Show + Tell

Show + Tell

This is where we, well, show + tell. So please send us your favorite finds for the blog, as well as ideas, schemes and general shout-outs.



October 31, 2009

This morning is dedicated to Mr. Charles Harper and his wonderful work. Well done good sir. You’ve made many a designer, illustrator, child and general admirer smile. Thank you.

October 30, 2009
DAILY INSPIRATION — Real nice illustration work from Jean David, created for State of Israel Tourist Centre. Originally found on Grain Edit some time ago.

DAILY INSPIRATION — Real nice illustration work from Jean David, created for State of Israel Tourist Centre. Originally found on Grain Edit some time ago.

October 29, 2009
Pentagram designer, Angus Hyland (and his team) have designed a new book, The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox, to accompany Wes Anderson’s film, which is based on the much-loved tale by Roald Dahl. The Pentagram site writes, “The book is an ‘art of’ book rather than text or script-heavy and is full of storyboards, sketches, screen shots, behind the scene photos and a commentary of how the original story was developed to make a feature film.”  …In our corner, this is a must see, both the film and book.  PS. Wes Anderson talks about the film here.

Pentagram designer, Angus Hyland (and his team) have designed a new book, The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox, to accompany Wes Anderson’s film, which is based on the much-loved tale by Roald Dahl. The Pentagram site writes, “The book is an ‘art of’ book rather than text or script-heavy and is full of storyboards, sketches, screen shots, behind the scene photos and a commentary of how the original story was developed to make a feature film.”  …In our corner, this is a must see, both the film and book.  PS. Wes Anderson talks about the film here.

October 26, 2009

How great is Toru Fukada? Pretty great. We love and heavily endorse his illustration and design. Enjoy his greatness here.

October 24, 2009

THE BROTHERS BOGUSKY SERIES continued. Again, Mr. Bill Bogusky was generous enough to share more amazing work with us. For the logo lovers out there, it does not get any better than this.

October 22, 2009

It’s an Adrian Johnson morning over here at Monorail Studios. A lot of you probably know him, but if not, prepare to be wowed. Wow, right? Told ya. Anyway, we just really admire his work. Thanks AJ.

October 21, 2009
Here’s to another brilliant illustrator. Well, illustrators. Alice and Martin Provensen worked as a team on all of their illustrations and children books. You can see more of their magical work here.

Here’s to another brilliant illustrator. Well, illustrators. Alice and Martin Provensen worked as a team on all of their illustrations and children books. You can see more of their magical work here.

October 21, 2009
Gosh, how great is the work of Mary Blair? Her color design was ground-breaking. It just pulls you in. This is concept art for Disney’s original Peter Pan.

Gosh, how great is the work of Mary Blair? Her color design was ground-breaking. It just pulls you in. This is concept art for Disney’s original Peter Pan.

October 20, 2009
That’s the message of the day folks. Courtesy of artist/design David Weidman. Ps. We believe in working hard, but let’s use our noggins too.

That’s the message of the day folks. Courtesy of artist/design David Weidman
Ps. We believe in working hard, but let’s use our noggins too.

October 18, 2009
FUN type sent in by my friend Catja. See it and check out her blog here.

FUN type sent in by my friend Catja. See it and check out her blog here.

October 17, 2009
Not to be missed. The genius or at least great talent (but we’d go with both) of Mr. Jim Datz of the acclaimed, Neither Fish Nor Fowl. As seen on Grain Edit.

Not to be missed. The genius or at least great talent (but we’d go with both) of Mr. Jim Datz of the acclaimed, Neither Fish Nor Fowl. As seen on Grain Edit.

October 17, 2009
THE BROTHERS BOGUSKY SERIES continued. More great retro logos from Mr. Bill Bogusky. View more here.

THE BROTHERS BOGUSKY SERIES continued. More great retro logos from Mr. Bill Bogusky. View more here.

October 16, 2009
Great site/blog featuring artists inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. View here.

Great site/blog featuring artists inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. View here.

October 15, 2009
More mid-century mod handsome illustration. Dare we say cute? Must have been a fun time to be a designer. Not that now isn’t. But you know what we mean. For more great illustration found on stamps, stickers and such, go here.

More mid-century mod handsome illustration. Dare we say cute? Must have been a fun time to be a designer. Not that now isn’t. But you know what we mean. For more great illustration found on stamps, stickers and such, go here.

October 14, 2009
¡Hola! More mid-century modern illustration. Why? Cuz we just can’t get enough. And they’ll be more to come, we’re sure. Can’t wait? Get some more here right now.

¡Hola! More mid-century modern illustration. Why? Cuz we just can’t get enough. And they’ll be more to come, we’re sure. Can’t wait? Get some more here right now.