TSA Facebook group

08 November 2008

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We’ve started a TSA Facebook group. Feel free to join and share work/pictures/links/comments/videos…

Book Roll Call

07 November 2008

I love books. I can’t get enough of them. So here are some of my current favorites that I encourage you to pick up.

ECAL, a great book for students and educators of Graphic Design. The École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne is a model for design pedagogy and academic research. The book kind of chronicles the work of the staff and students over the past years.

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Anni & Josef Albers. Flipping through it just once convinced me that some of the most talented designers out there right now not only know this work but are employing the principles in their own work (from those crazy abstract color studies of Andy Gilmore to the line art of Geoff Mcfetridge).

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Bauhaus, Modernism & the Illustrated Book. Architecture influencing book typography influencing architecture. This was an amazing time for graphic design and the work is relevant to anything posted on this blog.

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AGI: Graphic Design Since 1950. The Alliance Graphique Internationale is like the high rollers club, the elite, the best of the best in graphic design. Founded in 1951, the organization has selected some 600 designers from more than thirty nations to join. This book is a summary of the accomplisments of its members (such as Saul Bass, Paul Rand, Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, Chwast,..and so on). I am not kidding when I say that every page is solid gold.

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Kate Moross

07 November 2008

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Nice graphic style of Kate Moross.

EUROPE BY DESIGNERS

07 November 2008

EUROPE BY DESIGNERS

EUROPE BY DESIGNERS is an international artistic project whose aim is to unveil a multitude of images of Europe from the inside and from the outside. Design as the expression of a cultural vision, a political vision or a simple and unposed feeling… Design and its diversity as a new way to catch Europe.

Submit your work here !

For Dust Thou Art

06 November 2008

Lundgren Monuments BoutiqueUrn by Gren Lundgren

Some days one can feel like an old idea is brought back to life, thus holding more power than in previous days. My guess is this week many of us are renewing our confidence, recognizing our considerable skill, and finding fresh sensitivity to our individual proficiency.

What better time to explore a new idea for your ashes. Ashes? Yes, as in your remains.

Seattle’s Lundgren Monuments can offer creative alternatives to the same old same old, with custom made urns by famous designers. Each one is uniquely beautiful, and in some cases even fun. Now go ahead and explore the old as seen through the new.

Urn by Tim Foss

Toby Triumph

06 November 2008

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Toby Triumph from the UK. Thanks for the link Toby!

Erwin Bauer KG

06 November 2008

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Erwin Bauer KG updates.

Bastardised

04 November 2008

Bastardised

Bastardised is the result of the Made in Bunch project. 289 “Bunchisms” are presents in the book.

Available here !

Frédéric Tacer

04 November 2008

Frédéric Tacer

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Great work from Frédéric Tacer.

Hobnox

04 November 2008

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A pretty robust modular music production app in your browser.  Synths, drum machines, effects pedals. . .  shows the potential Actionscript 3 has with audio.
This is connected to a whole creative community type thing with forums and user generated content and the whole bit.