We’ve just added three great, and rather hard-to-find, coffee table-ready books from the good people at ZERO+ Publishing to the Typo Shop. The three titles in question are LA-based artist Andrew Hem’s incredible Dreams Towards Reality, and two incredible photography books by LA’s own Kirk Pedersen, Urban Asia and Tradeoffs. [See More]
A new stationery offering from the good people at Princeton Architectural Press, this box of Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards celebrates the iconic and revered writing tool with four distinctive patterns made on the classic Olivetti Lettera 32. Nicely done with classic red-and-black printing on off-white paper, these cards are the perfect all-occasion notecard for any typo-phile, design afficionado, aspiring writer, and all fans of printed type on paper. The box includes 3 each of 4 cards & envelopes, for a total of 12 notecards and 12 envelopes. 5.5 x 7 inches. [See More]
Happy Sunday. Here’s a documentary from Monster Energy about Nobody, the latest album from NY-based rap group De La Soul.
The album release party for the new Bei Ru LP on Friday was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for the first video from LA Zooo to drop soon. In the meantime here’s a video for ‘Sweet Temptress’ from his 2015 album Saturday Night At The Magic Lamp. Gives you a great sense of Bei Ru’s unique sound – seamlessly combining Armenian and Middle Eastern sounds with the hip-hop tradition of cutting samples together in amazing new ways. Video by Postas.
The good people at Hutch LA recently got their hands on the last of these great Gold Series tees from Los Angeles-based artist CRYPTIK. Moksha is the Hindu concept of transcending reincarnation and achieving liberation, release, and emancipation from the cycle of rebirth. Incredible original handiwork by the homie CRYPTIK!
Before a recent flight, I downloaded Alto’s Adventure: An endless snowboard odyssey, and ended up being glad I had. It’s sort of a side-scrolling racing platform game, although this one generally scrolls diagonally from the upper left to the lower right, as you glide down mountainsides. And there aren’t stages per se, just new tasks and challenges to achieve on potentially endless downhill rides. The ride is only over when you crash, essentially. The gameplay is interesting in how little you need to do control-wise to achieve the goals – its minimal there too. [Read More]
Grids & Guides: 12 Pencils for Visual Thinkers is a nicely made pencil set from Princeton Architectural Press, and is a great companion to their Grids & Guides notebook series. The box set includes 12 hexagonal, sharpened pencils in total – 6 graphite and 6 blue – and a small plastic multipurpose straight-edge ruler with die-cut circle stencils from 1/8″ to 1″, inches, centimeters, and a 90 degrees angle on the corner. [See More]