1. Monsters University
It’s a known fact that I love Disney, and then of course Pixar! Pixar puts all effort and full quality into each and every one of their movies and for the upcoming Monster’s University they even designed a website to correlate. And not just a homepage, you can click around and even purchase (of course) MU apparel, unfortunately the multi armed monsters have to wait for their sweatshirts as they are either sold out or coming soon! Found via swissmiss.
2. Sony Music Timeline
On the walls of the London headquarters for Sony, Alex Fawkes has designed 54 2 meter tall vinyl panels full of beautiful black and white typography. The occasion? Sony’ 125 anniversary! The panels depict the many (nearly 1,000) artist names from the Sony label. What a great way to honor the past and present. Found via Pinterest, originally from Type Worship.
3. iFontMaker for iPad
I wish I had added an iPad to my 26 Wishes post, because then obviously I would have gotten one for my birthday, right? Elsie from A Beautiful Mess just posted about her handmade fonts created with iFontMaker. Sounds so easy, unlike in the past where I have looked into creating my own fonts and the process was quite tedious. When the day comes, this will be one of the first apps I download!
4. Granny’s Secret Organic
The last two items of the day are both packaging design but they couldn’t be more different from one another. First up is Granny’s Secret Organic. A design that just oozes femininity and one that did not go the cheap way in production. The label is inset into the class plus has a custom diecut and embossing. And I love the type based tag—oh and the little detail of the curved line on the cap. If I ever got a jar, I may not ever want to open it! Found via the dieline, designed by Peter Gregson.
5. Cameron Construction Promotion
The next packaging design today is for Cameron Construction. The company had a box custom designed and engraved to encase a leather bound set of Craftsman wrenches. The wrenches were then sent out to the local oil refineries with a note to call to receive the leather case and the box. 100% responded! I can’t even fathom how much each of those would cost but it sure sounds like the quality investment had a great return! Found via the dieline, designed by Jim Killian, Fluid.