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Really stunning self-promotional print designer, Shakira Twigden did. I just love everything about this project. From the gold foiling to the maps and hand drawn little cards inviting you for coffee. A nice and fun way to get people to take note of your design.
Take a look at her other stuff here really talented lady.
PRNewswire/–Dark Hall Mansion designed this amazing, first officially licensed, limited edition print Folio for The Beatles 1968 cinematic masterpiece, Yellow Submarine.
Dark Hall Mansion worked closely with Live Nation Merchandise, The Beatles’ North American Licensing Agent, and Apple Corps Ltd. on this project to develop a series of limited edition screen prints by leading contemporary artist, Tom Whalen. What makes this project even more amazing, it that this is the first time that The Beatles have formally allowed a contemporary artist to reinterpret their classic films imagery within a art print format.
Designed by Korefe, The Real Cookbook is the first and only Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat. Packaged as classic lasagne, and made out of 100% fresh pasta it can be opened, filled with ingredients and finally be cooked. The Cookbook was designed as a special project for a large publishing house.
Really nice packaging design done by Imagemme Packaging Design.
“Inspired by food advertisements of the 1950s, our vision for Molly’s Milk Truck was clean, vintage design. Everything from the coffee cups to the truck itself had to resonate with a time where poodle skirts and milkshakes reigned supreme Started by two twenty-something year old’s, Molly’s Milk Truck is a true gem. Leaving corporate America behind, Hoda and Jason combined their business and culinary skills to form this food revolution known as Molly’s. The dream team stood behind their motto: If you haven’t found your passion yet - keep looking. Don’t settle, stay hungr. The logos already printed on the cup however, several stickers were designed to add a customized/personalized appeal to each package. They can be placed on the entire range of packaging from the cups, to sandwich boxes to bags.”
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Typography posters of quotes by David Ogilvy designed by Ogilvy Singapore.
Promotional pack from printers Glasgow Press that was designed by Glasgow-
based graphic designer Kerr Vernon. Inside the pack was 5 letterpressed postcards with lyrics from songs by some of Vernon’s favourite Glasgow-based bands.
“Everything was printed on duplex GF Smith colorplan, except the Frightened Rabbit postcard which was printed on triplex,” explains Vernon of the thick, colourful and layered stock the postcards are printed on.
via Creative Review
Go and have a look-see on Kerr Vernon’s website, he has some amazing design work over there.
Being in the spirit of Spring, I thought this animation to be appropriate. Most of you guys have probably seen it somewhere on the internet or some kind of blog. I just wanted to share it again, cause I think it is so pretty.
Johnny Kelly did this animation for the Mexican food chain Chipotle and is set to a Willie Nelson cover of the Coldplay song, The Scientist. It is a story about a farmer who gets seduced by large profit and starts unhealthy and unethical farming. But all ends on a happy note and the farmer turns away from his bad ways and “Free Range” the piggies.
Here are some of the process photos. You can find more here
The new Inkling from Wacom is here. Now you can draw on any paper or surface and transfer it over on to your computer in either vector or bitmap graphics. It also doesn’t only record the strokes, but the pressure you drew with as well. You can even create layers. Amazing hey? Priced at $199 and available mid-September.
A series of disassembled typewriters, cameras, etc. stills by Todd Mclellan. Really like the art direction and layout of the photographs.
Yes. Free popsicles. This is the latest project of Kelly Anderson. Along with Jason Anello, they designed a solar powered ice-cream truck that is completely depended on Solar power. This truck will be rolling around towns wherein the solar power company Sungevity operates and hand out free, artisanally-made popsicles to the energy- (and apparently popsicle-) consuming public.
Kelly’s Popsicle design is not only pretty, but informative to (thumbs up for functional design). It informs people that the amount of energy needed to fuel all human activity is trivial when compared to the amount of energy in a day’s worth of sunlight.
Clair Hummel is a very clever lady all the way from Los Angeles, California. She has a passion for anything that reminds her of her childhood, Disneyland, Myst, national parks, museums, Hawaii and historically accurate costuming. No wonder she created these Fashion Period Accurate Disney characters (don’t know if that term exists, but you get it). Cool. Right?
Sleeping Beauty based on the year 1485
Pocahontas based on 17th century Powhatan costume
Cinderella’s dress is based in the mid-1860′s
Jasmine is based on rare drawings of pre-Islamic Middle Eastern fashion
Ariel’s dress is based on 1890′s evening gown fashion
Belle’s dress is based on 1770′s French court fashion
As long as something creates a reaction it’s alive says Maurizio Anzeri, the Italian born artist from the city of Loano. He refers to his latest work as a series of eerie portraits or photo-sculptures. go here to read more about this artist.
