SF Design Book & Ephemera Sale – June 15th!

Vintage Design books and ephemera sale

Love vintage design books & ephemera?  Then join us next Friday for a special sale at Hatch Design in San Francisco from 4-8pm. Grain Edit along with Hatch Design, Javier Garcia (AKA Modfortis) and Nicole Flores will be serving up design annuals, magazines, type specimens, posters, matchbox labels, etc. In addition, there will be children’s books and LP covers by well-known and prominent designers.

Stop by even just to say hi.

Details:
Friday June 15th
4-8pm
Hatch Design
116 New Montgomery St
8th Floor
SF, CA

*illustration by Javier Garcia

 

 

 

Recently Received Books

This is Miroslav Sasek

In our latest edition of book picks we highlight titles from Wee Society, Intercom, Universe/Rizzoli, Laurence King, TBW Books, HarperCollins and Princeton Architectural Press. In addition, we take a look at a stunning new typeface from Lost Type. All this and more after the jump.

 

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2018 A’Design Award & Competition Winners

VAUNCE Trampoline Park Brand Identity Design by PlusX and Vaunce
VAUNCE Trampoline Park Brand Identity Design by PlusX and Vaunce

The 2018 A’Design Awards winners have been announced! Pulling from a large pool of entrees, The esteemed award is presented to artists whose work rises above and excels in the area of creativity, technology, and design.

The contest is divided into a broad range of categories including Visual CommunicationUI and UXPhotography and more. Entries are then carefully considered by an international panel of design professionals, scholars, and members of the press. Winners  receive the A’Design trophy, invitations to exclusive design clubs, as well as services to advance their careers. In addition, they are honored for their accomplishments at the award ceremony in Como, Italy later this year.

Congratulations to everyone who participated! Here are some of our favorite entries from this year’s prizewinners:

 

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A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

“Module” Calendar by Katsumi Tamura
“Module” Calendar by Katsumi Tamura

The deadline for submissions to the A’ Design Awards is quickly approaching. Entries must be received before February 28th. The renowned event which is held each year Como, Italy honors exemplary design work from a variety of categories including PrintPackaging, Photography, Visual Communication, and more. In addition to the A’Design trophy, winners receive marketing assistance, valuable feedback and networking opportunities at the prestigious gala event. Don’t miss your chance to have your work recognized on an international level. Register now.

 

 
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A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

Motif Wine by En Garde Interdisciplinary GmbH

Motif Wine by En Garde Interdisciplinary GmbH

 

Do you have a project you’re really proud of? Do you think it could win an award? Start off the New Year by taking a chance and entering the A’Design Awards, the largest design competition in the world. The annual event is held in Como, Italy and accepts entries for both conceptual and realized projects. Celebrating all areas of design, the competition is organized into 100 categories including Print Design, Visual Communication, Packaging, UI and UX, Photography and more. Entries will be evaluated by a grand jury panel composed of design professionals, academics, and members of the press from across the globe. Whether you’re a student or a professional, this contest is a unique opportunity to receive feedback on your work and obtain access to services that can help foster your career. To participate, register your designs before the deadline on February 28th.

 

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World Design Rankings

filoferru outdoor chair by robby cantarutti and partners
Filoferru Outdoor Chair by Robby Cantarutti and Partners

Since 2010 the A’ Design Awards have been tracking and displaying important data gathered from their prestigious competition at the World Design Rankings (WDR). The lengthy list has recently been updated to reflect the results of the past year and is now viewable to the general public.

 

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Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio is an illustrator and designer who focuses on motion graphics and editorial projects. She often employs fluid lines and playful patterns to craft lighthearted drawings that capture the comforts found in everyday actives. In her collection “The Rest”, she illuminates the quiet moments that occur between the chaos that comes with modern life. The pieces feature a tranquil cast of characters such as a commuter riding the train and a gardener enjoying the aromas of his plants.

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Run Studio Run

Run studio run book

Building and sustaining a design firm is a massive endeavor and until recently there has been a lack of material on the subject. In Run Studio Run, a new book published by Extracurricular Press, Eli Altman sheds light on the topic and shares valuable insights that help to shape his naming/branding agency A Hundred Monkeys. With stories and personal commentary, Eli digs into the nitty gritty of running a business and the challenges along the way. Joining him are a diverse cast of studio owners and freelancers including Aaron Draplin, Kate Bingaman-Burt and Brent Couchman that provide advice and tips throughout the book. Run Studio Run is still in fundraising mode, but should be released this coming Spring. To support production costs and secure a copy please visit the Kickstarter campaign. Prints, pins and notebooks designed by the team at Moniker are also available as special rewards for backers.

 

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Stéréo Buro

Stereo Buro

Stéréo Buro is a Parisian multidisciplinary studio founded by Diane Boivin, Christelle Ménage, and Silvia Dore. After working at prominent agencies throughout Europe, the trio joined forces to create a new studio and combine their unique and complementary skills. Today they craft compelling work for music festivals, workshops, and exhibitions throughout France. While designing promotional posters and brochures, they explore a wide variety of styles and often push the boundaries of unconventional type.

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Stefan Hürlemann

Stefan Hurlemann

Stefan Hürlemann uses personal side projects to help him pursue his love for type and experimentation. Since 2016, he has participated in the weekly challenge offered by blankposter.com, a site that encourages artists to design a poster based off of a randomly generated word. This exercise pushes him to use a variety of typefaces and explore different techniques and tools. These explorations have also inspired him to analyze unique themes and move his work in new directions.

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