Sorry for the lack of posts this past week, I was under the weather.
Swiss Dots, the producers of the Helvetica documentary, have create this new limited-edition screenprint for the film. The print is inspired by a 1960’s design that has been seen on D. Stempel AG brochures, type specimens and posters — which has been making an appearance on the TV show, Mad Men.
The poster is hand screenprinted on archival 300gsm paper, A2 size (16 1/2? x 23 1/2?) in a numbered edition of 100 copies, each signed by director Gary Hustwit. You can order one here for $150.
To celebrate the launch of the new site, and my 1000 post which will happen any day now, the Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar is on sale for only $30. There are only a little over 25 calendars left so grab one before they’re all gone.
The calendar measures 16.5″ x 23.5″ (A2) and is printed on Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110# (300gsm) paper that is specially developed for letterpress printing.
Each print is numbered and signed.
Folks, as I promised, here it is! The limited edition Buddy Carr skateboard is now available for purchase. I had an amazing time working on this with Buddy and we plan on releasing more special goodies in the near future.
Here are the details:
Limited Edition of 100.
7 Ply Maple Veneer Deck with Concave and Single Kick.
Bennett Vector Trucks 4.3 Model.
62mm 78 Durometer Urethane Wheels.
Sealed Dual Shield Precision Steel Ball Bearings.
Custom Laser Cut Griptape with Logo.
Each Hello Skateboard is Hand Assembled in Southern California.
$160 + Shipping.
Head over to the site for more details and images and to place your order. Hurry though because there aren’t many available! Enjoy and let me know what you think.
I’m finally back up! Sorry for the downtime folks and thanks for being so patient. Now that the site is working again, I can finally post about a new project I’ve been working on.
For the past few months I’ve been working with Buddy Carr Skateboards on a limited edition skateboard. Buddy contacted me about doing a complete that exhibited a design not really found in the skate industry. He also wanted it to be a prime example of a well functioning skateboard. Form follows function is the idea behind this project.
Buddy commissioned me to not only design the deck and wheel graphics, but also the shape of the board itself. I grew up skating in the 80’s so the classic shapes are what I find more interesting, which led me to the “stinger” type design for the board. Along with the ultra turning geometry trucks and the soft wheels, this is going to be a great cruiser. I haven’t ridden it yet but according to Buddy, it’s an awesome ride.
For the graphics, Buddy and I agreed that something minimal and typographic would be interesting and unique. I’ve always been intrigued with the idea of saying “Hello” in different languages and this was also a nice way of introducing the collaboration to not only the skate world, but to the design world as well. It’s all designed on a very simple grid and set in the lovely Avant Garde.
The wheels and deck we’re just finished and the grip is in production right now. The complete should be available next month, once I get the site and everything else in place. Only 100 are being made and will be priced a little more than your average skateboard.
Keep checking back, I’ll make an announcement once it’s available. In the meantime you can see some more pics here.
Peter emailed me about his third and final version of his brilliant Love Will
Tear Us Apart Again poster. This final run is a very limited edition of just 75 silkscreen prints produced by K2 Screen and printed on 270gsm
Celloglas Mirri H metallic gray paper with ‘chalk white’, a
special ink for metallic surfaces that creates a strong contrast
with the holo-foil surface of the paper.
Blanka has created a Flickr page displaying vintage posters and prints by Wim Crouwel, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Otl Aicher and many other great designers of the past. Absolutely amazing.