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

Inside Bob Dylan's brain

May 4, 2008, 12:22 PM

Great typographic take on Milton Glaser’s Bob Dylan poster (you can view the large image here):

Inside Bob Dylan's mind

(via Kottke)



Typography, like wine, gets better with age

May 3, 2008, 10:50 PM


(bigger version on flickr)



Josef Muller-Brockmann Remix

March 25, 2008, 1:50 AM

Nice tribute to Jozef Muller-Brockmann (feeble wiki, it’s weird that there are so few good articles about one of the greatest and most influential designers). Made by Gary Butcher (Creative Director for Motion Graphics at Apple, it seems).

(via brockmann)



Good to have one in the office…

, 12:47 AM


(via ready 2 spark)



The Bear That Wasn’t

March 8, 2008, 2:48 PM

I remember seeing The Bear That Wasn’t on Cartoon Network when I was a kid and being enchanted by its beautiful yet thought-provoking story. Chuck Jones made the animated short adapting Frank Tashlin’s book (hope amazon will be selling it again soon, i can’t buy from resellers in Romania).

(photo from Kip W’s The bear that wasn’t photo setthank you Kim for scanning the whole book. Mind the beautiful typography in the title.)

The story beautifully touches the problems of urbanization, mass production, human alienation, workaholism and of course, the environment’s. It sounds over-ambitious for a cartoon, I know, but it’s amazing to see how easily these ideas are presented while keeping the cartoon entertaining even for small children (that will grow up and write rants like these :D). Graphic lines that entangle and move the characters, camera cuts made in an almost-comics-like manner (Samurai Jack‘s got nothing on this :P), suited and colored to match every masterfully-drawn character’s personality, music that gives you that 50’s industrial feeling but still manages to describe different social statuses and sometimes even have a hint of techno sound, and last but not least, the wonderful storytelling make this cartoon a true gem.


Too bad sometimes we let others convince us we’re just “a silly man who needs a shave and wears a fur coat”. Luckily some of us don’t buy that for too long.



Cool Hand Luke – 'nuff said

March 1, 2008, 1:41 PM

I loved the movie when I first saw it. It was a pleasure seeing its poster few days ago. Superb unicase-stenciled typo and great design (hope I’ll have time to use the typo and Paul’s laid back silhouette for a tshirt soon :D)





February 26, 2008, 1:40 AM

This zebra typo is simply superb:
Check out the rest of the “typanimals” by Jeremy Pettis.

(via Ministry of Type)



The true face of the universal man

February 24, 2008, 5:22 PM

This is the fearsome truth of what we are evolving into. Period. But whatta hell, at least we’ve got beer. Cheers! :))


(via Jason Hong)

Later edit:
get your own Homer Universalis poster here :D



Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar

February 20, 2008, 1:47 AM

Superb title and neatly looking typo for this calendar. Noa Bembibre has some more nice works on her website. Check her out.


(via FFFFound)



Experimenta – Swiss Style gone "all black"

January 25, 2008, 12:02 PM

The NZ-based studio, Experimenta, keeps Muller-Brockmann’s flag high up through their work. Beautiful layouts, clean and functional. Also be sure to check out the “critique” area on their site for some interesting articles on type. Last but not least, very nice idea to have the typefaces used in each work written under the images.


(via manystuff, thanks Alin)