100 Maverick Postcards by Alan Fletcher
This cover is wrapped around the outside of a wooden box containing postcards of Fletcher’s designs. Required ownage for design-related persons.
(It’s printed on newsprint so it’s yellowed like crazy since I got it four years ago. Scanned and shared for posterity.)
Landmark building logos from around the world.
12:34pm (10 notes)
Preliminary concept sketches for S,M,L,XL by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, presented at the AA’s Book Machine exhibition.
Texts reads, from left to right:
10:09pm (11 notes)
This is a thing I visited recently, at the Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch. Behind the scenes of my all-time favourite book (including fiction) that got me properly into design. All the original drawings and hand-written notes on the walls were mesmerising. Img/Archiclog and I didn’t want to leave but we Other Stuff to See.
I couldn’t afford the poster, it was embarrassing.
How to Read a Book by Rian Hughes
(from Cult-ure: Ideas Can Be Dangerous < an amazing and highly recommended book)
Physical models make the invisible visible: the rules that apply to matter and time become evident to the model maker and thus become filters for his or her design explorations. Suddenly, the designer is faced with both the limitations of the material and its opportunities in the real world.
—From author Megan Werner’s preface to Model Making.
That’ll teach him for being so lazy.
Homage to Alan Fletcher (by vial3tt3r)
My absolute favourite designer, artist, thinker, inspiration, humourist, collator, collector, and the man that got me seriously interested in design. I can’t wait for the anniversary show of The Art of Looking Sideways, the book that started it all.