Sunday, August 31, 2008
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
Monday, August 18, 2008
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.