New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards ManualDesigned by Unimark International New York, 1970
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New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual
Designed by Unimark International New York, 1970

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"Saul Bass. Before I ever met him, before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes. His designs, for film titles and company logos and record albums and posters, defined an era. In essence, they found and distilled the poetry of the modern, industrialized world. They gave us a series of crystallized images, expressions of who and where we were and of the future ahead of us. They were images you could dream on. They still are."
— Martin Scorsese on the “Economic” Genius of Saul Bass

"Saul Bass. Before I ever met him, before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes. His designs, for film titles and company logos and record albums and posters, defined an era. In essence, they found and distilled the poetry of the modern, industrialized world. They gave us a series of crystallized images, expressions of who and where we were and of the future ahead of us. They were images you could dream on. They still are."

Martin Scorsese on the “Economic” Genius of Saul Bass

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Alvin Lustig | Design, Vol. 47, No. 8, Apr 1946

Franco Grignani | Pubblicità in Italia 1965-1966, 1966

Lora Lamm | Pirelli Per Lo Scooter, 1959

R. Castiglioni | Borsalino, c.1956

Giulio Confalonieri | Stile Industria, No. 14, Oct 1957

Ryuichi Yamashiro | Graphic Design 4, 1961

Franco Grignani | Vi-lactis, 1951

Bob Noorda | Pirelli Confezioni e Impermeabili, 1959

Some brilliant and essential graphic design documents over at Display. Save yourself the burden of paying back the prehensile cunt that is Sallie Mae and enjoy what is essentially a free History of Graphic Design course.

And even if you bought every single one of their available books for sale, you would still be saving thousands—several thousands—of dollars plus probably receiving a way better education than what you would get out of most “art” or design schools. 

Hindsight, right?

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Saletime at SimpsonDesigned by Tom Wolsey1961
via Herb Lester Associates

Saletime at Simpson
Designed by Tom Wolsey
1961

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Graphics Without Computer: 50 Years of Modest Achievementsby Atelierul De Grafica
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Graphics Without Computer: 50 Years of Modest Achievements
by Atelierul De Grafica

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tokyokumako:

prepaid train ticket that everyone has one or two in Tokyo(one is good enough, mine is Suica!)
The penguin one belongs to JR and the pink robot one belongs to other private lines including metro, but both can be used in either way to each other.
Most kiosks and restaurants in the train stations accept these cards for payment.
“MO” means “too, as well”, so on the card the pink robot has says “train service as well as buses, you can use pasmo”
“Suica” is the same sound of suika, a watermelon in itself. The theme colour is green, and the penguin is so adorable. And besides, “SUI” reminds us “swift”, and “ca” can mean “card” of course.
When they introduced this card system as the replacement of old paper ticket, we were very impressed how fast we could go through the ticket gate.

Why don’t our metro cards have penguins and robots on them, America???

tokyokumako:

prepaid train ticket that everyone has one or two in Tokyo(one is good enough, mine is Suica!)

The penguin one belongs to JR and the pink robot one belongs to other private lines including metro, but both can be used in either way to each other.

Most kiosks and restaurants in the train stations accept these cards for payment.

“MO” means “too, as well”, so on the card the pink robot has says “train service as well as buses, you can use pasmo”

“Suica” is the same sound of suika, a watermelon in itself. The theme colour is green, and the penguin is so adorable. And besides, “SUI” reminds us “swift”, and “ca” can mean “card” of course.

When they introduced this card system as the replacement of old paper ticket, we were very impressed how fast we could go through the ticket gate.

Why don’t our metro cards have penguins and robots on them, America???

(Source: kumako365jp)

Gateway drug for graphic design Millennials. Dynamite tool, you my only friend.
(via dtybywl / noele l)

Gateway drug for graphic design Millennials. Dynamite tool, you my only friend.

(via dtybywl / noele l)