Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blue Man Group HD Video || Slow Motion GREAT . . .

Blue Thousand and One from Blue Man Group HD on Vimeo.

Length ~ 1:24
Slow Motion HD Work
Cast: Blue Man Group HD, Zarah Cabanas

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Red Leather-Bound Blank Notebook Embossed with Didot Font from Assouline . . .


"Editors turned up at front rows toting this neat notebook. Stationery has become the new status bag." FASHION WEEK DAILY

- Leather-bound blank notebook
- Embossed with Didot, Assouline's signature font
- Cotton marker ribbon
- 144 pages with silver foil edges


This is the companion notebook for the Assouline Didot Type Tote Bag.

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Currency Art . . .

My Money, My Currency by Hanna von Goeler

I guess this artist pays a dollar for her canvases.

"My currency work originated in California, while I was studying at UC Davis. I was very interested in camouflage at the time. This interest led me to create my first paintings on dollar bills, between 1992-94, in which I camouflaged / painted images onto and into bills. A family matter led me to the east coast, and faced with the costs of living in New York City on an artist’s budget, I continued to paint on money."


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Friday, January 9, 2009

Working Crossword Puzzle design on building in Ukrane . . .

The people of Lvov City in Ukraine decided to add another attraction for visitors. In this artistic project it was decided to place a giant 100' (30 meters) wall on one side of the multi-stored residential houses.

There is one interesting detail about the design of the puzzle. It looks like a blank puzzle by day, but at night when special lights are on the words, the finished puzzle becomes visible.

The questions for this crossword puzzle are located in different point of interests of the city, like monuments, theaters, fountains etc. Visitors walking around the city can try to answer the questions and write down the answers. When night comes to the city they can meet at this house and check their degree of intelligence.

Very clever indeed! via english russia

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Fabulous designer typographic laptop bag in leather . . .

Leather Bag designed by Assouline made by Cole Haan - $450.00

Beautiful genuine-leather unisex bag, ideal for carrying books or laptop computer. Embossed with numerals from the Didot alphabet. The inner canvas is lined with convenient zipper pockets. Made by Cole Haan for Assouline.


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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

HELVETICA ~ A film about this typeface TONIGHT on PBS at 10PM :: Independent Lens Documentary . . .

"Helvetica" Historians and designers talk about fonts, and why Helvetica reigns as the most popular.
Read more about this documentary on Independent Lens tonight (12/06/09) on PBS.

Check your local listings for time of airing in your area. You can watch a preview on the website. In the New York area, its on PBS tonight at 10pm.

Looks good...can't wait. I live for fonts!

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9 Design Blogs to Follow in 2009 . . .


Here is another worthwhile list.

via The Letter

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Who Knew? . . .

Wow. I always thought the Foot Guards were wearing tall bearskin hats.

via The Ad Mad

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 Lists of Top Design Blogs, Best Design Articles, Free Downloads and More . . .

Top 90 Design Blogs Ranked by Alexa

Top 25 Ad Blogs for 2008 Ranked by Alexa

Best Design Articles 2008
This site has numerous tutorials & downloads.
It's my favorite site of all!

2008 List of Lists in Every Imaginable Category

You will have to bookmark this post in order to peruse all of these lists. I have barely scratched the surface myself. I found the first two Alexa lists while reading The Denver Egotist and the last two by doing a Google Search. Have fun and don't hate me too much when you get lost reading and clicking. Plowing through everything will be almost like reading the entire internet. I love year-end lists of all kinds, especially the ones that might help me improve my own blog. Enjoy!

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