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Flying Shelf by Kueng Caputo for Tohoku Earthquake Aid

As part of DesignEast02, Zürich based design firm Kueng Caputo, Lovis Caputo & Sarah Kueng, donated the design to an ingenious hanging shelf called ‘Flying Shelf.’

DesignEast, a design conference in Osaka, Japan,  ran a make-your-own-furniture workshop to raise money for Earthquake relief in their region by selling plans to simple designs that are then manufactured out of debris from the destruction.

Flying Shelf by Kueng Caputo

Flying Shelf by Kueng Caputo

Photographs by Jessica Eaton

Photographer Jessica Eaton’s images have a beautifully geometric feel to them and when you learn that all of the effects and color separations in the images were done in-camera, they really become amazing. Be sure to check out Jessica’s website to see more of her work and a glimpse into how some of the images were created.

Photographs by Jessica Eaton

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Type Love: Sahara by Upper Type (free)

Sahara by the Guimaraes, Portugal base foundry Upper Type is a beautiful, bold and free sans serif typeface with an elegant shadowed effect. The typeface is based off the title font for a movie of the same name from the late 20’s is primarily meant to be used as titling. Jump over to Upper Type to download a copy of Sahara for your self and to check out their other great typefaces.

Sahara by Upper Type

The First 70: A film about the people fighting to save parks that are slated to be closed in California

The First 70 is a documentary about the people fighting to keep the 70 parks in California that are slated to be closed by the state government due to budget cuts. This film follows the people through 70 parks in 120 days, allowing us to see the beauty and history that would be lost.

Type Love: Glenlake by Filmotype

Glenlake, originally designed by Filmotype & released in 1955, has been beautifully remastered & expanded by Font Diner.  This gothic sans serif typeface has all the added functionality of a modern digital typeface, a full compliment of international characters, auto fractionals, ordinals, & alternates.

Filmotype was a company led by Allan & Beatrice Friedman that built and sold manually operated photo typesetting machines and over 500 specifically designed typefaces for the machine.  Filmotype eventually became Alphatype and continued selling and manufacturing the machines until 1984, when the MAC was first released. The company couldn’t compete against the coming digital type age. in 2006, Font Diner acquired the collection of type and has been digitizing it ever since.

The typeface can be purchased through either MyFonts or You Work for Them for the low price of $29.00.

Type Love: Glenlake by You Work For Them

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Merchant & Mills – Branding, packaging, and beautiful old-era draper products

I’ve seen images of the Rye, East Sussex based Merchant & Mill’s beautiful branding and packaging floating around the internet for a few months now, always mentally marking in my head to swing back around at take a closer look at their 1900s inspired line of sewing and tailoring wares. The products hark back to time when quality was paramount, design was more about function and less about form, and you knew the person you were buying from.

The branding and package design for the products is impeccable, even down to the detail of the lower-res printing methods of the time. The stark black on white and craft colors remind you that what you are buying is a quality made product and not a piece of crap wrapped up in a the pretty boxes of our superstores. The team of Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field have done an amazing job.

Merchant Mills - Branding & Products

Beautiful Anne Jørgensen Ceramics

I love these faceted bowls, mugs, candle sticks and vases by Danish ceramicist Anne Jørgensen. The designs all come in a variety of colors and sizes and can be purchased at Retro Villa for between 155,000 KR. & 450,000 KR or about $23.00 – $70.00.

Beautiful Anne Jørgensen Ceramics

Type Love: Valuco by Aesthetic Apparatus

Aesthetic Apparatus released it’s much awaited typeface. Valuco, in July. The design started with a silkscreen print series they did, “YES, WE’RE SORRY WE’RE,” mimicking the iconic “Sorry, We’re…” signs. The hype around the typeface was so great that they decided to run a KickStarter to build the capital to bring Valuco to the masses.

The the uppercase beveled typeface comes in 5 variations, for only $50 on MyFonts.

Aesthetic Apparatus — Valuco Typeface

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Miller Creative Business Cards

Miller Creative’s brand spanking new business cards are letterpress printed on 98pt recycled grey cover board and look stunning! The thickness of the cards allowed for Miller Creative to stamp the edges with tiny and cute messages, further personalizing the cards and adding that extra little bit.

Miller Creative Business Cards

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Weld identity & collateral by FoundryCo

The talented crew over at FoundryCo has just released a branding, print & web package for an amazing new resource for creatives in Dalles, TX. Weld is a collaborative creative space with large photo studios, meeting rooms, work spaces, & more that members can use. Check them out at Weld.co to learn more.

Also be sure to take a look at FoundryCo’s other project, Urban Wine Works as well.

Weld identity & collateral by FoundryCo



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