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 ShimohamaNaoki 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)

Hipster Grid Kits for Movies
Graphic designer, Alizée Lafon, has taken the hipster kit fad, iconic movie props, and minimalist vector illustrations, and put them through a blender. Out comes the “Movies Hipster Kits” project. Check out versions of The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, and more at the source link.
Source: Visual News

Hipster Grid Kits for Movies

Graphic designer, Alizée Lafon, has taken the hipster kit fad, iconic movie props, and minimalist vector illustrations, and put them through a blender. Out comes the “Movies Hipster Kits” project. Check out versions of The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, and more at the source link.

Source: Visual News

"Runaway Love" Moonrise Kingdom Art Print
Artist Michael Rogers brings us an awesome piece of Moonrise Kingdom art.
Moonrise Kingdom stands as my 2nd favorite Anderson film, behind Rushmore for those curious. I loved everything about it and it was tied with Beasts of the Southern Wild last year as my favorite film(s).
I have a deep love for all things Wes Anderson, even going as far to use him as inspiration for the majority of films I make. I love his visual style and his quirky humor and has funny yet a little sad stories. As a result of this admiration, I find myself collection Anderson items and placing them around my room. This art piece will look perfect on my wall of framed Wes Anderson prints.
This print is available to purchase on Michael Rogers’ Etsy. If Wes Anderson isn’t your style, he also has numerous other awesome prints for sale.
Check It: More Gorgeous Art on AlbotasBuy It: Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray

"Runaway Love" Moonrise Kingdom Art Print

Artist Michael Rogers brings us an awesome piece of Moonrise Kingdom art.

Moonrise Kingdom stands as my 2nd favorite Anderson film, behind Rushmore for those curious. I loved everything about it and it was tied with Beasts of the Southern Wild last year as my favorite film(s).

I have a deep love for all things Wes Anderson, even going as far to use him as inspiration for the majority of films I make. I love his visual style and his quirky humor and has funny yet a little sad stories. As a result of this admiration, I find myself collection Anderson items and placing them around my room. This art piece will look perfect on my wall of framed Wes Anderson prints.

This print is available to purchase on Michael Rogers’ Etsy. If Wes Anderson isn’t your style, he also has numerous other awesome prints for sale.

Check It: More Gorgeous Art on Albotas
Buy It: Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray

Aluminum Wood Casting- Tech Meets Nature in These Beautiful Design

Israeli artist Hilla Shamia manages to create a modern/natural art piece made of aluminum and wood that remains functional while still conjuring a wide range of emotional and ideological triggers. These are gorgeous pieces that can not only stand in a gallery, but also in a home as a table or a seat.

The process involves, and this is by no means an in-depth explanation, pouring the extremely hot aluminum into a casting with the wood at the bottom. The goal is to have as little oxygen in that space as possible and then get the aluminum to cool quick enough. The result is charring instead of burning.

These are aesthetically perfect to me. I would love to have a piece sitting in my office.

Check It: More Art Design on Albotas
Buy It: Newest Ways to Expert Woodworking book
Adorable Valentine’s Day Cards for Geeks
I’m not one for Valentine’s day cards (Or any cards for that matter, except Yu-gi-Oh and Pokemon at one point.) but I have to admit, these cards from Paperwheel are pretty cute.
On top of that, they are really nicely designed. I love the texture to the cards. They also do other card designs, all of which feature the great textured look. They are simple and beautiful.
I wonder if they do business cards…
Check It: More artsy junk on AlbotasBuy It: Paperwheel's Etsy Store

Adorable Valentine’s Day Cards for Geeks

I’m not one for Valentine’s day cards (Or any cards for that matter, except Yu-gi-Oh and Pokemon at one point.) but I have to admit, these cards from Paperwheel are pretty cute.

On top of that, they are really nicely designed. I love the texture to the cards. They also do other card designs, all of which feature the great textured look. They are simple and beautiful.

I wonder if they do business cards…

Check It: More artsy junk on Albotas
Buy It: Paperwheel's Etsy Store
The Girl With The Photoshop Tattoo
Future wife material. Read an interview with her over on the Photoshop blog.
Buy: Body Type, a book about tattoo typographyPeep it: More geeky tattoos

The Girl With The Photoshop Tattoo

Future wife material. Read an interview with her over on the Photoshop blog.

Buy: Body Type, a book about tattoo typography
Peep it: More geeky tattoos

(Source: neatorama.com)

So Much Want: Classic NES Edition 3DS

Sorry if I got your hopes up, but this throwback 3DS is just a fun mockup by Bjørn van der Linden, so don’t expect Nintendo to roll one out any time soon. But if they do, you can bet I’ll be first in line for one, then I’ll be first to complain when the 3DS Lite is announced a month later.

A Little Bit On The Criterion Side: Fake Criterion covers for Noclas Winding Refn’s Drive by midnight marauder. This movie was amazing and it depresses me that none of my friends liked it.

A Little Bit On The Sega Side: Sonic Chaos Emerald Energy Drink packaging concept design by Julie Aniela and Jack Hornblow. The gold ring around the top of each can is a clever touch.

Matt W. Moore Paints a Wall

Check out this video of Matt Moore and his “vectorfunk” style. He reveals where his style came from and what’s in his future.

Pixel Galaxy - A Book About The Good Old Times.
Pixel Galaxy is a hyper-classy book by Sergio Ingravalle all about Game Boy games and pixel graphics. Oldschool gamers and geeky graphic design heads might find this book/s use of pixel art and typography border-line erotic.

While Sergio is still looking for a publisher for this project, let’s all cross our fingers and hope that there’s an English version in the works.
[Via TCTD]

Pixel Galaxy - A Book About The Good Old Times.

Pixel Galaxy is a hyper-classy book by Sergio Ingravalle all about Game Boy games and pixel graphics. Oldschool gamers and geeky graphic design heads might find this book/s use of pixel art and typography border-line erotic.

While Sergio is still looking for a publisher for this project, let’s all cross our fingers and hope that there’s an English version in the works.

[Via TCTD]

These Star Wars logo mashups by Barn Bocock are borderline orgasmic. Especially the Nike, Puma, Rebock, and ADIDAS jumpoffs.
Check out a bootyload of more handsome designs over at howtocarveroastunicorn.com.
[Via GeekTyrant]

These Star Wars logo mashups by Barn Bocock are borderline orgasmic. Especially the Nike, Puma, Rebock, and ADIDAS jumpoffs.

Check out a bootyload of more handsome designs over at howtocarveroastunicorn.com.

[Via GeekTyrant]

Ghettoblaster3000. This is a new t-shirt design from Mekazoo currently up for voting on Threadless. I kind of wish it was a real boombox.

Ghettoblaster3000. This is a new t-shirt design from Mekazoo currently up for voting on Threadless. I kind of wish it was a real boombox.

CMYK Twister made by Brigham Young University graduate Jessica Blackham for a class project.
[Superpuncha via The Dieline]

CMYK Twister made by Brigham Young University graduate Jessica Blackham for a class project.

[Superpuncha via The Dieline]

Unused Artwork For Alternate ‘INCEPTION’ Poster.
Why was this not used. FUCKING WHY!?
[Via /Film]

Unused Artwork For Alternate ‘INCEPTION’ Poster.

Why was this not used. FUCKING WHY!?

[Via /Film]

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