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Freitag Diaries

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PHONE BOOTH, FOSSIL FUELS AND PAPER AGENDAS ARE THINGS OF THE PAST.

NOT! At least not the paper agenda. There’s something about ink-less pens and the artificial rustling of PDAs that we find incredibly annoying. You can’t draw hearts, you can’t cross things out, you can’t «pencil in» a date or use a fat marker for your deadline and you can’t rip out pages and throw them at your friends. And never, ever did time stop because you ran out of batteries.

Get one here.

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Limited Edition Posters: If you’re like most people you probably haven’t figured out what to give away (or get yourself) as Christmas gift this year, so why not get something really cool and limited? Avoid heachache and save time when … Continue reading

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Some great work that has just been published by Onlab – Quarry Workers, six editions of a 16 page newspaper. “Photographs of quarry workers, published in six different editions, assembled in six variable configurations and serially numbed.” You can order … Continue reading

Wonder Wall – Chocolate Cafe

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A temporary in-store inspired by 100%ChocolateCafe. for Isetan Department store, which participated in the world wide “Salon du Chocolat” event. The design retains the same concept as the original 100%ChocolateCafe. on the ground floor of Meiji Seika, which opened in 2004 in Kyobashi, Tokyo, though minus the café. Various chocolatiers and patisseries from around the world participated to celebrate and promote “4 Seasons of Chocolate”.

See more of their work here. Their site is cool too.

These guys also designed the BAPE store in Hong Kong that i loved so much.

Dan Tobin Smith

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Jay-Z’s new Blueprint 3 album finally released – and the cover is stunning. After not much digging at all my rss feed from hunt gave me the answer as to who photographed it, Dan Tobin Smith, have a look – his stuff is really cool.

Claire Palfreyman

hoody1hoody 2I just found this in The Black Swan art gallery in Frome, Somerset.

The Sculptures are by London based artist Claire Palfreymen.

The ‘hoodie boys’ sulptures, using animal heads, horns/antlers/muzzles etc. aim to emphasise the ‘natural’ element of young male aggression as rite of passage, while also using these animal elements to emphasise our growing cultural attitude to youth as ‘feral’, the media seeking to herd them together as equally violent, equally responsible. equally dangerous.

He now has a new home in my studio. I love him.

YES!

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A really nice bit of work done by YES Studio, below is a bit of info from YES.

If you want to perorder a copy follow the link here

In late 2008 YES were asked by Warp records to create the identity for their 20th anniversary celebrations – Warp20. One of the first elements of the project is the forthcoming special edition box-set.

We pulled out all the stops to create something worthy of the label’s seminal status. The Warp20 (Box Set) consists of a heavyweight 10″ square slipcase wrapped in charcoal Buckram embossed paper with tipped-on gloss-laminated cover photograph. Contents include a 192 page book, Warp20 (1989–2009), featuring artwork of every Warp release. Two double CD albums and a one CD album, packaged in deluxe case-bound 10″ folders. Also included is a five vinyl set housed in uncoated card sleeves with debossed and foiled typography.

 

 

V&A Retail – Why Not Associates

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New identity for V&A Retail by Why Not Associates. Nice.

Arrival – unix timestamp

New in at Blanka!

‘Unix time is a system for describing points in time, defined as the number of seconds elapsed since the unix epoch – midnight coordinated universal time (utc) january 1st, 1970. Any point in time can be converted into its running second total. On friday 13th february 2009 at 23:31:30 unix time reached 1234567890. The unix time stamp series of prints was created to mark this event and a selection other key calendar dates in 2009.’

Only 25 prints of each.

 

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I managed to be quick enough (for once in my life) to get hold of one of these limited edition (500 in Asia) Moleskines. There is a really gorgeous red one available which was sold out. (If anyone has one … Continue reading