When I first started this blog way back when with an intention to promote the creative industries ‘Beyond the M25’ I never thought I would be talking about headstones!
Well after seeing this article on I Love Typography about Oxfordshire based Fergus Wessel and his letter Cutting talent I grew a new appreciation for the art involved in the Gravestone and simply had to add him as a Creative Link (altho now have to reconsider the titling of the Print & Packaging section!)
It’s odd really that it wasn’t more obvious to me how considered and perfect the end result has to be due to the finality of what he produces.
There’s no ‘cmd + z’ or ‘undo’ in his game, never time for a ‘re-print’ or ‘take the site down while we fix this’. And its so representative after all, what he does lives on long after the person it represents has unfortunately passed away so HAS to be ‘just right’.
Check out some of his beautifully elegant markings below and see more on his site at www.stoneletters.com
I remember as a kid building randomness my dad told me to stop wasting my time and that I was better off learning French as they’re building the channel tunnel don’t you know…
Bet Mr. Goldberg can’t speak French, mind you with a first name like Rube I suspect his parents encouraged his mentalness :)
Check out Brooklyn’s answer to him in Joseph Herscher showing us his “Page Turner” (click here or on image to see video)
PS. I never mastered French either!!
Officially my favourite project of 2011 so far and another reason why, in terms of design, PRINT will never be dead….
New York based designer Kelli Anderson has managed to create a wedding invitation that, when folded, turns into a functioning record player complete with record containing recorded message from the bride and groom….wow blows my mind how creative one can be when we allow ourselves.
All too often, in my opinion, the failure of a project can be entirely down to the actual way it gets delivered to your hand which is clearly and this is something the guys at the latest addition to our Creative Links section under Print and Packaging understand and value.
Progress Packaging all the way from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (well Beyond the M25) have the most inspiring display of versatility on their site that makes you want to put your hand into your screen and touch each and every product.
Stunning 3D animation work done by american mulimedia firm, Psyop for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Caught a glimpse of these amazing 3D video projections by dutch multimedia bureau NuFormer.
Also love the ‘Around The Bend’ track on that one by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour