Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

Design Matters says Capsule

October 21, 2007, 3:43 AM

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I’ve received this week a lot of design-related books from Amazon. Among them was Design Matters: Logos 01, edited by Capsule, a design firm from Minneapolis, US. I wanted to find more about the book’s writers, since the book was quite good, well-written and with a lot of good examples. No wonder, check out some of Capsule‘s work:

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Where the wild things are…

August 21, 2007, 3:52 PM

Today I received my package from Amazon with four books, 3 design books and a story one: Where the wild things are (wiki).

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I wasn’t very sure about it when I ordered, but after reading it I must say that I’m glad I did. It’s wonderfuly illustrated, it’s a great story and it manages to make you feel “the magic” of a child’s world. It’s actually a classic, and it seems Hollywood are making a movie inspired by it. Hope it turns out allright (Burton’s Big Fish is a great movie that has a similar feel to “Where the wild..”)

I also posted some weeks ago this Hulk comic cover, which as you can see is a tribute to “Where the wild things are”:
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Cover browser

April 27, 2007, 1:58 PM

This cover browser is really a great watch. Very interesting thing to see how magazines, comics, manga and such have changed through time, reflecting their era (Superman kicking Hitler’s and Emperor Hirohito’s butts, Transformers at Iwo Jima and many more). One of my favs though is the Incredible Hulk one, drawn in children books style. Reminds me of “Obluda”, a czech children’s book that appears in Monster, a great manga and anime.
Enjoy.

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By the way, if you really want a good laugh you can also check the worst album covers ever, still on the same page :)

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