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I bought one of these beauties from Cameron and it's truly amazing. Now I just have to find a wall big enough for it. Highways of the United States of America. Plus, check this short, hypnotic printing video. jc-07.15.14

The Pocket Art Director from Fuzzco. Finally! Try it online. jc-06.25.14

Stack delivers a monthly magazine surprise direct to your door. Cha-ching. dw-06.19.14

Steven Heller on the Hamilton Ink Spot, a retail venture from our pals at The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. jc-06.06.14

Matt Haughey on ad revenue, the black box that is Google and the future of MetaFilter. That's a site worth subscribing to. jc-05.21.14

Pretty Much Everything Up To October 11, 2013, by Aaron James Draplin. jc-11.27.13

As if being a Charter Member of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum wasn't enough on it own merits, you'll now receive spectacular certificates which were designed by Charles S. Anderson Design using images and type from Hamilton's collection. The paper was donated by French Paper and printing by Studio On Fire. jc-11.19.13

Tattly Cards. Nice. jc-11.06.13

We've had a chance to play with this ahead of time since it's just about perfect for scanning the contents of a Field Notes memo book. The Doxie Flip Mobile Scanner. Highly recommended. jc-11.06.13

Stackable monster block sets from Invisible Creatures. Via Glass. jc-10.30.13

The new book from our pals at 37signals, Remote: Office Not Required is now available. jc-10.29.13

Letters of Note: The Book. Congrats Shaun. jc-10.22.13

Stefan Kanchev: Logo Book by Magdalina Stancheva. Cha-ching. jc-09.30.13

Lumi, a simple new DIY alternative to screen printing on fabric. Check the video. jc-09.25.13

Kick this started immediately. Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized: The Complete Interviews by Gary Hustwit. Awesome. jc-09.18.13

Tattly's new NYC Subway Set. jc-07.24.13

Since no one's talked about pets for a couple seconds on the internet, why not commemorate yours with a Smiley and the Pony Pet Portrait? bb-05.14.13

Pitch in without getting dirty. Help Big Delicious Planet Kickstart urban farm dinners and youth gardening programs in Chicago. jc-04.29.13

Sweet project from Armin and Bryony, the UC.Quarterly, a newspaper-style visual compendium of highlights from the various Under Consideration properties. Cha-ching. jc-04.19.13

Our pal Brian Taylor and Chicagoan Adam Kline are kicking their newest project started. Lucy and the Anvil is going to be great, and you can make it that happen. So please do. jc-04.16.13

We just received Mike Rohde's The Sketchnote Handbook in the mail. It's beautiful and full of tips for artists and non-artists alike. Check the samples and videos. Highly recommended. jc-12.17.12

We just kicked in to Authentic Jobs' Charity Water Campaign and you should too. Check the video from Cameron's trip to Ethiopia earlier this year. So great. jc-12.14.12

Codex journal of typography Issue #2. Cha-ching. jc-12.14.12

The Anatomy of Type, by Stephen Coles. Cha-ching! jc-11.14.12

Dig deep team. The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum needs our help. jc-11.13.12

Speaking of ILT, issue number 2 of Codex, the print journal of typography is available for order now and looks amazing. Cha-ching. jc-10.24.12

Sorry, We're Closed, our man Marshall Sokoloff's project to spend a year on the road photographing small town America. Let's all chip in to make this happen. jc-10.15.12

Insites: The Book is available for order now and despite the fact that I have a small part in it, it's smart and beautifully designed. jc-09.19.12

Celebrate National Pin-Back Button Day 2012 with Busy Beaver Button Co. (and on Facebook.) bb-07.12.12

Couldn't resist Sticker Mule. jc-07.11.12

This Consumer Heaven, collected columns from Rob Walker. jc-05.31.12

How could Dragon Brush, the new interactive book from Andy Hullinger and Spike Press' John Solomine with narration and music from The National, be anything short of wonderful? We met John when he printed our Field Tested Books poster. bb-05.24.12

LittleBits is a growing library of pre-assembled circuit boards that snap together with tiny magnets. Cha-ching. Just ordered the starter kit. Via Brendan Dawes. jc-03.14.12

