Brussels Sprout is a free curatorial magazine, and boy oh boy, do they love Dubai. Publishing from the capital of the Persian Gulf coast itself, their first three issues are an homage to the city they call “the first genuine work of art in the 21st century.” Their latest effort, Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, is a rarity in a world where physical reference books are sometimes among the casualties of our love for efficiency. With a breadth of content ranging from transport to cultural customs, this is one group’s attempt to decipher their city, without words. (via It’s Nice That : Brussels Sprout: Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia)
Published as an offshoot of Gio Ponti’s legendary Italian Architecture, Furnishing and Art magazine Domus, Stile Industria was Italy’s first and only magazine exclusively dedicated to Industrial Design (disegno industriale), Graphic Art (grafica) and Packaging Design (imballagio). Launched in June 1954, when the controversial idea of “Industrial Design” was very new and unconvincing to Italian readers, this quarterly magazine published a total of 41 issues (including one double issue) until it ceased publication nearly 10 years later in 1963.
‘The first calendar from my future series for 2010 year is printed. The calendar is printed on a pure white paper in density of 120g/m², format А2. It will be accessible on sale in section SHOP quite soon.’
This russian designer/design studio Qus Qus is pretty much a big deal. A healthy love for high quality paper, typography and super crisp layout. I looked through his website for about 2 hours yesterday just admiring all of his projects and the way he’s put his style into each of them. Worth more than a wonder.
Ridiculously good paper selectors by GF Smith and SEA — how does anyone resist buying all their papers from them?
Housed in a Pale Grey one-piece Clamshell box, six books guide the user through the paper selection process.
The entire collection of colour stocks shown as chips by colour and shade, with accompanying stock charts broken up by pages of photography.
Currently we prefer another idea for ‘B’ which explores the way typefaces such as Bembo and Baskerville led to Bodoni. By spinning one font into another we can create something we’re much happier with. (via the johnson banks thought for the week)
LOVE French paper
Designer Mieke Dingen created a process by which she produced a wood-like material using newspaper. Through a complex process of gluing and drying, she could replicate the grain patterns of wood by layering newspapers and essentially squeezing them together.
Paper shoes created for the exhibition of “Baba Yaga, le papier et ses sortilèges”, Gallerie du Passage, Paris, November 2010.
This is a wedding invitation for my friends Karen and Mike. We created a paper record player to house play a flexi disc pressed with their original song, inviting guests to the wedding.
Paper Record Player (by kellianderson)