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otf, lf, osf, tf… what now?!

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I’ve always wondered what the LFs and OTFs behind font names mean, so I am sure there are lots more confused souls like me out there. Fontfeed has a great article about just that, and explains in clear graphical terms what each name means for the fonts, and for you. A must read for any designer!

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August 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

the playground magazine

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LBN has some super work up at their site, but the one I like the most is their design for The Playground Magazine.

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July 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

goyard le livre

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Taking printing to its luxurious extreme, just as it had with luggages, Goyard is producing a book celebrating its history, seven years in the making. All for just 5000 euros. Yummy!

“Goyard, in collaboration with Devambez, announces the launch of the first book devoted to the legendary Parisian trunk maker.

Continuing the heritage of the prestigious collections from the 1920s, this extremely limited edition publication resonates with and celebrates the golden age of luxury travel, from horse-drawn carriages to the great transatlantic ocean liners. The book is presented within a made to order trunk. Each client is now invited to make a named copy of this highly collectable book into a unique piece.
One is not only able to choose the colour of the case’s canvas, but also to affix specific initials and stripes upon it. Copies are numbered from 1 to 233, validating the rarity and authenticity of both the book and the Goyard trunk which encases it.
This magnificent art book uses traditional letterpress techniques for the text, features its own watermarks and is printed upon custom made vellum paper à la forme of Arches Mills. Goyard and the Éditions d’Art Devambez have succeeded in simultaneously creating a precious object in its own right as well as a captivating tome, both of which are characterized by a true sense of splendour.

Goyard, in collaboration with Devambez, announces the launch of the first book devoted to the legendary Parisian trunk maker.
Continuing the heritage of the prestigious collections from the 1920s, this extremely limited edition publication resonates with and celebrates the golden age of luxury travel, from horse-drawn carriages to the great transatlantic ocean liners. The book is presented within a made to order trunk. Each client is now invited to make a named copy of this highly collectable book into a unique piece. One is not only able to choose the colour of the case’s canvas, but also to affix specific initials and stripes upon it. Copies are numbered from 1 to 233, validating the rarity and authenticity of both the book and the Goyard trunk which encases it.
This magnificent art book uses traditional letterpress techniques for the text, features its own watermarks and is printed upon custom made vellum paper à la forme of Arches Mills. Goyard and the Éditions d’Art Devambez have succeeded in simultaneously creating a precious object in its own right as well as a captivating tome, both of which are characterized by a true sense of splendour.”

via 00o00

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June 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm

john berry’s dot-font for free

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Typography legend John D Berry’s dot-font is now available to download for free! It’s a collection of essays on design, both graphic and otherwise, published in paper-space by Mark Batty Publisher in 2006. “We all live in the midst of design every day; we might as well pay attention to it, and turn an observant and critical eye on what’s around us.” Download it here.

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June 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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urban interventions – personal projects in public spaces

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‘Evolving from graffiti and street art, urban interventions are the next generation of artwork to hit public space. Using any and all of the components that make up urban landscapes, these mostly spatial works bring art to the masses. They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery and challenge us to rediscover our environment and interact with it in new ways. This is the first book to document these very current, personal art projects in a comprehensive way. It shows the growing connections and interplay of this scene with art, architecture, performance, and installation as it turns public spaces into surprising and provoking individual experiences.’ via Gestalten

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April 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm

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less and more: the design ethos of dieter rams

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Just had a flip through the new Gestalten book on Dieter Rams and its beautiful, vinyl covers, stark grey slipcase and tonnes of images and interviews with the man who defined an entire era, and who is continuing to define this one. I cannot wait to add this to my shelf!

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April 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

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portraits from above

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“Self-built, informal settlements on the roofs of high-rise buildings are an integral part of Hong Kong’s urban landscape. The rise of rooftop communities is closely linked to the migration history from Chinese Mainland to Hong Kong. With each of China’s tumultuous political movements in the 20th century, like the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, there was a corresponding wave of Mainland Chinese migrating to Hong Kong.”

Published by Peperoni Books.

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March 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

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