The Topps chewing gum and baseball card company has launched Project 70 to celebrate seventy years of producing annual baseball card collections. For the project Topps commissioned 51 artists and creators to design a limited-edition set of cards. We usually don’t follow sports closely (except maybe for European soccer andContinue Reading

I Love Typography’s “My Favorite Typefaces of 2020” is a list of notable new fonts produced last year. The typefaces run the gamut of… uh… types: Serif and san-serif, serious and whimsical, handwritten-style and no-nonsense, ornamental and symbolic. It’s a nice aesthetic survey of where typography is headed, some newContinue Reading

The New York Times art directors have picked their favorite illustration of 2020. It’s an excellent survey of some of the best artwork, most of it graphical, some of it animated, all of it compelling and topical, reflecting the dramatic events of an incredibly memorable and crazy year that manyContinue Reading

Worldwide fast-food restaurant chain Burger King has revamped its brand identity, including its iconic burger logotype, color palette, typography and icons. The change is a big deal for such a large and recognizable brand. It’s the first change to BK’s branding in over twenty years. The new branding was designedContinue Reading

It’s now August 2020, which is when, had the global COVID-19 pandemic not upturned life as we knew it, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics would have been happening. it would be more than halfway through its run. Instead, the Tokyo games will be held in 2021. The even will still officiallyContinue Reading

“And if you do, never stop” These were the searing copy lines from an iconic advertising campaign in the 1980s by the highly-influential Gotcha! surf brand. The company was started by Michael Tomson, a former South African pro surfer whose celebrity in the surfing world was due almost as muchContinue Reading

This shit for real, y’all. Coca-Cola, the global mega-brand and carbonated soft drink, is getting a slightly new look. It’s changing the typeface used in all its branding and design to a new, bespoke font. It’s big news, so sit down and take moment, if you need one, savvy reader. Continue Reading

Our annual New Year’s ritual of doing some house cleaning and organizing, throwing things out and making room for all the stuff we got as Xmas gifts, yielded this small trove of matchbooks and matchboxes. We must have picked up these from various restaurants and shops because the designs struckContinue Reading

We found this street art on a local newspaper box in the kinda gritty, kinda hipster Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu. It’s a further sign of continuing gentrification of this drab suburban patch on Oahu’s south shore. Truly, there’s trouble brewing in paradise. The opening of more high-quality third-wave expresso bars isContinue Reading