I love Radiolab. I also love gocco. So the new print series benefiting Radiolab, In Radiolab We Trust, is right up my alley. The series, curated by Jez Burrows, includes prints from Always With Honor, Jim Datz, Jessica Hische, Lab Partners, and Richard Perez. Grab your copy from the edition of 100 here.
via Bang Back
I am sort of in love with Maria Fischer‘s Traumgedanken (Thoughts on Dreams). It combines so many things that I love: embroidery (or at least thread), artist’s books, using design to add meaning. I feel like I would need to see this book to fully understand all the levels of connectivity, but what I understand based on these photos is that this book is beautiful.
Here is what Maria has to say about her book:
The book “Traumgedanken” (“Thoughts on dreams”) contains a collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories.
To ease the access to the elusive topic, the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming. Analogue to a dream, where pieces of reality are assembled to build a story, it brings different text excerpts together. They are connected by threads which tie in with certain key words. The threads visualise the confusion and fragileness of dreams.
On five pages there are illustrations made out of thread. Their shape and colour relies on the key words on the opposite page. This way an abstract image of the dream about dreaming is generated.
In addition there are five pages where a significant excerpt from a text of the opposite page is stitched into the paper. It is not legible because the type’s actual surface is inside the folded page. This expresses the mysteriousness of dreams and the aspect of dream interpretation.
Many thanks to Jason for sending this our way!
These photos that Andrea McQuade took of her trip to Iceland confirm my thoughts of wanting to visit. I can’t get over how untouched and beautiful the natural landscapes are.
More photos here.
I realize that by posting this video, we may cross the line from being Tree of Codes enthusiasts to being Tree of Codes stalkers, but, so be it. Tree of Codes is awesome, die-cutting is awesome, printing is awesome and this video does a great job of showing just how awesome they all are.
If you’re ever looking for photographs of birds, found a pretty neat group pool here.
Design des Troy is giving away five of our 2011 Teeny Tiny But Still Pretty Colorful Calendars to our fans on facebook. Click this like button , or visit the Design des Troy facebook page to become a fan.
We’ll select 5 fans at random on March 31 to receive one of our fabulous desk calendars. So, please spread the word. And, if you don’t win, or don’t feel like waiting to, there are a few calendars on sale at our etsy shop.
So happy the sun is out today…even if it is for a short time.
Thought these 1960′s/1970′s National Geographic scans of photographs were so beautiful…and that they all tied together so well with the hint of oranges throughout.
More photos here.
There are a number of artists and designers creating work to help in Japan — including Scout Books, Jesse LeDoux via Tiny Showcase, and W+K Studio to name a few. But, we just heard from Diem Chau (who we’ve blogged about in the past 1, 2) that she is holding a raffle on her site to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society. Raffle tickets will cost $10 and two winners will be selected at random to receive a 3-crayon family portrait. She’s already sold 400 tickets and is aiming to sell 1000 by March 23 when the raffle ends. Diem is donating 100% of the raffle earnings to Red Cross, so it seems like an awesome way to help out and maybe get some art in the process.
Complete raffle details can be found on her blog. If art isn’t your thing, you can donate directly to a number of organizations here.