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Scott Albrecht is an artist/designer currently based in Brooklyn, NY whose work and passion is beautifully hand-drawn typography. How didn’t I know about this guy sooner? His website’s full of even more amazing work, and the fact that he hand draws it all adds such an extra quality to it and just makes you want to see more of it! 

Poster that I did for a Talib Kweli in store signing at Vintage Vinyl. I did the whole illustration part on an ipad with Adobe Ideas, while flying back and forth from STL to NY. (via Talib Kweli poster for instore event on the Behance Network)

"Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the pants. Here are five of our favorite contemporary manifestos that nudge ideas out of your head and into the hands of the world."

Five Manifestos for Life | Brain Pickings

Five manifestos for life — non-fluffy inspiration and wisdom for your creative betterment

San Francisco-based photographer Ryan Heffernan took these dramatic shots for a Japan Rags ad campaign. What looks like a freeze-frame photograph captured with split-second timing is actually a composite of three different stills. (via Making the Plunge)

That’s one skillful retoucher working with Heffernan.

An essential reason French Paper Company stands out in a world of large paper conglomerates is their unique design affair. They’ve had a longstanding relationship with Charles Spencer Anderson Design here in Minneapolis that has produced arguably some of the most visual ephemera to promote paper in the last decade.

The sheets are letterpress printed in two colors on French Speckletone Kraft 140lbC. Speckletone Kraft is one of those papers great for designers who fall in love with chipboard, only to realize that actual raw chip does not have color specifications.

(via French Paper Flight Ephemera « Beast Pieces)

Of course, graphic design geeks approve of French Paper and letterpress.

And apparently, these planes are actually flight-worthy.

On June the 16th 2011 Paris based tattoo artist K.A.R.L. realised the first ever animated tattoo. Streamed live on Facebook, users accessed his mind through the Human API, shared his thoughts and influenced the tattoo.

First Ever Animated Tattoo - By K.A.R.L. (by ballantines)

Train Logger from Nicos Livesey on Vimeo.

To make the insanity, Livesey created a colorful log of plasticine containing geometric forms and patterns. He then sliced away two-millimeter pieces, photographing the inside and moving the camera two millimeters closer as he went along. “The process completely bends your mind,” the artist says. “It’s like making a whole load of little “prizes” that set off once you slice through it.” (via Nicos Livesey’s Insane Stop-Motion Videos Use Colored Clay | Co.Design)

"The graphic and geometric nature of the Joe and Co logo and printed material was conceived as a contemporary substitute to the traditional barbershop patterns such as the stripy red and white pole and the black and white checked lino floors," say Hyperkit.

(via Creative Review - Joe and Co: a very graphic barbershop)

  1. Camera: SONY DSC-R1
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 33mm