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The Chicago Neighborhoods Project by Steve Shanabruch

The Chicago Neighborhoods is a beautiful & extensive personal project by Chicago resident Steve Shanabruch. Steve set out to brand every neighborhood in his beloved city and the results are quite stunning. Although these designs have no life outside of the project, it’s always important for designers to have pet-projects that blend their love of design with the other loves in their life, so, bravo to you Steve!

Steve explains, “branding a neighborhood is quite subjective. My experiences and knowledge are obviously different than those of someone else, especially a long-time resident, so let’s call this project “One designer’s take on Chicago.” My vision might not match yours, but I hope that we can agree that a neighborhood with a logo is better than a neighborhood without.”

The Chicago Neighborhoods Project by Steve Shanabruch

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REX, a beautiful free typeface by Fontfabric

Rex is a beautiful new, and free, typeface by designer Svetoslav Simov of Fontfabric. Rex comes in three weights, light, bold, & bold inline, and is a perfect geometric typeface for use in headlines. The typeface works equally well on screen and off. Best of all, Fontfabric is offering this typeface for free download over on the project’s website!

REX, a beautiful free typeface by Fontfabric

This Week’s Posts 02/18/12 — 02/24/12

This Weeks Post

1. Faceture Vases by Phil Cuttance

The Faceture Vases, by London based designer Phil Cuttance, are a series of hand cast, faceted vases that incorporate variance in the core design of the object. Each piece is made on a beautiful hand powered machine that Cuttance built specific for the project.

2. Type Love: Fancy Antique Display by Infamous Foundry

Fancy Antique Display is a beautiful new typeface, inspired by French decorative fonts of the ’40′s & ’50′s, by Infamous Foundry.

3. Åsta Stool by design student Karin Ekwall

Design student Karin Ekwall’s brilliantly simple and elegant Åsta Stool borrows joinery techniques from the old-fashioned wooden clamps she used in her school’s wood shop.

4. Branding & Collateral for Symbiosol by Franziska Veh

The branding package and collateral for Symbiosol by designer Franziska Veh is clean and simple but with a bright vibrant twist.

Branding & Collateral for Symbiosol by Franziska Veh

The branding package and collateral for Symbiosol by designer Franziska Veh is clean and simple but with a bright, vibrant twist. Symbiosol is a company that that promotes sustainable use of natural resources and includes 19 “Duo-Solar” parks in which the company powers the parks with solar energy. Franziska designed the logo to reflect the constant loop of renewable energy.

Branding & Collateral for Symbiosol by Franziska Veh

Åsta Stool by design student Karin Ekwall

Design student Karin Ekwall’s brilliantly simple and elegant Åsta Stool borrows joinery techniques from the old-fashioned wooden clamps she used in her school’s wood shop. The stool’s legs have a small split that when pushed into the seat it expands clamping the leg securely in place.

This simple method allows the legs to be both sturdy and easily collapsible. Be sure to check out the images of Karin’s first working model in the gallery below.

Åsta Stool by design student Karin Ekwall

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Type Love: Fancy Antique Display by Infamous Foundry

Fancy Antique Display is a beautiful new typeface by Infamous Foundry. The typeface, inspired by French decorative fonts of the ’40’s & ’50’s, is available for purchase for only €29 with a license that is good on 3 computers.

Type Love: Fancy Antique Display by Infamous Foundry

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Faceture Vases by Phil Cuttance

The Faceture Vases, by London based designer Phil Cuttance, are a series of hand cast, faceted vases that incorporate variance in the core design of the object. Each piece is made on a beautiful hand powered machine that Cuttance built specific for the project. Be sure to watch the video for the process, every part of this project has been carefully thought out.

Faceture Vases by Phil Cuttance

This Week’s Posts 02/04/12 — 02/10/12

This Weeks Post

1. The Resolve Project

The Resolve Project, by designer Chris Streger, started as a way to honor his new years resolutions and keep them around throughout the year. Chris reached out to designers and asked them to design an iPhone background of their new years resolution.

2. “72DP” Underground Car Park by Craig & Karl

I cant get enough of “72dp,” the newest in a long string of recent large-scale works by the NY & Sydney based team Craig & Karl. The underground parking garage is in a private residence in Sydney designed by award-winning architects Marsh Cashman Koolloos.

3. Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film
by Danny Cooke

This beautifully shot short film, “Upside Down, Left To Right” was shot and directed by film maker Danny Cooke and delves into the world of a letterpress workshop, run by Paul Collier, at Plymouth University in the UK.

4. Special Delivery Note Cards by Love Letters Paper Co.

Special Delivery, by the amazing designer (and girlfriend to me) Liz Trost, is a boxed set of 5 fill-in-the-blank note cards. Each card has the beginnings of a message that can go either sweet or sultry and it’s sure to get a smile out of anyone getting one in the mail.

Special Delivery Note Cards by Love Letters Paper Co.

Special Delivery, by the amazing designer (and girlfriend to me) Liz Trost, is a boxed set of 5 fill-in-the-blank note cards. Each card has the beginnings of a message that can go either sweet or sultry and it’s sure to get a smile out of anyone getting one in the mail.

Love Letter’s entire line of products are hand printed on French paper in Philadelphia by Liz herself. The cards come beautifully boxed (for $18.50) or as singles (for $5.50) and are available on the Letters Paper Co. Etsy shop.

Special Delivery Note Cards by Love Letters

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film by Danny Cooke

This beautifully shot short film, “Upside Down, Left To Right” was shot and directed by film maker Danny Cooke and delves into the world of a letterpress workshop, run by Paul Collier, at Plymouth University in the UK.

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film by Danny Cooke



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