Blog: April 2008

Typographic Welcome Mat

These typographic rugs are brilliant. They are hand-cut from felt by John Agelii and are available in a range of colours from John Pour Home

From the reference box #6

How great are these old Hoover Electric Washing Machine Instructions? We have a collection of vintage instruction cards and this is one of our favourites. The colour, the quality of the print and the detail of the illustrations are fantastic and for the amount of information on there, it is really well designed.

#6 then - Hoover, Electric Washing Machine Instruction Card

The Trademarks & Symbols have arrived!

Remember our Ebay bargain, Trademarks & Symbols, Volume 2: Symbolical Designs by Yasaburo Kuwayama, well it arrived today and it is every bit as great as we expected. There are 1500+ marks from all over the world organised into themed sections - the pics above show pages from the Circles, Birds and Eye categories. It's a great piece of reference, so the search is now on for volume 1!

Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages

We've just completed another great project with the folks at Sell! Sell! creating letterpressed-style typography to accompany their period looking ads for Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages. There are 4 in total; Cola, Lemonade, Ginger Beer and Dandelion & Burdock.

We are big Fentimans' fans here at Delicious, so it's been a fun job all round.

Wed 23 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design , Typography , Delicious work


The Santa Monica, 'Pacific Wheel'

This is probably the best item that is ever going to be in our 'Things to buy' category - it's the 'Pacific Wheel', the famous Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, which is now on ebay.

The wheel debuted in May 1966 at the opening of Pacific Park and in 1998 became the world's first solar-powered ferris wheel. It's a great item for those with a giant garden and a lot of spare cash (Bidding is currently at $50,000), but it says in the details that the wheel base is not included in the sale!! What is a buyer going to do with a 90ft high ferris wheel with no base?

Wed 23 Apr 2008

Posted under: Funny , Things to buy


Modern British Poster Exhibition

These fantastic posters, and many others are currently on display until 17 May in the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins as part of an exhibition celebrating the Modern British poster. For those who can't make it, Ace Jet have a cool quicktime showing the highlights.

Via Ace Jet.

Tue 22 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design , Exhibition


Starbucks step back in time for a rebrand

Starbucks appear to be undergoing a rebranding exercise, or at least they are in the US - there doesn't seem to be any evidence of it in the Uk. There's lots of confusion on the internet as to the extent of this nostalgic rebrand, but it seems on their cups at least, they have reverted back to the style of their very first, single colour logo with the full graphic of the original twin-tailed mermaid.

According to Business Week, "Starbucks plans to use the logo on all its cups for about eight weeks. It will remain in ads and as the logo for Pike Place bags of coffee" - their new product.

It seems like an odd thing to do, and although the new/old logo is much more appealing and less corporate looking (which seems to be the strategy) - are consumers really stupid enough to perceive Starbucks as a small boutique coffee brand, by the use of a nostalgic logo for 8 weeks? I really hope not!

Tue 22 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design


From the reference box #5

Something else from the depths of the Delicious Reference box - one of our vintage photos. This one is superb, it has such great contrast, unfortunately though we have no idea, what type of planes these are, what they are doing flying in a row so close together or who took the picture, but it's still one of our favourites. Enjoy!

So here we are, #5 - vintage, aeroplane photograph

Sell! Sell! need YOU

Our friends at Sell! Sell! are on the lookout for a full-time, junior designer. We've worked with them on quite a few projects now and it's always fun - although you may want to brush up on your Wii skills!

Interested parties should email with current work or visit their blog for more info.

Sun 20 Apr 2008

Posted under: Advertising , Design


Lisa Jones' cards

We love these kitsch, Lisa Jones' cards. Check out the full range here.

Sat 19 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design , Things to buy , Illustration


Nike 1/1: Art of Football

Nike 1/1 is an art competition, this year themed on the Art of football - submit your work for the chance to exhibit in Basel with some of the world's most respected talents (the Nike 1/1 associates). 11 artworks will be selected to exhibit and 1 chosen as the overall winner which will be immortalised on a new limited edition series of Nike Dunks.

It doesn't sound like a great prize to me, but if it's your bag, get those pens and pencils out - oh, and 'Be True' apparently that's the only rule!

Fri 18 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design , Web , Art


ScreenThing Characters

We have just finished working on these characters for use on ScreenThing, an interweb project for the Motion Picture Association, for young film & TV fans. The ScreenThing characters run throughout the site, which is hosted on the Piczo network. 

Big thanks to Sell! Sell! for getting us involved, it was a fun job!


For those of you who are not familiar with it, Craphound was a zine created by Sean Tejaratchi, each one themed and filled from cover to cover with line art and clip art in b&w. We are big fans here at Delicious, they are fantastic, and through the late 90's Sean created 6 in total.

We recently found out that in 2005 issues #5 and #6 where re-published by Show & Tell Press in Portland, and that there is now a #7: part 1 currently available and a #7: part 2 on the way. Yeah! Reading Frenzy have copies of #6 and #7: part 1 in their online store if anyone wants one.

Meanwhile there is a great article all about Craphound and an interview with it's creator on Ping Mag.

Wed 16 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design , Things to buy , Magazine


So you think you know your Gill from your Frutiger…

Have a go at this type quiz. It's tough. A couple, I'm ashamed to say, I have never even heard of. Still 27/34 is above average according to their stats. Come on GMan, I challenge you to take the quiz - no cheating now!

Tue 15 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design , Typography , Web



Woo hoo! We have just purchased this little beauty on Ebay for $9.99!!!

Tue 15 Apr 2008

Posted under: Design , Typography , Books



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