Ugh. While it is pretty, it’s also pretty sad that they’ve copied an entire concept straight off from Stefan Sagmeister’s Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far and just made it rather bland. It’s the blanket statement of “exceptional” that ruins it — different alone doesn’t make something great.
Interestingly, it make me think of one of Sagmeister’s maxims: “being not truthful always works against me.” They should have listened instead of merely looking and copying.
I read a text and then I see how the author uses emphasis and usually they do this with changing the emphatic word into bold — probably because emphatic sound like fat and the bold letters have more flesh on their bones. Every time my mind goes “no no no!” and I try to change it into italics because bold means there’s this weight shift and the eyes focus and never really leave the bold area. Three lines bellow and the eyes still move upwards.
I sigh and often say things like this to myself: “don’t they know this? Don’t people read typography books about these sort of things?” These questions are most often hindsight rhetorical because no, most people don’t do that and they don’t care. And I sound both like an ass and a loon.
“But I care,” I whisper, “even if I’m alone in doing that.”
Written and designed by Emmi Salonen, and published by Index Book, Common Interest: Documents explores document design and format solutions in the fields of arts, culture, academia, public sector and charities. Displayed, handed out or sold in art galleries, at cultural events and at other public places, these designs are widely accessible by everyone.
A book about document design. It screams “need!”
Peter Saville on Swedish Kulturnyheterna Nov 12th.
Oh, how I wish I could have been there when he talked in Gothenburg.
I love those screenprinted packages, and I really do wish I could continue doing them, but it’s hard to justify the cost and labor involved with those, particularly when it becomes harder and harder with each passing day to sell a CD copy of anything—screenprinted or otherwise.
Which is sad. Even if I myself is a bit guilty to this — waiting for the vinyl and such — I do love the well-made CD-packaging just as much as the vinyl covers. Sometimes even more as there might be a good and thick and wonderful booklet with the CD. A fold out lyric-sheet isn’t really the same thing.
Nice things should continue. Unfortunately the damn real world gets in the way. This is sad. But you tried Ryan. I think that counts for a lot.
Hug Mug is a cacao bean shaped mug designed to keep your hands warm while drinking. It creates the ultimate experience of warmth and coziness and the openess of the mug allows the aroma of the chocolate to be thoroughly enjoyed.
-> Price: $8.90
Design by Max Brenner
“Sadly,” my walls are mostly covered with bookcases so I don’t have much space for posters. But damn, I wish I had this on the wall. Need to find a space for space! (Sorry.) I want all the posters. Especially this, Pluto and Mercury.
Yes, Pluto is still a planet!
What is knäckebröd* in English? I have no idea what so ever. Do you even have it? No clue about that either, it’s this hard thin bread that’s crunchy. Ah, read on the box: crispbread. And oh, what a box! Vilmas Knäckebröd has wonderful boxes, but this one’s even better than their usual. I mean: crispbread in a Hellraiser puzzle box**?! Fuck! Yeah!
*) Spisbröd for the Northern folks.
**) Not really a puzzle though. You just open it.
For people who like design and tea, this is fucking porn.