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Tea

Tea ceremony is a way of worshipping the beautiful and the simple. All one’s efforts are concentrated on trying to achieve perfection through the imperfect gestures of daily life. Its beauty consists in the respect with which it is performed. If a mere cup of tea can bring us closer to God, we should watch out for all the other dozens of opportunities that each ordinary day offers us.

– Paulo Coelho

Schiele’s calling card

An actual calling card of Egon Schiele (Leopold museum, Vienna). I’ve cleaned up all the writing around the font, below is the original one I saw in the museum.

1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual

In 1975 NASA revealed this artfully crafted graphics manual. The work of Danne & Blackburn immediately set a high standard in graphic design.

If you want to get a copy, reissued as a hardcover book, you can back up this Kickstarter or download a PDF version here.

Yohji Yamamoto – the Poet of Black

“Designing men’s clothing is very difficult for me because I don’t like fashionable men.” – Y.

“Making It” documentary

I’ve been waiting for almost 2 years to see this movie. The release date is finally here and it’s 17 February. Mark your calendars. “Making It” is a Documentary about the daily struggles of making a living, staying creative, and making it all up as we go along. In one word, the stuff they don’t teach at school.


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About signs

Here is a great story about an invisible art form of sign painting. This incredible craft with a long history has almost disappeared with an invention of vinyl cutting machine. The full movie is available on iTunes, just click on the banner below.

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And here is another great video about signs.