I think these hand-printed notebooks from Postalco are great. Japan is a nation fascinated with good stationery and this latest collection from the Japanese brand carries on the fine tradition of quality hand-made items.
The video below shows the process behind the uniquely printed covers.
Postalco have used a fascinating handmade wheeled device to print ink onto the notebook covers – all individual and one-of-a-kind. ‘These are not wheels for rolling on the ground, but for printing’. Nice.
Snap them up here while you can!
David Shrigley is a wonderfully dry, acerbic artist who is well known for his hilarious illustrations and cartoons.
He hails from Macclesfield but works out of his studio at home in Glasgow.
He’s having a huge exhibition of his work at the Hayward Gallery in London right now. It’s running until May 13 2012. Catch it if you can.
Nearly all book-lovers in the North-East of England are familiar with Barter Books of Alnwick. It is a fantastic ex-railway station that has been turned into one of the most delightful, snuggly bookstores in the country. What I certainly did not know, however, was that it was also home to the ‘rediscovery’ of those now-infamous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On‘ posters which have been reproduced and bastardised countless times in the last couple of years.
Here is a fascinating short documentary on how Barter Books discovered the (never issued) classic British WWII poster.
Check out these fantastic posters featuring some of football’s all-time greats designed by Zoran Lucić.
I’ve only included a small handful of my favourites in this post, but you can see the full range by clicking here.
I absolutely love them, but I am surprised that the collection doesn’t feature more former Yugoslav players in there, given Lucić’s Bosnia & Herzegovinian roots.
You can find Zoran’s profile on the Behance Network here.