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Ancient Industries

Beautiful store. Beautiful blog. How I long on days like these for my muggy view of the Thames.

Bruno Maag & Naturalis: The Helvetica Killer

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in graphic design, Typography

Creative Review reports on Bruno Maag‘s new typeface release, Naturalis. Branded the Helvetica Killer, it aims to do just that. And it does so with good argument and justification, just like a hundred other typefaces out there that nit pick and quibble with that ubiquitous if flawed behemoth of typography. I don’t know, can I say this on here…? I don’t see the difference. Kidding, I’m kidding!! I’m just a dumb 3D guy with a hammer. Sue me.

Comparative intersection design

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Cycling, New York, Transportation

Bike Delaware News has an interesting follow up to Ron Con Coca Cola’s SVA thesis video which made the rounds last month. In the Zen of Roundabout Engineering they compare Ron’s video to a typical Dutch roundabout. It’s unbearably civilized. Everyone is so careful and courteous… I can’t watch!

Via KR

Process: making an Eames Lounge Chair

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Furniture, graphic design, Manufacturing, Process

Belgian graphic designer and blogger Veerle Pieters has a great piece on her site about the making of an Eames Lounge Chair. Well done. Tx Veerle!

Via KR

The Atlantic: The Art of Design Research

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Research

The Atlantic had a good read last month on the importance of design research. Check it out if you missed it.

Great data visualization set

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in graphic design

Designer Lauren Manning has an incredible data visualization and communication set up on flickr. Really intersting work. And beautiful!

Via KR

The resurgence of fans?

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Home Improvement, Product, Science, Tools

I was happy to read this article in the Times about ceiling fans. There’s too much AC in the world. We can’t afford. It’s not sustainable. Ironically it’s only making the planet hotter. At the very least, adding a ceiling fans to an HVAC system can seriously improve overall efficiency.

The Architect’s Desk by Hans Wegner

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Architecture, Furniture, Hardware

My friend Mark passed this on to me. I’ll let him do the talking: “That is God’s own office set. I knew about Wegner, but this just melted my head. So good.” Check out the chair. Tx Mark!

How to open a wine store in 10 easy steps

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Brooklyn, Business, Food, graphic design, Retail

Williamsburg wine store Vine has an amusing and candid blog piece about it’s process of getting started. Worth the read..

I’d also like to pay respect to their new logo. The simple use of a bicycle graphic for a wine store is an extremely succinct messaging and service tactic. They deliver!