2015 Rationale Calendar

2015 Rationale Calendar

2015 Rationale Calendar

2015 Rationale Calendar

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.

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Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

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
432 pages

You can pre-order a copy now.

Carl Brett

Carl Brett

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.

Couldn’t find much info on him, and only found this gallery of his work at a small res­o­lu­tion, and some sort video inter­views with him.

Leica M Edition 60

Any­one have $20,000 to drop on this Leica?

To cel­e­brate of the 60th anniver­sary of M cam­era, Leica pro­duced the lim­ited edi­tion Leica M Edi­tion 60. The kit includes a Leica M-P dig­i­tal cam­era and the Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, both cre­ated by Audi Design.

This is more of a col­lec­tors item than any­thing, but it’s amaz­ing to see the amount of detail that went into it, even down to the pack­ag­ing and presentation.

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.

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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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