ultrasparky:

nprbooks:

uispeccoll:

Pleased to announce our newest book arts acquisition: 

The Deep by Kevin Steele.


From the artist’s website:  

"The Deep is a tribute to maritime folklore and tradition developed over centuries of nautical exploration. The ocean, which remains immense and mysterious in our own time, was all the more enchanting and terrifying to sailors in an era when being at sea meant a profound isolation from civilization in oft uncharted waters and dangerous passages.


The Deep is a circular accordion pop-up book which unfolds to an oversized eight-point compass rose. The compass, arguably the sailor’s most valuable instrument, not only enables accurate navigation but brings good luck, ensuring safe passage home and protecting against a watery end in the Deep.”

Visit the artist’s website.

If you want to take a look in person just stop by the desk in our reading room and our librarians will  probably offer a bit of assistance.  I particularly recommend getting a group together and stopping by since it is a great one to gather around. 

This may be the coolest thing I have ever seen!

GIMME

Absolutely fantastic!!

designcloud:

The Story by Mobstr

This put a smile on my face. Continuing on from Mobstr’s "Playing With The Buff Man" series, The Story tells the tale of the on going dance between the artist and the so called “Buff Man” as they both fight for control over the wall.

Artists: | Website | [via: Vandalog]

seanbradley:

Akihabara today

fontpolice:

Keep it consistent Unless there is a specific reason, e.g. a drop or initial cap, capitals should not be set at a greater point size than the rest of the text.

the-feature:

If you express your creativity while other people go hungry, you’re probably not making the world a better place.

numberoftheday:

1951 Festival of Britain poster, featuring the ‘Festival’ typeface designed by Phillip Boydell, and the Festival of Britain symbol by Abram Games.

via Mikey Ashworth

(via ultrasparky)

typostrate:

Stop Think Go Do

Today we got this amazing book from Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic called Stop Think Go Do published by Rockport Publishers. Typography and graphic design could influence our behaviour - that’s for sure. But how does this function and which methods are neccesary to do manipulate our brains and mind? 224 Pages with type and design exapmples are showing it to us.

About the book

The Big Brother is always watching you! Keep calm and carry on! I want you! We all know these messages and images. These are all commands that comunicate in the forms of typography and design with a clear message to our senses. Street signs and newspaper headlines even all graphic interventions in our daily lives scream to our mind and give it a consciousness and subconsciousness impact. Born within a world full of informations and messages hiding on every edge of our lives, commands, proclamations, testimonies, symbols, signs, colours and directions have been essential to our hardwired behaviour.

"When Design is operating best, the audience is less aware of the design tropes than how the design functions." Steven Heller

That’s right, design is symphonical, melodical, romantical, poetical and oratorical, let’s say design is about the choices the designer make and if this choice is the right and good one, we will get all manipulated the way a brand or the advertising will like to. Therefore the book is seperated in eight different parts. First Inform, graphic design focuses our mind and eyes and this this concern requires contemplation. Advocate, this language has a common behaviour to interact with our instincts. Play is the part which tries to force our interaction through learning, entertaining, expressing, informing and transforming. Caution is about clear direct messages like “beware of the dog”. Entertain is the design that everybody enjoys most. Express is used to communicate beliefs, philosophies and manifestoes which influence others. Educate is the combination of all categories and at least transform which shows you projects about visual graphic manipulations to play with your mind.

We want you to read this book! But it’s your choice to do so. We can only recommend this book to all of you designers and typographers working with creative ideas. After reading this book your design mind will be changed but the way you use this knowledge is up to you.

Get it in our Typostrate book shop
Kaufe es in unserem Typostrate Buch Shop

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99percentinvisible:

Penumbra is a concept from architecture student Tyler Short . These window shades can tilt both horizontally and vertically to provide shade throughout the day. 

Penumbra - A Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System from Tyler Short on Vimeo.

99percentinvisible:

Penumbra is a concept from architecture student Tyler Short . These window shades can tilt both horizontally and vertically to provide shade throughout the day. 

Penumbra - A Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System from Tyler Short on Vimeo.