This is one of a series of clever and beautifully designed advertisement for EF International Language Centers. The use of different typographic styles is very considered and distinct to each country they have their language centers. Check out the Barcelona and Paris versions I think they are stunning myself. Of course they are full of the beautiful people....I have no problem with that;).
An all together less painful way of writing type on your body and a great promotional piece for Kharman, a T-shirt design collective based in New York.
I love this Anamorphic Typography by recent design graduates Joseph Egan and Hunter Thomson from Chelsea School of Art. They came up with this idea for their end of year show. Both wanting to explore the relationship between architecture and design and they did, in spectacular fashion.
I went to see the Museum for Rescued Letters while in Berlin over the weekend....Unfortunately it was closed when I got there and all I could do was peer inside, tiny disappointed face pressed against the glass. So if you're visiting Berlin and this is on your list of things to do, know this: The showroom is in a Shopping Centre and it's only open from Thursday to Saturday from 13.00pm to 15.00pm. From what I could see through the double glazing it's definitely worth a visit. Here is a google maps link for you so you don't get lost like I did and get there at 15.10.
A short film by Kemistry Gallery celebrating the work of legendary designer Lou Dorfsman. Dorfman was art director at CBS network from 1959 until 1987 and the man who designed the famous CBS Gastrotypographicalassemblage wall. The work graced the CBS cafeteria right up until it the 1980's when a change of leadership lead to it being unceremoniously removed. Only the quick thinking of the CBS building superintendent at the time Richard Spiro saved it. He contacted Dorfsman who called his friend designer Nick Fasciano. Fasciano rushed to Blackrock and collected the discarded panels. After that it lay in storage for 20 years. It wasn't until the: "Recipe for Trouble," article by Eve Kahn in I.D Magazine that it re-emerged in the public imagination. This short film accompanies an exhibition of Lou Dorfsman work, centring on his most notable creation, the 11-metre wide handmade wooden typographic wall that he named Gastrotypographicalassemblage. If you are in London this weekend check out the exhibition in Kemistry before it finishes up on the 30th!
Then there's this, one of a series of maps / posters, also from: 'Best Made Company'. An axe and a map of the points of interest in Arkansas. What more could a girl ask for!
If you don't know who Paula Scher is, hang your head in shame, or click on the link and save your blushes. Paula has only gone and blown my mind again with this Mural for the Queens Metropolitan Campus. For the past 20 years she has been experimenting with super scale typography in urban environments and painting large scale typographic maps of America. So what happens when these typographic experiments and paintings collide? A big bang of typogtaphic heaven that's what!
This is 'A' chair, do you see what I did there; 'A' chair, get it? 'A' chair....puns are lost on you people. Dutch designer Roeland Otten had the idea to design a series of 26 typographic chairs entitled; 'ABChairs' while studying at Design Academy Eindhoven. He fulfilled this dream in 2010 with the help of Fonds BKVB and Materiaalfonds producing a limited edition set made from lacquered MDF. They are absolutely stunning.
via: Design Milk