best of: japanese design.

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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Studio Tour: Artist Emily Snyder.

today we’re dropping in on talented L.A.-based multi-media artist emily Snyder. i was introduced to emily a few weeks ago at our neighborhood coffee spot, fix, by jihan (who essentially knows everyone) and was excited to get home and check out emily’s website. and to be quite honest, it blew me away — this artist is so prolific it’s hard to know... 
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surf’s up.

if you know me, you know i love anything surf-related. having grown up in the san fernando valley and trekking my way to malibu, zuma and santa monica as often as i possibly could, it would be hard to imagine surfing not making some kind of impression on me. i love the vibe, the sport and the whole culture of surfing. which is why i love this new book, surf site tin type by... 
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i think it’s a sign.

homegirl london. i love typography — all kinds, including handpainted signage, old neon, any cool vintage signs or letters at all really. i even have a pinboard called alphabet city where i catalog signs and letters i love. in my book see san francisco, i documented a lot of the city’s old signage. we just don’t make signs like we used to — but some... 
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thoughts for a friday.

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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