Typography & Pop-up books

December 5, 2008

This is a great little book. For those typography nerds or little kids (is there much of a difference really?) this would make a fun gift. ABC3D takes the 26 letters of the alphabet and creates an entertaining way to look at them.

ABC3D

ABC3D

Stackable Dresser

December 5, 2008

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I came across this today and thought it was a neat idea. Say you start out with just a few things and don’t need a lot of drawer space, but as you get more and more and need more room – just add to it! This would be great, especially if you really like the look of this dresser and didn’t want to sacrifice getting rid of it for a newer, larger one to replace it. The company that produces it is in Japan, so I can’t get a lot of info. from their website. I wonder if they come unfinished for you to paint/stain the way you want?

http://www.chigo.co.jp/?pid=10409514

Wisdom of pirates

December 3, 2008

I like this poster. This would make a good Christmas gift!

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http://www.826valencia.org/store/shop_posters.html

Other good ones…

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Seb Lester

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http://www.merchline.com/changethethought/productdisplay.7096.p.htm

Cape May, New Jersey findings

November 26, 2008

I had forgotten about these. While driving today in Riverton, UT I acknowledged their street signs as I have done in the past. They at least made some sort of effort to break away from the standard, boring type that is usually used and did something different. I’ll have to take a photo and post it sometime. But the reason I bring this up is because it reminded me of the street signs in Cape May, New Jersey. I was there about a year and a half ago and remember being pleasantly suprised at their signs. Some of the coolest I’ve seen.

Street signs in Cape May, New Jersey

Street signs in Cape May, New Jersey

Here are a couple more local findings…

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arcade

I came across this the other day and was amazed at not only the coordinating outfits and hair, but their type treatments on their albums! They’re awesome. Don’t think this is all…you can see ‘em all here.

sed11

sed21

sed31

sed41

sed51

so guys...uh, how do you pronounce that?

so guys...uh, how do you pronounce that?


Calendars

November 25, 2008

I’m always amazed at how different people can approach a calendar and add a little something to it and have it be new again. Here are a few calendars I’ve come across recently that were fun…

Seeing Eye Calendar
Seeing Eye Calendar

http://www.numberedtype.com

//www.noabembibre.com
The cat calendar

http://www.noabembibre.com

Malota Calendars -
Malota Calendars

http://www.malotaprojects.com

//www.designpublic.com
2009 Calendar Cushion

http://www.designpublic.com

//www.calendreco.com
Calendreco

http://www.calendreco.com

//www.behance.net/Gallery/Calendar-made-of-matches/147210
Matchstick Calendar

http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Calendar-made-of-matches/147210

thirft store picture frame

November 14, 2008

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

I found this beauty at the Deseret Industries store in American Fork for like $.25. Now, we’ve just got to take some really funny portraits of ourselves.

Found Typography

October 25, 2008

I was going through some old photos of our summer in Minneapolis and found some interesting photos I forgot I had taken…

From the light house fog horn in Duluth, MN

From the light house fog horn in Duluth, MN

I wonder what clip art book they found this odd looking skateboard image?

I wonder what clip art book they found this odd looking skateboard image?

I love the type on this Art Deco electrical box

I love the type on this Art Deco electrical box

Stamped into the sidewalk on 11th & La Salle

Stamped into the sidewalk on 11th & La Salle

Mmmm, tasy, tasty Buca di Beppo

Mmmm, tasy, tasty Buca di Beppo

This next photo is particularly funny to me. This a pole on the corner next to the Target HQ. I walked passed it every day. But the reason I found it funny is because I used to collect Jim Abbott baseball cards when I was younger. I’m not even quite sure why I chose Jim Abbott to collect. It was probably because he didn’t have a right hand and I thought it was cool that he was a pitcher. It was as if the sticker was there just to say, ‘hey, remember when you used to collect Jim Abbotts?’

Jim Abbott

Jim Abbott

window at bus stop

window at bus stop

YESCO - Salt Lake City division office

YESCO - Salt Lake City division office

I’ve passed this building many times and always appreciated the signeage out front, it being a sign company and all. Not just their sign, but the building itself. Although I’ve never been inside, there is something about busineses that maintain the originality of their building. Especially architecture and design elements from the mid-century. Yesco is a pretty impressive company with quite the portfolio and an interesting history. The look of this building gives a glimpse of how they have been one of the leaders in sign making/design since their beginning.

More fireworks

October 6, 2008

I came across some more fireworks from an old stash I remembered I had. Nothing too spectacular, but you can definately count on the emission of flame and sparks with these!

Racing Car

Racing Car

Gamellia Flower - don't be confused with the smaller, weaker, well known Camellia Flowers

Gamellia Flower - Not to be confused with the smaller, weaker, although more well known sibling Camellia Flower

Mandarin Duck - Disporting Water?

Mandarin Duck - Disporting Water?

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