Before there was Pantone, there was A. Boogert, who wrote a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors in 1692. The resulting book, which ended up spanning over 800 pages, features page after page of color charts that are incredibly reminiscent of the Pantone guides we are so familiar with today. You can flip through the entire book in its entirety right here.
Pop Chart Lab’s latest poster design is A Stylistic Survey of Graphic Design.
Jessica Hische is the most recent featured artist in Moo’s Luxe Project. Her line of stationery features her Daily Drop Cap designs, all available for your personalization. Check out the entire series right here.
Earlier I stumbled upon Big Cartel’s DIY or Die sweatshirt. Love it.
As a personal project, Ana Martín and Busto y Miguelez imagined a pretty awesome digital book concept.
The current exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center in NYC is Century: 100 Years of Type in Design. Designed by Abbott Miller, the exhibition looks like an incredibly curated display celebrating ”100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us.”
VSCO Cam celebrates 100 weeks of selects, their weekly round-up of favorite images uploaded to VSCO Grid.
Tobias Frere-Jones put together a great list of photostreams and blogs documenting public lettering around the world. Awesome resource.