Printed Matter from Paris to Toronto
One of the fringe benefits of traveling to design shows is collecting the printed ephemera made by creative pros, from business cards to catalogs to pamphlets. I just got back from a trip to Paris for Maison & Objet, followed by the Interior Design Show in Toronto; not terribly surpising that both yielded some unexpected, thrlling discoveries in the realm of graphic design. In our slideshow, take a look at a few of the printed goodies I found, including the best of the brochures from each show and a smattering of cartes de visite.
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A graphic design duo from Ghent rigged up a modular filing system that circles back to their print work: Some components of the rolling trolley are printed with patterned veneers while others are left in their natural plywood state.
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- We check out some of our favorite products from Labt, a furniture design studio in Ghent, Belgium.
- Considering his cache of bold-faced employers, the Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907–1984) should loom larger in the mid-century design canon than he does.
- Maison & Objet, the annual winter design show in Paris, ended last week, and it's taken seven whole days to catch our collective breath and clean off our camera's memory card.
- The Recycled Tube Light by Canadian design studio Castor is a great example of upcycling done right.
- Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper.
- Yakitate, or "freshly-baked" in Japanese, is an accurate description of the piping hot talent curated by the online design magazine designboom for this year's Dwell on Design.