Archangels Bicycle Playing Cards Illustrated by Ginger Monkey

Curator: TypeEd
date: November 12, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: illustration
One day we went on an Internet shopping spree for objects adorned with whatever caught our eye. We ended up with eight decks of playing cards from Theory11 and three T-shirts from Hook & Irons. When the packages arrived, we realized we had just gotten an eye-popping shipment of Tom Lane’s fascinating artwork.
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The Foo Fighters' "Sonic Highways" Album Cover Art is Instantly Iconic

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 10, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Illustration
Tags: album art, music
We are big fans of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters here at TRÜF. Sometimes jamming out to rock is the best way to design in the studio. So we were excited for the new album and cover art for their upcoming “Sonic Highways." It's gorgeous and old school and we wish we had done it.
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The Church of Type Will Convert You

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 9, 2014
Categories: Art, Illustration, Information Design, Poster Design, Typography
Tags: Letterpress, Print, Typography
From Gutenberg to the Heidelberger press, moveable type sparked the mass production of printed books and was the first time information and ideas could be circulated on a global scale. The printing press was really our first Internet of sorts, and certainly the catalyst for typography and information and graphic design as we know it. 

Metal, ink, and sweat has largely been replaced by Adobe, Apple, and hundreds of digital type houses. And that's all good and “progressy.” But what's really exciting is seeing how these classic industrial printing tools are being reused and rethought to produce amazing new artwork that bridges the gap between old and new, fine art and design, and explores the cracks in between.
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"Geometry Daily," Where the Left and Right Brain Collide

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 7, 2014
Categories: Art, Illustration
Tags: Design, illustration, Math, Print

In college I took an upper level math class called "Art & Math" thinking it would be easy. The focus was mostly on the works of M.C. Escher, so how hard could it be, right? Wrong. 


Ever heard of Structures in Plane, Euclidean Geometry, Irregular Tessellations, Cyclic Expansion, or Dodecahedrons? Ack! Probably not. And why should you? But as designers you’ve probably unknowingly used this so-called math.

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Mikey Burton's Experimental Food Illustration Blog, Barrel Body

Curator: Dan Blackman
date: September 18, 2014
Categories: Illustration
Tags: Design, food, illustration
Illustrator and designer Mikey Burton loves food. In fact, he loves food so much that he's been documenting everything he eats. 

I recently stumbled upon Burton's blog, Barrel Body, which appears to be a playground of sorts for him: a place to try new styles, take chances and "get weird" with his designs. It's a nice reminder that a designer/illustrator should always keep playing to keep their craft fresh.



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