Space Race

You might have seen the fascinating Kickstarter project to reproduce the 1976 NASA Graphics Standards Manual – a lot of people shared it including Jeff at Booooooom. Interestingly, NASA seem to have responded by quietly releasing a free PDF of the graphics manual, which you can enjoy here. According to this Motherboard article it sounds like the Kickstarter project will continue as planned, with higher-quality scanning than you’ll find in the free PDF.

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Type Nite NYC

If you’re interested in type and you’re lucky enough to be in or around NYC this week, check out this Type Nite NYC event at Strand Books on Thursday evening. The all-star line-up includes accomplished typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones, book designer Peter Mendelsund, and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller. The talk will be moderated by Ellen Lupton, co-author of Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition and many other great design titles, several of which I’ve reviewed here. If you’re not in NYC you can still order a signed copy of the latest edition of Graphic Design: The New Basics. Hit the link for more details.

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Legends Never Die

Mi Vida Boutique in NELA are hosting an event dedicated to Teen Angel, the artist behind Teen Angels magazine this Saturday. First published in 1981, the title is synonymous with Chicano style, art, and culture. As such, the publication has a tremendous following. Contributing artists include Richard Sanchez, Benjie Escobar, Spr Fkr, and of course, Chicano Wolfman. LA TACO have a nice preview.



The very talented Jeff Hamada, of Booooooom fame (the most-visited art blog in the universe) has just released his first book! Remake features master works reimagined, largely by fans of Jeff’s great site. He knows how to genuinely engage his community in ways that are truly interactive and creative and this kind of project is the result of those efforts. If you’re interested in learning more about Jeff’s thinking, watch this Imprint talk with him from 2014 – it’s just great.



In case you missed it, LA-based artist James Jean is taking pre-orders on his next book, Xenograph. Of course, it looks amazing. Large format, cloth bound, and filled with tons of his work over the last 4-5 years. Check out James’ web store for more info on the various different editions.