Kingsbury Press

This fell out of some issue f a magazine I bought. I kept it because I thought it was a really nice example of embossing and metallic printing. It feels like it’s such a quality item when you hold it because the paper is so thick and  it has a luxurious finish to it.

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Lydia Leith

I previously posted about Lydia Leith’s royal wedding sick bag, but what I failed to mention was another little gem that was sent alongside it. With the sick bag I got a personalised signed card from Lydia Leith herself. I thought this was such a lovely touch, considering I had bought something relatively cheap and for novelty.

Lou Dorfsman: Gatrotypographicalassemblage

I saw this exhibition of Lou Dorfsman’s work at the Kemistry Gallery during the Anti-Design festival. This is a print of the work he did in the CBS building in New York. It’s a whole wall of type to do with food, as it is placed in the cafe in the building. It measures a massive 11mx2.5m. It has little squares full of items built into it, like tin cans and cutlery.  The letters are made from wood and sprayed white.It almost got torn down, but thank god it didn’t and it was restored instead. I love this booklet that I purchased at the exhibition, it folds out to be a complete copy of the wall design. It is just really clever and so far ahead of it’s time. 

FL@33: The 3D Type Book

Although there are a lot of 3D type books out there I really liked the variety and playfulness of the example in this book by FL@33. There is everything from type made out of hay bales to people. The nude people alphabet is actually very tasteful and beautifully choreographed. They have also drawn example from history of 3D type which is exciting to look at. Even if you’re not interested in type it’s a really cool; coffee table book.

Amnesty International: Death to the death toll.

This film produced by Amnesty international approaches the sensitive subject of the death sentence. Amnesty internationals campaign is to abolish the death penalty in the 58 countries it still remains it. Beautifully shot it shows still figurines in various situations of capital punishment, a firing squad ready to shoot a man, a man being hanged about to have the chair kicked away, a man to be beheaded by a sword and the electric chair. One by one the persecutors in these scenes melt away and the scene pans out to the message “death to the death penalty.” Finally it ends in a single lit candle with a swirl of barbed wire around it, the recognised logo for Amnesty International. It’s a really clever film, speaking of how he actions of one group (or the heat from one candle) can defeat (melt) the various death penalties in these countries still pursuing them.

MTV

I am absolutely IN LOVE with this video, not only is it really funny, it draws in from all the classic music great stories such as Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat. It takes the classic flip book onto a whole new level using balloons as the pages. ParanoidBR director Dulcidio Caldeira was the brains behind this awesome stop motion, you must watch it.