New bike posters

The 101st Tour De France / Tim George, 2014

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.

The 101st Tour De France / Tim George, 2014

Ready, Steady, Play

Ready, Steady, Play / Animade, 2014

Ready, Steady, Play / Animade, 2014

Animade have just released their new game Ready, Steady, Play, and to celebrate here’s a ridiculously great animation.

Watch now

World Cup Stamps

World Cup Stamps / MAAN Design, 2014

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

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BBC iWonder / Studio Output, 2014

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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?

*UPDATE*

I recently discovered that “Curious Sans” is actually a slightly tweaked version of Sharp Sans, by Lucas Sharp. Available here and here.

50s computer brochures

Bendix G-14 General Purpose Digital Computer, 1955

The ERA Computation Center for industry, government and research

Datatron Eletronic Data Processing Systems Handbook Central Comp

General Electric Proudly Presents the NEW GE 150 Data Processing

IBM 705 EDPM Electronic Data Processing Machine, 1955

Teleregister, 1956

An Introduction to the Univac File-Computer System, 1951

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

Fives / INT works, 2014

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

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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!