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Judge a Book by its Cover

Posted in Art & Design by Natalie on November 28, 2011

As someone who refuses to accept that print is dead (or dying?), I love books – reading books, holding books, turning book pages – and, of course, enjoying books’ cover art. Therefore, I found this article on 20 Classic Novels’ First Covers to be pretty interesting. Loving the worn, iconic look of these covers. Now, we just need a follow up article with the recent editions’ cover art.

Mrs. Dalloway book cover

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The Office

Posted in Art & Design, Branding by Natalie on November 28, 2011

Hey everyone! I’m back! Sorry for my absence, but I had the amazing opportunity to travel down to Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday and soak up some sun on the beach. And, my laptop just really isn’t beach compatible. But I’m back in Pittsburgh, and it seems I’m now being punished for my lack of doing anything productive over the last 7 days with this miserable rain – which, inherently, keeps me indoors and on the computer. But on the bright side, that means I’m here blogging to you!

However, dreams of the sun are still circling in my brain, so I feel I must mention this amazing restaurant I patronized while down south, The Office. I bring it up, because I feel it should be recommended for inclusion in Art of the Menu for it’s amazing menu design and branding efforts. Sadly, I didn’t get photographs of the actual menu, but you can get a sense of what I’m talking about by checking out their website.

Now for more posts…

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Life’s a Happy Song

Posted in Video, Web by Natalie on November 21, 2011

Mechanics of the Day

Posted in Art & Design, Typography by Natalie on November 19, 2011

RE-BLOG FRIDAY! Happy Weekend!

The Graphic Side of Life

MEKKANIKA font by Riccardo Sabatini.

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Social Media Propaganda

Posted in Art & Design, Social Media by Natalie on November 17, 2011

This artist’s work combines two of my favorite things, design and social media. Aaron Wood creates World War style propaganda posters for social media wars. Pretty clever and convincing.

social media wars

Twitter poster

social media poster

Dexter Posters

Posted in Art & Design by Natalie on November 16, 2011

Dexter posters

Since I no longer get Showtime, I’m (very sadly) missing out on this season’s Dexter. However, these posters will just have to fulfill my Dexter fix until I can commandeer my parents’ couch, TV, and On-Demand. From Ty Mattson, these silkscreens are visually stunning and Dexter appropriate.

Dexter poster

dexter poster

Via Design Souffle.

Karl’s Diary

Posted in Video, Web by Natalie on November 16, 2011

These videos from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant about their friend, Karl Pilkington, kill me. You can also see their new show on the Discovery Channel, An Idiot Abroad – awesome! Watch, and try not to laugh!

Type Tuesday

Posted in Art & Design, Typography by Natalie on November 15, 2011

Your weekly dose of typography goodies:

typography

Exclamation Comma: Just because you're excited about something doesn't mean you have to end the sentence.

 

Via FuckYeahFonts.

 

Gerren Lamson

Via Typography Daily.

I could do a whole other post on this last one. Great typography infused illustrations by Gerren Lamson.

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Superheroes

Posted in Art & Design by Natalie on November 15, 2011
The Hulk

The Hulk

These posters of superheroes and their alter egos are totally awesome! I love the simplicity of the graphics and the concept is great! The Hulk is one of my favorites. Art work by Danny Haas.

Danny Haas, Superman

Superman

Via Buzzfeed.

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