The 101st Tour De France / Tim George, 2014
In case you hadn’t heard, the Tour de France is starting next week, in England! Say what?! The teams will be completing 3 stages in the UK, beginning in Yorkshire and finishing in London, before moving on to France. Exciting stuff!
To celebrate, Magnolia Box have got a brand new collection of bike-themed artwork for sale. I’m delighted to be a part of their selection, with 3 posters: my original “Life’s Better On Two Wheels” print, a new yellow edition to celebrate the Tour, and a BRAND NEW piece, shown above, depicting the teams taking part in this year’s race.
Thanks to James at Magnolia Box for sorting everything out. You can buy the prints now, and they’ll also be on display at Hoxton North in Harrogate from next week.
Ready, Steady, Play / Animade, 2014
Animade have just released their new game Ready, Steady, Play, and to celebrate here’s a ridiculously great animation.
World Cup Stamps / MAAN Design, 2014
Some really lovely stamp designs at this Tumblr, by Portuguese studio MAAN.
Yet another find that I must credit to the Present & Correct Twitter feed.
BBC iWonder / Studio Output, 2014
Great branding for the BBC by Studio Output. I love that logomark, and the resulting custom typeface, “Curious Sans”.
The capital Q has caused quite a bit of controversy amongst people I work with. Personally I love it. What do you reckon?
I recently discovered that “Curious Sans” is actually a slightly tweaked version of Sharp Sans, by Lucas Sharp. Available here and here.
Computer History Museum — Brochures / 1950s
Ohhhh my lord what a find. The motherload.
Check out the Computer History Museum for hundreds of PDFs containing high-res scans of computer brochures from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In particular, the 50s examples are amazing; great colours, dynamic layout & outrageous typography.
Thanks to Present & Correct for another great find. If you don’t already follow them, check out their blog & their Twitter for daily graphic gems.
Fives / It’s Nice That, 2014
I’m pleased to have been involved in Fives, a new animation project that launched today, curated by It’s Nice That.
Each film in Fives is 5 seconds long, and celebrates a memorable moment from World Cup tournaments gone by.
Myself and Matt Lloyd made our film in homage to a crazy game between Chile & Italy in 1962, known as “the battle of Santiago”.
Beer Mat Tat / Becky Turner, 2014
Check out Beer Mat Tat – a really nice Tumblr by Becky Turner, showcasing her mum’s collection of vintage beer mats.
And I thought my haul from Paris was good. This puts my efforts to shame!