geometric from Kapitza

[Update: Abduzeedo are giving away a copy of Geometric to the person who leaves the best comment on their site.] If you are thinking of designing and printing your own über cool Christmas wrapping paper, look no further. geometric: graphic art and pattern fonts by Kapitza is, as the title suggests, both a book and a set of over 100 accompanying OpenType pattern fonts by London-based Studio Kapitza, published by Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz. It is a simple idea done very well. Having...

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Data Flow

If there is one resource we’re not short of these days it is data. We’re swimming in the stuff and generating it all the time. Making visual sense of all that data requires a fine balance between complexity and simplicity. Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design is an absolutely beautiful collection of some of the finest examples of the art.

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The Little Know-It-All

The Little Know-It-All from Gestalten is either a desk reference or a toilet book, depending on your reading preferences. With the tag-line of “Common Sense for Designers” it’s a book full of all the things you didn’t bother to pay attention to in design school and wish you had. Forgotten your colour theory? Can’t remember paper sizes? Don’t know your flexo from your gravure printing? This is the book for you.

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Jon Burgerman – Pens Are My Friends

Three years ago I interviewed Jon Burgerman after I stumbled across his web site and was immediately sucked into his bizarre world of characters. Like quite a few illustrators and animators I know, Burgerman appears to have an inexhaustible supply of oddities inside his head and an equally unstoppable urge to draw them. Everywhere.

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