The other day Antonio over at AisleOne pointed out on his Twitter that GOOD Magazine started uploading the graphics of their Transparenciesfeature to Flickr. The graphics are always really inventive and usually tell about hard facts in more creative ways, obviously making them easier to digest. I’ve posted 4 above, but there are 79 total so be sure to take a look at them in all their hi res glory.
I’ve been enjoying more random and chaotic seeming images lately, one of my recent favorites is the work of Mint Condition, aka Travis Stearns. I posted about Hannah, a font he created, back in January, but I didn’t realize it until now. Going through all of his work, especially everything on his Flickr, I feel really inspired and want to try my hand at doing something like he does.
He seems to have this really great grasp on making order out of chaos. There’s a lot going on in his work, but it all seems to balance and feel really natural. Really good stuff.
I’m madly and deeply in love with these nerd prints by Lauren Gregg, featuring cute little animals as a bunch of different kinds of nerds. I think she did a good job of covering all the bases of nerd-dom, including Trekkies, band nerds, D&D fans, skate nerds and a bunch more. Of course my favorite is the band nerd because he’s a foxy, but they’re all really well done, I’m especially in love with the colors.
Pick yourself up one here for $35.
I’ve really been enjoying Mark Weaver’s colorful collages, the pieces above being from his Make Something Cool Everyday set on his Flickr. I love the bold text over the images, as well as the overlay of other random shapes and the great choices of color. Lots of great work to be seen.
The folks over at Gestalten were kind enough to send me one of their newest releases, a book called Naive: Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design. I had seen the book around on a couple of blogs and as soon as I saw the beautiful Pietari Posti cover, I knew I needed it.
The book is 176 pages of art, drawings, paintings, cut outs and illustrations that have been inspired by minimalist designers like Saul Bass, Charley Harper and Alexander Girard. It’s an ode almost, to a more simple kind of art that was prevalent in the last 50 years, but seems to really be making a resurgence lately.
There’s a ton of great artists inside including Adrian Johnson, Darling Clementine, General Pattern, Human Empire, James Gulliver Hancock, Josh Cochran, Patent Pending, Silent Giant, The Heads of State and ton more. If you’re into any of the artists mention, I think you’d really love this book.