Blog: December 2008

24 Delicious Days of Advent - #13

Number 13 is a wonderful book, Signs & Emblems by Erhardt Steibner and Dieter Urban, published in 1984.

I have only ever seen it on blogs and Flickr groups, but it looks like a great source of inspiration. There's just something nice about a book full of mono graphics and symbols.

I have found a few copies of this one for sale here and here, but none are what I would call cheap, but I bet it's worth every penny.

24 Delicious Days of Advent - #12

Half way there - number 12! My favourite Shepard Fairey print, Guns and Roses, 2006.

Very few places have this print for sale now, but one is available for sale or trade here. The annoying thing is, when I first saw this print I could have owned it for £50 but decided not to buy it!!!!

Image copyright Shepard Fairey / OBEY.

Fri 12 Dec 2008

Posted under: Design , Prints , 24 Days of Advent


24 Delicious Days of Advent - #11

A rather late in the day, number 11 - Hero Mystery Gift Boxes

Mystery Gift Boxes from Hero Design Studio & Boutique. Even the packaging is fabulous! Each box is hand-printed and filled with 5 blind box toys and a one-of-a-kind 5" x 7" Hero test print.

It's a great idea for a fun Christmas Gift and a bargain at only $25 when the actual value of contents is $45!

Images copyright Hero Design Studio & Boutique.

Thu 11 Dec 2008

Posted under: Things to buy , 24 Days of Advent

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Anthony Burrill Prints

I just came across these great Anthony Burrill prints over at Concrete Hermit. They are a set of 4, A3 digital prints unlike his usual letterpressed versions, but are much more affordable as a gift at £40 for the set.

If however, you would prefer to get your hands on a letterpressed version, Soma Gallery are taking orders for the latest edition of 'Work hard & be nice to people', expected in-store any day now.

Images copyright Anthony Burrill from Concrete Hermit.

Wed 10 Dec 2008

Posted under: Design , Prints , Things to buy


Sprinkles the talking dog

Some mid-week fun from Sell! Sell! - very funny and Sprinkles is so cute.

Wed 10 Dec 2008

Posted under: Funny


24 Delicious Days of Advent - #10

No.10 is a classic from photographer Hugh Holland - 'Jesus Saves', Marina Del Ray, 1977 from his Angels series.

Angels - Street. Skate. Seventies. is a collection of images that documents the early skateboarding scene in the mid 70's before it's commercial explosion.

In the UK prints are available from Crane Kalman, Brighton and in the US, from M+B, California.

Image copyright Hugh Holland from Crane Kalman.

24 Delicious Days of Advent - #9

Tina Lilienthal
's wonderfully chunky and kitsch jewellery is at no.9.

Her collection combines skull, strawberry, heart, pearl, anchor and scissor details which create fun, quirky pieces; pins, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. I love them all (but Santa, if you are reading this, the cherries are my favourite!)

In Brighton, the wonderful Jewel Thief has a good selection of the range along with a great selection of other contemporary jewellery.

Images copyright Tina Lilienthal.

Tue 09 Dec 2008

Posted under: Things to buy , 24 Days of Advent

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24 Delicious Days of Advent - #8

A beautiful and glamorous number 8 - Tim Walker's, 'Pictures' book.

After seeing his exhibition at The Design Museum earlier this year I have yearned after this book. His images are so dreamy and pretty and at the same time a little weird which I just love.

The book is not only a collection of his gorgeous images but an insight into the way Walker works; his reference, sketches, thoughts and ideas.

There are some copies (old and new) on Amazon from about £40 which is not a bad price for such a lovely book. Some of his images are available as posters here.

Images copyright Tim Walker.

24 Delicious Days of Advent - #7

This book is probably on every designers Christmas wishlist (unless of course they're lucky enough to already own it!).

It's 'Herb Lubalin; Art Director, Graphic Designer and typographer', a retrospective of his lifes work, crammed full of his wonderful typography, Avant Garde spreads and iconic logos.

I have found a few copies for sale but they're not cheap! A bit more affordable though, is the Japanese, Idea Magazine #329 with a special feature on the 'Typo-Graphics of Herb Lubalin'. Understandably it's a sought after issue, but it covers a large amount of Herb's renowned typography and design and is only 39.50 Euro (thanks to Ryan at Sell! Sell! for this great tip-off).

There's also a great tribute to Herb Lubalin's work online here.

Images from Typogabor.

24 Delicious Days of Advent - #6

Ok so no. 6 is only a concept, but this is a wishlist! It's a Full Size Chocolate Keyboard, the idea of Russian product designer, Michael Sholk. This would make such a great Christmas gift.

If you really want a chocolate keyboard for someone this Christmas, you can buy one here, but it doesn't look anywhere near as good as Sholk's one and is nowhere near full size.

Image copyright Michael Sholk.

24 Delicious Days of Advent - #5

An appropriate No. 5 - Jonathan Borofsky's, 'Big 5' from the Number 3253776, 1990.

It's a 78" x 59 3/4", 1 color woodcut/relief from an edition of 25. There's something very beautiful about giant type, especially in black and white, unfortunately though it's $2800!

Interior image copyright Christine Lane Interiors.
Big 5 image copyright Gemini G.E.L. and Jonathan Borofsky.

24 Delicious Days of Advent - #4

A rather large item for no.4 and one I'm sure you're all familiar with - an original red telephone box.

Unicorn Kiosks restores all models of phone boxes (and Royal Mail letterboxes), from Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's first production cast iron kiosk (K2) distributed only in London due to high costs, through to Brue Martin's 1968 streamlined, modular K8.

Restored kiosks are taken back to bare metal and built back up using only original period correct parts (prices start at £2995), but they are also available unrestored (from £750) and come with the correct paint and original glass, making them a totally unique gift for any serial DIYer!

Images copyright Unicorn Kiosks.

Smart Cookie wanted at Sell! Sell!

Our friends over at Sell! Sell! are on the lookout for a smart Account Manager/Project Manager.

We're after someone with one or two year's experience, a sharp, strategic mind, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and a love of all things creative, to work as part of our highly attractive* and hilarious* team across all of our projects and clients.

If you fancy working in a small, fast-moving, independent creative company, with the involvement, opportunity and challenges that brings, give us a shout at

*in the eyes of our parents only

Sounds like a great opportunity for one lucky person!

Wed 03 Dec 2008

Posted under: Advertising

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While we're on a type theme…

I've just bought a set of these Type Trumps from Face 37. They're really great and at £9.99 they're a super stocking filler for any designer.

Via Notcot.
Images copyright Face 37.

Wed 03 Dec 2008

Posted under: Design , Typography , Things to buy

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24 Delicious Days of Advent - #3

Now this wasn't on the original list of Delicious things, but I saw it today and really want one - it's a Sharpie pen designed by Plexifilm to only write in Helvetica!

You can't actually buy one, as they are only available as a free gift with any purchase from the 'Helvetica' merchandise range while stocks last, but unfortunately I can't find any mention of them now so it looks like they have already sold out.

It is sold with a warning though - "If you are John Downer or Marian Bantjes then the pen will actually write in Helvetica. Otherwise, your results may vary. Do not swallow. Keep away from open flame and co-workers. May cause drowsiness".

Via the fabulous Hero Blog.


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