This 2011 calendar is a promotional piece for Harald Geisler‘s typography studio in Frankfurt. The hundreds of keyboard keys are photographed row by row to decrease lens distortion and reproduce the keys at actual size. The resulting print will be about 2′ x 3′. Learn more over at his Kickstarter page where you can pledge some money and walk away with a print or three. (via man-made)
Great abstract piggy banks by Nendo. For sale on isetan. (via designboom)
Was delighted to stumble upon the works of Yue Minjun, who paints and sculpts himself in various settings frozen in laughter. Minjun’s painting Execution is the most expensive work sold by a Chinese contemporary artist.
I’m a huge fan of Jason Dean’s blog The Best Part and have posted a number of great things found there recently. One thing Jason has yet to mention on his own blog are two stunning wood prints he’s just finished, the ink of which contains the burnt ash of the trees themselves.
These posters came to fruition through a complex process beginning with the creation of hand-rubbed relief prints from basic lumberyard 4 x 4′s. The individual relief prints were then scanned and used to create film for screen printing. The wood was then burned, meticulously ground and added to the ink mixture to literally impart wood into all aspects of every print. The result is a poster that reflects the many ways we process trees, including cutting it into commercial lumber, pressing it into paper and burning it into charcoal.
Wow it’s like if Michel Gondry directed Oompa Loompas. A film by This Is It.
Designed back in 2001 by Ed Carpenter as part of his degree show at London’s Royal College of Art, the Pigeon Light finally went into production and is for sale at SCP. I’m gunna need about 40 of these. (via design you trust)
New work by EPSO. (via bldg//wlf)
Designer Joe Bauldoff participated in a local pumpkin carving competition and fundraiser in Charlotte, North Carolina. He went for gold and carved the scariest thing any graphic designer could possibly think of: the rejected Gap logo. More info on his site. Nice work Joe.