New from Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the signature alphabet of Lever House, one of New York’s most significant architectural milestones, becomes a family of clear and colorful display fonts. H&FJ revisited the original Landmark typeface with additional variations in mind. Thinking about the material qualities of architectural lettering, and how it responds to changes in light and perspective, prompted three new designs: a keen Inline, a contemplative Shadow, and a dazzling Dimensional.
Artist Bryan Nash Gill has created a collection of note cards, based on the book Woodcut. The relief prints of tree-trunk cross sections come to life in exquisite detail, revealing the great beauty and power within each tree. The note cards are contained in a handsome keepsake box, with removable bellyband.
They’re available for purchase here.
via 37 East 7th Street
I’m loving these vintage inspired space prints. They’re fun, kitschy and would be perfect for a kid’s room. Don’t you think?
via Typography Served
The Hermès store at Hong Kong International Airport is exhibiting a piece by the French artists Zim&Zou, ‘The Eternal Jungle‘. The installation displays the finest skills in paper-cut art and leatherwork. Remaining faithful to its original purity, the artists create intricate objects with the paper, a material both beautiful and versatile. The monkey, toucan, and chameleon are all handcrafted and brought to life with leather offcuts carefully selected from the Hermès workshops.
I’m in the process of consolidating all my design work under a new brand, Ringleader Paper Co. (a mom and pop stationery shop I run with my husband.) Although there’s a new banner, the blog posts will remain design centered. Just about anything can inspire creativity, so we’ll share things that inspire us as well as a few posts about what we’re creating. Most of all, we hope that we’re able to share with you things that make you think a new way, see things from a different perspective and push you to be creative in all you do.
Mama’s Sauce is offering a boxed set of 7 letterpress printed coasters: A, E, I, O, U, &, and Y. Not only are these well designed by some talented artists, they help the Hamilton Wood Type & Print Museum, who is attempting to raise $250,000 to get 30,000 sq. feet of printing history packed up and ready for a new home. $22 of the purchase price goes directly to the museum.
These lovely patterns were created by Dinara Mirtalipova, a Uzbek computer science graduate turned illustrator. While her illustrations have a homey, warm and slight innocent quality to them, I especially like her patterns/nature doodles. They have an energy and rawness to them that make me anxious for Spring.