A quick weekend post.
Sean Wolcott of Rationale designed this minimal wall calendar. It comes in two version, Sans and Serif, and the dates are presented in two columns with space for notes.
The spiral bound calendar measures at 11x17”, and is printed on high-quality 100# Cougar cover stock.
You can purchase one here.
After the success of Manuals 1, Unit Editions has just announced Manuals 2, which features graphic standards and corporate identity manuals for IBM, Westinghouse, Canadian Rail, Bell, Knoll, PTT, Montreal Olympics, Dutch Police and more. These manuals were designed by some of the masters: Georges Huel, Paul Rand, Allan Fleming, Total Design, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Alan Fletcher, Otl Aicher and more.
Manuals 2 will also feature my copy of the graphics manual for the 1976 Montréal Olympics. Pretty excited that a piece of my collection is included.
The book includes essays, interviews and a forward by Lance Wyman, designer of the 1968 Mexico Olympic games.
Hardback with High Gloss Wrap
260 x 310mm
You can pre-order a copy now.
Carl Brett was an Irish graphic designer and teacher who worked in Canada since 1954 and helped pioneer modernism in Canada. He was a founding member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and served as president on two occasions.
Remember those fellas who found an original copy of the NYC Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual in the basement of Pentagram? Well, they’re partnering with the MTA to release a limited run of manual through Kickstarter.
It won’t be exactly like the original manual. The original is ring bound in binder, but the reissue will feature a cloth hardcover and unaltered high-resolution scans of each page of the manual, all Smyth sewn together. It will measure 13.5” W × 13.5″ H (343 x 343 mm).There will be an introduction by Michael Bierut, and an essay by New York magazine writer Christopher Bonanos.
The manual will be printed in Italy on 100 and 140 gsm Munken Pure ivory offset paper. The cover, introduction, and essay headings will be set in a custom version of Standard Medium by type designer Nick Sherman, that he recreated from the photographs of the original manual.
This is a great way to get this wonderful piece of design history in the hands of more people. I’ve backed it.
Uwe Loesch is a German designer born in 1943 in Dresden, Germany, and studied graphic design at the Peter-Behrens Academy in Duesseldorf. He’s a member of AGI — Alliance Graphique Internationale and has a collection at the MoMA. Most of his work focuses on poster design, and he’s done some great work.
Album Anatomy is a personal project by Duane Dalton where he explores the imagery of some of his favorite albums. He started the project in 2011 and it’s now up to 70 designs.
An exploration in the art of reduction. This personal project breaks down album imagery into its purist form by discarding any unnecessary information.This is achieved using a strict grid that displays the relevant album details, which leaves a central void to convey a response to the album. This void is filled by my personal response to an album. It can be influenced by the cover art, a key track or the overall flavour of the album. The chosen albums have had an influential and personal impact on me. It is music I listen to over and over again or more excitingly rediscover.
Fridolin Müller (1926 – 2006) was a Swiss graphic designer, editor, and teacher who studied at The Basel School of Design. He designed the poster pictured above in 1963 for the Eidg. Schützenfest Zürich (Swiss Federal Marksman Festival). One of my favorites. Saw one in person once, it’s huge.
Studio Iknoki is an Italy based design studio by Christian Jugovac and Francesco Greguol. They’ve done some great work, but I’m nuts for the work they did for “Acqua e Territorio”, an exhibition and the conference curated by Latitude Platform. I love this very stripped-down style.
They have more of their work on Behance.