Book Covers by Jan Vermeulen

Jan Vermeulen’s excellent type based covers for Dutch writer Jan Wolkers. The back of the book is just as important as the front, as you can see with Turks Fruit and De Walg Vogel. They were a team Vermeulen and Wolkers, until Vermeulen’s death in 1985 he did all the covers for Jan Wolkers. You can see more covers (with the back) over here.

Book Covers by Jan Vermeulen

Jan Vermeulen’s excellent type based covers for Dutch writer Jan Wolkers. The back of the book is just as important as the front, as you can see with Turks Fruit and De Walg Vogel. They were a team Vermeulen and Wolkers, until Vermeulen’s death in 1985 he did all the covers for Jan Wolkers. You can see more covers (with the back) over here.

20.Apr.2014 - 9 notes - permalink - comment - reblog

Processing

A line as the relation between two points, characterized with its stiffness, strength and arithmetic distance. A mesh as the result of dispositional and transformational operations of lines overlapping, crossing, netting each other.

I find these sketches in processing so intriguing. They’re done by Lab for Environmental Design Strategies founded in 2008 by Daniel Köhler and Rasa Navasaityte. I wish I was coding savy.

Processing

A line as the relation between two points, characterized with its stiffness, strength and arithmetic distance. A mesh as the result of dispositional and transformational operations of lines overlapping, crossing, netting each other.

I find these sketches in processing so intriguing. They’re done by Lab for Environmental Design Strategies founded in 2008 by Daniel Köhler and Rasa Navasaityte. I wish I was coding savy.

05.Apr.2014 - 6 notes - permalink - comment - reblog

Stigmatypie: 19th-Century Dot Matrix Printing

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Stigmatypie: 19th-Century Dot Matrix Printing

Tonight I found an odd bitmappy portrait of Gutenburg (top) in a fold-out spread of Harpel’s Typograph, a type specimen from 1870. “What is a stigmatypie?”, I wondered. Some cursory research reveals it was a pioneering, but seldom used, technique for producing halftone images with very small type. It was developed around 1867 by Carl Fasol of Vienna.

Stigmatypie is described in the American Encyclopaedia of Printing (1871):

image

Pictures made with tiny periods of metal type! Not only was this a Victorian precursor to dot matrix printing, but also (in a way) ASCII art.

Read more from John McVey and Peter Fasol (Dutch), who is the source of the other images above, from Carl Fasol’s Album der Buchdruckerkunst.

Stigmatypie: 19th-Century Dot Matrix Printing

stewf:

Stigmatypie: 19th-Century Dot Matrix Printing

Tonight I found an odd bitmappy portrait of Gutenburg (top) in a fold-out spread of Harpel’s Typograph, a type specimen from 1870. “What is a stigmatypie?”, I wondered. Some cursory research reveals it was a pioneering, but seldom used, technique for producing halftone images with very small type. It was developed around 1867 by Carl Fasol of Vienna.

Stigmatypie is described in the American Encyclopaedia of Printing (1871):

image

Pictures made with tiny periods of metal type! Not only was this a Victorian precursor to dot matrix printing, but also (in a way) ASCII art.

Read more from John McVey and Peter Fasol (Dutch), who is the source of the other images above, from Carl Fasol’s Album der Buchdruckerkunst.

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SPATS: Super Special Background Patterns by Hironori Yasuda

These wonderful patterns are part of a series of 8 books by Hironori Yasuda, a Japanese designer. The books were published in the late 80s, and by now are pretty rare.

(via globule)

SPATS: Super Special Background Patterns by Hironori Yasuda

These wonderful patterns are part of a series of 8 books by Hironori Yasuda, a Japanese designer. The books were published in the late 80s, and by now are pretty rare.

(via globule)

15.Mar.2014 - 23 notes - permalink - comment - reblog

Mirtha Dermisache

"I started writing and the result was something unreadable."

Mirtha Dermisache (1940-2012) from Argentina, practiced asemic writing since the early 1970s. It is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means having no specific semantic content. Asemic writing seeks to make the reader hover in a state between reading and looking.

Mirtha Dermisache

"I started writing and the result was something unreadable."

Mirtha Dermisache (1940-2012) from Argentina, practiced asemic writing since the early 1970s. It is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means having no specific semantic content. Asemic writing seeks to make the reader hover in a state between reading and looking.

07.Mar.2014 - 526 notes - permalink - comment - reblog

3D-print experiment

Austrian artist LIA started experimenting with a 3D-printer and she shows all her discoveries on her tumblr. She says she’s not interested in creating 3D models in a 3D programme and then simply have them printed out. She rather wants to know what can be achieved with the actual properties of filament and the movements of the printhead.

It’s pretty amazing to see all of her discoveries from beginning to end.

(via bit.craft)

3D-print experiment

Austrian artist LIA started experimenting with a 3D-printer and she shows all her discoveries on her tumblr. She says she’s not interested in creating 3D models in a 3D programme and then simply have them printed out. She rather wants to know what can be achieved with the actual properties of filament and the movements of the printhead.

It’s pretty amazing to see all of her discoveries from beginning to end.

(via bit.craft)

27.Feb.2014 - 30 notes - permalink - comment - reblog

Color Problems by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel

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Images from Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel, (1903)

(Source: longstreet.typepad.com)

Color Problems by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel

ghosts-in-the-tv:

Images from Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel, (1903)

(Source: longstreet.typepad.com)

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Richard Anuszkiewicz

Considered a major force in the Op Art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with the optical changes that occur when different high-intensity colors are applied to the same geometric configurations. Most of his work comprises visual investigations of formal structural and color effects (from wikipedia).

Above screenprints are from his Sequential series, I am in love…

(via butdoesitfloat)

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Considered a major force in the Op Art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with the optical changes that occur when different high-intensity colors are applied to the same geometric configurations. Most of his work comprises visual investigations of formal structural and color effects (from wikipedia).

Above screenprints are from his Sequential series, I am in love…

(via butdoesitfloat)

21.Feb.2014 - 8 notes - permalink - comment - reblog

Paper foldings by Andrea Russo

Italian artist Andrea Russo creates tessellations with geometric patterns and abstract sculptures using straight lines or curves, in an attempt to extract new forms and visual concepts.

(via complexgeometry)

Paper foldings by Andrea Russo

Italian artist Andrea Russo creates tessellations with geometric patterns and abstract sculptures using straight lines or curves, in an attempt to extract new forms and visual concepts.

(via complexgeometry)

16.Feb.2014 - 43 notes - permalink - comment - reblog

Adobo HelpDeluxe 13.0

Adobo HelpDeluxe 13.0 is created by the Singapore graphic designer Darius Ou Dahao. Pretty fabulous.

140 mm x 205 mm
24 pages
Staple-bound
Photocopy paper 60gsm
Inkjet Printer

Adobo HelpDeluxe 13.0

Adobo HelpDeluxe 13.0 is created by the Singapore graphic designer Darius Ou Dahao. Pretty fabulous.

140 mm x 205 mm
24 pages
Staple-bound
Photocopy paper 60gsm
Inkjet Printer

12.Feb.2014 - 4 notes - permalink - comment - reblog