Monthly Archives: February 2009

abstract city

14sidewalkamazing lego illustrations of new york by christoph niemann. funny, when i look back at my days in ny in lego form it almost makes me want to go back.

click here to check out the many more fantastic pieces from this collection.



mother & child

mother1one of my favorite logos of all time by the master, herb lubalin. fantastic use of type to tell the story. what all logos should be.

i also stumbled upon this tribute to herb lubalin on gives a nice overview of lubalin’s inspiring work sans computer.

batavus owner’s manual











cover of the owner’s manual from the 1977 batavus va moped. i rode this bike throughout college and around nyc afterward. i once broke down in the middle of the manhattan bridge(no walkway to speak of-all highway). i had to ditch it in china town, take the train to work and retrieve it later. despite its issues, it was a beautiful machine and this is a beautiful cover.

david after dentist

invisible treehouse





























by Tham & Videgard Hansson

It is an old architectural trick used since the invention of mirrored glass: covering buildings with the reflective material and declaring that they blend in with the surroundings. Most architects use it to convince wary citizens that it is OK if their building is tall because it will reflect the sky and nature. The rendering always makes the building disappear, and the reality is always a big clunky mirrored box.