"Roddenberry turned to Matt Jefferies, an aviation and mechanical artist, with his request to “design a space ship unlike any other"…
When Laurence Tisch became CEO of CBS in 1986, he started cutting costs everywhere from the mailroom to the newsroom. Even the cafeteria wasn’t safe. That’s where the proverbial knife fell on a landmark typographic installation: the now-legendary “Gastrotypographicalassemblage”—the Great Wall of CBS—that had hung for more than 20 years.
At 35 feet wide by 8.5 feet tall, this three-dimensional mural designed by CBS design director Lou Dorfsman and the typographic maestros Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase took over one entire cafeteria wall of Eero Saarinen’s Black Rock, the CBS Building on Sixth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets. Dorfsman considered this massive frieze of custom-milled woodtype spelling out foods and food groups—from lamb chops to hasenpfeffer—his magnum opus, “his gift to the world.”
That says a lot.
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Matthias Clamer’s Bergman-themed photos for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (x)
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How Finn Sees The World
In the latest ep of Adventure Time, we find out that Finn is Red/Green Colorblind. Also known as Deuteranopia, it is most common in males, especially Caucasian males.
Using a Colorblind Simulator (go try more pics yourself!) these are a compilation of how Finn probably sees the Land of Ooo. Especially interesting is that he doesn’t really see how pink Princess Bubblegum is, or how red Flame Princess is!
Also, here’s an example of why Finn probably confused the Emerald for a Ruby:
Kind of easy to confuse the two in a dark cave.
THIS IS ACTUALLY KIND OF REALLY RAD
Typostrate Weekend Inspiration 32
Only You - can create, design, work with your hands, make letters, enjoy typography, live a life that’s awesome, do things you love, play and be happy. These inspirations have catched our eyes the last week. Especially the Type Deck and the umbrella are fantastically designed. So have a creative and awesome sunday and enjoy the inspirations!
'Gear-Me-Up' of the day!
Light Kicks: Programmable LED Light Strips For Your Shoes
"Now your shoes can light the way with these programmable LED light strips. They each have 16 different colors with varying brightness and five different modes that pulse and fade with each step. You can choose constant, flash, strobe, fade or smooth and control it all with a handy remote.”
Product Page ($39.99)