The year I discovered Sagmeister

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Vincent Mahé

New book charting 750 years of Parisian history. Created by Vincent Mahé (his Behance profile has a host of other projects). Full story on Fast Co site. Yours to buy from Nobrow Press.

Seen via @FastCoDesign

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Robert Clayton

As a break to UX based posts – here is some work from Robert Clayton (via i-D magazine) – photographs from 1991 of the Lion Farm estate. Nice article by Nathalie Olah  (on their site) to support these photographs. A book of this work Estate: Robert Clayton with essays from Jonathan Meades (surely worth the price alone for his writing!) and Laura Noble. untitled-article-1432827592 untitled-article-1432827592-body-image-1432830800 estate-post-industrial-ruin-at-the-end-of-thatchers-britain-body-image-1432904005

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The Go! Team – The Scene Between

So they are back – The Go! Team – a new album out March 23 – been a while… only they can define their sounds as ‘orange tone oscillations…etch a sketch jackknife…a teleprompter for your dreams…’ and it not seem a little over the top! Something for the Monday blues…!

(saw this Jan 6 via @the_go_team)

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Unité – Assassin’s Creed – Ubisoft

Quite simply looks awesome – another city recreated as the backdrop to this franchise.

Absolutely love the attention to detail and painstaking build of this game.

Other promos from Ubisoft…

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Printout – Designing difference

First time that I have made it to a Printout event. What a great hour / hour and an half – organised and hosted by Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture) and Steve Watson (Stack). 3 interesting magazines given a showcase by their designers – (Winter / A magazine for all seasons, Talc and mono-cultur). Printout events (I think) focus just on magazines but any designer or non-designer, in any field, (basically everyone) for that matter should check these events out. Just £6.

My preference in terms of subject and design would be Winter (designed/created by Ana Lessing and Kevin Braddock) and mono-cultur (designed/created by Kai van Rabenau). Certainly will be making a trip to Magma (if they stock them) to get myself a copy.

Some poor questions from the audience (either too long winded/self-important or just plain drunk!) – ended the night – questions that I have thought of since – how far from the initial designs, layout is the finished product?, who is the audience for these magazines and who buys them?, why do the contributors give up their time for small independent magazines – do they get something from this? and lastly how long did it take to put together – (last question from Chung).

For a far more detailed commentary on the night, check out Steve Watson’s site.

(Can’t quite work out at 3 in the morning if Steve Watson’s – Stack is the same as Monocle’s – The Stack..?)

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Blok Knives

Blok Knives – saw them first in the Observer Food Magazine (Dec 2013) – look stunning. If you want beautifully handmade kitchen knives then look no further. I know very little about them other than they are made by Ben in Derbyshire! On twitter @blok_knives…(images from their site).

Certainly one for the wish list…

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FHK Henrion

FHK Henrion – talk (held by/at the St Bride Foundation) 15 Jan 2014.

Words from St Bride: 2014 is the centenary of the birth of FHK Henrion, the most important British graphic designer of the twentieth century. Born in Germany, Henrion lived and worked in Britain from the 1930s until his death in 1990. During that time he worked as a celebrated poster artist, and later as one of the global pioneers of corporate identity. He was a product designer, educator and design evangelist, and no one did more to professionalise British graphic design at a time when it was still a cottage industry. Many of Henrion’s groundbreaking logos and identities remain in use today, amongst them Tate & Lyle, Blue Circle Cement and KLM.

Also a new Unit Editions book on FHK Henrion.

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TCO London pop-up shop

The Church of London (creators of LWL and Huck) have a little pop-up shop at Old St tube till 3rd Dec…

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Designing News – Francesco Franchi

Designing News by Francesco Franchi – ‘In Designing News, award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of the news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media is being used. The book then outlines the challenges that result and proposes strategies for traditional publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address them.’

Looks absolutely amazing. Published by Gestalten – yours for £45…seen via @MrMattWilleybook_featured_6

A short film from Franchi talking about the book.

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Type Only – Unit Editions

Unit Editions (Tony Brook and Adrian Shaunghnessy) have a new book that is all about type.

Visuals from It’s Nice That.

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