Daniel Frost

The increasingly amazing expressive art from Daniel Frost has kept me a fan since the first time I stumbled upon his site a few months ago. While dabbling in the minimalist space, he creates complex stories using simple methods and shapes. My favorite work is from his latest series, called Frostville—a lovely show depicting the fictional world of Daniel Frost.

Keep up with Mr. Frost by checking out his blog, and take a look at his lovely shop over at his collective, Many Hands.

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Wee Society
Scrawl Magazine
Sergio Membrillas

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Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

Cool daily poster project from Anna Kövecses. Aside from being a wonderful creative exercise, the intent is to highlight successful color palettes and provide inspiration.

I’m really digging the illustration style and folkiness of the collection. Reminds me quite a bit of various Czech matchbox labels. In addition to the tumblr, Anna has the entire batch for sale as prints on her society6 page.

Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

Anna Kövecses

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2012 Print Set Giveaway

poster cabaret

Our good friends at the Poster Cabaret recently launched a new set of prints and to celebrate we’re having a giveaway.

The 20 piece collection includes work from Dirk Fowler, Sonnenzimmer, Diana Sudyka, Blanca Gomez, Jason Munn, Evan B Harris, Methane Studios, Matte Stephens, Amanda Blake, Andy Kehoe, Dan McCarthy, Jennifer Davis, Scott C, Camilla Engman, Hollie Chastain, Leah Giberson, Jess Seamans, Dan Black, Jeremy MIranda and Jay Ryan. Nine of the prints are up for grabs today.

You can enter by joining the Grain Edit Facebook Fan Page or by following us on Pinterest (please read the details below). Feel free to use both methods of entry, giving you 2 entries into the giveaway and increasing your odds of winning.

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First, leave a message in the comments section of this post. (Let us know what your favorite print is from the bike set.)

Next, “like” the Grain Edit Facebook Fan Page leave the following message ”hey @grainedit count me in for the giveaway http://tinyurl.com/geprintgiveaway #gedit12”


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1. Follow us on Pinterest
If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet, get an invitation here.

2. Create a Pinterest Board titled “Grain Edit Pin for Posters”.
To create a new board click “Add+” in the top right side of your Pinterest page. You can also create a new board when you pin an item.

3. Pin your three favorite posters from this page. Hashtag each of your pins with “#gedit12″

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Giveaway ends Sept. Oct. 5th, 2012 at 5pm PST. We will randomly select 3 winners from all the entries. The first name we draw will get their choice of the prize options. The 2nd name we draw will get 2nd pick from the remaining prize options etc. and so on.

and now for the prizes………..

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methane studios
Music Monsters by Methane Studios

diane sudyka
Ghost Bear by Diane Sudyka

evan b harris
Shark Soap by Evan B. Harris

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blanca gomez
Vacanze by Blanca Gomez

matte stephens
Monsieur Hulot Asks For Volunteers At The Matinee Of His Dog And Sea Lion Show by Matte Stephens

Jay Ryan
Axe Sharpener by Jay Ryan

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Jason Munn
Peace by Jason Munn

Dirk Fowler
Waves by Dirk Fowler

sonnenzimmer
A Break from History by Sonnenzimmer

Many thanks to the Poster Cabaret as well as all the artists involved for helping to make today’s giveaway happen. Please take time to visit their sites.

Dirk FowlerSonnenzimmerDiana SudykaBlanca Gomez |  Jason MunnEvan B Harris | Jay Ryan | Methane Studios | Matte Stephens

Also take time to check out the rest of the posters from the series. Featured artists include Amanda Blake, Andy Kehoe, Dan McCarthy, Jennifer Davis, Scott C, Camilla Engman, Hollie Chastain, Leah Giberson, Jess Seamans, Dan Black and Jay Ryan.

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Wee Society

wee society

Introducing Wee Society, a new kids brand created by the folks behind the design firm Office.

The first line of products introduces the Wee Alphas – a quirky crew of 26 illustrated animals with a letter of the alphabet hidden in each one. The Wee Alphas appear in a series of art prints – including a limited edition 13-color screen print and a personalized print that you can customize with your child’s name and a silly (or slightly more serious) statement. See them all here.

wee society

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Publicity and Graphic Design in the Chemical Industry
Swiss Photobooks
The Visual Language of Herbert Matter

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Typographische Monatsblätter Archive

Typographische Monatsblätter

Louise Paradis, along with the guidance and support from friends and staff at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, has launched an amazing website dedicated to the Swiss magazine Typographische Monatsblätter. Focusing on the years 1960-1990, the online archive features covers, typeface identification as well as interviews with many of the magazine’s contributors. Enjoy!

Typographische Monatsblätter

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Publicity and Graphic Design in the Chemical Industry
Swiss Photobooks
The Visual Language of Herbert Matter

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Why Design

why design

At Herman Miller design is the language they use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems their customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new film series, Herman Miller explores the world through the eyes of their designers, and shares something of why we value their point of view.

Each Monday morning, from September 10th through October 29th, Herman Miller will launch a new designer profile at Why Design. The series includes:

9.10.12 – Yves Béhar – “Surfing Is Like Improvisational Jazz”
9.17.12 – Don Chadwick – “The Camera Becomes an Extension of Your Eyes”
9.24.12 – Ayse Birsel – “Your Life Is Your Most Important Project”
10.1.12 – Irving Harper – “Paper Is a Versatile Medium”
10.8.12 – Gianfranco Zaccai – “Great Food Should Be Like Great Design”
10.15.12 – Studio 7.5 – “Design by Its Nature Is Collaborative”
10.22.12 – Steve Frykholm – “It’s the Breaks That Allow My Mind to Refresh”
10.29.12 – Sam Hecht + Kim Colin – “We Need Contrast and Tension to Be Able to Create”

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Also worth viewing:
Herman Miller: Design For You
Matte Stephens Studio Visit
Marius Roosendaal

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Scrawl Magazine

scrawl magazine

Scrawl is a new digital magazine about comics illustration created solely for the iPad. Scrawl was created as an independent platform for artists, which enables freedom and the opportunity to create and share their work with others. The pilot issue, which is now available as a free download, won both the best in the comics category and the first prize at the “Magnify your world” contest held by Mag+.

scrawl magazine

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Laura Cattaneo aka Halfpasttwelve
PLOC Magazine
Anorak Magazine Interview

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