Volkswagen updates official brand typeface

After decades of using Futura as the official brand font (or a variant of Futura called VW Utopia), Volkswagen is stepping out of the Modern era and moving into the Digital era. The typeface was a hit since the original 1960’s ad campaign. Futura was inspired by Bauhaus principles of Form & Function and it is … Continue reading Volkswagen updates official brand typeface

80’s metal album covers travel back in time

The 80’s heavy metal scene left us with a vast collection of album covers that were clearly a very large part of the culture at the time. The album covers were a visual counterpart to the music, and just like the music they invoked a sense of place and a unique type of atmosphere. Images of … Continue reading 80’s metal album covers travel back in time

Get Lost In Twentieth Century Chinese Graphic Design

This awesome book from 2010 will let you get lost in thought looking at the wonderful complexity of a culture that few westerners understand—Chinese culture. To paraphrase the description from Amazon, the book takes us from the beginnings of Chinese graphics, to the arrival of Art Deco to Shanghai, the influence or Russian Constructivism, and … Continue reading Get Lost In Twentieth Century Chinese Graphic Design

New retro-looking camera puts the focus on taking photos

This new camera captures light in a tube. What? Sounds retro, right? Does it come with a black hood you drape over your head? Um, no. The newest camera on the market is completely different than anything most of us have ever used. Ever. And this is the new thing about this camera: You take the … Continue reading New retro-looking camera puts the focus on taking photos