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Design Curiosities: ETC for Sightglass Coffee

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Everything Type Company (ETC) has been working with San Francisco-based independent coffee company, Sightglass, for some time now. The results of this creative partnership speak for themselves.

Design Curiosities: A Friend Of Mine for Bibelot

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Bibelot is a european-inspired dessert boutique. Located in South Melbourne, it is the latest venture by Chez Dré owners Andrea (Dre) Reiss and Stephen Sam. Design studio A friend of Mine developed the identity and collaborated with both Breathe Architecture and a mosaic artist to create Bibelot’s custom signage.

Favorite Albums of 2015

2015 Albums

Well, another great year of music is behind us. As always, this list was really tough to make.

01. Liturgy – The Ark Work
02. Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
03. Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight
04. Public Service Broadcasting – The Race for Space
05. Clarence Clarity – No Now
06. Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent
07. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
08. Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
09. King Dude – Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light
10. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi

11. Twin Shadow – Eclipse
12. CHVRCHES- Every Open Eye
13. Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle
14. LA Priest – Inji
15. Heems – Eat Pray Thug
16. Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
17. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
18. Josh Ritter – Sermon on the Rocks
19. Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
20. The Eastern Sea – The Witness

Favorite Track
Flame – Sundara Karma

2015 Metal

Top 10 Metal Albums

01. Liturgy – The Ark Work
02. ZURIAAKE – 孤雁 Gu Yan
03. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
04. Panopticon – Autumn Eternal
05. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
06. Locrian – Infinite Dissolution
07. Misþyrming – Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu
08. Sannhet – Revisionist
09. High On Fire – Luminiferous
10. Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat

Design Curiosities: BVD for Vitra

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BVD is one of Scandinavia’s leading design and branding agencies. They recently teamed up with Vitra to develop the Swiss furniture company’s 2016 pack­aging suite. Odds are you’ve encountered Vitra’s work before (although it was most likely unpackaged)—their line includes classic works by design legends Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Alexander Girard, Jean Prouvé, and Jasper Morrison.

Design Curiosities: FS Brabo by Fernando Mello

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FS Brabo is a beautiful and versatile serif typeface designed by Fontsmith’s Fernando Mello. A reinterpretation of early book faces from the 16th century, Brabo draws heavily from old style Garaldes such as Plantin, Garamond, and Granjon. Brabo’s serifs are much chunkier and squarer than its forebeares though, giving it a crispness and relevance one wouldn’t expect.

Fontsmith commissioned legendary design studio and printing press, The Counter Press, to produce Brabo’s specimen book and limited edition print. As evidenced by the photos above, I can’t imagine a better exhibit for a face that is so clearly meant for the page.