Archive for the Typography Category

Fracture & Neptune

Posted in Design, Typography on September 28, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Today, I like the type work on this vinyl. Don’t know who did it. That is all.

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Crack & Shine

Posted in Photography, Typography on September 21, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Got this through the letterbox a couple of days ago . . .

“Graffiti is perpetually and increasingly a controversial subject dividing opinion and rousing powerful debate, yet almost nothing is known about the true motivations and inspirations of the artists themselves. Crack & Shine offers exclusive insight into this thriving contemporary sub-culture, gaining access to the personal stories of some of the most secretive, enigmatic and creative individuals to lurk in London’s shadows.

Featuring forty of the most exciting and prolific graffiti artists to have lived and painted in London, Crack & Shine is the only London graffiti book ever to be published. Also presenting the work of London-based photographer Will Robson-Scott, Crack & Shine includes a series of over 50 beautifully-composed photographs, created exclusively for the book; giving articulate and vivid insight into the awkward moments of waiting, the apprehension of hiding and the calm and stillness that comes with seeing the world from an altered perspective.”

A great little book if you’re interested in the history of London graffiti. As far as I know, this is the best publication for this sort of thing (see also the old Bomb Alert magazines which pop on Ebay from time to time). It features some of the oldest and most infamous writers such as Cos/Cosa, Teach and Fume DDS, Zomby FBS, ATG, and TPG as well as old schoolers like Drax and Elk. Interesting and quite enlightening stuff. Click the picture for more.

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Koushik – Beep Tape

Posted in Music, Typography on September 16, 2009 by strikethreeuk

The cover for this album caught my eye today. Nice stuff. The album is also available to download for free until the 22nd September (I think). Clicka di image fo moaaar.

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Sumeco

Posted in Design, Illustration, Typography on February 13, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Theo Aartsma AKA Sumeco is good. That is all.

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Vinyls

Posted in Design, Illustration, Typography on February 8, 2009 by strikethreeuk

I was bored so I took some quick photies of five records in my collection that I like the look of. Enjoy . . .

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‘Bad Taste LP’, Various, Bad Company Presents Records

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‘The Yearning’, Unknown Error, Horizons Music

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‘All Sounds Electric LP’, Various, Critical Records

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‘Think’ b/w ‘Indigo’, Subwave, Shogun Records

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‘Stoppit’ b/w ‘Claret’s March’, Spor, Lifted Music

Tata for now.

Merry Xmas

Posted in Illustration, Strike Three, Typography on December 23, 2008 by strikethreeuk

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Fluke – Atom Bomb

Posted in Design, Film + Animation, Music, Typography on December 16, 2008 by strikethreeuk

I thought the last few posts were a bit monochromatic, so here’s some luminious neons for your retinal pleasure.

Above is an old song with a cool video from the Wipeout 2097 Playstation game released back in 1997. . All the design work and interface for this game was done by – you guessed it – the almighty Designer’s Republic. This work is over a decade old! Just to clarify, this was when Photoshop was on version 4.0 , Illustrator was on version 7.0, and I was just the tender age of 12!

The video is a bit cheesy, but it’s great looking at all the scenery and architecture. This is where we would be living if TDR were still going strong!

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