this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vintage crate labels from 1950's America, usually fixed to the ends of
wooden crates of farm produce. Bright colours, bold text forms, simple lines,
and an uncomplicated cheerful wit.

my new schedule for le fall. clicqes aux fait mas grando

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Leif.designpark is a design team based in japan, consisting of
Takashi Ueno
and Mamoru Naito and Keizaburo Honda.

"Our main work is widely ranged from interior design to art and
industrial products. By cooperating with specialists from arts and
crafts friends, we maintain the highest quality production. Leif.s
overall concept of the "design park" is comprised of a virtual drawing
board. This is a park surrounded bya low hedge, and can be accessed
freely. The object is to broaden Leif.designpark, in conjunction with
the individual participants. In this way, we can share projects with
people from a variety of fields."

Leif.designpark collaborates with artists of various fields on products
and exhibitions. We pursue new possibilities and unexpected discoveries
from these experiences.

" In Japan’s craft culture, predecessors have created much craft work
applying the traditional techniques of parquetry, which brings out the
natural taste of the various types of wood used. The unstained natural
colors of wood must result from absorbing the numerous nutrients
within the soil. The diversity is amazing. Tone is an attempt at producing
furniture using effectively materials and skills established in the Japanese

Monday, August 20, 2007

The covers of Jack Jerouac's famous 1950's novel of
personal discovery. The On The Road website provides
a quirky glimpse of how his iconic book, has been
graphically presented over time, and in different languages.

Ornamental Letters

Homage to the mighty 19th century lithographer, Karl Klimsch
who has been the author behind many Dover Book publications.

Here are the intrictae letters: E & I

Brian Dettmer’s exquisite carved books at Urtopia, a group show curated by
Kelly McCray at Toronto’s Edward Day Gallery.

In a sense, these works are the opposite of collage.

Using surgical tools, Brian Dettmer removes paper like an archeologist releasing
a fossil from layers of sediment, thereby unveiling connections between words
and images hundreds of pages away from each other. The results are breathtaking:
solid and sculptural, with a texture resembling the wood from which the paper pulp
once came.

please click it to enlarge ( it is worth it )

The whimsical and witty Photographs of Douglas Gayeton

An eye-catching and interesting typeface called Drift designed by
Will Perrens , granting him a D&AD Young Blood award in 2004.

Monday, August 13, 2007

It's wonderful when a simple idea can, almost accidentally - produce unforeseen,
and remarkable consequences. A great, fun project from the other side of the earth.

bored, lost your mojo ? get off your ass and scan yer face.

Things that are living in the pockets of your bag, jeans or jacket: travel and pay checks,
old cigarette pack that just looks interesting, sugar lumps and all the stuff that has found
home in your pockets. They are all the treasures our project is looking for! Our goal is
not only bring all this objects into light but show the owner of them.

The process.

Place the objects on the scanner. Place your face/part of it on the scanner as well.
Aaaaand scan it! Send us the picture you've got to:

(Don't forget to mention your name and occupation. Also the email should include the
list of objects you've scanned - keys, granny's photo, gum etc.)


During the scanning process it is recommended that you DO NOT open your eyes.
If you feel that you can handle it and open them, DO NOT follow the light on its move!
The authors of this project didn't find any side-effects on themselves. However, the
authors do not bear the responsibility for possible consequences. At your own risk :)

Technical Requirements:

Format *.jpg, *.gif
Size A4
Resolution 300 dpi

Created by: Timur Akhmetov,Yulia Yakushova or
Email the image to

Sunday, August 12, 2007

the iphone Nano ... haaa ..

it's good for up to one call,
and it's also a breath mint

Friday, August 10, 2007

the lovely, barely there photographs of Loan Nguyen | photographer

" In the morning mist, the barely visible figure of a woman. As
if on a tight rope, she walks along the edges of a stone pool, one
step at a time. Close by, the same figure appears, creating a hand
shadow on the wall of a rough concrete building, or contemplating
its reflection in the calm waters of a lake...Recollections of childhood
games, moments when one discovers in bewilderment that we are
actually part of this world. Human presence discretely seeps into
the landscapes, softly slides in. A posture, a slight gesture... and
a link is established. A shadow is cast, an object is picked up, a
reflection is seen : the effect of a being on his surroundings always
remains slight. The body may then make its imprint by proxy, by
mere projection. Points of contact appear, bonds are woven, and
these minimalist spaces become territories of introspection"
(...) Raphaƫlle Stopin in Nextlevel no.4, 2003

Some of Mohammed Thiam's (Thiam I am) recent work, all in progress. Too see more go to

Handouts for Street Vibes, a Head and Hands project. 2007, 6" x 4"

Thursday, August 09, 2007

check this out

A classic Logo, typeface combination

American LaFrance (ALF) was an emergency vehicle manufacturer, formerly based in Ladson, South Carolina in the US.

The company focused primarily on fire engines and fire trucks (ladders), although they also sold rescue vehicles and ambulances. ALF was founded in 1873 by Truckson LaFrance ( what a great name ) and his partners as the "LaFrance Manufacturing Company," selling hand powered equipment. In 1995, the company was bought by Freightliner LLC, which is a subsidiary of Daimler-Chrysler. This year the company was sold and DaimlerChrysler will utilize the plant for assembly of the 2007 Dodge Sprinter.

O good, just what we need, another nothing Dodge Something