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Reissue of the NYCTA Graphic Standards Manual 

Check the kickstarter video:

"Dedicated to Massimo Vignelli, Bob Noorda, and the Unimark staff."

Check the Kickstarter project here:  kickstarter.com/

Check the manual online: thestandardsmanual.com/

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Mondrian inspired Homer & Marge wine bottles  designed by Constantin Bolimond.

Principles of Design Poster by Efil Türk.

The turkey based designer named Efil has crafted a beautiful series of poster showing the principles of design only using paper. Cutting pieces of paper, juxtaposing the pieces, pasting geometrical shapes and using simple typography is the formula of this beautiful series. She mention that you can actually buy them.

Fonts of the Month: July.

As usual, this blog brings you the best fonts released in the past month. The summer bring us very high quality fonts, and it seems that the king of the trend still are the hand made fonts, the proof is the True North typeface by Cultivated Mind which was the best selling font in this month. Other interesting and innovative approach is Horizontes Script by Sudtipos, a sexy script font with a very low x height that makes it elegant yet readable. I can’t describe every of this 22 fonts so I really encourage you to click in the name of any of this font from the list and see all the details and every corner of these typefaces:

  1. True North (50% off)
  2. AmpleSoft (70% off)
  3. Loew (80% off)
  4. Filson Pro (75% off)
  5. Nemocón (50% off)
  6. Horizontes Script (30% off)
  7. Golos
  8. Kleide (75% off)
  9. Innervers Gothic (50% off)
  10. Adagio Sans (90% off)
  11. Adagio Serif (90% off)
  12. Adagio Slab (90% off)
  13. Chimphand (50% off)
  14. Core Sans D (80% off)
  15. MB Empire (75% off)
  16. Zilvertype Pro
  17. Sailec (80% off)
  18. Dawnora (50% off)
  19. Lichtspielhaus Handmade (50% off)
  20. Montague Script Bold (50% off)
  21. Finalist Round Slab (80% off)
  22. Brilant Typeface

Did you like it? Then you should see the past months: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay, June and past year.

If you want to see more lovely fonts and beautiful lettering visit: betype.co.

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The Abyss Table by Duffy London

This mesmerising table was first conceived by Christopher Duffy — and ultimately refined by the team at Duffy London — to represent a 3D geological map of an ocean floor. The Abyss Table makes use of contour lines, which are often used to denote topography in terrain maps, to render an island chain and ocean abyss.

Contour lines can be thought of as workaround for the 2D limitations of paper maps, but Duffy instead relished these simplifications which have become iconic imagery for the field of cartography. He incorporates layers of wood to represent the land, and panes of glass for the water, in order to produce a 3 dimensional geographical model.

(via Homeli)

Sculptures Made From ‘Magnetic Clay’ by Jolan Van der Wiel

Magnets might hold mysterious appeal for some, but for Jolan Van der Wiel, they’re just another tool. For the past few years, the Dutch designer has been experimenting with magnetism to shape and create objects like violent looking stools and futuristic couture dresses.

His most recent investigation, Architecture Meets Magnetism, has led him to create a series of ceramic objects that look like Tim Burton got a hold of a kiln. Like Van der Wiel’s previous projects, this process begins by mixing metal with the core material. In this case, he created a slip (a mixture of clay and water) and added metallic powder like iron. The ratio is typically 90 percent clay, 10 percent metal. From there, he pipes this mixture through a nozzle, layering it on itself like icing on a cake. As the group of surrounding magnets take hold, the material is pulled into shape and dries like a spiky Hershey’s Kiss.

(via Wired)

SMASH CUP: The Reusable Coffee Cup That Fits In Your Pocket

Leak-proof, collapsible and eco-friendly. For any coffee drinker who carries just a briefcase, handbag or less when they’re on the go!

Smash Cup is an ultra-portable, sealed travel cup you keep with you - great for hot drinks (like coffee and tea) and cold ones. When you’re not drinking, it collapses into a compact, liquid-tight disk, saving you space in your backpack, handbag, briefcase or jacket pocket. Since it’s reusable, it eliminates the waste of disposable coffee cups - At work, coffee drinkers throw away about 500 cups EVERY YEAR. And you’ll be able to take part in bring-your-own-mug discounts at coffee shops. It’s a no-brainer to choose a green product when it makes your life easier and saves you money.

Fund this project on Kickstarter!

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World Heritage takes inspiration from Dutch wax print fabrics found across Africa. Inspired by Africa, celebrating the world, World Heritage is launching on Kickstarter to find people who feel that diversity adds to our beauty. These brightly coloured fabrics are visually stunning and capture the energy of a dynamic continent.

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