Published March 28, 2011
re:treat , video/film
Tags: art cars
I have always loved art cars. One day I will have/make one. My glue gun and my collection of girl superhero dolls are just waiting for the right moment. In the meantime we have Automorphosis.
Featuring a perfect poster by Calef Brown:
Plus, access to camera van postcards (c’mon, you know you want to get a closer look).
And of course, a reason to visit Douglas, Arizona (to visit Art Car World).
Ligature, Look and Stem poster, sourced from FPO, Under Consideration.
Just a few to enjoy with your mojito, or margarita, or whatever cold and frosty beverage sends summer goodness your way.
Theydrawandcook.com. Delightful recipe renderings from illustrators and designers. (Thanks to Kevin Yee for the find).
Salsa Verde by Geninne Zlatkis.
A Collection A Day by illustrator Lisa Congdon. Boy, does she have some cool stuff. And if she doesn’t, she imagines it.
Truly Amazing Homes. My daughter Kate sent me this one. Check out the awesome treehouses, then let your imagination visit this one (it’s a hotel):
From Swedish firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter.
And to guarantee you leave with a smile on your face, I present….the Terrestrial Shrub Rover by Justin Shull.
(via Swiss Miss)
Hand letterpressed by Doug Wilson on vintage maps. Each one is different. From the Keep Calm Gallery. I love type, letterpress, maps, and the concept of the designer (and especially the project manager) as the pathfinder.
Yes, I do need this.
Published October 26, 2009
branding , re:treat
Tags: candy, consumer, design, graphic design, halloween, illustration, packaging, R. Crumb, vintage candy packaging, vintage candy wrappers
Think of this as my Halloween gift to you.
Some of my favorites from The Candy Wrapper Museum.
I actually have this one by R. Crumb. Had the good sense to pay $1 for it at the now-defunct-but-never-forgotten Tower Records on Broadway. The candy bar has crumbled (no pun intended), but the package sits on my desk and makes me laugh every day.
From Jason Leibig’s awesome Candy and Snacks Flickr set.
Via Quipsologies, who credits Dark Roasted Blend for the find. Check out Creative Cloud for the full project. Remember when we used to call it the world wide web? Seems pretty accurate. The mind boggles…
A while back my daughter Kate and I tagged teamed on a post about one of our favorite stores in Vancouver, The Regional Assembly of Text. One of our favorite features of this favorite store in our favorite city is their collection of vintage typewriters. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when one of my favorite blogs, Design Sponge, featured a story on The Regional Assembly of Text’s 4th birthday, and this cake.
Which of course, made me go all google-vintage cakey, to see what else had been created by others….
From Wild Cakes, also in Canada.
From Duffy Moon
Excuse me, it’s time for cake. Happy Friday.