Category Archives: Art & Design

POSTALCO : WHEEL PRINTED NOTEBOOKS

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!

 

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DAVID SHRIGLEY AT THE HAYWARD GALLERY

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.

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KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON – DISCOVERED IN ALNWICK…

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.

Via Kottke

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AMAZING HOTEL ROOM DESIGN FROM TILT

The Au Vieux Panier Hotel in Marseille, France has an annual redecoration or ‘reconceptualisation’ policy on their 5 rooms.  World-renowned graffiti artist Tilt has had his hands and spray cans on this one.  He’s called his design ‘Panic Room’.  It’s not hard to see why.

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Zoran Lucić : SUCKER FOR SOCCER

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.

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