Zipeng Zhu’s Pulsing, Electric Typeface

You don’t often see animated typefaces often and for good reason, they’re generally meant to be legible and practical. Except there are cases like Zipeng Zhu’s Electrica typeface, inspired by electronic music, which defy the norm and offer up a pulsing, nonstop type that could potentially make you have a little seizure. Still, it’s an interesting concept that pushes the boundaries if what we usually consider to be type design.

Zipeng Zhu's Pulsing, Electric Typeface

Zipeng Zhu's Pulsing, Electric Typeface

Bobby Solomon

April 7, 2014 / By

Pentagram Updates Sotheby’s Worldwide Branding

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Talk about an assignment. Abbott Miller and his team at Pentagram recently updated the branding of Sotheby’s, one the world’s oldest and largest auction houses, with a massive overhaul. The effort included an updated logo, ditching Gill Sans for a much sharper Mercury, a cleaner site design, and a host of rebranded peripheral items like paddles, stationary, and the hundreds of catalogues they distribute.

Overall the branding feels… right. It feels like this is what Sotheby’s should have looked like all along, if that makes sense. It’s also incredible that they were able to bring cohesion to such an immense company that spans the globe. For something of this scale you need something that’s simple and easy to institute, and in my mind, this definitely does the trick.
You can see the full brief by clicking here.

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Bobby Solomon

April 4, 2014 / By

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Spiros Halaris

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Spiros Halaris

Spiros Halaris is a London based illustrator who we’ve featured on the site before for his incredible illustrations. I was such a fan in fact that I had to reach out to him to see if he’d create a wallpaper for the site and he graciously obliged.

What he came up with was a fantastic interior scene, with lots of bric-a-brac and a lovely patterned wallpaper. The way he integrated the blue, yellowish wash to certain pieces is subtle and captivating. I feel like it’s a really nice wallpaper now that spring is here. A big thanks to Spiros for creating such a great piece.

Bobby Solomon

April 2, 2014 / By

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Not really sure how these photographs are made by their blowing my mind. From what I can tell they’re designed by Le Creative Sweatshop and photographed by Mathieu Missiaen, a rather fortuitous collaboration if you ask me. On their site they say that there’s no Photoshop trickery, that it’s all natural, and one photo says that it was made using “Plastic and mirror and Shower gel”. Pretty damn cool for shower gel.

You can see more of Le Creative Sweatshops works by visiting their site here.

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Le Creative Sweatshop Photographs Abstract Worlds of Color

Bobby Solomon

April 2, 2014 / By

Rorschach Afghans by Matt W. Moore

Matt W. Moore is well known for his bold patterns and graphic street art, but lately he’s started to take a turn toward home goods with an edge. These Rorschach Afghans are a perfect example, bringing his eye for intricate patterns to a functional blanket. I really like the four shades of grey which give it a minimal vibe with a touch of color on the long ends.

Be sure to check out the rest of his Core Deco collection as well which includes a terrarium, decorative tiles, side tables, and more.

Rorschach Afghans by Matt W. Moore

Rorschach Afghans by Matt W. Moore

Bobby Solomon

April 2, 2014 / By

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