It's about time. We've been remiss in posting the weekly Twitter Roundup for the very reason we asked you whether @Pinch_Bespoke should continue in its current form: client work is again at a steady pace and we needed to know whether the effort was worth it. Apparently, it is. In the week that passed, we shared some work, checked in on Design Victoria's excellent "Why Design? series and took our "hetero" temperature with Stockholm Pride's ingenious gaymometer (we learned that we're exactly 1% hetero). We lauded Mucca Design's packaging for Brooklyn Fare, joined in the Typekit/Typecon 2009 Web fonts discussion, gleaned a bit from the advertising industry about promotion and storytelling, and revisited both: Smith magazine and Christopher Alexander's classic architectural guide, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction.
And here we go again; a whole lotta' back-slapping with a side of pure reverence. Seems that Formvermittlung Visuelle Kommunikation has figured out how to construct a proper Flash interface, Seven25 keeps it real, and Henrik Fisker cashes the check. Metropolis asks the age-old question, "what is good design?" and we step back a few years for Ellen Lupton's essay on "new design" in Israel. Hamish Hamilton's Five Dials pleases, Bustbright delivers, and Neoformix plots. We even linked to work by Leon Paternoster, who a few months back, took the time to call us out at minimalsites. No hard feelings, of course. A review is a review. Xavier at Swiss Legacy reminds about The (life) After Neurath project, and as always, we drop a witticism or two, a look at a bit of our work, and comment on the goings-on in the studio.
It don't stop. It don't quit. Six tweets a day on issues related to brand, design, and sustainability. At some point during the week, we had the pleasure of stumbling upon the most excellent Alan, The Gallant, Japan's Love Architecture, and an original 1950 Saab 92. Adrian Shaughnessy's book reminds designers that our souls are valuable (even we prefer black), and Nothing, the Dutch firm with the humble handle, rethinks the conventions of the office (and does it with cardboard). Again, you indulged us by letting us rant. And we thank you.
Another daily serving of six tweets on issues related to brand, design, and sustainability. We were again taken aback by the outside interest in our little project, with mentions from some of our favorite sources; Ben Pieratt's The Book Cover Archive, i love typography, Dropular and others. We found Studio On Fire's fine new(er) blog, plus a couple of intriguing books and some sound insight from Johnson Banks' Michael Johnson and IDEO's Tim Brown. We announced an upcoming event with our friends at Substance and we reveled in surpassing the 1k mark in followers of the Twitter feed (watch out, Stephen Fry!). As always, we extend a special thanks to you for the opportunity to deliver a little chest-beating about the goings-on at Pinch. A Design Office. We're so very pleased you're listening.
By now you know how Pinch_Bespoke works; six tweets a day on issues related to brand, design, and sustainability. Last week Alltop found us and we found sources Illo and Motionographer, and Carsten Nicolai's upcoming Grid Index, due out soon. We reminded you about designer Hans Gugelot, who lived a way-too-brief forty five years. No big surprises in seeing quotes from Tschichold and Updike. And like we like to do, we felt compelled to post a few samples of our work and reflect on the constant mumble bubbling up from the studio floor.
Pinch. A Design Office. produces a daily Twitter stream we call @Pinch_Bespoke. The premise is simple: six tweets a day on issues related to brand, design, and sustainability. Last week looked at Nick Felton's new tool Daytum, brewer Stella Artois, legendary designers Florence Knoll Bassett and Wim Crouel and the young conquistador, Nacho Carbonell. Of course we added a few projects of our own and we basked in recognition from two of our favorites: Visuelle and minimalsites. Follow along with us and don't be shy. If there is anything that we can do to improve this service, we want to hear from you.
Pinch. A Design Office. produces a daily Twitter stream we call @Pinch_Bespoke. The premise is simple: six tweets a day on issues related to brand, design, and sustainability. This week links New York's 56 Leonard, Herzog & de Meuron's inimitable fusion of art and architecture. Plus, the office and cooking tools you just can't afford to live without, along with offerings from Pentagram, Castiglioni, Holmris, Szpajdel, and a few projects of our own. We invite you to follow along with us and we hope you'll let us know if there is anything that we can do to improve this service.
Pinch. A Design Office delivers a daily Twitter stream we call @Pinch_Bespoke. The premise is simple: six tweets a day on issues related to brand, design, and sustainability. If we're out of the office or otherwise away from a connection, we'll do our best to keep it coming. And if there is something we can do better, we hope you'll let us know.