Movies are not the only source of entertainment that uses trailers to entice a viewer. Books have jumped on the trailer bandwagon which has become just important as directing marketing tools when getting the word of a new release. Here is the trailer for the book Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell, an examination of our [...]
The Joy of Living exhibition is currently showing at Somerset House in London through March 21st and is spearheaded by designer Max Fraser. Max lost his mother in 2008 to cancer and wanted to progress mankind in it’s quest to cure the disease. In his bid to raise £50,000 for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, he asking over 100 designers, both [...]
From the folks over at Art of the Title comes this presentation video for the SXSW “Excellence in Title Design” competition screening. It shows a brief history of title design. Credits: Editor: Ian Albinson Music: RJD2 “Ghostwriter”
New Image Sculpture exhibition which runs until May 08, 2011 assembles works by emerging and mid-career artists who freely appropriate from art history, ethnographic artifacts, fashion, folk art, hobby crafts, popular culture, and the world of do-it-yourself. These artists transform widely available materials, many found on the shelves of hardware stores and building suppliers, into [...]
You’ve never seen stuffed animals like this before. Adopting the idea of splicing together different parts to create new life, à la Frankstein comes a brilliant concept with Franken Toys. A growing collection of rescued toys which have been dismembered only to be re-membered as a new piece of art. Every repurposed toy has been hand sewn [...]
For Valentine’s Day why not stay in and bake your sweetheart something special like this delectable Heart Cake. Just like an actual heart, this design is a tasty surprise that rests on the inside. Find out how to make this scrummy dessert from the iammommy baker blog.
Pantheon will release a slue of Franz Kafka books in June with freshly designed covers. Imprint art director Peter Mendelsund designed the new look and he describes it as, “let some of the sunlight back in.” Gone are the serious-man portraits and the drawings of giant insects. Instead, you’ve got all-seeing eyes variously set against monochromatic backdrops [...]