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

Adrian Johnson

Adrian Johnson

Adrian Johnson is a UK based illustrator, and makes the cooooooolest graphics! I love his colors and textures so much. Every one of his pieces is soooo good. He even has a couple of really cute animations with mice burping and knights being crushed by dragons.
It seems that he hasn’t updated his site since 2005, which is a shame, I would love to see what he’s doing now!

Link via The Serif

Bobby

Elliott Smith / New Moon

Elliott Smith / New Moon

Rappers aren’t the only one’s who release albums from the grave. Elliott Smith’s posthumous release, New Moon, is a beautiful two disc release of songs recorded between 1994 and 1997, the time when he was recording Elliott Smith and Either/Or.
New Moon is made up of rare and unreleased material, but still sound just as great as his albums do. Everything was mixed by Larry Crane, the archivist for Elliott Smith’s estate.
If you’re an Elliott Smith fan at all, this is definitely something you’d be interested in.

Pretty Mary K (Other Version) / Elliott Smith

Bobby

P.S. The artwork was done by Mike King, check out his website for lots of cool posters n shit!

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