Some more crazy fun from those industrious little christians (that's 2 christian posts in one week; who says I'm not balanced). These fantastic detailed charts come from Clarence Larkin, who spent three years making these charts, when God laid it on his heart to prepare a work on Dispensational Truth, or God's Plan and Purpose in the Ages. Despite their horribly messianistic tendencies (They were made during WWI), they're apparently scriptually sound which makes these lovely nuggets of information design even tastier. I'd love to have a higher res pic of Genesis to show some detail, but I can't find it anywhere. For some higher res charts point your divining mouse here and here
Found these badges in a market near Tel Aviv, and after popping my eyes safely into their sockets, I proceeded to take photos of them, all the while trying to make the decision of which one to buy. Unfortunately, hindsight decided to not be my friend that day, and I regret not buying more, considering their price. Still, I don't think I've ever worn it, it just sits there looking pretty. Instead, I get to put all of them up on flickr.
Makes you wonder what Star Trek would have looked like if it had have come from the reds.
Enamel aside, they make for great logos and contain the great soviet aspirations that makes for fantastic commie design.
There I was, walking past this place; just itching to say something obvious about the oxymoron and someone beat me to the punch. Bastards. Kinda took the wind out of my sails. Kinda besides the point now.
What isn't beside the point is all the lovely hand lettering they have; perfectly matching the bland suburban orange brick architecture. This place has somehow remained in 1957 with the only telltale sign that it's 2008 is the Arial vinyl decal stuck on the door (not shown for obvious reasons). There's plenty of this stuff up High St. Northcote, and just gets so much better further up you get, almost inverse to the suburban cool factor - Thornbury has some fab stuff.
God damn I love the internet some days (most days actually). Not even one year ago would you expect to find a flickr stream of work relating to the legendary typographer WA Dwiggins, but here I am, trying to stave off inevitable sleep, and I find this. Thank god for the long tail!
If you're after an excellent read on him, I suggest Tiffany Wardle's fantastic dissertation on him here. Let it load, it takes a while. Check out the rest of the essays they've got there too, they are all more than top notch.