Mode of Communication

mode of communication

What mode of communication should I use? Thank you Wendy MacNaughton for making me smile.

How To Be A Minimalist

How to be a minimalist illustration by Grant Snider.

(via the redesigned Design Taxi)

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is my personal children’s books author hero, and I am lucky enough to know him as a friend. He just made this incredibly charming author video public. Well done, Mac Premo!

I wish I could see a video like this of my parents or grandparents, when they were young…

Felicidario

The Felicidário is a calendar and a growing dictionary with 365 practical definitions of happiness. Every day for a year, the Felicidário will suggest a new idea of happiness.

In Felicidário, happiness has no age and is illustrated by Afonso Cruz, André Letria e Ricardo Henriques, André da Loba, Aka Corleone, Bernardo Carvalho, Carolina Celas, Irmão Lucia, Julio Dolbeth, Madalena Matoso, Maria Imaginário, Tiago Albuquerque e Yara Kono.

(thank you Barbara)

All the buildings in New York

This All The Buildings in New York print by James Gulliver Hancock just made it on my print wish list for 2013.

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Oliver Jeffers

So happy to see that Gestalten did this video feature on Brooklyn based Oliver Jeffers. He is a fantastic illustrator, artist and overall thoughtful and kind person.

He gave a CreativeMornings talk in 2010, watch it here.

Anoushka Matus

I received postcards with these drawings from Swiss Illustrator Anoushka Matus. They made me laugh out loud.

All The Best Things in Life

All the Best Things in Life by Wendy MacNaughton.

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Sketchbooks

Jenni Sparks’ sketchbook might have just pushed me over the edge. Time to dust off and reactivate my sketchbook tonight.

Stina Persson Print

A beautiful new print by Stina Persson.

This Moose Belongs To Me

Whenever Oliver Jeffers publishes a new children’s book, I get giddy. This Moose Belongs to Me will certainly be found under our christmas tree. (The Incredible Book Eating Boy is one of our family favorites.)

My Ideal Bookshelf



I haven’t been this excited about a book in a while: My Ideal Bookshelf is all about the books that we choose to keep, as they can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.

Some of my contributor highlights include Christoph Niemann, Stefan Sagmeister, Alec Soth, Gina Trapani, Maira Kalman, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Jeffers, Paola Antonelli and John Maeda. See the full list of contributors here

The book includes dozens of colorful and beautifully hand-rendered images of book spines by the lovely Jane Mount.

Preorder your copy!

Prolonged Dachshund

I absolutely adore this illustration by Lucie Sheridan.

#wishlisted

Human Communication

Human communication interpreted by Wendy MacNaughton.

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English Is Not Easy

English Is not Easy is a beautifully illustrated guide to the English language by Luci Gutiérrez. I unfortunately couldn’t find a place that sells it online. I would love to get my hands on a copy.

Sometimes

I fully agree with Marc Johns.

The Desktop Wallpaper Project

Designed by Jen Mussari

My current favorite over on Bobby Solomon’s The Desktop Wallpaper Project is by our lovely studiomate Jen Mussari!

She believed she could…

Love the messsage of this print, by CygneNoir on Etsy.

Bodies of Water

These Body of Water illustrations by Tamsyn Mystkowski made me giggle.

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The Illustrated 99% Conference 2012

The wonderfully talented Wendy MacNaughton was brought in to illustrate the most recent 99% Conference, just a few weeks ago. It was lovely seeing her throughout the conference, with her notepad, sketching and documenting.

For those who don’t know 99% is Behance’s annual conference about “making ideas happen” – its name inspired by the Thomas Edison quotation, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”

Below is a selection of Wendy’s visual observations:

See all sketches here.

Death By Chocolate…

Gemma Correll‘s Death By Chocolate made me chuckle.

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Alex Girard Memory Game

Ammo books recently released this lovely Memory Game by Alexander Girard.

The Secret Lives of Clouds

The Secret Lives of Clouds, by The Krafty Fox

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Abstract City

This is one of the many wonderful illustrations you can find in Christoph Niemann’s latest book called Abstract City, a collection of visual essays. If you’re as much of a fan of Christoph’s as I am, you might enjoy his humorous CreativeMornings talk.

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