Almost too beautiful to eat off of, these are The Middleton plates – each place is named individually – Doug, Janet, Claire & Perry. Design by Marco Cibola of Poketo. Absolutely lovely and can be purchased here.
Archive for August, 2008
Typecube are really neat building blocks for typophiles. They assist in the construction of modular letterforms by having a formal component on each of the six sides of the cube so the possibilities are endless. It creates structure, but gives each user flexibility. Currently in production, I will definitely pick up a set or two. (a set comes with 64 cubes) yay!
I like to periodically check type designer extraordinaire, Andrew Byrom’s web site because he’s always got something new brewing. I was excited to see that his Letter-Box-Kite had come to fruition and the red color looks great against sunny California’s blue skies. He’s got a few other new projects posted, definitely worth checking out. Neat!
Music = Happy. Left as Rain = New Music Blog with handpicked songs that don’t suck and a nicely designed web site. So as I’m writing this right now, I’m thoroughly enjoying a track from The Dutchess & The Duke called Mary. Thanks Chris!
I recently acquired the Everything is ok activist kit from the nice people over at Mine in San Francisco. And although I have the strong urge to just keep it on my shelf to look at (it comes all contained in a can) that would be wrong. Very wrong considering the whole purpose of the kit is to inspire positive change with the dialog that you choose to create between the medium and the environment its in. So while you sit there and read this, I say, acquire a kit yourself and go out and do something with it and post your photos to their web site. It will be good for you. And I’ll keep you posted as to what I’ll be doing with mine.
CutUp are an anonymous collective of artists based in East London, who work in outdoor intervention, film and sound installation. Their work focuses largely on the processes of disruption inherent in the everyday and on the reconfiguring of pre-existing systems within the urban environment. Some of their first works include removing a billboard and cutting it up into small squares (pixels) and reassembling it on the billboard. Clever. And diligent folks over there.
And they do it again. The folks at Non-Format are responsible for the cd and poster artwork for The Chap’s album, Mega Breakfast. Its all that I need to make me happy: lovely typography, white space and a chocolate covered, sprinkle dipped, shiny balloon dog.
The best way to describe Atypyk’s products is smart. Virtually every item on their web site either makes you giggle or say “those clever people, why didn’t I think of that” or both. And according to their “fact sheet,” Atypyk enjoys making completely unnecessary things, kills flies (sorry) and products are not made in china. These dollar bills are not products they sell, but a random section of their web site that kept me entertained for awhile.