Shazam for Fonts

You might have noticed I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days, as I’ve been so incredibly busy setting up for POW! WOW! LONG BEACH 2016 next week. Some artists have already begun painting their murals, which is exciting. You can follow that on Instagram if you want. In other news, this design prototype Spector, my buddy Jeff Hamada posted recently, really appeals to me. Apparently Wired called it “Shazam for fonts.” Via Booooooom.

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I Like Patches

We’ve just released our very first embroidered patch for Selector – with this reggae-inspired flip of the #TLOP artwork, paying tribute to dub legend & melodica master Augustus Pablo. It’s 3″ and it’s iron on.

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Digital Design Theory

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Digital Design Theory: Readings from the Field is a a new title from PA Press, edited by Helen Armstrong, with a foreword by Keetra Dean Dixon. It tracks the development of digital design, ushered in by the advent of personal computing. Divided chronologically, Helen Armstrong introduces key texts from the ’60s & ’70s, the ’80s & ’90s, and 2000 through to the present, from influential designers and programmers, including Ladislav Sutnar, Bruno Munari, Sol LeWitt, Muriel Cooper, Paola Antonelli, Keetra Dean Dixon and John Maeda. Of course the Digital Design Theory boasts top notch design & layout, with excellent typography, and a lovely color palette. [Read More]

The Build

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The Build: How The Masters Design Custom Motorcycles is a beautiful new title on the art of custom built motorcycles by Robert Hoekman Jr., out recently from Octane Press. The 192-page book documents custom bike building in detail, by looking at different bike styles, finding the right bike, and how to customize it; including selecting and building parts, painting,finishing, and performance mods. Hoekman rounded up expert advice from John Ryland (Classified Moto), Alan Stulberg (Revival Cycles), Jared Johnson (Holiday Customs), Jarrod DelPrado (DP Customs), and Max Hazan (Hazan Motorworks) too. [See More]