A fine monogram that the letterpress studio, Counter Press, designed for itself.
Archive for February, 2012
Ah, if only all editorial design could take such a daringly beautiful leap forward. Last year, the German newspaper, Die Welt, published a special edition promoting the work of the American painter, Ellsworth Kelly, who was being feted with two exhibitions in Munich. Across all the paper’s sections, images were limited only to Kelly’s highly photogenic, monochromatic abstractions. Mildly brilliant.
Another vintage cover that highlights the dearth of imagination besetting the fashion magazine industry. Airbrushed portraits of popular movie stars may sell more magazines, but offer little in the way of memorable artistic statements. It’s hard to envision any current magazine opting for a cover as daring, memorable–and, yes, beautiful–as this 1945 issue of Vogue.
One way to add panache to a plain, white wall–and whom can I hire to install this Z in my work space?
Hlynur Atlason is an Icelandic designer who clearly believes it’s never too early to introduce tykes to modernism. Here, his solid silicone rubber duck is a more safe, durable, hygienic version of the traditional rubber ducky–and has enough weight to double as a door stop or toiletries container, when turned on its side.