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    This typeface is characterized by its large, sharp, and triangular serifs, which give it a very singular look. […]

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May 28, 2009

Richard Perez is Skinny Ships

Richard Perez is Skinny Ships

I think I might have seen the work of Richard Perez first on ffffound and then traced it back to his site, but then immediately I started seeing him in a few other spots and was really impressed. He can do the fun 50′s illustration that we all love these days but he can also […]

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May 28, 2009

Aaron Draplin has opinions..

For a short while (one year), I went to art school at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minnesota. During my time there, I knew this character Aaron Draplin, he was a friend of my roommate. Back then, I would say me and him had very different opinions on graphic design and our approach […]

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May 19, 2009

Ted Staunton’s 78 RPM Labels

Ted Staunton's 78 RPM Labels

A repost from Design Observer. Well worth a look. I think the non-anglo labels are the most interesting of the lot. Ted Staunton’s 78 RPM Labels

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May 18, 2009

Profile: Matt Desmond

Profile: Matt Desmond

  I’m trying to get this posted before Matt walks in the door. He’s been coming into our office lately to work on some new fonts, because this office is a designated typographic zone. When Matt isn’t making fonts he’s filming, experimenting with photography, and racing over midwestern hills and across valleys in his VW. […]

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May 18, 2009

Mike Davis Keychains

Mike Davis Keychains

Our buddy Mike Davis has some new keychains that he did with Kid Robot based on his alphabet poster. Each letter of the alphabet is designed to be a word starting with that letter.   They are having a release party at Robot Love (MPLS) on Thursday, May 21st. I would get there early as […]

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May 14, 2009

Wolff Olins New Blog

The fine people at Wolff Olins have a new blog called Never Work. It is pretty wild how they have the navigation set up. I don’t think I like it but it is interesting non-the-less. I need to make an account. Will do when I have some time.

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May 11, 2009

Profile: Chris Gray

Profile: Chris Gray

  This week we feature British designer, Chris Gray. I came across one of his shirts on Beautiful Decay and was pleasantly surprised by his other work. Let’s learn a little more about him.   Name: Chris Gray   Company: Toy / WSS   Website: http://www.thisistoy.com / http://www.weshallsee.co.uk   Short explanation of what you do […]

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May 8, 2009

Ghobad Shiva

Ghobad Shiva

  I have been getting into graphic design from Iran again and there is a name that I always love seeeing, Ghobad Shiva. His work is varies from illustration to modernist with a strong sense of typography.   He has a site that shows all of his works, here. Ghobad also has a new book […]

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May 4, 2009

Profile: Mike Davis

Profile: Mike Davis

Mike Davis works just down the hall from us so there’s a pretty good dialogue back and forth between our office and Burlesque where he works. He’s also a huge nerd for classic graphic design and runs a blog , So Much Pileup, devoted to digging up the greatest of graphic ephemera from the high […]

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April 29, 2009

Yale, Vance, Neil

Yale, Vance, Neil

Yale is on point, lots of great grad work coming out of there (Hi Vance!) Neil Donnelly’s 100 Warm Jets project for instance, is an interesting exercise in process, organization, and presentation.

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April 27, 2009

Matter Zine

Matter Zine

About a month ago we released a new font, Matter. We felt it would be beneficial to go an extra mile and create a small PDF zine to further show the typographic value of Matter. Download the Matter Zine (Right-Click, Save As)

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April 27, 2009

Profile: Joakim Jansson

Profile: Joakim Jansson

Swedish graphic designer Joakim Jansson is this week’s featured designer. His work encompasses many areas related to design including art direction, graphic design, typography, illustration, branding and web. He also contributes to the Style Press blog and DJs as Soda Popinski in his spare time. Here’s a little more about him and his work…

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