Clever Bookmarks For Classic Novels
Turkish designer Ethem Onur Bilgiç concocted this gorgeous set of themed bookmarks for Penguin’s All-Time Classics 1984, Moby Dick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories. Rad bookmarks: just one less reason to own an e-reader.
(via The Coolector)
No More Jingling Keys: The Orbitkey
Hate the sound of annoying jingling keys? Hate dangling them off of the side of your pants with a carabiner? Here’s the Orbitkey: a leather strap that neatly organizes up to nine standard house keys with neat folding action. It’s stylish and neatly collects all of your spare keys together in a way that’s similar to a pocket knife. It’s $22, and it’s currently funded in less than 10 days via Kickstarter. Hoping to grab one for myself soon enough!
(via Cool Material)
Pop Up Funk - A Stylish Pop-up Book For Grownups
Pop Up Funk is a collaboration between comic artist Jim Mahfood a.k.a. Food One and designer Rosston Meyer featuring pop-up versions of Mahfood’s well-known works as well as all new pieces created just for the book. Each one comes signed and numbered by the artist and only 100 exist. Scoop it here.
Against the Infinite - Crazy Three Dimensional Art by AJ Fosik
You might recognize AJ Fosik as the artist responsible for the cover of Mastodon's 2011 record The Hunter. These pictures are from his solo exhibition “Against the Infinite” currently running until December 21 at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. The coup de grâce of the show is a collection of 30 animal heads on diamond-shaped panels that can be combined to form a giant 30-sided shape called a rhombic triacontahedron.
Rainy Pot by Seungbin Jeong
These rad little hanging pots were designed by Korean designer Seungbin Jeong. These are perfect for people like me who are tired of their stupid cats eating/knocking over plants throughout the house. Let’s see you get that shit when it’s hanging high up on a wall, you bastards!
(via Kaboom Studio)
Badass Skull Armchair by Harow
French design firm Harow has created this ultra rad armchair in the shape of a skull, finished with a nice gloss with a steel internal frame. It’s straight up badass, complete with the best velvet for your rad ass tush to sit in. I’m sure it’s also super expensive, but a man can dream.
Fonts Made From Retro Japanese Storefronts
These retro fonts are unique to older storefronts in Japan, only available to view on old barbershops and florists. You can’t find any information on them in typography journals or anything of the sort, but thanks to three friends with interest in these fonts, the letters were restored with the help of the storeowners who helped create them.
Rintaro Shimohama, Naoki Nishimura, and Shinya Wakaoka gained the permission of several storeowners who have no prior experience in graphic design, but did have a hand in creating their store signs, and recreated each set of fonts to make available to download as a part of a project called Noramoji (nora meaning “stray,” moji meaning “text”).
The proceeds from buying the old fonts actually go to the storeowners who helped recreate the fonts from their stores. Pretty neat!
(via Spoon & Tamago)
Limited Edition Bruce Lee Playing Cards
Today, Bruce Lee would have been 73 years old. To celebrate his birth during the Year of the Dragon, the back of each card features a Chinese dragon. The set is done up in an iconic yellow with a black stripe symbolizing the tracksuit Lee wore in Game of Death and each card has quotes by the martial arts master himself. Pick up a set from Dan & Dave.
Fan Art Friday: Chris Panda’s X-Ray Series
French illustrator Chris Panda has taken popular characters from cartoons, comics, and anime and turned them into coloring book pages with creepy red x-ray skeletons filled in. Click through for x-ray versions of Jessica Rabbit, Sailor Moon, Disney princesses, and more.
Super Rad Reading Nets for Libraries
Spanish studio Playoffice has designed these giant nets to hang off interior architecture of home libraries, creating a second-level reading range. This isn’t available (yet?) for public libraries at the moment, but if you’ve got a huge mansion/house that has a library in it, I’d imagine this mesh net would be the coolest addition to your rich home. Just imagine the amazing lounge feeling of reading on this bad bitch of mesh!
Hari Kari Fall Line, Now in Pre-Sale Mode
Hey gang. Pre-sales are setup now for Hari Kari’s new Fallline, designed by one of the dopest artists you can find, Andrew “Angimoto” Douglas. I’m really excited to show these off and I can’t wait for these to finish printing and finally ship.
The kawaii ass Sailor Crewneck Sweater is going for $30, the Always Watching Anime shirt is going for $22, and The Burger Shirt is going for $20. The shirts are at a limited run of 25 pieces each, so get them while you can.
Satisfaction is the enemy.