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Design Curiosities: House Industries DTRA Numbers

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House Industries just dropped these amazing motorsport plate numbers for Britain’s Dirt Track Riders Association. The DTRA is a new motorcycle club promoting UK Flat Track Racing. I will spare you the House Industries introduction, they don’t need it. You can also purchase number 33 plate prints and tees. All tee proceeds benefit the DTRA.

Design Curiosities: Atelier Tout va bien

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Atelier Tout va bien is the moniker of French design duo Anna Chevance and Mathias Reynoird. Their entire body of work is really impressive, but this book is incredible. Chronique du chantier de l’Arsenal by Gaėtane Lamarche-Vadel catalogs the experimental research conducted by the urban research workshop at the ENSA (School of Fine Arts) Dijon between 2010 and 2012. I’m diggin’ the use of Grilli Type’s GT Haptik throughout this thing.

Design Curiosities: Rider Identity by Josh Finklea

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Josh Finklea is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer and typographer. His entire portfolio is pretty great, but I’m especially liking this work for Rider, a boutique hotel chain with locations in Portland, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Austin that caters to touring musicians. Nice idea.

Design Curiosities: Winkreative

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Founded by Tyler Brûlé in 1998, Winkreative is a Zurich-based branding and design agency with 50+ employees and clients in 15 countries. In 1996 Brûlé launched the incredible Wallpaper* magazine. As you probably know, Wallpaper* was an instant hit, even earning Brûlé the British Society of Magazine Editors Lifetime Achievement Award. Wallpaper* is now available in over 50 countries. In 2002 Brûlé sold his stake in Wallpaper* to focus on Winkreative. This guy knows what he’s doing, Winkcreative is producing some amazing work. I highly recommend checking it out.

Design Curiosities: Athletics

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Athletics is a New York-based design firm founded in 2004 by Jason Gnewikow, Matt Owens, and James Ellis. I did not know until just recently that Athletics founding partner Jason Gnewikow was the guitarist and art director for one of my all-time favorite bands, The Promise Ring. This was an exciting and unexpected discovery for me. It was the work of musician graphic designers like Jason that got me into this business in the first place. In addition to Athletics, Jason is a partner in the newly launched hotel, The Graham & Co.

If you have a second longer, I highly recommend checking out this ancient-by-internet-standards video of Jason talking about his earlier work for The Promise Ring and Jade Tree Records.