mug by andrew collins
fantastic photo journalism by callie shell. some truly telling shots taken behind the scenes on the campaign trail.
a documentary about chris thrash. a guy who purchased and reprograms an original showbiz pizza place animatronic band to play songs of today. i remember the rock-afire explosion well. what a band, what a name.
one of my favorite bands of all time are releasing a coloring book in time for christmas. finally a chance to really test my “staying in the lines” skill set.
These images by Paul Thompson are part of a print and poster campaign to promote the new Ice Station Antarctica experience at London’s Natural History Museum. The beard work and the looks on these kids’ faces are priceless. Hail beards. Hail kids with beards.
steve ellis paints objects you might not see the beauty in as you pass them in life, but as they are isolated with such incredible detail, they become something very different. we just added one of steve’s pieces (also a meat slicer) to our living room wall and each time i look at it, i see a different industrial abstract form – something i might not have seen waiting in line at the deli. his work spans from images of urban/pop culture to other everyday objects that are transformed from the sometimes disregarded into important symbols of life.
This amazing feat of graphic design and fabrication by lou dorfsman, herb lubalin and tom carnase was discarded by CBS management in the early 1990s, the wall’s nine panels were thankfully salvaged by New York designer Nick Fasciano. Time and improper storage had ravaged the monument, however, leaving it in a state of disrepair. The Center for Design Study, having acquired the wall, is engaged in fundraising to support the meticulous and extensive restoration required. The goal is to see Dorfman’s wall restored to its full integrity and as part of a permanent traveling exhibition on historical American design, to serve as a tool for education and expanding awareness of the value of intelligently applied design.
just got this in the mail yesterday. the amount of thought and work that went into producing this book is amazing. somehow it still costs under $20.
From CNN.com: Some are calling it a Freudian slip. Everyone’s calling it a big mistake. Hundreds of absentee ballots sent to voters in New York State’s Rensselaer County, near Albany, were printed with Barack Obama’s last name spelled as “Osama,” the Albany Times Union reports. County elections officials tell the newspaper that it was a typo that made it by three rounds of proof-readers. They also said the error affected just a few hundred voters, and that they will re-send corrected ballots on request.
i have a new t-shirt design up on threadless. anna (my wife) thinks it’s lame. i like the illustration and type. if you click on it, you can vote and let me know if you hate it or like it.
nice website to get out the vote done by pollinate media. you can download free high resolution posters as well as flash banners to spread the good word. as the election approaches; language, images and gestures like these mean everything.
new identity system for the museum of arts and design in nyc done by michael beirut and pentagram. love the simplicity and connections to the iconic building the mark holds. also, totally love the voice of all the collateral/advertising.