George Nelson’s classic 1958 design. Always loved this desk (walnut and white laminate gets me every time), so pricey though ($1745!). As a designer it’s a tough decision when it comes to furniture. Do you spend your money surrounding yourself with inspirational pieces of design like this, or do you spend it on equipment to make better design yourself? I always lean heavily towards the latter, as evidenced by the glut of Ikea products that fill my house.
Black and white at their finest from The Poster Library via Joyrex. I really like how this piece emphasizes extremes; dark / light, massive headline / miniscule copy. As a poster designer you dream of being able to keep the detail copy this small. Unfortunately, clients don’t always appreciate the finer points of minimalism.
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Update: Title translation via Jessie Rumble: "Never think in Clichés"
Movie poster for Soviet-Era Sci-Fi film based on the novel Solaris by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Solaris on Wikipedia
Not a lot of info on this one. Looks like Trade Gothic Bold Extended for the logo, very nice.
Hilights this month include:
A (very) short sound byte and some cover art from the forthcoming Tycho Single "The Daydream / The Disconnect" are up now at Tychomusic.com/gidg10. The single drops Dec. 11, 2007, keep an eye out here for more info.
Another page from Design Magazine #237. The balloons feature the original illustration for the ’68 games by Ramirez Vazquez, Eduardo Terrazas (MEX) and Lance Wyman (USA) who designed the “Mexico 68” logo. Wonder if any survived?
This wasn’t due to drop until Monday’s Newsletter, but here it is a couple days early. The new 1976 tee on American Apparel Baby Blue. This of course is also 15% off as part of the Holiday Sale going on now at the shop. Get em while they last >