Field Notes in Love. jc-02.14.12

About a year ago, Mrs. BB spent an afternoon in Milwaukee, butchering a hog with Bolzano Artisan Meats' Scott Buer. Buer has another class on Feb. 19, it's a fantastic experience for you and/or the carnivores you love. bb-01.11.12

Everything Beep is live. Check the Popa, a big red button for your iPhone. From the mind of Mr. Dawes. jc-11.15.11

Fray issue 3: Sex & Death is now online. It's full of tons of great stuff but make sure to check Jennifer Daniels' Dead Sexy. jc-11.09.11

Good companies, doing good things: Buy Good Shirts. ms-10.25.11

Spike on Fab. bb-09.22.11

Quarterly Co. is a subscription service that enables people to receive physical items in the mail from influential contributors of their choice. Cha-ching! dw-09.15.11

Slanted Magazine 15: Experimental. Cha-ching. jc-09.13.11

We just received our copy of the inaugural edition of The Manual in the mail. It's beautiful and smart and we totally love the hardbound book format. Added bonus, it smells good too. Congrats to Andy McMillan, Carolyn Wood and Jez Burrows, plus all the authors and illustrators. Cha-ching. jc-09.02.11

Thanks to this post at The DDC, I have found my new favorite made in the USA product line and will soon be the proud owner of a beautiful, hand-turned, full-dip, maple, 32.5" hardball bat from the Warstic Bat Co in Texas. (Don't mention it to my 10 year-old son but I ordered one for him too, with his name engraved on the barrel.) Cha-ching. jc-08.05.11

A special titanium ink edition of classic Bee playing cards from theory11. Cha-ching. jc-07.22.11

Tattly, "Designy Temporary Tattoos" from the mind of Swiss Miss. jc-07.12.11

New original paintings by Brian Taylor are available at Candykiller. jc-07.05.11

Pre-order It's Nice That, Issue #6 which will be launching on July 14th and features George Lois, Lawrence Weiner, Asger Carlsen and as usual, tons more. jc-06.30.11

Keep great radio on the air, Cha Ching. ms-06.04.11

I Threw It All Away, Dylan on the Johnny Cash Show in 1969. Via Open Culture. jc-05.24.11

The best wallet I've ever had was made by db clay. Now they're looking to make a slimmer model and need your help. Cha-ching. dw-05.09.11

"There is no one looking over our shoulders, no one telling us what we can or cannot print. We really are free; in the sense, at least, that we are unbound." Things Magazine 19/20, "the very last traditionally printed issue," is now available for purchase. jc-04.27.11

You have a bike I assume. So you're on The Ride, right? The writing is as surprising and involving as the illustrations. Peruse the older issues, buy the current one. jc-04.20.11

I'm really not in need of an axe just now, but that doesn't stop me from wanting The Best Made American Felling Axe or following along with the company's Projects Journal. I love this idea, The Idaho Outpost, and would love to do something similar for Field Notes. jc-04.13.11

Work/Life 2 is a collection of 100 illustrators from around the world. Cha-ching. dw-04.05.11

We can't get enough of Rod Hunting, we're loving his new prints: Commuter, Airplane 1, Airplane 3, Airplane 4, and Airplane 5. bb-04.01.11

It's Nice That always highlights inspiring creative people and periodically (no pun intended) publishes in-depth profiles in a printed journal. #5 is out and includes interviews with Erwin Wurm, Matt Pyke and Rob Ryan and takes a look into Trevor Jackson's record collection. Available now or (finally) by subscription. Cha-ching. jc-03.17.11

This pencil would make a nice companion piece to our upcoming Field Notes edition (are you on the FN mailing list?) Via Chris Glass. bb-03.11.11

A second batch of the beautiful Ligature, Loop & Stem prints from Lesson Plan are now available. I missed last time, but I'm in now. Cha-ching. jc-03.09.11

For every ebook of The Thousand sold during March, KG will donate two bucks to First Book. Jonathan Eig is doing the same for Get Capone. It's all in honor of the 2011 Tournament of Books, which gets rolling next week. jc-03.01.11

