Six Word Story Every Day
I’m sure most of you have seen this before, but just in case, the website Six Word Story Every Day is really great. The concept stems from work originated by Ernest Hemingway- a story made of only six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) The creators of the website seek writers to come up with the stories and match them with designers who use the words for typographic...
How the Dead Live
Glimpses of “How the Dead Live,” a book written by Will Self and illustrated by Sophy Hollington. Sophy is May’s student of the month on It’s Nice That.
Some really quality work from James Cullen, via Swiss Legacy.
Mixtape: Hide + Seek
This mix has been in progress for a while now. As ever, the weather has been my muse. After noticing that a lot of spring playlists seem to jump the gun, favoring peppy celebrations of swimsuits and humidity with more bass and drums than a Wisconsin June can handle, I made almost the opposite. Intended to be listened to on a slow and still slightly chilly bike ride, while holed up in your...
Gotta Have It
Snagged this great track from ISO50 a few weeks back and I can’t stop playing it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Another track from the same ISO50 post by Glams Casino is equally great for some summery, soulful vibes.
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to...
Drawings by an Italian artist, Gianluigi Rivasi, who also has some interesting design solutions on his Flickr account. Via BOOOOOOOM!
Gold Top Cider
Drooling over the labeling (and contents) of this cider. Via The Dieline.
The Burning House
It’s been blogged about by everyone, but I couldn’t resist making a post about this project by Foster R. Huntington. The series asks participants to photograph the objects they could not forsake in the event of a fire. I love seeing the objects detached from the sentimentality of the owners’ explanations- we may have our reasons, but we all sure like some weird stuff. ...
I’m constantly admiring work on Lovely Stationery, but this gorgeous set is perhaps the best I have seen on the site recently. See designer Adam Hill’s website for more equally impressive work.
Work from Edinburgh-based design agency Touch, via FormFiftyFive.
It might just be my cheese obsession speaking, but there’s something really great about this labeling for Sartori. Via The Dieline.
Truly great work from Meneo, a studio in Bilbao. Via FormFiftyFive.