Date Archives September 2008

Bad Design Destroys by Tenfold Collective

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the awesome folks over at Tenfold Collective, a group of designers based out of Colorado doing some really great work. In the post I mentioned the rad sticker they created, and how they were thinking about making more cool stickers, possibly making it a regular thing. Well, last week I got an email from Josh letting me know that they are indeed making more, and the image above is their next design!

This new sticker shows the perils of using design for bad, with lots of punchy graphics and uses glow-in-the-dark vinyl with a black and silver color palette. I love how they managed to stick their trademark rabbits as the nose part, it’s so fun! I also like the slogans repeating around the edges, saying things like “Don’t Bite The Dust / Use Good Design.” I agree wholeheartedly. Josh also let me know that they’re going to be printing t-shirts as well, though I’m not sure when, so shoot them loving emails and maybe you can snag one!


Mecum Recycled Leather Notebooks

Over the weekend I was searching for some new furniture for my apartment, when I popped into a store on Sunset that sold little knick knacks. It was mostly jewelry, but I did come across these rad notebooks called Mecum by OrangeArt Stationary. Mecum translates to “Let’s Go!”, and features not only recycled paper, but the leather cover is recycled as well. As you can see it comes in both a natural and black (hot!) version. Other than the leather cover they’re pretty identical to any sort of moleskine/field notes, but the recycled leather feels pretty nice.

I’m not really sure where to get these, the OrangeArt site appears to only sell them in display packs, though I’m sure you could do a thorough Google search and come up with something.


DESKTOP BATTLE! Winner – Krzysztof Domaradzki

DESKTOP BATTLE! Winner - Krzysztof Domaradzki

Krzysztof Domaradzki

Good morning everyone! I hope all of you in the U.S. are having a wonderful 3 day weekend, and that everyone else had a great weekend. I’m so excited to finally show you all the DESKTOP BATTLE! winners from last month! Once again I got a ton of amazing entries and it was pretty hard to pick, but these were definitely my personal favorites.

Our first place winner is Krzysztof Domaradzki, whom some of you may know from his brilliant work over at Studio KXX. Krzysztof has the hardest name ever to type out, but his Darwinian/Walt Whiman/butterfly collage definitely makes it worth it. I love all the details in this image, the colors, the fonts, everything resounded with me, and I pretty much knew this was going to be the winner as soon as I saw it. Plus that beard is absolutely magical!

Congrats Krzysztof on destroying your competition!