Anderson Design Group has created perhaps the best city posters I’ve ever seen. They’re hand rendered to pay homage to the masters of the golden age of poster art and irresistible once you lay eyes on them. Even if you don’t happen to from the big city there’s plenty of prints to honor regions and national parks. Below you’ll see a print from each of the cities we have writers, but one question remains. How do you settle on just one of these? I want like eight of them! You can find them at Scoutmob Shoppe.
Under Consideration Quarterly is the brain (super) child of the fine folks at Under Consideration. The idea is simple: take the best stuff they ever post on their foursome of fabulosity (Art of the Menu, Brand New, For Print Only, and Quipsologies) and put it all in printed issues you can touch, smell, taste, whatever it is you enjoy doing with books made out of paper nowadays. What’s also neat is that they know people don’t like to read stuff, so each issue only contains project images and their titles. Isn’t that awesome? Now look at the pictures below and don’t tell me you’d rather spend your money on a new iPad sleeve.
It’s hard to argue with the sentiment here. As I’m sure you’ve experienced, being around a whiner, complainer or frequent frowner is tough. It reminds me of advice that someone a lot smarter than me once said, it’s so important to surround yourself with positive people who challenge you in really great ways. It’s so true and this design is a great reminder. Hugs and smiles trump whiners and complainers any day of the week. Grab it for $15 here.
It’s really weird sometimes to think about how traditions start. Take the modern necktie. Louis XIV was supposedly impressed by some Croatian mercenaries and because of that, we now wear them as office attire or to dress up. I’m not complaining, us guys look good in them, but it’s just strange that’s the norm because of some dude that looked like this. Oh, necktie history.
I’m not sure when tie clips came into play, but they can be a cool accessory, especially if they’re designed to celebrate a special event. I’m digging these ones by Bird of Virtue which can be custom made with initials or other designs. What’d be really cool is if airport employees who have to wear ties as part of a uniform got three letter initials of the airport they work at. That or you could pick them up as keepsakes from all the places you travel.
Travel. Art. Design. If a combination of any of those piques your interest, read on.
Wander, whose “About” section on Facebook quotes Dr. Seuss, has an incredible Tumblr that you should browse immediately. The artwork you’ll find there stems from their Postcard Project, in which they asked their favorite illustrators “to imagine a postcard from everywhere and nowhere at once.” Many of them feature travel quotes that will send you Googling for your next international flight. They’re also available to download for free as high-res iPad or iPhone wallpaper.
Aside from the Postcard Project, the company remains somewhat mysterious. If you sign up, you’ll find a landing page that reveals more information about creating a Wanderlog, which I’m assuming will be somewhat of a visual travel journal allowing you to share places that inspire you. All speculation, of course.
Wander is also having a limited sale on Fab.com for the next couple days, which you should definitely check out. Oh, the places you’ll go!
There’s something deeply satisfying about screen printing a shirt or poster yourself. Even when I haven’t done it personally there’s something I treasure about the shirts from friends that were not made in a giant factory. That’s why I find these t-shirt and gig poster screen printing kits from DIY Print Shop (from Ryonet and Print Liberation) to be a pretty sweet idea. They include everything you need to get rolling (press, wooden frame, lights, squeegee, ink, etc.) and everything is environmentally friendly so you don’t have to feel like an ass for polluting the planet. Seems to me that this kit would be totally worth it if you’re ready to get creative.