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TABLE FOR 6

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Must Say this is a sumptuous number 6, screened onto a porcelain plate at Do, the shop at Tokyo’s Hotel Claska.

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HEARTY

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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.

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BIG TIMES

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 The New York Times seems to be getting bigger–and better, I say–lately. They gave uncharacteristically large prominence to a Barbara Kruger text piece a few weeks back, and yesterday Anthony Burrill got the two-page spread treatment.

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GETTING CLEAN

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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.”

 

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READERSHIP

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A self-initiated publication by the Netherlands-based design practice Atelier Carvalho Bernau, Dear Reader is “a collection of obsessions, oblique references and footnotes of design processes.”
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PRESS RELEASE

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Bah. I wish I’d found these hand printed letterpress cards a bit sooner.

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INITIAL APPEARANCE

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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.

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ENCORE

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Designer Mike Joyce’s ongoing project, Swissted, applies classic sans-serif (not Helvetica) Swiss typography to vintage rock music concert flyers. Here, he re-imagines a piece of 1985 R.E.M. ephemera–and I’m willing to bet it’s a fair bit more beautiful than the original.

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BIRD OF PREY

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Barbara Kruger has been busy. On the heels of her recent contribution to the New York Times’ op-ed section, comes this new print, commissioned as part of the Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art Project.

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PRESENT VALUE

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This brown packing tape is actually pretty green: no wrapping paper or gift tag needed.