Friday, January 25, 2013

Word as Image

Illustrations from Ji Lee's video Word As Image. 
The whole alphabet, complete with sound effects, is here.




Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sara Burgess Paper Cuts



When I feel like I am fresh out of patience at some kinda close work, the kind that I have to take off my glasses and bend down about one inch from my fingers, I should remember to look at this: x-acto cut paper art by Sara Burgess.

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This is the card she designed for Tiffany and Co. for their 2012 holiday card
(via notcot.org) - first hand cut by the artist, and then laser cut for reproduction.
And she did it after having just given birth to her baby boy.
This is what I'll think about when I think I don't have enough time in the day.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The ABC of Architects



"The ABC of Architects, an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best know building directed by Federico Gonzalez and animated with Andrea Stinga."
Well, this is cool. I even recognize a few of the buildings.

via notcot.org

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Book Club of California Centennial



The design for the centennial celebration of The Book Club of California via Felt & Wire.

I am completely charmed by the idea of a book club devoted to the love of the printed book, whose members include artists, collectors, and printers. If you're one of the 1000 members you receive a letterpress printed "Quarterly News-Letter" ("QN-L" for short) and other exclusive printed perks. Sweet.
The claim is that the newsletter is the only letterpress printed newsletter in the U.S. There are pictures of various covers of previous newsletters on the site, and a notice that some issues can soon be read via a PDF.
This logo was designed by designer Michael Osborne, and I took particular note because I just designed, in my own bumbling Illustrator way, a similar rectangle as a return address for myself.