American Illustration 27

11 February 2009

AI Book

Here is a look at the new American Illustration 27 book designed by Open, NY with an original fold-out jacket-as-poster by Ted McGrath.

Images are one-image-per-page with creative credits and contact info for each of the winning artists from the 2007 AI Competition. (The 2009 competition is accepting entries now). Only a limited number of copies are still available of this beautifully designed book – an art book and resource all in one.



11 February 2009


Todesign got in touch today from Italy with some nifty interior wall design. Thanks for the email!

PVC pipe font

11 February 2009



Interesting idea for a typeface from recent grad Lee Stokes.


10 February 2009

Deerhoof playing a song off their new EP in Juan’s Basement –

Handmade Nation

10 February 2009

Handmade Nation

Good design is slick, clean, and about large budgets (and egos), right? Not always.

There is an entire movement that has swept the world. It is all about a more organic community oriented approach towards design that many believe in so wholeheartedly they have titled it The DIY (do it yourself) Community.

Director Faythe Levine has edited footage she collected from 15 cities, and over 80 DIY community pioneers around the United States, into ‘Handmade Nation‘, a 65 minute film that documents this cultural tendency.

(The book, written in collaboration with Cortney Heimerl, can be purchased at Amazon here).

All Screenings Here

Coming this week:

Feb 11: New York City, Power House Arena (Book signing and panel)

Feb 12, 14, & 15: New York City, Museum of Arts and Design

More will be held in Toronto, Barcelona, Melbourne, San Francisco, Madison, Eureka, Portland.

Andrew Holder

09 February 2009




Updates from my former classmate Andrew Holder.

Coralie Bickford-Smith

09 February 2009

Book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith talks about designing a series of horror classics for Penguin called Gothic Reds. Flickr set of all the covers here. Also check out this great interview with Coralie at design:related.


09 February 2009




Aad out of Dublin has some nice clean and creative work.

Jeffrey Docherty

07 February 2009



Seriously talented Jeffrey Docherty from NYC.

HORT updates

05 February 2009



One of my favorites, HORT from Berlin updates with new work.