Adam Dant

Adam Dant is a 37 year old London bases artist. His work consist,among other things, of obsessively detailed images of rooms, architecture and public spaces . The works are quite large, but all the same the amount of scribbly lines is unbelievable. He works in pen and ink. Sometimes black and white, sometimes sepia. Sometimes it's colorized.
A nice collection of images (and maybe even still art for sale) is shown here at Adam Baumgold Gallery. The gallery that also sells the Chris Ware work I am often drooling over :)
This picture shows his work in a gallery context (though not baumgold's)


Here he's shown with one of his works.


Charles Verschuuren

Charles Verschuuren was born in 1891 in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
He was schooled as an illustrator and a sculptor in Amsterdam. It turns out he lived three streets down from where I live in Amsterdam.

In the twenties he and his family moved to New York. There he worked for the International Display Company but soon he started working for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle as a cover-designer/illustrator.

His work is characterised by sharp angles and stark contrasts. Somewhat typical for those days, but at the same time more radical than most "art deco" illustrations.
He also worked as a painter and reached illustration Nirwana with works for the famous magazine the New Yorker.
His work is in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum and The Theater Instituut.
He died in 1955

Summarized from this Dutch site


Every American State has an official "state tree". This is a nice poster listing all state trees.
American states also have official state flowers, songs, dishes, songs etc. But that is another topic.
http://skyblu.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/smokey-the-bear.jpegI am also a big fan of Smokey the bear, the character that was brought to life in 1944 to support the campaign against forest fires.



nice blog

acejet170 is a nice blog about found typography, old books, good design and smart observations.

It has a great piece on an appearance of Alan Kitching
, a god of typography. Here he is holding the poster for his talk.



Animals in type

Great project by Jeremey Pettis. Twenty Six types of animals. Great typography. Very imaginitive. This is student work but some "pages" and the concept is pro! It is an idea that could flourish if it is developed further.