This week’s post has to be delayed for a bunch of great reasons. One, we have all of us a nasty cold, thanks to J’s preschool experience. And I mean, nasty. I don’t know how people deal with those preschool viruses. And two, we’re rushing (despite the fever) to finish our new website which has been literally five years in the making and we want to have it live this week. It’s a ton of work but it’s quite satisfying. Enjoy the preview.
May you have a wonderful Easter time
and may spring fill you with peace, joy and new energy.
For this year’s card we decided to play with the motif of a Fabergé egg, made of paper. Both the fact that these eggs are heavily decorated and that they have a surprise inside made for a fun challenge (and, of course, the egg itself was a rather obvious choice for Easter). We searched the net a bit for an inspiration of how to make the egg itself and the rest almost designed itself (but it didn’t cut nor fold itself – that took bits of two days).
And so we come to the final Project Doolittle cover, this one for possibly our favorite song from the album: “Debaser.”
The title is relatively short, which always allows for a more complicated (and in this case more expensive) material than the longer titles. In fact, we had some discussions about what to use for this one, one of us squeamishly opposed to meat typography. We’re not exactly vegetarian (yet, anyway) but we don’t like preparing meat ourselves and we wondered if this wouldn’t be too much to handle. However, in the end it proved, well, manageable (and a rather delicious dinner because we don’t like wasting food).
Fair warning: if you don’t like looking at close-ups of meat, you might want to skip some of the images.
So this ends “Project Doolittle”: despite a longish break between two halves of the project, in the end we managed to do all the covers. Next week we’ll show you all of them together, just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album’s release (we hope so anyway, because whenever we promise to do something on time, we tend to be late).
This year marks 100 years of the establishment of the Bauhaus school of design and we (along with the rest of the world) are celebrating the occasion with a poster.
Bauhaus is one of the most recognizable names and most important institutions in the history of design and particularly modernist design which – as you may know or not – is very much what we love. So working on the poster was pure (math-tinted) pleasure.
We drew several iconic Bauhaus designs isometrically (celebrating Bauhaus’ artist – and ours – fondness for isometry) and arranged them into a number 100.
You can buy the poster on the Bazaar or Society6.
Our version of the logo for the centennial.
This detail includes Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt’s tea infuser and pot by Wolfgang Rossger & Friedrich Marby.
This detail includes furniture from Gropius’ office and nesting tables by Josef Albers.
This might be our favorite piece of Bauhaus design: chessboard by Josef Hartwig.
Happy Bauhaus 100!
We’ve reached homestretch of Project Doolittle: today last but one design for “There Goes My Gun.” (Also, we know nothing about sports.)
For a metallic effect the song suggested to us, we chose to play with aluminum foil. It is one of materials we like to return to every now and then because of how flexible it is. We used the foil in three different ways to render letters, going from more three-dimensional to deconstructed.
One to go! Homestretch (or not)!