A wonderful self-initiated project to investigate how the older generations are affected by the huge changes in the way we communicate. Emily Macrae sat down with nine people who gave first-hand accounts of the societal and cultural developments throughout their lifetimes.
A limited run of fifteen books was published and distributed to the contributors and their families. One daughter wrote, “I have found out more about my own dad than I have ever known – especially about the war as he never would talk about it.”
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After the phenomenal success of Hildafolk, Hilda has been granted her own series, beginning with Hilda and the Midnight Giant.
In the first volume by talented Luke Pearson Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. The local ‘hidden people’, who have made it their mission to bombard Hilda’s family with tiny letters forcing them to leave, don’t help. As Hilda seeks ways to stall her mother’s decision she rushes to befriend the very source of her malady. What a way to start!
“Hilda is a little girl who has an uncanny ability to befriend even the most peculiar of house guests, but when an army of ‘Hidden Elves’ bombard her living room in the dead of the night with stones and forced wviction notices, she has to think twice before making these new creatures’ acquaintances.
Under duress and in fear of losing her beloved home, she sets out on an adventure to secure her birth right and to find out who, if he even exists, is this mysterious Midnight Giant?”
Hilda and The Midnight Giant really is a gem. 40 pages of full packed colour. The quality of Luke Pearson’s illustrations and imgaination is up there with the best. I shall be keeping my eyes on him and the wonderful, magical adventures of Hilda in the future. 5 out of 5.
Available from the wonderful NoBrow Press.
Laurie Rollitt is an illustrator and designer who graduated from the University of West England, Bristol with a first class honors – no wonder looking at these lovely book cover designs.
Designers & Books is a resource that lets you glance over the shoulder of your favorite A-list designers and see what books inspire them. New book list published every Tuesday.
(via Fast Co Design)
This book is off my wish list and in my shopping cart.
“Tom Geismar is a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar and widely considered a pioneer of American graphic design. During the past four decades he has designed more than a hundred corporate identity programs. His designs for Xerox, Chase Manhattan Bank, Best Products, Gemini Consulting, PBS, Univision, Rockefeller Center and, most notably, Mobil Oil have received worldwide acclaim.
Though Chermayeff & Geismar may not be a household name, its logos are pervasive in every corner of the world. (One identity—the official logo for the U.S. Bicentennial—even sits on Mars). The firm’s visual identities are an integral part of American culture, and instantly recognizable by countless millions.
In Identify Haviv, Geismar and Chermayeff open their studio up for the first time in the firm’s 55-year history and reveal the inner workings of the production of 40 of the firm’s world famous trademarks, from the oldest (Chase Bank and Mobil Oil in the 1960s) to the more recent (Armani Exchange and Library of Congress in the 2000s).
A showcase of the world’s most famous trademarks; a first-time reveal of how they came to be; an examination of successful logo design written by the practitioners themselves; and an unprecedented industry insider’s peek into a legendary branding and graphic design firm, Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismarunveils the true identity of identity design that works.”
Available here: Amazon UK / Amazon USA
Another interesting project on the wonderful Kickstarter.
Makeshift is a quarterly magazine and multimedia website about creativity in unlikely places, from the favelas of Rio to the alleys of Delhi. These are environments where resources may be scarce, but where ingenuity is used incessantly for survival, enterprise, and a self-expression. Makeshift is about people, the things they make, and the context they make them in.
Really great project from Aaron Melander.
“Each year for the annual Winter X Games in Aspen, Target hosts their competing athletes at the Target Chalet. Inspired by the spirit of the mountain man, we created a rugged abode that would be a place for Shaun White and Simon Dumont to crash after a day of competition.”