You’ve heard of Public, yes? The San Francisco-based bike company recently invited 27 designer-types to create a poster that reflected on what the idea of “public” means to them, with a focus on reclaiming urban streets, sidewalks, and other spaces in the Public Works project. The series turned out great (big surprise) and now you can make them your own. Which one is your favorite?
A poster that actually tells time. Another that illuminates like a lamp. And a third that delivers sound. It’s safe to say that artist Finn Magee knows how to think outside the box and execute. The Flat Time and Flat Light posters function with the use of LED lights, while Flat Sound employs the thinnest speaker commercially available.
I love a good graphic poster and I love BKLYN Larder, put ‘em together and tada! Recently released graphic-y food goodness for your walls. The salumi is calling my kitchen’s name with that vibrant red and pink palette.
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I’m a total Game of Thrones nerd. After watching the first season last year I couldn’t wait for the second. So I read the entire existing series in six weeks. Obsessed! You can imagine how thrilled I was when I saw this Sigils of the Houses of Westeros poster by Darrin Crescenzi. Crescenzi took the author’s – George R. R. Martin – descriptions of each house’s mark and created beautifully simplistic icons. (He spends his days designing for Nike, can you tell?)
Don’t even get me started on that logo, but the 2012 London Olympics kick off Friday and I couldn’t be more excited – I’m such a nerd. I guess it all started back in the Barcelona Games in 1992, when Kim Zmeskal and Shannon Miller (who I later took a college anthropology course with, FYI) faced off in gymnastics. I recorded it on VHS and rewatched the all-around competition over and over again. Like I didn’t know the end result. There’s just something so captivating about people who work so hard and are so incredibly driven towards something that gets me in the gut. Which is why I’ll be absolutely glued to the television for the next two weeks and go into a mild depression after the Closing Ceremony. Wait, is 32 too late to pick up a sport?
Have you had the chance to check out Kelly Lynn Jones‘ California Collection yet? Because it’s amazing. You might well already know Kelly’s name from her online venture, Little Paper Planes. Which is exactly where you can find the collection in both small and large formats. I’m happiest when near the ocean, and now I have a little 36 x 36″ piece of it hanging over my bed at all times.
Talk about post titles I never saw coming! And also talk about how anything can be both informative and beautiful when given the right treatment. The Reproductive Cycle of the Chicken OR Why You Don’t Need a Rooster to Make An Egg is the first in a series of science posters from Switcheroo. (Are you confused? Cause I am.)
Oh Mr. Chimero, your work does it for me every time. Loving this brilliant bit.
You already know of my deep devotion to the mixtape, and now Daniel Freytag has captured it with simple lines and silver opaque ink on black paper. Get yours over on Editions of 100.