Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Down the rabbit hole...

Here's a wonderful painting from Jim Kay, an illustrator based in Edinburgh. His site shows more of his drawings, paintings and sketches which, in my opinion are pretty stunning.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Up! Retro posters

To celebrate the release of Pixar’s “Up” on DVD and Blu-ray in the US, eight gorgeous retro-style posters for the film have been released. Designed by Eric Tan and very nice indeed. See all of them here

Monday, November 2, 2009

Warp 20

Although it’s been out for the best part of a month now, the Warp records 20th anniversary box set (designed by Yes) is certainly worth mentioning again. The deluxe special-edition features new songs, older previously unreleased material from Warp artists and tracks selected as the best of the labels output by Warp fans. It also includes a beautifully produced book showcasing the labels rich design history along with an exclusive hour long mix and locked-groove vinyl set. I want one. Bleep

Monday, October 19, 2009

Good or Bad Design?

Noticed this book in the window of a local charity shop and just had to get it – early 70s design book by Ode Brochmann that covers quite a lot, using a nice simple layout and Alan Fletcher style illustrations (it doesn't specify who the illustrator is so it may be the author). It even tells you what font & leading the book is set in which appeals to the typographic nerd in me.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dust monsters

Amazing photographs from Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards – love the way that you start to see forms in them. Thanks to Build's blog.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stonehurst motor museum

Recently went to Stonehurst Farm, just outside Leicester (which is great), but even better is the Motor Museum that is next to it (and free to get in!). I'm not even a big 'car-man' but it's one of the most interesting Aladdin's caves you'll ever visit... Stonehurst

Turning the mind

Just a quick one to let you know that the new Maps album is out this week at all good stockists (and Spotify)...