// posts about graphics
Via Freshly Blended.
The music video for Royksopp’s “Remind Me”, directed by H5, is one of the coolest videos I have ever seen. Though it came out in 2002 and won best music video at MTV Europe’s 2002 Music Awards, I hadn’t seen it until just the other day. Check out the H5 archives and see what else they’ve done. Be sure to watch the Areva commercial as well.
Arago: People, Postage & the Post is the online collection of the National Postal Museum. The site showcases a ton of stamps and postal operations artifacts and antiques like the 1930′s Airway route of the US (above) and the Westcoaster Mailster (below).
How do you prepare yourself to take on the most terrifying villains ever created? With the Shoot The Baddies target practice boards of course. I’m not sure that Goombas are really that scary, but they are definitely squirelly. Olly Moss, an english designer, has some other great work on his site, so check it out.
Gerd Arntz was commissioned by Otto Neurath to develop the Isotype visual dictionary, consisting of over 4000 symbols. According to his website, “The idea was to create a series of iconic images that can bridge between languages, are easy to grasp and, when done well, also nice to look at.” Gerd lived in communist Germany and Russia, so it’s interesting to see how that played into his icons.
Andy Mangold created two type specimen books for the typeface Clarendon. The covers were made from Cocobolo and Bloodwood samples, which were then laser etched and coptic bound with waxed linen thread.
Also by Andy – the Insomnia pillow – a glow-in-the-dark screen printed pillowcase that creates insomnia by lighting up the pillow.
Via the Strange Attractor.
A few things from Turner Duckworth, a brand/identity agency out of SF and London. Above is Howling Monkey Beer, which is no longer in production and has been re-branded as some sort of energy drink (a pity). And below is a graphic treatment for a trailer rig, part of their much lauded work for Coca-Cola.
Howling Monkey via Lovely Package
Pardon me for posting about a wedding on Sub-Studio, but I couldn’t help myself – the design behind Cabel and Nicole’s wedding is pretty amazing. Inspired by retro 8-bit illustrations, they opted to letterpress their design of a tree with pixel flowers – including debossed pixelated self-portraits. On the backside of the invite, the letterpressed figures show through the paper to create slightly embossed figures underneath the tree.
Custom stamps from Zazzle, custom-made chocolate favors from Deco-Cho.
A pixel flower cake and pixel-like flower petals.
Cabel and Nicole custom laser-etched some Moleskines as gifts for their wedding party.
So there you have it! The coolest wedding I’ve seen in a while…