Monday, November 19, 2012

Ten Dollar Fonts

© Ten Dollar Fonts

"Ten Dollar Fonts" is the name of a group of designers from around the world that does exactly that; sell fonts for ten dollars. What you may not know is that their experimental fonts are absolutely stunning!"WOW!" is right!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


© Shirotokuro

Shiroi means white in Japanese and kuroi means black, so literally it means white and black not black and white!  Here is a very nice curated gallery of different forms of design all in B&W. Although color is an important element of design, I always think that it is best to think first without. If a design is to work it should first work in black and white otherwise if it doesn't, adding color won't help.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Julien Priez

© Julien Priez

 Julien Priez finished his studies at l'Ecole Supérieure Estienne in Paris,  with more than deserved honors in june 2010. His resumé is already very impressive, and it's obviously just the beginning. As he says it so well, you had better know the rules before you start breaking them! This is definitely a "must-see" designer.


Following are some very interesting typography links (in french or english) that you may want to check out! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Les Puces

© Nelly Charbonneaux

These two pictures were taken somewhere in the Paris flea market porte de Clignancourt. They both look like art work, but actually the left one is a detail of a rusted pillar (not a painting!), and the one the right is a bunch of old stacked radiators (not a sculpture!). They both have someything in common. First the color harmony, and second something random about them. Nature and weather did their work on the first and some employees of the antique dealer must have stacked the radiators as well as possible, not thinking about making a work of art. My point is there is something about random accidents which can be most interesting in art and also design.

Le Bon Marché

Last month there was a very interesting exhibit at "Le Bon Marché", actually 2! The first was on Aristide Boucicaut who created what is considered the first department store 160 years ago. The second exhibit above, showed 160 years of graphic design done for the store, which I would say was characterized by amazing creativity and variety. Click to blow up!
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