B&W Studio recently produced a beautifully designed poster for their fifth anniversary entitled ‘Stars’. The poster is printed in black on metallic white stock and features an illustration of the constellations above Leeds during the Christmas period. The limited edition of just 200 posters were sent to clients, friends and colleagues.

Stars Detail

FX Balléry

Pretty Vases Collection

Pretty Vases is a collection of brightly-coloured vases that look like sections of plumbing pipes that was designed by FX Balléry in collaboration with Domeau&Pérès. Colorful, fun and simple.

Pretty Vases Collection

Via Dezeen.

Panton Chair 50th

Panton Chair

Danish designer Verner Panton’s cantilevered stacking chair was developed 50 years ago, between the years of 1959 and 1960. The Panton Chair was the first single-material and single-form chair to be made and it has been produced by consistently by Vitra over three decades of advancements in plastics technology. As beautiful today as it was then, we wish a happy birthday to this classic piece of design.

Panton Chair

Light & Dark

Hours of Light
Hours of Dark

Light & Dark is a beautiful print series by Accept & Proceed that is available at Blanka. Light & Dark depicts the hours of light, dark and astronomical twilight in the UK. The gradient is a visualization of the rate at which the earth lightens up sunrise through to sunset. Simply wonderful.

Two Thousand Ten

Two Thousand Ten Calendar

Antonio has just released a wonderfully minimal 2010 calendar poster that he had printed by the talented people at Coeur Noir in Brooklyn, New York. Letterpress printed on Crane’s Lettra Fluorescent White 110# (300gsm) paper. Size 16.5″ x 23.5″ (A2). Limited edition of 50 prints, numbered and signed. Get yours here.

Soul Bird

Soul Bird Small

Soul Bird Large

Sanna Annukka has just introduced Soul Bird in two sizes. Hand crafted in England from solid brown oak from a sustainable source, each bird is screen-printed then branded and personally numbered by hand. With an edition of just 100, these preorder items are sure to go fast!

In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul Bird. The Sielulintu was thought to deliver the soul to newborn babies and also to transport the soul to the afterlife at the moment of death. It was believed the Sielulintu protected a persons soul at it’s most vulnerable; when dreaming, and it was tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep.

Düller x IDEA

Düller x IDEA

Düller x IDEA

New design Japanese collective IDEA Idea partnered with an old school German art supply firm to create Düller. The mission: Combining Japanese notions of harmony with the German penchant for methodology. There’s parallel symmetry in the same-sized pencil box and sketchbook, and the box and book cover are made from recycled paper. Purchase them here.

Via Acquire.

I.D. R.I.P.

I.D. Annual Design Review 2009

To Readers, Advertisers and Friends of I.D. Magazine:

Since 1954, I.D. Magazine has served as one of America’s leading critical magazines covering the art, business, and culture of design. Today it is with regret that we announce its closure. The January/February issue of I.D. will be its last; subscribers to I.D. will receive Print magazine for the balance of their subscription.

Ceasing publication of an iconic brand like I.D. is never an easy decision, but there are several forces that have worked against its sustainability. Certainly the downturn in print advertising has contributed to this decision, but other factors include the fragmentation and specialized information needs of I.D.’s core readers (product designers) and the plethora of information resources available to them – some for free (online and B2B) and others that are highly specialized and targeted to specific industries served.

F+W Media will continue producing the I.D. Annual Design Review, its flagship international product design competition, in an expanded fashion online. This new web initiative will feature not only 2010′s winners but will catalog thousands of notable entries from past competitions. Going forward, in addition to the I.D. Annual Design Review, F+W Media’s Design Group is comprised of the award-winning HOW and Print brands – magazines, books, events, and competitions serving the information needs of graphic designers in all media.

We thank the entire I.D. community, past and present – staffers, contributors, readers, and advertisers – for their support of the magazine throughout its 55-year history.


Gary Lynch Publisher & Editorial Director
F+W Media Design Community

I.D. Annual Design Review 2009
I.D. Annual Design Review 2009
I.D. Annual Design Review 2009
I.D. Annual Design Review 2009

Via FastCompany.

Type Trumps 2

Type Trumps 2

After the hugely successful Type Trumps comes the much awaited sequel, Type Trumps 2. Thirty new designs showing different typefaces being assigned numerical values.

Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful is the home of David McCandless, a London-based author, writer and designer who has written for The Guardian, Wired and others. Currently David is an independent visual and data journalist with a passion for visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words. His pet-hate is pie charts. Loves pie. Hates pie-charts.

The ABC’s of Branding

The ABC's of Branding

The ABC’s of Branding is a new poster by Orlando-based Jason Dean. The poster is foil stamped and embossed and is composed of an alphabet of letters from many of the more famous (and some infamous) logos of all time. Printed in two different colorways, you have the choice of silver foil on black paper or gold foil on cream, both stocks are 100 lb. French Pop-Tone and are individually stamped, signed and numbered.


Pirelli Per Lo Scooter

Display is a curated collection of important graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Established in 2009, Display intends to build a digital graphic collection (from original materials) which generates inspiration and awareness about modern, mid 20th century graphic design history and some of its pioneers.

Graphic Design 5

Display is organized, designed and maintained by Kind Company, an independent web and print design office in Brooklyn, New York. We’re also responsible for the Alvin Lustig Archive. Partners – Greg D’Onofrio and Patricia Belen – are practicing designers, graphic design history enthusiasts and collectors.

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