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Artist Eero Saarinen’s list of his wife’s good qualities, ca. 1954, from the Lists, to-dos and illustrated inventories of great artists.
First he recognized that she was very clever. Makes you wonder what first impression you make.
Elliman encouraged 25 students and friends to explore the written, spoken, and associative qualities of language by each interpreting one of the letters.
Lettering for Architects and Designers, published in 1962 by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York. From the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
An outtake from the more than 600 quotes considered for The Designer Says. Saul Bass was by far the most quotable. Inside, you’ll find four more quotes from him on pages 7, 19,143, and 153.
1774 Series Fauteuil by Aranda\Lasch, 2007
The form of this aluminum chair was “found” within the repeating pattern of an enlarged model of a manganese oxide lattice. The shape of the chair is based on a Louis XV–style armchair.
From Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture by Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams, and Jeroen Barendse.
The Aurora light fixture from the interior of The New Amsterdam Theater. From Theater of Architecture by Hugh Hardy.
An outtake from the more than 600 quotes considered for The Designer Says. Inside you’ll find quotes from Irma Boom on pages 57 and 76.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music from Theater of Architecture, by Hugh Hardy. Sixty-five identical triangular glass panels undulate in a wavelike gesture that appears to float in front of the original facade.
An outtake from the more than 600 quotes considered for The Designer Says. Inside, you’ll find quotes from Wim Crouwel on pages 61 and 83.
“The grid is the underwear of the book.”
Massimo Vignelli describes his approach to book design in a video by Michael Bierut. Part of Mohawk’s “What Will You Make Today?” campaign.
Congratulations to two of our favorite makers—Erin Considine (featured in Brooklyn Makers) and Owyn Ruck (founder of NYC’s Textile Arts Center and author of our forthcoming Pattern Box postcard set)—who have just released a beautiful collection of lightweight scarves. Made from deadstock linen, each piece is hand dyed by Erin and hand woven by Owyn right here in NYC.
Trunk Road 1 by Adam Hayes. Scratched photograph. We could sure use some of this sun today in NYC.
From Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry. Published by PAPress.
In 1998 the Central Synagogue on Lexington and East 55th Street was replacing its metal roof when a small fire from a blowtorch (which workmen thought they had extinguished) smoldered over a weekend and burst into flame early one Monday morning. Here is what it looked like on the inside post-restoration. From Theater of Architecture by Hugh Hardy.