Sentence Drawings: Stefanie Posavec

Curator: Jer Thorp
date: March 4, 2014
Categories: Information Design
Tags: dataviz, Handmade, literature
The narrative structure of Kerouac’s On The Road is examined in this hand-made diagram from designer & data visualizer extraordinaire Stefanie Posavec.
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Painted type (left to the elements)

Curator: Jim Sherraden
date: February 14, 2013
Categories: Environmental Design, Typography
Tags: found type, Handmade, signage
Every now and then, when in Western Kentucky, I pass by a “Dairy Dip” that sells ice cream and sandwiches. They’re only open during the summer and the kids pile out of the cars and stand in line while still dripping wet from swimming in the lake. The menu they order from is taped to the glass at the order window and it’s newer and more legible, but the owners have left their old signboard wired to a pole on the left side of the building. The type is exquisite, perfectly colored and painted over numerous times. I took these pictures just as the sign entered its final stage of beauty before finally succumbing to the elements.
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Two Bettys: Aesthetic Apparatus

Curator: Mikey Burton
date: March 15, 2012
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Entertainment Design, Illustration, Packaging Design
Tags: Color, Handmade, identity, logo, Print, screen, screen-print

Since design school, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Aesthetic Apparatus. They’re the main reason I (like many) started making gig posters. I still remember seeing this Meat puppets poster in a few magazines and thinking how cool/different it was. I love that these dudes are still making jaw-dropping work like this hand crafted identity system for twin-cities-based Two Bettys Green Cleaning Service.

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Josh Vogel Video: The Scout

Curator: Erik Marinovich
date: February 23, 2012
Categories: Entertainment Design
Tags: American, art, Craft, Handmade, sculpture

I’ve long been a fan of The Scout and the videos they produce regarding the topic of craftsmanship. In their most recent feature they introduce us to the wood sculptor Josh Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Of the many artists and craftsmen working today, Vogel’s work and ethos left a considerable impression on me. 

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