[Sami Jensen] “It would be really great if I had a drawing of every single object or concept on the planet,” thought Edward Boatman a few years before beginning The Noun Project. Over 1000 symbols later, Boatman, his wife Sofya Polyakov and contributors from around the world are well on their way to achieving this goal. And they’re all available to download for free.
In the constant struggle to find a better way to organize my office supplies, I discovered a wonderful solution by Swedish design studio Kontor Kontur: color-blocking.
[Alyson Kuhn] Last week, we “hearted” Love on the Run and its associated Kickstarter campaign. The free annual event, held at Porridge Papers in Lincoln, Neb., is an incredible love-note concerto performed on vintage typewriters. Founder Christopher James wants to “spread the love” to other communities across the country, which is what the Kickstarter campaign will fund. Want to hear some sweet stories — and read a handful of love notes?
New England based graphic artist and illustrator Christopher David Ryan goes by many names. While his personal style is bold, clear, and colorful, his one-man studio Atmostheory is characterized by more experimental and progressive work. (You may remember Atmostheory‘s piece from kate spade new york’s fall artist prints.) Happily, much of his work is now under one virtual roof and available for sale at My Little Underground. [SJ]
100 Years from Now was the title of an ambitious communication project by the designer Jeremy Mende while a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Combining street art — paper posters on kiosks throughout the city — and a digital platform, the project explored disruptive typography as a means of creating powerful experiences and meaningful discussion in an age of anxiety. Here are some of Mende’s thoughts on the tensions the project targeted.
Show your honey-sweetie-lover-friend what’s in your heart by making something for them with your hands. The curators at Felt & Wire Shop have created a col
lection of supplies to help you DIY some love, from beautiful paper and envelopes to unique calligraphic stamps. Nothing says “I love you” like a hand-made gift! [MD]