Category Archives: design

Fourth of July


(by Arno Kathollnig.)

Do Good Work

Michael Bierut on Massimo Vignelli, who died today at 83:

It was Massimo who taught me one of the simplest things in the world: that if you do good work, you get more good work to do, and conversely bad work brings more bad work. It sounds simple, but it’s remarkable, in a lifetime of pragmatics and compromises, how easy it is to forget: the only way to do good work is simply to do good work. Massimo did good work.

Previously on SFYP: Sasaki Colorstone Dinnerware, Massimo Vignelli’s Desk, Massimo Vignelli’s 80th Birthday Party Invitation.

Star-Crossed Lovers

Fan-made poster for Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000), currently streaming on Netflix if you’re into that sort of thing:

The Wu-Note Project

The Wu-Note Project – Wu-Tang Clan album covers re-imagined in Blue Note Records style.

Redo your iTunes album artwork. You’ll be glad you did.

Related viewing: Project Thirty-Three

The Greatest Map of the United States Ever Made

“David Imus worked alone on his map seven days a week for two full years. Nearly 6,000 hours in total.”  And it’s amazing.

I got mine in the mail today and I couldn’t be more pleased. Recommended.

To Resolve Project

Chris Streger’s To Resolve Project:

“I decided to ask as many talented designers I knew (or didn’t know) to create a resolution for the new year as an iPhone background.”

(Via Coursekit.)

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