Wallpapers!

So my friend Pınar showed me a pretty good wallpaper website, and I am sure you’ll like it. The wallpapers are in good quality, and here are two I downloaded – I made Yotsuba-chan my wallpaper and Hatsune Miku my google background. (oh and yes, you can change your google page background by clicking on the text “Change background image” on the lower left of the page)

Grimm and other Folk Tales

Here are some illustrations made by Cory Godbey about some fairy-folk tales. I like the style very much, and hope you enjoy it too. My faves are The Princess and the Dragon from The Four Clever Brothers and The Troll from the Three Billy Goats (which oddly was one of my favorite stories from preschool.)

The Prince in the Tree from the Old Woman in the Wood

The Glass Coffin from Snow White

The Princess and the Dragon from The Four Clever Brothers

Little Red Riding Hood from Little Red Riding Hood

Hansel and Gretel from Hansel and Gretel

The Nine Peahens from The Nine Peahens

The Death and Life of the Beast from Beauty and the Beast

Ivan and the Fire Bird from Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf

The Troll from The Three Billy Goats

Daga and the Trolls from Dag and Daga, and the Flying Troll of Sky Mountain

Just my Type

Simon Garfield‘s lovely book, “Just my Type” tells the history of typography like a storybook, is quite accurate, includes much fun trivia and even has info about stuff like why comic sans became so popular. Made me stop disliking comic sans : )

I really do highly recommend reading this book even if you know everything in it. It’s a fun and very good read and the book design will make you proud to display on your shelf.

Making Future Magic: IPad light painting

Check this out: making 3D texts, making an iPad display it slowly from the side, and shooting them in long exposure with a camera, by the group called Dentsu London. Not exactly what I would call genius, but a pretty damn good idea for light painting ^^ I love their concept and their name, “Making Future Magic“.

Philippe Intraligi

Found impressive and inspiring illustrations by graphic designer Philippe Intraligi (who is also the designer of FIFA’s new corporate identity.) on lookslikegooddesign, which I very much  find myself staring at for awhile. Much much more on Intraligi’s website.

What about the style? – The Second-hand / Handmade Clothing & Accessory Shop Idea, Bitpazarı

Here are some images that I think will be helpful of the VA 301 class to define the style of Bitpazarı, the second-hand/ handmade clothing and accessory shop.

BLOKE Clothing provides hard to find and exclusive brand name evening casual wear for men in Calgary. I liked the slogan and the placement here.

BLOKE Clothing provides hard to find and exclusive brand name evening casual wear for men in Calgary. I liked the slogan and the placement here.

The Attic wholesales used and vintage clothing to companies and individuals all over the world.

The Attic wholesales used and vintage clothing to companies and individuals all over the world.

Another image from Attic Vintage. The barrels look quite interesting, and this setting might attract the younger population.

Another image from "Attic Vintage". The barrels look quite interesting, and this setting might attract the younger population.

Again, an image from Attic Vintage, but this time we see a wall of clothes. Quite original.

Again, an image from Attic Vintage, but this time we see a wall of clothes. Quite original.

More photos from Attic Vintage, which is very close to the image of Bitpazarı in my head:

the ATTIC Vintage Clothing Store is designed in a distinctive retro look and feel. Its like stepping into a time machine. 1965, here we come!

"the ATTIC Vintage Clothing Store is designed in a distinctive retro look and feel. Its like stepping into a time machine. 1965, here we come!"

Another vintage clothing store, peanutbreath, has a wide selection of vintage clothing too. I think this one is not bad, although the Attic has much more options. I like the clothing racks of peanutbreath though.

I really also liked retrostar, which is in Australia, just look at the store. Love the changing rooms.

retrostar

There is also a Right to the Moon Alice Vintage Clothing, who claims to have worked with several movies including "Mona Lisa Smile", "The Kite Runner" and "All Good Things". That's quite impressive, and their 20,000 square foot warehouse is too.

So I guess these kinds of places have rows and rows of clothing in a large location where people have to thumb through for a long time to find something just for them. But this might be more attracting since most of the clothes are one of a kind.