April 2010

So you need a typeface?

So You Need a Typeface
Pretty good work here by Julian Hansen. A crazy flow chart of how to find a typeface. Doing an infographic and you cried during Terminator? He’s got you covered. Don’t like the type on highways and you’re ok if it’s Swiss? Helvetica’s your answer. Pretty cool, check after the jump for details and a full view.


Got to thinking about commercials you don’t mind watching recently and one that sticks out in my mind many, many years after it came out is Spike Jonze Levi’s Tainted Love spot. Amazing. Got another Spike vid after the jump if you’re interested.

The Chocolate Logo

We know we've neglected the Logo R&R section for too long here. Don't think there's not a slew of both great & wretched logos out there to comment on. Next up, we're going to bring it back home a bit - to an iconic piece...

ABCs of Branding.

Saw this the other day and thought I’d post it up on here. ABCs of branding is done by Jason Dean out of Orlando. The poster is embossed & foil stamped featuring, well, the abc’s of branding. Of interesting note is that there’s only 25 logos and yet the alphabet is 26 letters. Either way, great job. Check them out at The Best Part’s blog & shop. Or just check out the details after the jump.

Whole lotta awesome at Northstar

A while back we rolled up to Tahoe to meet with the guys at the Burton Snowboard Academy at Northstar about a couple projects. While we were there we got a full tour of the place and to say it’s amazing would be an understatement.

Raygun Magazine

Raygun Magazine - David Carson, typography
Raygun Magazine came out in the mid 90s and was heralded by the design community as being revolutionary, rule breaking, fancy, wretched, amazing and just about everything in between. Perusing Flickr today I came across a set of the magazine’s covers, check them out after the jump.

We Recommend – Upper Playground, 10 years of t’s

Awesome book this time around (again, if we do say so ourselves) for the book Upper Playground: Ten Years of T-Shirt Graphics. It's a pretty comprehensive of the last 10 years of t-shirt graphics by the SF based Upper Playground and a very good compilation...

Upper Playground – 10 Years of T-Shirt Graphics

Up for the book of the month this time around is Upper Playground: Ten Years of T-Shirt Graphics. The book shows, well, exactly what the title is - the last ten years of t-shirt graphics by SF's finest street culture shop & clothing line, Upper...