The ABC of Architects by Ombu Architecture combines the joys of learning the alphabet with the educational element of learning about iconic architects from around the world. Since I’ve been paying a lot more attention to architecture lately, I ended up watching this a couple of times. Via The World’s Best Ever. [Watch Video]
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about a nice free font – I think you often get what you pay for when it comes to fonts…however this one has caught my eye a few times lately. It’s a vector font by Ivan Filipov, and it’s a lot of fun. More images & download link at Free Typography.
Never Built: Los Angeles is a fascinating concept for an exhibition – documenting the Los Angeles which could have been, based on lofty architectural, public transport, and other huge (but destined to remain conceptual) city-planning projects from the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler, Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne. The catch is that the A+D Architecture and Design Museum need to raise $40K in order to put this exhibit together so they’ve put together a Kickstarter project for it. They’re currently 2/3 of the way there, and pledging closes on Valentine’s Day.
TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture is a look at the last 25 years of the city’s contribution to the global pantheon of graphic tees. Presented by Just Another, NGV Studio, and T-world (who I have written for in the past). I also interviewed Eddie Zammit, the T-world founder, a couple years back. Eddie’s epic collection of 4,500+ tees is the core of this fascinating exploration into Melbourne’s T-shirt past and future. [Watch Video]
Being something of a fan of The Beatles and a fan of typography places me firmly in the target market for this project. In short, a talented bunch of folks have gone to great lengths to try and reproduce the antique poster which John Lennon purchased and would eventually go on to inspire the lyrics for “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.” It certainly makes for a fascinating short video. More over at The Method Case.
Last week I got to sit down for a great lunch with Ivan from Skulls Int’l. The conversation ranged from the finer points of US immigration law, to some of what Ivan has been doing with his great hat brand. One project he mentioned launches today – the Silk Collection, taking vintage luxury scarves, and reworking them into limited edition headwear. Handmade, in LA. On a related note, I interviewed Ivan for Imprint Culture Lab last year.
Yesterday we saw what creatives use their iPads for. I mostly use mine to surf the web, via Feedly. It pulls from my Google Reader RSS feed, allowing me to flip through all the content, displayed in a nice clean easy-on-the-eyes design scheme. It’s the perfect way to turn your RSS feed into magazine-like content. If you don’t have RSS subscriptions set up, never fear, Feedly has an impressive range of content to explore, from diverse and well-respected sources. It’s available for Android phones and for Safari too. Shout out to Mr. Staple for the tip on this.