraim M. Murch’s The child’s grammar: first lessons in language (Louisville: John P. Morton and Company, 1874).

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Saturday, 23rd August 2014
Oh my god. Names blotted out to protect the innocent and so this moron who’s obviously copypasting this message to every blog in sight doesn’t get any free traffic on my dime. I’ll take the compliment, though.
Oh my god. Names blotted out to protect the innocent and so this moron who’s obviously copypasting this message to every blog in sight doesn’t get any free traffic on my dime. I’ll take the compliment, though.

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Friday, 22nd August 2014

LEDtoMagewappa

Auther: Yukio Hashimoto
AD: Yoshiaki Irobe
D: Ryosuke Kato
CL: Rikuyosha co.,Ltd
Bookdesign
2013

LEDと曲げわっぱ

Auther: 橋本夕紀夫
AD: 色部義昭
D: 加藤亮介
CL: 六耀社
ブックデザイン
2013

(Source: irobe.ndc.co.jp)

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Friday, 22nd August 2014

Anonymous said: Ive got to say. I just went to the typography tag and it broke my heart. I remember going in the tag and actually finding typography and lettering and designs but now its just filled with quotes and posts from weheartit. This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife. Letters and the alphabet were

Dear Melodramatic Friend,

I feel you, dogg. Are you searchingtypography” or are you in /tagged/typography? The latter is curated managed, like #design is. If you’re still thirsty, try the typeface tag, it’s usually better. Usually. Sometimes. Sometimes it’s just just people being holier-than-thou about Papyrus or Comic Sans. Your mileage may vary. 

Sincerely,
Your Humble Host, Who Will Never Get to Edit the Typography Tag Because This is a Sideblog

anumberof:

No. 37

anumberof:

No. 37

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Thursday, 21st August 2014

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.

(Source: behance.net)

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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.

(Source: behance.net)

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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)

(Source: brassmanticore, via beautyartislam)


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.

(Source: behance.net)

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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