On my morning internet surfing and stumbling, I came across this little gem. Being a Coca-Cola fanatic (some might say addict), I just had to post it. It is the making of the first Neon sign for the Piccadilly Circus, in 1954.
via Creative Review
And according to the Dikkie van Dale, ‘Dress guard’ means: oilcloth or plastic lining partially surrounding the rear wheel of a bicycle to prevent a jacket or skirt from coming into contact with the wheel.
Here is the teaser for the Pendorings 2011 awards done by my friends! Enjoy the visuals, those who don’t understand Afrikaans - they are beautiful! It was shot in an old french house in Stellenbosch.
The Web-search giant Google once again came up with a interactive doodle that turns users to musicians! The latest Google Doodle was made to honor the late jazz guitarist, songwriter and inventor Les Paul. The Google Doodle is a digital version of the famous guitar, the Gibson Les Paul. Head over to Google and try it out! It is addictive.
Jessi is an interesting little lady, who love clothes, outfits and colours. And best of all, she never buys anything new. All her clothes are second hand and from thrift stores. Check out the video and then go over to her sweet blog.
The Blackheart Gang just returned from their latest expedition, The Bog, carrying with them many notes and images of what they saw. Amongst these were 5 paintings of some of the wildlife seen there. These paintings have been made into copperplate etchings in collaboration with Warren Editions.
Meet Mrs Jermyn. Mrs Jermyn makes awesome things. Mrs Jermyn Makes MrTedi. Mrs Jermyn was taught to crochet by her granny and her mom was a seamstress. Mrs Jermyn had no chance of getting away from making nice things.
Dear Mrs Jermyn, can I please have one of your MrTedies?
‘oritsunagumono’ (translated as ‘things folded and connected’) is a collection of origami works by artist Takayuki Hori created to highlight the environmental threat of pollution to a number of species native to japan’s coastal waterways.
Each one of these translucent sheet is first printed with either the images of fragments of an animal’s skeleton, or, on some pages, human-made discarded objects that are often eaten by the animals in the wild. Using the ancient tradition of folded paper, Hori folds these pages into beautiful 3D animals.
/Thanks Tania Whiteley/
Last week I bought the new book of Marian Bantjes, I Wonder. She spent 15months writing, illustration and designing the book and it is printed in 5 colours throughout the book, where Gold is one of them. The book is printed on a coated stock and is a nice small size, because Marian intended for this book to be actually read and not only enjoyed for its visual beauty. Every single illustration is also new and created for the book, and the content is not about her work, but instead about how her observation about the world around her.
Mette Hornung Rankin signed up for the Sketchbook Project last year and here is a few of the pages out of her sketchbook. I decided to crawl under my bed and grab my moleskin for a little Sketchbook Project of my own. Will keep you posted - if I succeed. I get distracted eas…. ooh pretty pictures!
_Be sure to check out the rest of her portfolio here_
Friday me, Wendy and Alettie decided to mission down to good old town to see what it had to offer. We ended up at Fashion Fridays on Juta Street. What a pleasure for the eyes. After that we made a quick stop at 44 Stanley for some food in our bellies. Were we pleased by what awaited us there. Dinner outside, under trees and lanterns, while enjoying the fine tunes of folk/country/Gypsy band Runaway Train. Thanks for a great start to the weekend friends.
It was my mom’s birthday a while ago and I bought her this Cookbook from Woolworths. But was I surprised when I opened it. Miss Jane Hornby really did a good job with this. What made my heart leap like a goat through a field, was the food photography and how all the ingredients are so nicely set out. Going to treat Ma Bia with something out of this for Mother’s Day.
“Summer is not a temperature or some months of the year… it’s a state of mind…”
- James Jamo Coetzee
This little statement of my friend (which my hands, feet and I are still not convinced about) inspired today’s post. I’ll try anything to bring back Summer. So here is a little ray of Sun.
The ‘Invitation to an Assassination’ series examines how seemingly routine and casual occurrences can quickly become extraordinary events with a profound global impact the moment a powerful figure, whether it be a world leader or pop culture icon, is assassinated.
Some clever design hey? Go look at the posters and read the little description on the left to understand the design. Clever I say once again, clever.
