Sci-Fi Book Covers
Came across these awesome book covers on Google.
Gelatology Series Studio Fludd
I studied Geology for quite a few years before I dropped it to study Graphic Design, so this really jumped out at me. If you flick through any textbook or field notebook you will notice that geological processes seem to lend themselves to some nice illustrations, though I must admit I would never of thought of mixing them up with ice cream. Fair play though.
There is more on the project here.
Stefan Glerum (1983) lives and works in Amsterdam.
Stefan spent four years in Breda studying illustration at the Academy St. Joost. He also worked as an assistant to one of the country’s most celebrated comic artists, Joost Swarte.
Stefan Glerum’s style is like a melting pot of illustration heritage. While its subconscious familiarity has universal appeal, his work is also a study point for those with knowledge of graphic design history.
His work is inspired by early 20th Century movements such as Art Deco, Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he combines with popular themes, executed in a style reminiscent of the clear line.
Text and images taken from Stefan Glerum’s website
Creative Mornings - Mike Monteiro, F*ck You. Pay me.
It’s Mike Monteiro telling you how to tell people too fuck off and give you money for your hard work.
Dutch Profile: Wim Crouwel
Wim Crouwel is regarded as one of the leading graphic designers of the 20th Century. One of the first designers to embrace new, modern type layouts and technologies to produce work that captured the essence of the early 1960’s space age. Crouwel extensive and sometimes compulsive use girds is discussed in this video from Submarine Channel as well as Crouwel’s views on his work and life in graphic design.
This is too funny. Hunt down the other 5 on Vimeo. Short animations originally made for the graphic festival Beyonderground.
Hillman Curtis 1961-2012
Hillman Curtis musician, designer and film maker died, aged 51, after a prolonged battle with cancer. An inspiration to all showing that with a strong passion and a focused mind you can turn your creative skills to a range of mediums.
Krista Charles started these Matchbook Landscapes when she inherited a stash from her grandfather-in-law. Here’s some details about the the process behind the pictures
"For each matchbook I find where the location of the business would be in Google Maps and on the inside cover of the matchbook I make a pencil sketch of whatever is now shown at this location. On average each drawing takes about two hours to complete. Sometimes the places advertised on the matchbooks are still in business even after decades have passed, some businesses have changed names and are under new ownership, and some buildings are empty or have been torn down and replaced by new buildings or parking lots or highway expansion programs and even empty fields.
The age of the matchbooks I use vary, but all are a unique view into the previous business and the dreams of its owner and how these places and by extension all places and our histories change over time. Even the story of matchbooks has evolved and what was once a common item to give out to promote a business has now become a vintage item, rarer to find except in antique stores and our own junk drawers.”
Have a look at the website.
Words from Design Work Life.
2011 La Marzocco Year Book
Beautiful book made by Jon Contino and the German Studio Sven Hoffman. This book is too celebrate La Marzocco, who make Italian espresso machines. I can’t stand coffee myself, much more of a tea lover, but this combination of photographs, illustration and typography work is awesome nether the less.
If you want to look at coffee machines click here