Tuesday, July 31, 2007
We chose final logo for Burrito Mundo and I have to say I'm pleased. They chose wisely. Of the options I gave, this had the most relevance and logic behind it. However...
...something like this would have been fun too! I can totally see this on a to-go cup or that wax paper they wrap burritos in at fast food chains. Better yet on the aprons and polo shirts worn by pimple-faced burrito hawkers around the nation. Or course either way I may get to see all of that one day. Cheers to that.
Friday, July 27, 2007
It's ok, everyone can relax, I found the new office furniture.
"Level 34, a bench-based furniture to create unconventional office landscapes." Vitra and designer Werner Aisslinger have developed the concept of a bench-based modular furniture. The result is Level 34: an elegant, expandable furniture system that creates autonomous work areas and relaxation zones, individual spaces and storage facilities, waiting and reception are all with integrated wire management."
Learn more at Vitra.
Or download this Level 34 PDF (4.8mb).
Thursday, July 26, 2007
While touring the Eames exhibit at The Henry Ford, Emily and I spotted the duo's original, and very rare (only two known original prototypes exist), elephant sculpture. Never mass produced, we looked longingly at the little sculpture originally conceived as a toy for children. Alas it was never to be ours. Or was it?
According to the Eames Office website, this little fellow is about to make a trium(ele)phant return.
2007 Anniversary Edition of the Eames Plywood Elephant
PRE ORDER NOW - ARRIVING IN NOVEMBER
Special discounted price for pre-orders! Prices increase to $2007 in November 2007.
To celebrate the 100th birthday of Charles Eames, Vitra is introducing a limited anniversary edition of the Eames Plywood Elephant, a legendary furniture sculpture that was designed in 1945 but never produced for general distribution and sale. Of the two known prototypes, only one remains in the Eames Family Archives.
Charles and Ray Eames were fascinated by elephants. Many images of these gentle giants are found in Charles' photographic documentations of Indian culture and the circus world. The Plywood Elephant was designed as a toy for children, but also as a striking sculptural object that makes a statement in any environment with its vigorous curves and delightful character.
[You can also see this and many other cool design items on the Vitra website.]
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
I'm not sure anyone but Cyberoptix' own creator, Bethany Shorb, has seen these. And as I look back, I'm not even sure exactly under what circumstances I made them. I think I was attempting to create t-shirt designs for her. They were never used or produced but I enjoyed making them. Definitely another example of the design I could be doing with my dotgov stuff (see previous post, "Be Prepared")
Thursday, July 05, 2007
This is the "Hotdoll" from French ID shoppe, Feeladdicted. I spotted it leafing through Spin Magazine in their Honor Roll spread. They describe it as one of their favorite things.
However, upon closer inspection the Hotdoll doesn't yet appear to be a thing at all. Feeladdicted.com is the ID portfolio of French industrial designer, Clement Eloy. Hotdoll is presented along with a number of other IDeas on his site, but I can't find any evidence of production or manufacture of this sexy little number for your sex poodle. Darn it all!
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
This is the City of Hamtramck Logo. I rebuilt this today for a project I'm doing for them. I had to photograph it from a city flag laid flat on the conference room table.
Only thing is, I can't quite figure out what's happening here? There appears to be some kind of winged fellow, standing on the Rotary logo, laying a crown of something leafy on this here steel-drivin' man's head, whilest pollution billows from industry all 'round.
New logo? Anyone? Anyone?
Monday, July 02, 2007
I actually had the "Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark" LP pictured in this spread (right). And shamefully, I don't know where it went.
One of the first things I do when business goes well for a spell, is improve the Jamie Latendresse Media Library. In the last month this has chiefly been about the music wing of the library. However, just recently I realized that buying used books online is like crack cocaine. In addition to many others, I recently picked up a book I'd been wanting, "Designed by Peter Saville". Saville was one of the original designers for Factory Records (Joy Division, New Order) and is a name I can remember from my record-listening adolescence, along with Malcom Garrett's Assorted iMaGeS, the studio that did most of the early Duran Duran album art. This book was a real pleasure to leaf through. Makes me wonder if there's a Malcom Garrett book out there. Hmmm.
Project for a client. This line of rough concepts was scrapped. Too much like another Detroit icon. But I ask you: does this look anything like "Made in Detroit"? Other than being a solid, illustrated male character....I can't say it does to me. Then again, I am probably somewhat biased.