100 Years Of Olympic Logos

Design // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  In today's design world we're seeing a lot reference and inspiration coming from logos and marks that once were. Looking back at 100 years of Olympic logos things weren't always great type-treaments and ever-so-slightly distressed...

Build For The Design Museum Of London

Design // Sunday, February 09, 2014
London based creative agency Build teamed up with the Design Museum of London to create a book cataloging the recent Barber Osgerby "In the Making" exhibit. With paper by GF Smith and printed by Generation Press, the catalog is limited to 100 copies.

New Book: "In the Good Name of the Company," Colby Printing Company in focus

Design // Thursday, February 06, 2014
One of our favorite purchases from the weekend at the LA Art Book Fair was a copy of Picture Box Inc's (in conjunction with ForYourArt) wonderful book, "In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company." Long an iconic visual look of Southern California that has traveled the globe, we have long admired the history of the Colby brand, and have wanted to see a nice comprehensive history of its aesthetic. And now there is one... 

The Type Fight

Design // Thursday, January 23, 2014
In the design world competition is a constant, you're always competing with your peers and even yourself to do better. The Type Fight took a more light hearted approach to competition by pitting designers against each other and letting you decide who is best. The only constants are the letterforms each designer must turn into a typographic master piece. The Type Fight's counter part, aptly named the Heavyweight Print Shop, sell each of the master pieces that are chosen for cool 20 bucks, which isn't bad because they're only producing 25 of each. 

FOG Design+Art x SFMOMA @ Fort Mason, SF

Design // Friday, January 17, 2014
We stopped through FOG Design+Art at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion last night in San Francisco. Presented in collaboration with the SF Museum of Modern Art, the fair featured important 20th-century and contemporary design dealers from across the country and beyond as well as a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleries. Furniture, fine art, and design objects representing design movements from the last century to today are presented throughout the space. Along with a series of special events, the pavilion will be open to the public this weekend so make sure you check it out!

"Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books" @ Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design

Design // Thursday, January 16, 2014
One of the beautiful things about appreciated art is that they have a book or exhibition catalogue for almost every genre or artist you love. This office in particular, although we receive a lot of books from wonderful publishers, spends a lot of times, on the road and at home, treasuring and searching for great and unique art books. Not to be redundant, but there is an "art" to the art book, and we are so excited to see the next exhibition at Otis College of Art & Design's Ben Maltz Gallery, "Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books."

Interview: Land, October, 2013

Design // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
With an enthusiastic email off to our editor a few months ago I suggested doing a piece on who I thought was "Work By Land" based somewhere in the North West. A few months later I've come to know the dynamic design team Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes who together make LAND, who are actually based in Austin, Texas. Being a not-so-secrete admirer of LAND I could not have been happier to grab their ear for a brief moment in their hectic schedules. 

Best of 2013: John Wesley "Objects and Paintings" (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Originally published on July 10th, 2013: Even though this show closed last week at David Kordansky in Los Angeles, John Wesley's work, as always, looked fantastic. "Objects and Paintings includes paintings and sculptures from several periods in Wesley’s career; all of them point to the “eccentric precision,” as Dan Flavin described it in the show's catlogue, that has made him one of the indispensible American artists of the post-war period.

Illustrations, Installations, and Design by Neasdon Control Centre

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
We have always been huge fans of London-based studio Neasdon Control Centre, aka, the works of Stephen Smith. We gathered a bunch of his work for you today, spanning illustration, typography, design, motion works, and various other projects he has done in publishing. And if you are looking for some last minute gifst ideas, the Neason Control Centre "Lost Control" book is absolutely fabulous. 

Breaking Bad: The Chess Game by Known Unknown Design

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
It could be called one of the most talked about television shows of the last decade, and seeing that it ended this year, we love that Known Unknown Design took the time to create the Breaking Bad Chess Game. The entire set is available on Etsy, and features hand-drawn characters, allowing you to manipulate and play the drug game to your liking. With friends. Go get it. 

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