I spend half my time driving checking out the type and graphics on passing trucks, some of which have fantastic typography. Eric Tabuchi
though, has taken this to a whole new level, compiling a truck alphabet as a limited edition collection of postcards.
He has also created a limited edition set of 26 Abandoned Gasoline Station postcards. Without the fuel pumps etc... you can really appreciate the architecture of the buildings, even though they look a bit out of place in the landscape.
Both editions are limited to 500 and available here
.Via Inspire Me Now.
was launched in 1949 by the Council of Industrial Design (later to become the Design Council
); a body set up in 1944 by the British Government to, “to promote by all practicable means the improvement of design in the products of British industry”
. Published monthly and distributed Internationally, Design
soon became highly influential.
I picked up 4 copies in a local secondhand store just before Christmas; September & November '73 and February & July '75. The covers aren't great for these issues, but the content is fantastic.
The adverts ooze Seventies style. They are mainly for office furniture, but I found a couple of Letraset ones which made me smile - I like what they did with the 8/g. I miss Letraset!
There are loads of really interesting articles which I'll scan and post soon, but as a taster here's one from the February 1975 issue discussing Coca-Cola and the, "fantastic momentum of the coke image"
and how it, "outpowers its fizzy raison d'êtrê"
. (Click on the images to read the full article).
By far the funniest ads I found in these publications were the classifieds - not sexist or ageist at all - oh how times have changed!All images and publication content copyright of Design and the Design Council.
have posted up more of their fabulous vintage coasters and beermats. Check out their Flickr
group to see the full collection.
Hello and welcome back, hope you all had a great holiday!
While I was up North over the holiday season, I took the opportunity to drop in to the Richard Goodhall
Gallery in Manchester. They always have a superb selection of gig posters, limited editions prints and photography and it's become a bit of a tradition to treat myself to one.
This year they had some really great Aesthetic Apparatus
prints on display from their Doomdrips series. They're bright and bold - perfect to get me motivated for the New Year. I bought the fist one (above centre) for only £25! Can't wait to get it framed and on the wall.Images copyright Aesthetic Apparatus.
Just a quick post to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2009! Back to work Monday - now, where's that drink?