Category Design

Andrio Abero aka 33rpm

Andrio Abero aka 33rpm

33rpm is the site of Brooklyn designer Andrio Abero, who makes some really amazing posters.
He’s a very clever guy, and his sense of texture and color are excellent.
Go check out his site for a ton of work, a lot of which you can still purchase!

Bob

The New London 2012 Olympic Logo

The New London 2012 Olympic Logo

I’m at a total loss for words about this abomination.
Actually, that’s not true at all. This is absolute shit.

It took me near 5 minutes to figure out that they were all numbers.
I keep thinking the word “x-treme” describes this best. And that you should probably put this logo on a package of yogurt you give to your kids that is squeezed out of a tube and was made in the early 90’s. Not only that, but the colors are horrendous as well.

Here is a BBC article about the branding, and how badly the individuals involved are trying to spin this piece of shit into gold. And be sure to take the quiz as well, at the moment, 84% of the people hate it’s guts.

Update: I went back to the BBC page and over 10,000 more people have taken the poll since I posted earlier, and the percentage that dislike it are at 83%!!! I’m not a math person, I leave that to the boyfriend, but that’s a huge number of people and only a fraction of a change! I smell a re-design!

Another Update / 5:09 PM: I just went back to check the poll, and now the number is down to 4,301 votes, and people are giving it a bronze… what the fuck happened? Is this poll being rigged?? I hope BBC offers up some answers!!

Bobby

Obey Giant Money

Obey Giant Money
Obey Giant Money

I met up with my friend Eric tonight at the Brodeo show at the New Image Art Gallery. The show was really good, and I took a lot of pictures, but that’s for tomorrow.
Shepard Fairey, the creator of Obey Giant, was hanging out and socializing, he seemed like a nice enough guy. He was also giving away Obey Money! I don’t think these are good for anything in particular, but how fucking rad are they?!? Eric was able to grab me one that fell on the ground and I was sooooo grateful for it.
Shepard continues to impress me, I must admit… sick ass idea.

Bobby

Design + Politics

Design + Politics

+ Al Gore for President by William Drenttel

I guess I just want to first off say, that this isn’t a blog about strictly politics, or who’s better than who, or that Al Gore should run for president. What this is about, is if and where politics and design should interact. The replies to the article above are really very interesting, and it surprises me that a lot of people are against the idea of mixing the two, or that they can’t relate.
In my opinion, politics are a part of our everyday lives, so why shouldn’t politics come into play when designing anything?
Go read the article and leave your comments!

Bobby

P.S. I kind of hope Gore decides to run. We need someone who’s concerned for this country (not to mention the rest of the world), not a cowboy with his guns blazing looking for “them”.

Method Dish Soap

Method Dish Soap

My co-worker Becca went shopping today and came back with some of the Method Dish Soap in the picture above.
Seriously, this should be considered design porn! Look how perfect the form is! I hope there are I.D. kids out their wetting their nappys over this. It’s like a frigging sculpture, except wait, it sits next to the sink and gets your dishes nice and clean. Nice work again, Method.

Bobby

Kustaa Saksi

Kustaa Saksi

I’ve been listening to Husky Rescue’s new album, Ghost Is Not Real, a lot lately, they’re basically the new fangled Cardigans (check out the record and the lead singer for proof!).
But what really got my attention was the illustrations on the album! Done by the amazing Kustaa Saksi, a 29 year old designer/illustrator from Finland. The best way I can describe her is like a Japanese schooled Camille Rose Garcia that hangs out with Friends With You a lot… a.k.a. really damn good.

Bobby

Jordan Crane

Jordan Crane

There are few people on this planet that understand color better than Jordan Crane. The guy makes the most beautiful prints I think I’ve ever seen, even though most of his posters deal with death and misery. Not only that but he also writes and illustrates comics and stories for kids of all ages.
A few months ago I was fortunate enough to meet him at an art show he was having at Secret Headquarters. He was a super nice guy and we talked about the image above, on the right, and how he did the screenprinting,.
And on a final note, if you’re in LA, stop by Family and check out the wallpaper that lines the walls, it was also designed by Mr. Crane.

Bobby