I went to New York and fell in love with a pencil. These little beauties, pictured here in mustard yellow, are the perfect pocket sized writing device. Beautiful, simple design. By Furst and Various Projects. Available here or at the physical Project No. 8 store in NYC.
Every once in awhile, a collaboration comes along that blows my mind leaving my head in gory chunks on the floor. In this case, it’s Medicom and House Industries partnering to create a custom 10th Anniversary Be@rbrick and 15th Anniversary Medicom logo. My birthday’s in late April. #justsayin
ORD and other aiport runways stylized and screen printed by NOMA. Here
Blanket Chair No.7 with custom Hudson Bay blanket cushions. Available at Sit and Read. Beautiful.
Ever since Miansai blessed my belt loops with the Voyager, it’s become increasingly entertaining to curate exactly what goes on my keychain. Kaufmann Mercantile offer up tiny multiuse tools in an EDC (Every Day Carry) Kit that are made in California, and add utility to your pocket.
This clever little pencil sharpener by American Design Club lets you keep your shavings in one neat little place. Super simple. Available at Steven Alan
Some beautiful hand lettered type by Joe Contino. More
Cushioned Sofa II by German’s at LoFi Studio. Simple. Great. more
A lot of you might be asking, “Is this blog dead?”, or “Is Thaipografik dead?”, or “Is the Thaipografik blog dead?” The answer to all of the above is an energetic, “No.” But this might be seemingly-so based solely on the lack of activity in the past 60 some-odd (sleepless) days. So where the fuck have I been? Allow me to explain.
I took a very exciting role at Crispin Porter + Bogusky as the Design Director and it has been absolute mayhem. Controlled chaos, as I like to phrase it. The people are astoundingly hilarious, the work is great, and the leadership, focused. CP+B Toronto is one of the few agencies in town that truly value execution and understand how solid graphic design, typographic care, and craft, in every aspect of the work, can wildly increase the visibility of an ad campaign while keeping the core idea in tact— An advertising and design philosophy made famous in the 60’s by one of my design heroes Herb Lubalin. On top of that, to my surprise, CP+B Toronto is —fully— digital in every way possible. A great dev team, solid user experience group and cogs that get the space. A huge thumbs up.
So to sum up my experience so far, I’m tired but thrilled. Looking forward to lots of exciting work at CP+B, and just between you and I, I’m going to try a lot harder to pick up the momentum here.
If you’re a designer and want to join our team, gimme a shout @ jthai at cpbgroup.com. Keep in mind, this isn’t a job post, but I’m always up for a tasty cool beverage.
I die a little when I see Coil Lamp by Craighton Berman. Genius.
David Taylor. Fantastic work. Fantastic dude.