Saturday, March 28, 2009

shaz madani

I happened upon this poster by UK designer Shaz Madani on Image Spark today and the message resonated with me. So I decided to check out her website, and learned that it's part of a larger campaign aimed at getting people away from their computers called Man or Mouse. I also found these:

From Madani's website: "An excercise to create a tailor made solution to dissuade an individual from their heavy dependence on a product used on a daily basis and offering them an alternative." Cool.


As you may be aware, I originally started this blog to fulfill an assignment for my Experimental Typography class. As such, it was primarily focused on typography. Now that the class is over, I plan to continue to share interesting and inspiring design-related things I find in my daily travels on the web and IRL, but I will expand my focus to include other aspects of design, as well as art and illustration. Enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

new math

These are from a blog by artist Craig Damrauer. They're not exactly experimental typography, but they're so much fun I'm posting them anyway. I like the Modern Art one the best.

via Build


More fun with type via Gizmodo. This poster for the upcoming industrial design documentary Objectified (by the same guy that brought us Helvetica) was designed by Build and takes the iconic swiss design style to a more playful level by incorporating the film's logo into the sixth line of objects. The last line shows objects used to make the film. Fun! The poster is available for purchase here.

type geekery

A friend of mine just sent me this link today from Gizmodo. It's a periodic table of typefaces, designed by Squidspot. I'd say it's incomplete and some of the classifications are debatable, but it's pretty cool, nonetheless.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

nice cans

Two different aluminum beverage cans featuring prominent letterforms - one for beer, the other sparkling wine. I really like the lager can - the simplicity is refreshing, and it has a distinct 70's vibe. I'm not convinced by the Shine can... Couldn't they have found a more interesting S?

Both via the Dieline.

Friday, March 13, 2009

maxwell lord

I saw this illustration by Russian artist and designer Maxwell Lord on Oatmeal and Cinnamon today. Love it! You can see more on his website, but it's not the best site design...