The Finnish design house Marimekko can always be counted on to lift winter-weary spirits with its range of eternally upbeat textile motifs. Here, some of the company’s spring 2014 prints, including (above) a 50th anniversary edition of its famous Unikko poppy, magnified in size this time–as all indelible images deserve to be.
A nice big Noma Bar illustration in today’s New York Times.
A lovely illustration for the Washington Post Magazine’s 2012 year-end issue, which recounted the lives of 6 recently deceased local citizens, by the Berlin-based studio, Ariane Spanier Design.
Turkey, bacon, gruyere cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce, and dijon mayonnaise. Sounds like a New Yorker to me. The sandwich, that is, being offered by the London cafe chain, Benugo, which has just undergone a branding makeover that includes cute visuals, like this poster.
In one of the most peculiar brand loyalty stories ever told, New York Magazine reports that Tide laundry detergent–no lie–has become valuable currency in street drug transactions. It sells “for either $5 cash or $10 worth of weed or crack cocaine.”
The Swedish designer and blogger Sandra Juto has an exceptionally beautiful blog, and has adopted this typographic module of her initials as a personal logo.
Admittedly, self-initiated “minimalist” film posters have a vaguely design-school-project feel about them. But I give high marks to the creator of this Batman poster, mainly for injecting a bit of textural interest with that crushed paper backdrop.