Dave Foster

29 January 2011

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, type enthusiast, great designer and good friend Dave Foster updates his portfolio

Made By Sawdust

25 January 2011

Sawdust recently updated. Thanks for the email.

Diner Journal

22 January 2011

Diner Journal is a quarterly publication of esoteric recipes, food writing, illustration and culture loosely based around a theme. There’s a chicken issue, a Vermont issue (with beautiful cheese cloth pattern endpapers), etc. This magazine is proof that we can still find substance and value in print today. The whole thing feels like a tightrope walk between careful, considered design and a haphazard lovingly sloppy zine aesthetic. The paper stock varies, but is always nice. The illustrations are beautiful. Best of all, it’s three hole punched so you can put it in some nerdy binder. You would.

Issue 11, art directed by Derick Holt

The magazine is affiliated with the Brooklyn restaurant/butcher/shop Marlow & Sons. A lot of the issues (as well as the Marlow & Sons identity) was created by Derick Holt. The latest issue, a rambling collection of “How-to” articles and illustrations, was art directed by August Hefner (who is ALSO great, btw). Buy em up and hold on to them!

Gabriel Andermatt

15 September 2010

Gabriel Andermatt from Zoug, Switzerland recently launched his site.

Detail

15 September 2010

Detail Design Studio updates with some new work out of Dublin, Ireland.

Boo Davis

31 August 2010

Seattle designer, Boo Davis, released her new book today featuring her really amazing quilt designs called ‘Dare to Be Square‘.

Thomas Traum has designed 25 amazing 3D renderings for this years “Most Beautiful Swiss Books” in collaboration with Carl Burgess and Laurenz Brunner.

The way Traum’s 3D kitsch interplay with Brunner’s occult-like multi-column layout works rather nicely. The overall effect – glossy renderings opposite dense blackness – feels appropriate for something that can risk being perversely self referential.

If I could only find a copy of Bryce 3D…maybe all these American design annuals would be a little more interesting.

Visualism

16 August 2010

Visualism is a multi-disc studio based out of Hamburg, Germany. They just launched their new site.

New book added to the ever expanding TSA Library. As with most additions, we’re giving away one free copy. See the bottom of this post for details.

Data Flow 2
Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Editors: R. Klanten, N. Bourquin, S. Ehmann, T. Tissot
Language: English

Publisher: Gestalten
Release: February 2010
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 272 pages, full color, hardcover

Data Flow 2 expands the definition of contemporary information graphics. The book features new possibilities for diagrams, maps, and charts and investigates the visual and intuitive presentation of processes and data. Eight comprehensive chapters illuminate how techniques such as simplification, abstraction, metaphor, and dramatization function. Data Flow 2 is a valuable reference offering practical advice, background, case studies, and inspiration.

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Enter to win a free copy of Data Flow 2

To enter your name into the drawing, comment on this post with your favorite infographic from the last decade.

Fine print: Drawing ends Saturday, July 31, 2010. Winner will be picked at random. This drawing is open to everyone, even if you live in the far reaches of the planet. Please comment with a valid email so we can find you.

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Annie Nguyen from Hawaii. ****

Last week we launched the TSA Library, added its first book (Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams) and held a drawing to give away one free copy. Congratulations to Martina Petrelli from Lyon, France!

Thanks to everyone who entered. We will be adding another book in a couple of days (with a bit more challenging giveaway rules). For anyone else interested in getting their hands on Less and More, you can pick one up directly from the publisher here.