Michael Bierut on John Madere’s new blog

John Madere’s July 22 post on his blog is about photographing designer Michael Bierut, who was inside the Pentagram Partners’ New York building while Madere was shooting from a ladder on the other side of Fifth Avenue. Why did the photographer cross the road? Find out.  [AK]

Jeff Nishinaka’s Paper Sculptures

Like our friends at The Cool Hunter and Paper Crave, we are awed by the paper sculptures created by LA-based Jeff Nishinaka. We like what Jeff says about his chosen medium, “Paper to me is a living, breathing thing that has a life of its own. I just try to redirect that energy into something that feels animated and alive.” Jeff’s eclectic portfolio here. [PW]

Photographer John Madere’s new blog is a blast

Yesterday, we previewed John Madere: Portraits of Design. In a sublimely timely move, Madere has launched a blog. One of the first posts is about his shoot with Stefan Sagmeister. We love Stefan with his 33-foot-tall angry monkey. Look. [AK]

Take a look at John Madere’s eye-popping “Portraits of Design”

[Alyson Kuhn] What is this book? Look, Chip, look. You are in this book! Chip Kidd is ogling a series of 10 photographs of prominent designers — including Kidd himself. Who else is in the book? How can you get one? Read on.

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Sonnenzimmer’s poster shines for STA

We recently featured the Society of Typographic Arts (STA) Archive10 competition, complete with a memorable identity created by our friends at Grip Design. Now take a look at this Archive10 celebration poster created by two more of our favorite artists — Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of Chicago studio Sonnenzimmer.

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The letter A: As articulated on assorted Alysonian artifacts, avec anecdotes

[Alyson Kuhn] I don’t collect A‘s per se, but I have a friend who does. His name is Antonio Alcalá, and his design firm is called Studio A, in Alexandria, Va. Next week, I will show you some amusing and amazing 3D A‘s from his collection. Right now, I will show you some A’s on paper from my ARKive. A-OK?

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