Another treasure! This time a whole archive of the Russian subway system, dozens of maps, tickets and tokens, all the way back to 1931. But that’s not all, there’s also photos of metros, books and the Metro newspaper. I’ve never seen such an extensive online collection of ephemera, very impressive! One is bound to get lost in there, specially if you can’t read Russian, like me. But that’s the fun part!
“I hate libraries, the idea of borrowing a book is like a one night stand, you hope it will last longer but you know it won’t.”
Drawing with Computers
Drawing With Computers
The Artist’s Guide To Computer Graphics
1985 book by Mark Wilson scanned + PDF freely available from the author, with interesting examples of computer graphic history.
You can download it here
Just like Posters in Amsterdam there is the fabulous Posters of Berlin curated by Anna Weis, a graphic designer based in … Berlin (of course). She has posted 740 posters already, some are commercial, some are by street artists. Like she says “the visual footprints of culture”. Long live the poster (and boo to these horrible flatscreens popping up everywhere).
The Human Interference Project by Studio Moniker has created a collection of hand-drawn mathematical figures governed by a simple set of rules. The repetitive and parameter-restricted character of the drawings might seem better suited to machine production. Drawing these figures by hand, though, emphasises the human creative expression. The drawings created in this way produce surprising interference patterns.
The drawings are created based on these rules:
All drawings that have been sent are displayed on their website.
Luna Maurer together with Roel Wouters and Jonathan Puckey form Moniker a design studio based in Amsterdam, founded in 2012. Luna Maurer is also part of the Conditonal Design Collective. Read their manifesto, endless interesting approach to (graphic) design.
For a schoolproject I did some research on apples, and I stumbled upon this beautiful ode to the apple.
Love of Apples (1961) by Percy Seitlin and Gene Federico is a 7 x 9.5 rare out of print 16-page staple-bound booklet. Part of a four-volume set: ABOUT U. S.—EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY BY AMERICAN DESIGNERS. Conceived, edited and typeset in New York and produced under the sponsorship of The Composing Room, Inc.
Frederico about Love of Apples:
"I wanted to try something where I used metal type in extreme ways without having to cut it, without cutting up proofs or playing with stats. For some time, I had known that if you stacked Title Gothics they would have a different look than traditional types. So the whole book was based on that simple idea."
You can buy it here for $100,-.
Title Gothic Specimen:
Extra Condensed Title Gothic № 12 is an Inland typeface from ca. 1905. Before ATF acquired Inland this type was known as Extra Condensed.
Very Necessary UPDATE:
Apparantly the type used in the Apple zine is Railroad Gothic Regular, thanks for the digging mr Gabor :)
Cool zine by Tim Lahan, a graphic designer based in New York and he’s recently been awarded as a Young Gun by the Art Director’s Club.
‘Olympic Fencing' is a 16-page book of chain link fence drawings.
Each fence is paired with a detailed documentation of “origin.”
5.75” x 8.25”
After School Club is a one-week graphic-design festival that happens once in a year and first started April 2012. Alongside workshops with internationally known designers, the club hosts talks, symposiums and more. ASC is a project by koenigsklasse (on.fb.me/ABW7Nj) and is initiated by Alexander Lis (alexanderlis.com/) & Prof. Eike König (hort.org.uk/).
Love it when art and mathematics come together. Check out more at intothecontinuum with their corresponding codes.
- How long have you been coding for?
”I don’t have any experience coding outside of Mathematica, and only started using it less than a year ago. Even within Mathematica, a powerful and diverse programming language that lets you do much more than make neat GIFs, my experience is limited to the most basic graphic primitives. Since then this blog has basically served as a ‘progress’ blog for learning Mathematica, which has a very reasonable learning curve provided the user has some mathematical maturity. it would be nice to try learning other languages too.”
Look a little longer at the first one.. Do you see the colors?
Beautiful colorful textiles created by Vlisco. It is still today the only brand creating authentic Dutch wax fabrics and is recognizable for its unique design, colours and wax craquelé, every centimetre of fabric is unique due to special wax process, which originates from batik techniques.