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Retro ski postcards

Grilli Type Ski

Grilli Type postcards

In an effort to promote its typeface GT Walsheim, the folks at Grilli Type have served up a set of 26 retro postcards aptly named “Lithography ABC.” Being design and snow geeks, we favor the sweet ski and uplifting Mont Blanc ones.  The geometric sans-serif font and printed cards are inspired by the work of Swiss poster artist Otto Baumberger.

Grilli Type Mont Blanc

source: Underconsideration
written by: Nancy H.

On Your Mark, Get Stamped

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To mark the start of the 2012 Summer Games, the Royal Mail UK has released a set of commemorate stamps. Four stamps seamlessly meld action shots of British athletes (diver, fencer, runners and cyclist) with some of London’s most recognizable landmarks.

Created by Hat Trick, a multi-disciplinary agency, the stamps took a feat of endurance to realize. The creative team spent 15 months making sure the shots – the London Eye replicating a cyclist’s wheel or the way a fencer’s lunge meets with Tower Bridge – were perfectly aligned, as well as technically precise.

And, as British hopefuls rack up the gold, they too will be featured on special edition stamps throughout the course of the Olympics. The stamp will show a photo of the athlete or team from their gold-medal winning final. Where possible, these stamps feature a photograph of the athlete or team in action from their gold medal-winning final.

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source: Design Boom, Design Week
posted by: Nancy H

Olympic (Unofficial) Posters

Olympic poster proposal by Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke created this set of beautiful (but unofficial) Olympic transport posters for the 2012 London Games while still a student at University College Falmouth. The designer interpreted the movement of each sport in its simplest, most geometric form for a stunning effect. I’m partial to sailing and tennis. Which is your favorite?

via. notcot.org;  source Alan Clarke
posted by: Nancy H.