Moodswing9 interview

moodswing9 interview

moodswing9 (me) digging for records circa 1998

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. We had a few people over and watched the fireworks from our deck. Ryan “burger mother” tenderly worked the grill and successfully brought over 10 meat patties to life. This man knows his stuff. Thanks to everyone that came through. In addition to all this patriotic partying, it was my birthday, so it was a pretty busy weekend.

Now onto the picture above. Before I was interested in design I produced music for many of the guys in the Anticon collective under the moniker Moodswing9. Marc of We Push Buttons recently interviewed me. You can read the full interview here.

Dave @ Book By Its Cover

 Julia Rothman - Book by its cover blog

All this week I will be guest blogging at Julia Rothman’s wonderful Book By Its Cover blog. This is one of my favorite blogs, so please stop by! Today’s posting is a beautiful book by Tim Biskup.

Update – Herbert Bayer poster contest

Herbert Bayer poster contest

Its time to Vote! Round of thanks to everyone that submitted their reason of why they must have the Herbert Bayer Olivetti poster. We selected our 5 favorite entries last night. You can vote for your favorite and watch the results in the polls section in the far right column. Polls close at 11:30 AM next friday (25th of april). The person with the most votes wins!

Go for it, vote now! Just takes a few seconds.

See ya on monday

I’m taking the day off. I’ll see everyone on monday.. Have a great weekend!

Only 12 people like Paul Rand ?

Paul rand modern design flickr group

We just started a Paul Rand fan group on Flickr. As of this writing we only have 12 members. Surely there are more then 12 people who appreciate one of the greatest graphic designers of all time! Its good wholesome fun! Bring your whole family. Show all the little ones why Mommy keeps stealing their copy of Sparkle and Spin.

Join now.. Paul needs you and our little egos need affirmation that people like our Flickr groups.

Click here and let the nerdery begin

(Thanks go to Bureau L’Imprimante for the pic)

Deberny & Peignot type specimens

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Deberny & Peignot – Types from Paris c1960s?

Deberny and Peignot Type specimen booklet imported and distrubuted by Amsterdam Continental.

Peignot – created by A.M. Cassandre and Charles Peignot, issued in 1937 for the Paris International Exhibition.

Meridien – Introduced in Europe in 1958-1959, created by Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger.

Cristal – Designed by Remy Peignot, issued in Europe in 1957.

Jacno – Issued in Europe in 1952, designed by Marcel Jacno.

Ondine – By Adrian Frutiger, issued in 1957.

Happy Holidays! we’ll be back tuesday

Happy Holidays!
Grain Edit will be back to the regular posting schedule on Tuesday Jan. 1st

Have a great New Years eve!

Modern Christmas cards

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Check out these super cool modern Christmas cards that Jo at design to inspire made. The deer and the type for the word “Christmas” came straight from our Holiday clip art gallery.

Raymond Savignac poster giveaway winner!

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Congratulations to Jessica Taylor of the UK! We pulled her name out of a bright orange Ikea trash can just a few minutes ago. She is now the proud owner of the Raymond Savignac poster seen above!

Thanks to everyone for signing up for this giveaway. We received a ton of emails.

Stay tuned for the next giveaway!

Update : Raymond Savignac poster giveaway

You have till 11:30 am (Pacific standard time) today to sign up for our Raymond Savignac poster giveaway.

The winner will be announced at 1pm (PST) so stay tuned!