AisleOne reader, Sean Wolcott, wrote in to tell me that Massimo Vignelli has given him permission to distribute a high-res PDF of his book, Graphic Design for Non-profit Organizations. This rare book is by Vignelli and Peter Laundry, and was published in 1980 in partnership with AIGA. The book focuses on design and best practices for non-profit organizations, but the content is a great resource in general and the teachings can be applied pretty much anywhere. There are sections on grids, typography, formats, logotypes, and color, just to name a few.
A big thank you to Massimo and Sean for making this valuable resource available to all.
You can download the PDF from here.
Here’s another gem from Unit Editions. A limited edition monograph featuring the work of Herb Lubalin. This book covers Herb Lubalin’s, from his beginnings in advertising, to his status as one of the most influential graphic designers of the last century.
The book is edited by Adrian Shaughnessy, Tony Brook and Alexander Tochilovsky, and designed Spin.
Type foundry Colophon have released a new heavy sans-serif typeface called La Fabrique. It is available in a single weight in a limited edition of 100 copies. To accompany the release of the typeface, a set of A0 serigrapher posters were produced and a 12 page A5 booklet.
I’m a big fan of sports jerseys of all types, and this Bernard cycling kit has to be the best looking one I’ve seen. Great use of color and type. It definitely stands out from the rest of kits I’ve seen. Most are just terribly designed. I couldn’t find much info, but it seems to be a personal cycling kit designed by Brandon Sincock that was made available for sale for a bit. Must have been a blast to design this. One of my dream jobs would be to work for a bicycle company designing frame graphics.