I admire people who put the digital things aside and still get there hands dirty to make amazing things. This project was done by the amazing Studio on Fire. It is a Typography Poster for 2011 Artcrank - a show for bike people. They went and scavenged each part from On One Bike’s basement bike bone yard. After inking each part individually, they used the prints to create the type. It was plated in photo polymer and printed as a large format 20 x 26 letterpress print in 2 color on 100% cotton Crane Lettra.
Today is the 119th Anniversary of the first documented Ice cream Sundae. A perfect Summer celebration as well I’ll say.
Some trivial fact about this delicious dessert from What’s Cooking America.
“Some historians claim, but never proven to be true, that the name “sundae” was created in response to the “Blue Laws” which said that ice cream sodas could not be sold on Sundays because they were to “frilly.” For some reason the “righteous” very much against what they called “sucking soda” (especially on the Sabbath and the clergy started preaching against them). The dish has gone by other names at various time, most notably “sundi” and “sondhi.” Some accounts have explained all these names as attempts to avoid offending the sensibilities of the devoutly religious, which might take a dim view of a pile of ice cream and syrup being named after the Sabbath.”
Ice cream inspration
Even though the Ice cream Sundae is delicious in so many ways, I still prefer the South African Ice cream Sundae, or at least the one we used to have when I was a kid. Yum Yum in my tum!
Summer is perfect for getting your bike out of the dusty shed and going for a ride. Especially with one of the puppies from Beg Bikes. While you are at it, grab one of those nifty flask and put it in your basket for a Sunday afternoon picnic.
Over the past 20 years, more than 20,000 bicycles have been brought into Rivas, a city on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, by the non-profit Pedals for Progress, which collects donated bicycles in the United States and distributes them in impoverished communities worldwide. Since the first was unloaded in Rivas in 1991, the bicycle has become an integral part of daily life.
Below is a trailer of a documentary, The Bicycle City, that show how empowering a simple bike can be. If you want to find out more about this project, head over to The Bicycle City
There is a beautiful Japanese tradition that tells that a wish may be granted in response to someone with the devotion to fold one thousand origami cranes
One Thousand Cranes is a project that got a bunch of artist, designers and illustrators on boars to create beautiful designs that can be made into origami cranes. When you donate to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund, you can download one of these designs, and fold a crane in support of Japan. Beautiful project hey? As soon as I got my PayPal account up and running, I’m downloading me a bird!
One of the designs u can download. Design by I LOVE DUST
I am not a fan of Winter. My friends know that as soon as Winter comes knocking on our doors and the colours and temperature start changing, my mood change as well - for the worst. So I am in denial and the next few post are going to be all about Summer. How great it is, how we should bring it back and all the wonderful things about it.
My first post is about how to bring Summer back. Grow some plants! Below is a little video by one of my favroutite designers/illustrators Erin Jang She did this video for the March 2011 ipad issue for Martha Stewart Living. They planted fast growing radish seeds and photographer Jonny Miller took a photo of the growing process every hour over eight days.
I still don’t know how to post videos, so here is the link to it.
Grow your own
Will Staehle are quite amazing! He created these stunning illustrations with rather good copy to go with the visual. I tried to get the best ones, but there are just so much. Go check them out for yourself. Really great stuff.
My purse will always be full of coins with a one of these beauties. This is a leather purse designed by Diana Eng. It is made out of recycled leather and each purse has an unique laser etched ID number. These babies comes with their own dust bag and printed fortune inside.
After a very long and tough week, it is finally the weekend. I’m off to an Afrikaans wedding this weekend in the heart of the Free State (Free State! Whoo Hoo!). They are the best wedding you get FYI. Good food and a lot of dancing fun.
Have a Happy weekend kids.
just an after though
Do you remember how much fun it was to play with Legos? During the holidays we dedicated a whole room in our house just for playing with them, because with a Lego block at hand, your imagination world can’t be restricted to a 1mx1m square. I ventured into a Lego shop the other day and found something new to spend all my money on! I am starting a collection of little Lego men. Already bought the first one (picture to follow soon). But I also stumbled upon these two designers, Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti, from Scandinavia. They took 20,000 blocks of Lego (also from Scandinavia FYI) and made this rad kitchen table. How beautiful? Only thing I’ll add, is a huge Lego pit where I can spend my mornings playing Lego, through gulps of Milo Cereal of course. Never forget breakfast kids!
i want that big yellow head
interesting chair much