japanese design.

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Japanese Exhibition Poster by Masaaki Hiromura, via gura fika. i love all things japanese — from sushi to vintage kimonos, and especially graphic design and packaging. i used to spend hours at Kinokuniya bookstore in san francisco’s japantown (i just found out there’s an L.A. location, too!). and i can’t read a word of them — all written in japanese,... 
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doodles.

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Ana Strumpf. i don’t know where i’ve been, but i’ve never seen these doodled magazine covers before — have you? i love the idea though and it reminds me a lot of when i used to doodle the hell outta my school notebooks and pee-chee folders. i was super into it and felt like if my notebook cover wasn’t cool, well then i just wasn’t cool!... 
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vintage modern twist on tile.

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i’m leaning strongly towards the idea of renovating with a new tile floor in my kitchen. i’d love a vintage-looking tile with a great graphic design — something kind of simple but with a moroccan or spanish vibe, and i love this one featured in micasa. It’s a beautiful apartment in Madrid, in an early twentieth-century building, a vintage classic restored... 
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thoughts for a friday.

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daniel fischbaeck print via typo/graphic posters. for a long time, i kept hearing ‘print is dead’ and i mourned that. i love print. for many years i was actually a print production manager, working in ad agencies producing print advertising for campaigns like these for levi’s 501’s and condé nast publications. it was fun, it was tactile and it was... 
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a pinboard in particular: a book by its cover.

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this is my latest pinboard in particular — i call it a book by its cover and it’s a collection of vintage book covers that i fell in love with. like so many things, they very often don’t design ’em like they used to. always exceptions to this rule, but i love the graphics and typefaces i found in these book covers. bol.com and the accidental optimist. george... 
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