To Have And To Hold

Vintage Bags

Sorry for the silence. Sandy took out my power, so haven’t had much internet access. I hope everyone in the NYC area made it through the storm ok.

Now for some design goodness. To Have And To Hold is an awesome Tumblr that features a collection of paper bags from the 70’s and 80’s. The collection is part of the Preston Polytechnic ephemera archive and is housed in their Library. Pretty cool.

Via ISO50

Grazing at Design Museum

Grazing Design Museum

Love this flyer design by Mash Creative to promote Design Museum’s new cafe Grazing. The flyers can be cut along the center line and one side can be redeemed for a free hot drink voucher. They’re digitally printed in white ink on 350gsm GFSmith Colorplan Bright Red, Purple, turquoise and Factory Yellow.

Hugo & Cat – The BLK Book


Uk agency Hugo & Cat initially designed and produced the BLK Book as a Christmas gift for their clients. I’m lucky enough to have an early copy and it’s a superbly crafted book that just makes you want to crack it open and take a big whiff of the glue, ink and paper. It’s pieces like this that make me love the printed medium.

The book is hand finished in heavy ebony Colorplan paper, printed with gold and white foil by Generation Press.

The BLK Book will soon be available for purchase.