I Heart Fiberglass

I had the opportunity to tour Modernica’s new manufacturing facility in Vernon yesterday. Frank and Jay Novak are getting ready for their annual blowout sale this weekend and it’s the closest a die-hard Eames collector can come to the old Eames manufacturing plant in Venice, CA or Herman Miller in Zenith, MI. The multiple buildings [...]

Mellow Gold and Hot Pink

Just got the advances on the Beck book by Autumn de Wilde (available November 9 from Chronicle). It is a thing of beauty – an object to behold, and unfold. The dust jacket opens up to a 2-sided circular poster. That’s Autumn and studio manager Sarah showing you how it’s done! Pretty fancy indeed. Cover [...]

Back to School

Over the past year, we’ve been working with Sweet Briar College—a Women’s College located in Sweet Briar, Virginia. We’ve created a whole slew of fresh new pieces for them, from their  viewbook to promotional posters and mailers. It’s great to be able to create work in this vein and we want to share some of [...]

Thunder Down Under

Earlier this summer, we told you about one of our designers, Nick who was on a whirlwind tour with his band Touché Amoré in Europe. The band is now in Australia for a week and he sent us a few photos of what he’s up to in his free time. He seems to have a [...]

Exit-level Design

We got a visit today from prolific designer Ed Fella, who stopped by for lunch and showed us a couple of his new sketchbooks along with photos of his summer trip to France. Now, in his mid-70s, he’s coined himself an “exit-level designer.” He no longer engages in commercial work, instead focusing on his personal [...]