Monday, 8:54am
13 February 2012

Noted #30

Surrogate Valentines, movie posters, Kama Sutra letters, social donuts

Here are some links to sites, images and texts that have caught the attention of the Eye team over the past week or so.

Beautified Words – Rob Walker on surrogate love letters in Design Observer.

(See also ‘Out of hand’, David Crowley’s article about handwriting in Eye 80.)

Adrian Curry selects his favourite ‘movie posters’ of 2011 on, with work by Chris Ware, Michael Gillette (below) and Brian Oakes.

Sonic Notify, in use at Made Fashion Week and on the road with Lady Gaga.

Illustrator Malika Favre traces the process of her Kama Sutra book cover project for Penguin on the Volcom blog.

Social Media Explained with donuts via Brain Pickings.


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