NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Limited Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

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.

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

A lot of great work from Lon­don based design stu­dio, Cartlidge Lev­ene.

Hort: City By Landscape

Hort City by Landscape

Hort City by Landscape

Hort City by Landscape

Hort City by Landscape

Hort designed a pub­li­ca­tion made up of six books for Rainer Schmidt Land­schaft­sar­chitek­ten + Stadt­planer that high­lights the firms work. Each book is a vari­ant of the B series paper for­mat and the typog­ra­phy and com­po­si­tion are scaled pro­por­tion­ally to the for­mat of each book.

[Sponsor] PlasticPrinters.com

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World Cup Brands Infographic

World Cup Brands

World Cup Brands

World Cup Brands

World Cup Brands

World Cup Brands

My good pal Rowen Frazer of Mis­sion designed this lovely info­graphic show­ing how eight brands com­pared to each other on the field at 2014 World Cup.

You can see a full ver­sion here, and read more about the project here.

5BORO VHS Series

5BORO VHS Series

NYC based skate­board com­pany 5BORO has released a series of decks that pay homage to VHS tapes from the 80s and 90s. I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff.

[Sponsor] Ten Dollar Fonts

Ten Dollar Fonts

TDF (Ten Dol­lar Fonts) is an inter­na­tional typog­ra­phy col­lec­tive of 65+ design­ers – focus­ing on pro­vid­ing the cre­ative indus­tries with acces­si­ble, high qual­ity and unique type­faces. The col­lec­tion of type­faces on TDF is a well refined and curated selec­tion of mostly exclu­sive typefaces.

We’re cur­rently run­ning a give­away on our Insta­gram (@tendollarfonts) for two $50 store cred­its. See our account for more details on how to be in the draw. (Win­ner ran­domly selected 9am 1st Sep­tem­ber 2014 NZST)

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Uwe Loesch

Uwe Loesch

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.

City Sense Platform Branding

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

I really love the color palette and the over­lay­ing of ele­ments in this brand­ing design by Irene Shkarovska.

[Sponsor] Hi-Response

Hi-Response

Hi-Response, a truly mod­u­lar Word­Press theme. ↪ v.1.3 out now! Theme options and a highly mod­u­lar lay­out sys­tem really sets a new stan­dard. Shape the theme (with­out the need to code) with 3 page/post lay­out mod­ule gen­er­a­tors, 5 tax­on­omy list­ing styles and theme options to con­trol pretty much every­thing from lay­out, col­ors, typog­ra­phy and inter­ac­tion. This enables you to tweak and stand out. We like to call it a fresh take on Word­Press publishing.

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Business Cards of Minimal Designers

Brockmann Rand Business Cards

I found this image while surf­ing around this morn­ing. Don’t know about authen­tic­ity, but sup­pos­edly, these are the busi­ness cards of Josef Müller-Brockmann, Paul Rand, Adrian Frutiger and Hel­mut Schmid. I’ve seen the Paul Rand card before, so that one could be legit. Either way, these are lovely. The Frutiger card is def­i­nitely the least functional.

Update: Michael Bierut con­firmed on Twit­ter that the Rand and Müller-Brockmann are the real deal.

Dot Zero – Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero was a quar­terly by Uni­mark in part­ner­ship with Finch Paper that focused on the the­ory and prac­tice of visual com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Only five issues were pub­lished between 1966 and 1968, and Mas­simo Vignelli was the designer and cre­ative direc­tor of the mag­a­zine. Vignelli wanted to make the design excit­ing, but sim­ple, so he set all type in only two weights of Hel­vetica and every­thing printed in black and white.

Michael Bierut inter­viewed Vignelli about the mag­a­zine. Some nice insights on how the pub­li­ca­tion came about, and its production.

The folks at Ratio­nale Design have made avail­able a hi-res PDF of issue 1 of Dot Zero, and you can see some pho­tos of issue 2 here.