04.21.09

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Machine has a new book out entitled, ‘Designed By Machine’ featuring some of the great design work they have done over the years. I have seen their work several times before but only today realized I had never posted it. Spend some time browsing because there is some great stuff in there.

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04.13.09

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There is some really clean and tight print work in the portfolio of Alistair Web.

Via Grafik Cache.

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04.01.09

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Design/Illustration/Art and Art Culture blog It’s nice that has printed a 128 page book simply titled ‘It’s Nice That  Issue 1‘ that encompasses art and interviews from their favorite artists and designers that have appeared on their blog over the last 2 years. It’s Nice That covers a more tangible hands on and usually less digital side of the design industry than I tend to gravitate too, but I have been a fan of their site since it launched and they were a big inspiration for me to start this blog. They are really great people sincerely devoted to a real passion for art and design. Looking at the roster of people appearing in the book (including some personal favorites of mine), I have little doubt that for only $15 (American) it will be more than worth the purchase price. Not to mention that it is really a donation to a great group of people who provide the free service of daily thoughtfully curated inspiration.

It’s Nice That Issue 1 will feature work from, among several others Peter Callesen, Bryan Dalton, Karl Grandin, Happypets, Myoung Ho Lee, Oliver Jeffers, PES, Alex Trochut, Julien Vallee and Felice Varini. It also includes interviews with Jacob Dahlgren, Hort, Michael Hughes, Riitta Ikonen, Hugo & Marie, Andy Rementer and Roel Wouters as well as features by Andreas Konrath, Tao Lin, Rob Ryan, Stewart Smith and Ian Wright. That’s some lineup with some really heavy hitters in their that are sure to inspire. 

Congratulations to It’s Nice That on the project. I know I will be looking forward to issue 2 in the hopefully not-so-distant future.

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12.20.08

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Stereographics is a book about the recent trend of creating dimensional graphic design. There has been a lot more of it this year as it seems designers have yearned to leave the confines of the screen. The book is only $40 and weighs in at 224 pages. It looks like theres is some really great content inside and you can pick one up here.

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12.09.08

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All about Six By Ten:
“Brought to you by FormFiftyFive, Six by Ten is a unique collaboration between writers and designers. At FFF, we’re always meeting new and exciting creatives and we wanted to find a way to showcase their work and inspire people to great things.

We had a chat with our writer friend Laura Forman who introduced us to six-word stories, named our project and wrote the story for issue 01. So what’s a six-word story? exactly as it sounds. A story told in six words, no more, no less.

For each issue of Six by Ten, we’ll be commissioning a six-word story by a different writer and asking ten players from FFF to unleash their talents on it. So that’s one writer, six words and ten interpretations. We hope to produce a very special run of 60 editions of each issue.”

Kudos to the people at FormFiftyFive. Fantastic blog with guaranteed content run by some really great people with an absolute passion for design.

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11.18.08

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Bunch’s new book ‘Bastardised‘ hit the shelves this week.

The book showcases the wealth of creativity, beauty and humour found
within 289 of the Bunchisms specially selected from 750 contributions.

The hardback, 208 page book was printed in Croatia by Kratis, with
paper by Igepa and was self published by Bunch.

It’s available from our online shop and Magma from the 1st November.

The specs:
170 x 235 mm
Maxi Offset 170 g/m2 paper
Hard back 3 mm thick cover
Coated with Maxi Silk 120 g/m2 then matt laminated
Limited edition of 1500
Hand numbered (0001 – 1500)

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11.02.08

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Artism is an independent organisation aiming to create a book bursting with artists/graphic designers work which will be sold to raise money for the National Autistic Society charity through the use of Art.We will gladly accept any donation of services or money.

All proceeds go to The National Autistic Society.

This is a really great project with a unique humanitarian slant and I encourage anyone interested to submit a piece and get involved. I will be contributing something on behalf of Changethethought since they have just extended the deadline until November 30th. If you can make the time please contribute.

You can read about the submission guidelines here.

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09.14.08

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This book references the varying standardized formats and systems used within graphic design.

Part sketchbook, part reference book and part notebook – it is a space for composing and visualizing layouts, sketching and developing ideas, taking reference and making note.

Sizes May Vary has been published in two editions, International and US.
The content within each edition is location specific.

Contents
Detailed thumbnail illustrations for composing and visualizing layouts.
– incl. stationery, mail, audio/video & data packaging, browser windows, banner ads, press ads, posters & billboards.
Gridded paper, blank paper and ‘pp’ signature sheets for sketching and exploring ideas.
A detailed written reference of worldwide standardised formats and systems.
Note paper for expanding and personalising the reference.
A ‘quick reference’ poster of standard international paper sizes.
A CD containing copyright free editable vector files of all illustrations.

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08.06.08

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100 Design book covers right here. Some of which are totally awesome. Great inspirational scroll through.

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