1. How To Be Alone | A wonderful short video by Andrea Dorfman, featuring singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis. Note to self: spend a little time this weekend completely unplugged — sit, contemplate, journal, and reflect.
2. Simplify Your Desktop | Admire the minimalist lifestyle, but can’t make the full commitment to change your physical space? Why not start with your computer and chose from these 60 minimalist desktop wallpapers.
3. Evolution of the Business Card | From 1400 AD to modern day, this timeline gives a quick snapshot of how the most ubiquitous personal and professional promotional item has changed through the ages.
4. 16 Years of Paula Scher Posters | There’s no denying the typographical prowess of the iconic design master and Pentagram partner, Paula Scher.
5. 1973 Ad for Sony Tape Deck | Proof positive that Madison Avenue cannot predict the future. Vintage ads amuse me to no end — the extensive copy length, odd cropping and oftentimes clunky design make me marvel at how far the medium has progressed.
But the grandiose headline is what grabs me on this one. You have to wonder how strange today’s marketing messages will seem in 40 more years. Something to think about when following up on that note to self.
HI-FI : BELLAVISTA SOCIAL PUB
A video homage to the design brilliance of Reid Miles, Hi-Fi is a must-see for any fan of typography and the iconic Blue Note Record album jackets.
HAND LETTERING BY DANIELLE DAVIS
Completely charmed by this playful bit of hand drawn type by Danielle Davis. She’s thinking about setting it in letterpress or silkscreen — yes, please!
[via Behance Network]
POSTER DESIGN BY STUDIO ON FIRE
As a my designer DNA dictates, I find it damn near impossible to resist anything letterpressed. Combine the technique with a powerful sentiment, and I’m a total goner. Like this beautiful poster by Studio On Fire, which reads:
“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair” — Chinese Proverb
EXPERIMENTAL TYPE DESIGN BY ILOVEDUST
So, I’ve spent the day (a Saturday, mind you) at the computer, finalizing a logo design. This little number by the incredible talents behind ILOVEDUST just about sums up the start of my evening.
THE CALLIGRAFFITI OF NIELS “SHOE” MEULMAN
Part tagging, part calligraphy and a dash of fine art, Mr. Shoe’s calligraffiti is most compelling — especially in process. Take a shortcut and see more at monsieur bandit, or get lost in the work on Muelman’s own site.
(via monsieur bandit)