Sunday, August 31, 2008

IBM 1975 - The Future


These images of a 1975 IBM presentation have survived to become part of the enormous Square America collection. Besides the obvious intrigue of the future in the past (if you know what I mean), I think the design stands up pretty well 33 years later.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

I bet it was done on a Mac.

cajmq2, originally uploaded by pinkfloyd99.

Click through and see it at a readable size.
Via VSL.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Faber Finds

Faber Finds

The new service from publisher Faber & Faber looks really interesting - as digital printing becomes ever cheaper it's now viable for them to re-produce out of print books to order. Faber Finds is also unique (I think) in it's use of a "design machine" (as they call it) to generate a unique cover for each and every book ordered. What a great way to make a book really special, as well as a great solution to making print on demand accessible and well designed. The talents of Marian Bantjes for the border design (elements shown below), who has some more lovely examples if you follow that link, Karsten Schmidt for the technical bits and Michael C. Place for the custom typeface have been brought together fantastically well.

Faber Finds - Marian Bantjes

Friday, August 08, 2008

Giovanni Pintori

Giovanni Pintori, originally uploaded by hello.vickibrown.

Some colourful inspiration.