Every year CPNB (Collective Promotion Dutch Literature) organizes Dutch Book Week with the aim of promoting Dutch literature, and every year a specific genre is profiled. This year: Autobiography. The official theme is ‘GeschrevenPortretten’, or in other words, ‘Written Portraits’.
Ad agency Van Wanten Etcetera commissioned Souverein to fashion a number of sculptural book ‘portraits’ which bare the likeness of each of the esteemed autobiographers. Included among them are Anne Frank, Vincent Van Gogh, Louis Van Gall and Kader Abdolah.
Have you been wondering what Marian Bantjes has been up to in the last year? Look no further. She has posted a preview of a project that was conceived, written, designed and illustrated over the last 15 months. The sneak peak is quite impressive showcasing the visual range of her intricate patterns and complex typography. Word is it will be available in stores towards the end of September and is surprisingly only $40.00 retail and $26.40 pre-order at Amazon.com.
We recently received a copy of the 2010 Think Green Calendar by EIGA, a design firm out of Germany. The calendar shows contemporary “Eco-typography” and special “green works” of designers from various disciplines worldwide. “Think Green!” creates a stimulating visual inventory of the fusion of ecology and design. For more on the Think Green Calendar you know what to do.
Designers Against Tibetan Abuse is the first project by Designers Against Human Rights Abuse. Founded by ambitious designer Rishi Sodha in the summer of 2008, DAHRA exists to promote and raise awareness among individuals in the creative fields of their social, political and ethical responsibilities.
52 creatives from around the world all contributed pieces focusing on different aspects of Tibetan Rights forming this inspiring book, available for £20 delivered worldwide. All proceeds go to the Tibet Relief Fund.
Check-out CR Blog for a detailed write-up and interview with Rishi Sodha. (more…)
We stumbled upon this book of excel drawings and were intrigued. Why would someone draw in Excel, an application that is not geared towards drawing? Well, Danielle Aubert shows you Excel’s potential as a drawing tool. This book is worth checking out.