Related to The Ride. Cha-ching. If they had a subscription available I'd have done that in a heartbeat. Download a previous issue and you'll be clicking the buy button too. jc-02.23.11

Color your own Paper Watches from Suck UK. Cha-ching x 3. Via Ben Terrett. jc-02.23.11

Mondrian's Ladder, a new site by Matt Smithson featuring a curated list of "work/things for sale by artists/small vendors." Nice. jc-02.08.11

Related to the last, Cha-ching. jc-12.14.10

Bike EXIF Motorcycle Calendar. Lovely. Cha-ching. jc-12.07.10

"A diagram of nearly all the characters in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, with connections and relations shown thereamong." By the unstoppable Sam Potts, The Infinite Jest Diagram. Cha-ching. jc-12.06.10

9 minutes of awesome destruction. bb-11.05.10

It's the "best shaped state in the union"... hands down. Cha-ching. dw-11.02.10

Makedo, a brilliant construction toy idea. Cha-ching. Via c77. jc-10.27.10

Last chance to preorder It's Nice That Issue #4 and get a sweet James Jarvis print free. jc-09.28.10

Local note. The new Rotofugi shop and gallery at Racine and Lincoln is a big, bright, beautiful space with room for tons of awesome vinyl toys and more. Plus, Steve Seeley's paintings, now showing in the gallery, are amazing. Congrats to Kirby and company. jc-09.26.10

Black walnut trays for your wireless Apple accessories. Cha-ching. dw-09.17.10

What a great idea, and beautifully executed too. Telegram Stop let's you send, you guessed it, an an old fashioned telegram from a web interface. Stop. Via Tina. jc-09.10.10

The DDC has designed two sweet tees for Panic's superfine file transfer app, Transmit 4. Choose your era, Roosevelt or Nixon. Cha-ching. jc-08.05.10

Kate's 500 Worst Passwords Poster. Cha-ching. jc-07.28.10

8 Faces is a sweet new limited-edition typography magazine. Cha-ching. jc-07.16.10

There's a empty spot in the CP library but not for long. jc-06.29.10

Wow. We knew it would be great but still... Check the preview of the 48 Hour Magazine "Hustle." A ridiculous amount of work in a ridiculously short time. Cha-ching. jc-05.11.10

What Marian Bantjes has been working on lately. There's only one thing to say after seeing that... cha-ching. jc-04.22.10

It's Nice That, Issue #3. jc-04.04.10

Melissa's Life In Perpetual Beta on Kickstarter. Kick in willya? jc-03.26.10

Cameron's Colosseo Letterpress Poster is epic. jc-03.09.10

It's Nice That, Issue #3 is now available for pre-order. jc-03.04.10

Flaunt, Byrony and Armin's first self-published book on designing excellent portfolios of creative work, including over 40 case studies. Cha-ching. jc-02.16.10

Related to Today's Eye, The $199 Glidetrack Dolly. Cha-ching. jc-02.11.10

The Dieline, our favorite blog about packaging and package design is out with a new book that looks terrific, Box Bottle Bag. Cha-ching. jc-02.10.10

j-me's Tape Dispenser is a C90. Cha-ching. jc-02.05.10

Mr Bingo prints sheep and a cat wearing a corset for Haiti. Cha-ching. dw-01.22.10

So nice when friends play well together. Wil Freeborn illustrated the sublime packaging for a series of Hillman Curtis' short films on DVD. Cha-ching. jc-01.20.10

A couple of nice calendars you might want to consider (once you have placed your order for this one of course) Northcoast Zeitgeist letterpressed "Work" for 2010, and Delicious Design League screen-printed a serious lion. jc-12.22.09

Congrats to FotA Trish Hoskins of Crafty Planet in MPLS; her month-old book One-Yard Wonders is looking to be Amazon's top-selling craft book of the year. bb-12.18.09

Monocle's World Map by Japanese illustrator Satoshi Hashimoto. Cha-ching. jc-12.17.09

Cameron Booth's sweet "USA Interstate System as London Metro Map" that we featured as a Daily Eye a little while ago is now available for purchase. Cha-Ching. jc-11.30.09

