exciting to see the product development i did for hasbro finally hit the shelves this spring at toys r us!
Posts Tagged ‘graphics’
…oh house industries, once again you’ve turned heads with more tasty options for the typographically inclined! i got a surprise in the mail yesterday in the form of house industries’ brand, spanking new catalog. i’m actually quite nerdy about receiving these things and when branding is this good, i like to preserve all aspects of the packaging for future inspiration. as usual, they didn’t let me down and i was pleased to hold in my feverish hands a beautiful little catalog bound in root brown kissed with silver ink. yum!
but what’s this announcement for ‘plinc’? further reading reveals that it’s a new/old service that has been purchased and revitalized by the brains of house industries. short for photo lettering incorporated, plinc is a subscription service that allows you to typeset a word or phrase in a customized setting which you can then purchase and download in fully editable formats. what this means, is that if you’re creating a logo or heading for a singular use, then you can forgo paying $100+ for the font. instead, you focus in on your usage of the font at a much, much cheaper price of $7 per headline and as low at $2 if you subscribe! that’s a tremendous savings if you’re using a font in a limited manner i.e. graphics, packaging, web design, titles, etc.
fontophiles, however, will want to own the font to play with over and over again especially when you’re hit by inspired layouts like these:
…yann legendre has just come to cb2! it was over my morning coffee that i decided to wade through the pile of catalogs on the dining table and cb2 was the first to catch my eye. featuring a sister with a rather large afro on a rooftop set with cb2 lounge fittings, i couldn’t help raising an eyebrow and a smile as i leafed through the pages. what came next were beautiful glossy photos of legendre’s work scattered amongst the sets.
big fluffy duvets pressed with the above image promise vivid dreams as you fall down the nocturnal rabbit hole. free form absurdity flows in organic blobs and curves providing a roadmap for the constantly roving eye.
being that i already posses a duvet cover that i’m more than satisfied with, i wondered how i too could snag a piece of the pie and the answer came in the form of these great limited edition autographed posters:
there is something about the old school editorial feel of the work reminiscent of the 60′s and 70′s underground art movement. it’s like a collision between r. crumb and pushpin studios and i’m definitely feeling his work.
do check out cb2 for further housewares featuring legendre’s work, but for that added impact and other opportunities to purchase, visit his website. i’ve also included links to pushpin graphics and r. crumb if you’d like to further explore and learn more about the history of the genre.
…on our overnight sojourn to seattle, we were urged to take our night’s rest at the sleek hotel max. billing itself as an art hotel (350 paintings by local artists), it boasts several packages aimed at an array of guests from the “feel good package” for the civic minded featuring a charitable donation and tree planting, the “staycation” discounted for localites to the “gaycation” for same sex couples replete with specialty items for a more, ahem, intimate experience. as we were there for business first and foremost, we indulged in the artist king minus the extra goodies. quite comfy and quiet with a killer view in a corner unit, i was impressed with the helpful staff and best off, the creative graphics which personalized each room. the door to each room features a black and white themed photo graphic with tongue in cheek imagery reflecting the special touches found in hotel stay.
my favorite was the “queen sleeps here” and was lucky enough to get the matching key card:
i love the way they took a common emergency exit and made it more “visually” interesting with a playful eye chart:
how could i resist? my souvenir: