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Reissue of the NYCTA Graphic Standards Manual 

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"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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Keep Bustin - a shirt by Nick Matej for @knativeco

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Business Cards by Young Professionals

Printed on thick Mohawk card stock, the cards have a soft tone to them with a bold feel. The sides of the cards are hand-painted so that when they lie together they create a marbled block form.

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365 Days of Type by Sabrina Smelko. A new custom designed number posted each day, from 1 to 365.

Flowers Illustration by Jershova (Jershovas’ Portfolio on Depositphotos).

Jershova makes beautiful patterns with watercolor and shapes of flowers, the best part is that you can download the highres files and use it in any creative way that you want.

See more of her work here: depositphotos.com/portfolio-1003573-st360.html

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Not Knot - A cable tidy that folds into a hard protective shell for cable heads, ear buds and volume controls. 

Not Knot is a cable tidy created by the Blue Marmalade design studio. Despite being less than 1 millimetre thick, when folded it creates a tough protective shell for your ear buds and in-line controls that you can wrap your cable around to shorten them to a manageable length for every day use, or while travelling.

Help make this product a reality by pledging to their Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1iVlQug

Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition.

osef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex color theory principles.

Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates, Interaction of Color first appeared in paperback in 1971, featuring ten color studies chosen by Albers, and has remained in print ever since. With over a quarter of a million copies sold in its various editions since 1963, Interaction of Color  remains an essential resource on color, as pioneering today as when Albers first created it.

Fifty years after Interaction’s initial publication, this new edition presents a significantly expanded selection of close to sixty color studies alongside Albers’s original text, demonstrating such principles as color relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the illusion of transparency and reversed grounds. A celebration of the longevity and unique authority of Albers’s contribution, this landmark edition will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world.

See the book here: http://amzn.to/1guALLa (there’s an beautiful app too): http://bit.ly/1nWoeWR

Musique, non-stop.

Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design.

Who are history’s most influential graphic designers? 

In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more. 

Who coined the term graphic design? Who turned film titles into an art? Who pioneered information design? Who was the first female art director of a mass-market American magazine? In Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, you start with the who and quickly learn the what, when, and why behind graphic design’s most important breakthroughs and the impact their creators had, and continue to have, on the world we live in.

Your favorite designer didn’t make the list? Join the conversation at www.graphiciconsbook.com 
See details here: http://amzn.to/1cY5Syb

Courtesy Script by Sudtipos.

Courtesy captures the elegance and propriety of finely practiced Spencerian penmanship, in particular the Zanerian school. Its lowercase is notably understated, a simple monoline with very wide connections that ease readability. In the capitals, Courtesy adds variety in both the weight of the strokes, and in degrees of flourish — from merely fancy to over-the-top engrossery.

See details: http://myfonts.us/4cuDyB

The Essentials of Lettering: A Manual for Students and Designers by Thomas Ewing French.

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

See more details here: http://amzn.to/1ilsz2z

Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein

Vancouver Photographer Dina Goldstein created these amazing true-to-life Disney princess portraits. See the whole set of 10 disney fallen princesses here.

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