1970s Ravensburger Travel Series


While searching for who knows what, I found these vintage Ravensburger Travel Series games from the 70s. What immediately struck me were the beautiful package designs and the stunning color palettes. Simple, straight to the point graphics with the name of the game set in Helvetica.

It goes to show how graphic design for consumer products has lost its way. Just compare these wonderful package designs to one of their current games. Terrible.        

Roger Willems


Here’s some lovely work by Dutch designer Roger Willems. I’m particularly fond of these covers for the architectural publication, OverHolland. The bold colors, obvious grid and solid typography give these covers a classic feel as if they’re right out of the 60s era.        

Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar


I have a thing for well-designed calendars and letterpress printing, so this year I tried to combine the two into a single project.

Now available to order is this Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar. The print features a calendar with the year printed in English, Italian, French and German. The 2010, the days of the week, and the edition number line are all printed blind, and of course, the type is set in Helvetica. Each print is numbered and signed.

The size of the calendar is 16.5″ x 23.5″ (A2) and printed on Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110# (300gsm) paper, which is specially made for letterpress. The quality of the paper is superb and gives the print an extra special feel to it.

The printing was done by the fabulous Coeur Noir of Brooklyn, NY. I used these guys for my son’s baptism invites and they also printed all the Helvetica Film posters, as well as the Objectified poster. They simply rock.

This run is very limited, only 50 prints were made, so order one now for $70. You can check out more detailed photos here.

If you’re looking for an affordable framing option, I recommend picking up a good-looking, but inexpensive, IKEA Ribba Frame (19.75″ x 27.5″) and have a custom matte cut to fit it. This setup will run you less than $50.        

Experimental Jetset CAPC Catalog & Poster


David over at SeptemberIndustry spotted this gem on Experimental Jetset’s Myspace page. A gorgeous set of print work EJ did for an Heimo Zobernig exhibition in Bordeaux. The work includes an A2 folded to A5 Invitation, A4 Catalog and a massive poster.

I love how the minimal design really makes the poster stand out in a public environment. Exceptionally strong and stunning visual.        

Arthur Erickson & Japan Poster


Love this poster for an event called Arthur Erickson & Japan that focuses on modernist architect Arthur Erickson’s journey to Japan in 1961. Not sure who designed it but the big bold type, white text on black, two-column grid and the uneven horizontal strips of color make for a beautiful design.