31 July 2011
Branding the cosmos, road-trips, crowdsourcing and the type of life
More links to sites, articles and interviews that grabbed our attention this week.
NASA brand guidelines also in the AIGA archive
With the Space Shuttle mission at its noble end, take a look at some of NASA’s brand guidelines from 1976 (top).
Kyle Durrie takes her custom-fitted ‘letterpress studio in a van’ around the US to spread the joy of movable type.
Is crowdsourcing sabotaging our value?
An enlightening read on the pitfalls of the crowdsourced approach.
(See also ‘Volkssport design’ on the Eye blog and in Eye 74.)
if ‘h’ is a chair...
Andrew Byrom’s recent TED / UCLA talk about the typography of everyday life.
‘Andrzej Klimowski: Transmitting the Image’, blog post by Rick Poynor on Design Observer.
Below: book cover by Klimowski.
More next week: see also Noted on the bar to your right.
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