Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cereal Box Design

Came across this the other day and thought I'd post it. It's great inspiration for campy and kitschy design. Also, while you're at it, check out John K.'s blog (of Ren & Stimpy fame). He's a stickler for design in this era.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The work of Pedro Vilas-Boas

Found some really inspiring work from Portuguese Designer, Pedro Vilas-Boas. See more here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jimmy Fallon Late Night Logo Design

On March 2, Jimmy Fallon will fill the giant shoes of Conan O'Brien in becoming the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Now, he's going through logo design choices. The looks all feel like they came from the SNL school of fonts. Which would make sense since the designers Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler of Number Seventeen, designed the SNL titles for the last fourteen years. On one hand, it's good to build on the equity of Fallon's SNL past. But on the other, he should break away and be unique and original. Check out his site here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Communications Arts to scale back... but to offer a Typography Annual

Describing it as wanting to “bring editorial consistency to our product, save natural resources and give our subscribers more of what they want,” CA is cutting its issue frequency from eight down to six issues per year. Beginning with the May/June issue of this year, every publication will become an annual (Interactive, Illustration, Photography, Design, Advertising, Typography), as well as containing feature articles. Sounds like a better product to us. Those-in between issues were rarely all that glamorous.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Bank Gothic. The world's most common trailer typeface

Check out this kick ass trailer for Wolverine. Just like every other trailer, it uses Bank Gothic. Granted, this movie already earned my hard-earned cash.