Jan 30, 2014

The Gap: A Typographic Interpretation of the Creative Process

You're likely to see this all over the craft and design blogosphere over the next few days, but I loved it too much not to share.   

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Jan 28, 2014

Free Downloads: Tons of Vintage Illustrations from the British Library


I just stumbled across a link to the British Library's Flickr page, which has over a million (seemingly) copyright free images and illustrations available for browsing and download.    

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Dec 11, 2013

Dec 10, 2013

The Chart of Hand Tools

We're always big fans of Pop Chart Lab's work, but we get especially jazzed when they start talking about a most ManMade of subjects: hand tools. 

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Dec 04, 2013

Audio Infographic: 100 Years Of Rock Music in Less than a Minute

created at: 12/04/2013

Designer Brittany Klontz created an interactive infographic for ConcertHotels.com that maps 100 years of popular music styles, from the earliest pre-1900 folk music to the super subgenres you probably didn't even know existed. The mapping itself is cool, but the "most excellent" bit? Each of the entries are clickable, allowing you to listen to a sample song from the genre to get a better idea of how it came to be.    

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Nov 22, 2013

Hand Drawn Typographic Thankfullness

This November, designer and artist Frances has challenged herself to a little project to note her gratitude and celebrate all the things for which she's thankful.

The project is a combo of these amazing hand lettered pieces

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Nov 19, 2013

The Bourbon Family Tree... and What You Can Learn from It

GQ shares this fascinating chart excerpted from the new book The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Drink and Make Whiskey by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell. 

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Nov 15, 2013

Fieldwork: A Guide to Making Things

created at: 11/15/2013

To celebrate their one year anniversary, design and branding firm Fieldwork created "A Guide to Making Things."

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Nov 11, 2013

Super Minimalist Movie Posters by Michal Krasnopolski

Polish artist Michal Krasnopolski has taken the minimalist pop culture trend to its most, um, minimalist. Using only straight lines and a single circle, Michal summarizes dominant imagery of the film, or creates a reduced version on its (existing) iconic poster. 

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Oct 29, 2013

The World's Smallest Printing Company

Designer studio Letterproeftuin - a "traveling open-source...neo-craft workshop that emphasizes the creative process and exhibits its results" has created "The Smallest Printing Company," a tiny but fully functioning installation that produces tiny posters and books. 

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Oct 14, 2013

The Most Complete Charting of Beer... Ever.

created at: 10/14/2013

The designers at PopChartLab have completed The Magnificent Multitude of Beer, a quite sizable 

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Oct 08, 2013

How to: Make Your Own "Artisanal" Branding Logo

created at: 10/08/2013

Designer Tim Delger created this humorous graphic and poster called

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Aug 26, 2013

The Coolest Beer Cans of All Time

With beer being sold in cans since the mid 1930s, and with countless thousands of breweries producing since, you better believe there have been some pretty amazing designs over the years. 

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Jun 24, 2013

______ as______: Food Idioms Recreated as Edible Typography

Designer Christine Kawasaki-Chan recently embarked on this clever project: a collection of food idioms recreated in dish-based type. 

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May 06, 2013

A Stop-Motion History of Typography

created at: 05/06/2013Graphic designer and media-maker Ben Barrett-Forest made this excellent animated video detailing the history of typography. It's plenty educational, and all kinds of fun to watch:    

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Apr 10, 2013

National Parks Explorers Guide Checklist

I have a new goal on my life list: visit every U.S. National Park. As of now...I've been to exactly: two. I don't really live near too many, and as a kid, my family tended to travel to the same few places every year. But, I'm legit serious about this one, and I'ma get started this year on my next vacation: a trip to all five National Parks in Utah in late summer/early fall 2013.    

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Apr 09, 2013

Pick Your Poison Coasters

Designer Ross Moody of 55 Hi's, who last year brought us the birthday card that turns into a shot glass, now shares this cool typographic coaster set dubbed "Pick Your Poison." 

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Feb 17, 2013

Daily Dishonesty: Typographic Illustrations of the Lies We Tell Every Day

"Daily Dishonesty" is a fun illustration series by artist Lauren Nicole Hom. Each features a typographic take on one of those little mistruths that we tell ourselves to make sure we enjoy our day. 

Sometimes they

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Feb 16, 2013

The Great Lake States Project

For those of us in the middle of the country, we don't always know what to call ourselves. Sure, there's the Midwest - but living in Ohio is pretty different than Kansas, and the landscapes of Nebraska and Michigan look nothing alike.

So, I like the designation "The Great Lakes States," and I love this new Great Lake States Project by artist and designer Meng Yang.   

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Feb 16, 2013

Infographic: 21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words

created at: 02/21/2013

You know when someone asks you what your thinking about, and you just can't find the term? Or, when you're asked how you feel about something, and you have to start it with a caveat or an "I don't know" before searching for the best approximation?

Chances are, there are words for those situation, they're just likely not in the English dictionary.   

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