1. Ira Glass on Storytelling | I’m a bit obsessed with the weekly This American Life podcast and look forward to it every Monday. If you’re also are a fan of the show, these videos are a sure treat (though not the best quality). Psst: I encourage you to make a small donation of support to keep the genius of TAL alive! I used the text / phone option that Ira describes at the start of each episode — super easy!
2. The Living Principles: Creative Action for Collective Good | Intrigued by this online community that celebrates design thinking as an agent for positive cultural advancement.
3. Typography: Kalakari Display | This font would look amazing engraved or letterpressed — metallic or light ink on dark stock!
4. 10 TED Talks on Architecture | I’ll be putting some time aside this weekend to catch up on these presentations.
5. Fiber Optic Concrete | Amazing architectural and artistic installation potential.
ACE HOTEL MURAL BY TIMOTHY GOODMAN
As a designer of brand experiences, I am crazy-go-nuts about checking out interesting environments. Based on several recommendations from friends and this sensational, hand-drawn wall mural by Timothy Goodman, I’m mandating a stay at the Ace Hotel on my next trip to NYC.
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Tagged hand rendered type, Illustration
ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANNE SMITH STUDIO
Sweet, quirky and great looking in sets, the ever expanding 100 Cups print series by Anne Smith is available at Etsy.
WILD AIR POSTER BY STUDIO ON FIRE
Studio On Fire offers both design services and letterpress printing under one roof, a genius combination that only adds to the exceptional production quality of their beautiful work. I featured them in this previous post, and hope that I find myself in Minneapolis sometime so I might visit them in person.
Is it time for new business cards yet? Hmmm…
BLUE NOTE 1500 SERIES : REID MILES, ART DIRECTOR
With clever use of rule-breaking typography, minimal colors and moody images, Reid Miles set the iconic visual tone for the Blue Note label from 1955-1967. His work is not only synonymous with the golden age of American jazz, but also a heavy weight cornerstone in the foundation of graphic design.
[via birka jazz]
RANDOM SELECTIONS FROM LETTERHEADY
Matt Groening (1991)
Gene Roddenberry (1967)
Harry Houdini (1920)
Hugh Hefner (1955)
Albert Einstein (1932)
Again, this is why I LOVE the internet. I just stumbled across Letterheady, an eclectic and expansive collection of letterhead designs. It’s an amazing homage to a medium that, when done well, can completely capture the essence of personality. *Sigh* I could get lost here for hours.
[via DESIGN FETISH]
POSTER DESIGN BY WARM GRAPHICS
What is it about the modern music gig poster?
When I saw my first Rolling Stone layout designed by Fred Woodward with its power-packed typographic inventiveness, it was about the same time that I’d chosen my major of Visual Communications / Graphic Design at MICA. The music industry seemed to offer up such a lush concoction of subject matter, a job that would allow you interpret that spirit into a 2-D art form was a pretty sweet deal.
These compelling designs by Warm Graphics aptly bring to life feel of the music behind each poster — in rich color and swirling symbolism. What’s not to love?