April 2012

Felt & Wire Shop presents the ‘April Finds Collection’

From Loop’s colorful Doodlespark line of stationery to the beautiful, limited-edition Sakura Ni Poster … take a look at the latest and greatest finds this month from the curators at Felt & Wire Shop. Register here for weekly Felt & Wire Finds alerts. [MD]

WET magazine, as a book, rises to bathe again

[Tom Biederbeck] WET magazine was only around for 34 issues, between 1976 and 1981, but it’s had a lasting influence on communication design. Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, by the magazine’s founder Leonard Koren, is about how its “conceptual and graphic innovations were absorbed into our common visual and media landscape.” Here, Koren reflects on the WET experience … and tells us where Matt Groening fits in.

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Felt & Wire Finds: Do or Die List Notepad

Make your “to-do” list doable with this week’s Felt & Wire Find! The Felt & Wire Shop curators are featuring these fun, colorful notepads by INKLOSURES to help with that extra kick it often takes to get us all going. With Mother’s and Father’s Days around the corner, INKLOSURES will be offering three free mini cards with any purchase totaling $15 or more in their Felt & Wire Shop storefront from now through the end of May. Simply send INKLOSURES a message letting them know which three cards you would like when you check out. [MD]

Every picture tells a story, don’t it?

[Kim Rogala] Meet Dan Rubin: MOOster*, singer, writer, photographer, designer, MOO creative director, and finally, this month’s featured Luxe business card designer. Dan, who joined MOO.com as creative director last November, was asked to design the April collection for the Luxe Project.

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Pam Williams: For she’s a jolly good Fellow

Pam Williams wears many hats, only one of which you see here. Tonight, Pam will receive a feather in her cap — the 2012 AIGA Connecticut Fellow Award — in recognition of her design advocacy (perpetual), her design initiatives (inspired), her design writing (articulate and passionate). The evening’s festivities will include a video tribute to Pam’s myriad of contributions in the greater design community (tomorrow we’ll share the link). As the managing editor of Felt & Wire, Pam widens our horizons, elevates our discourse, and brightens our outlook. If you would like to add your congratulations to ours, please toast Pam here, so all of her friends can enjoy your comments.

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Rock the chip

U.K. artist David Marsh uses Pantone color chips to recreate cover art from iconic rock recordings. Each image contains 1369 chips, yielding an intriguing pixilated effect. See his take on Nirvana’s Nevermind, Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Zappa’s Weasels Ripped my Flesh and more.

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