As noted a few times, McSweeney's issue as a broadsheet newspaper is titled The San Francisco Panorama, now lots more details and preordering information is available. Cha-ching. jc-11.05.09

The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum, designed by Abbott Miller. Cha-ching. Via Liz Danzico. jc-11.03.09

They're justthisclose to the goal on the Designing Obama project. Do your part. Cha-ching. jc-10.28.09

Rod can't stop drawing cameras. jc-10.15.09

Qompendium Magazine is a beautiful and ambitious project including gallery space, books, monographs and a delicious looking brand new print edition. Cha-ching. jc-10.12.09

We reckoned Designing Obama was a must-have, even before we found out The Post Family was behind it. Cha-Cha-ching. bb-09.22.09

Oh boy. This sure beats the bones out of inflatable skeleton and that fuzzy cobweb stuff. Mark Gervais' Hallowindow. Cha-ching. jc-09.17.09

Greyscalegorilla introduces Photoshop For Photographers. We know Nick and Nick knows his stuff, cold. Cha-ching. jc-09.15.09

We just received Mike Rohde's The Sketchnote Handbook in the mail. It's beautiful and full of tips for artists and non-artists alike. Check the samples and videos. Highly recommended. jc-12.17.12

We just kicked in to Authentic Jobs' Charity Water Campaign and you should too. Check the video from Cameron's trip to Ethiopia earlier this year. So great. jc-12.14.12

Codex journal of typography Issue #2. Cha-ching. jc-12.14.12

The Anatomy of Type, by Stephen Coles. Cha-ching! jc-11.14.12

Dig deep team. The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum needs our help. jc-11.13.12

Speaking of ILT, issue number 2 of Codex, the print journal of typography is available for order now and looks amazing. Cha-ching. jc-10.24.12

Sorry, We're Closed, our man Marshall Sokoloff's project to spend a year on the road photographing small town America. Let's all chip in to make this happen. jc-10.15.12

Insites: The Book is available for order now and despite the fact that I have a small part in it, it's smart and beautifully designed. jc-09.19.12

Celebrate National Pin-Back Button Day 2012 with Busy Beaver Button Co. (and on Facebook.) bb-07.12.12

Couldn't resist Sticker Mule. jc-07.11.12

This Consumer Heaven, collected columns from Rob Walker. jc-05.31.12

How could Dragon Brush, the new interactive book from Andy Hullinger and Spike Press' John Solomine with narration and music from The National, be anything short of wonderful? We met John when he printed our Field Tested Books poster. bb-05.24.12

Lift Off, Shaun Inman's development diary for his fab iOS game, "The Last Rocket." Cha-ching. Via Daring Fireball. jc-04.12.12

LittleBits is a growing library of pre-assembled circuit boards that snap together with tiny magnets. Cha-ching. Just ordered the starter kit. Via Brendan Dawes. jc-03.14.12

Field Notes in Love. jc-02.14.12

About a year ago, Mrs. BB spent an afternoon in Milwaukee, butchering a hog with Bolzano Artisan Meats' Scott Buer. Buer has another class on Feb. 19, it's a fantastic experience for you and/or the carnivores you love. bb-01.11.12

Everything Beep is live. Check the Popa, a big red button for your iPhone. From the mind of Mr. Dawes. jc-11.15.11

Fray issue 3: Sex & Death is now online. It's full of tons of great stuff but make sure to check Jennifer Daniels' Dead Sexy. jc-11.09.11

Good companies, doing good things: Buy Good Shirts. ms-10.25.11

Spike on Fab. bb-09.22.11

Quarterly Co. is a subscription service that enables people to receive physical items in the mail from influential contributors of their choice. Cha-ching! dw-09.15.11

Slanted Magazine 15: Experimental. Cha-ching. jc-09.13.11

We just received our copy of the inaugural edition of The Manual in the mail. It's beautiful and smart and we totally love the hardbound book format. Added bonus, it smells good too. Congrats to Andy McMillan, Carolyn Wood and Jez Burrows, plus all the authors and illustrators. Cha-ching. jc-09.02.11

Thanks to this post at The DDC, I have found my new favorite made in the USA product line and will soon be the proud owner of a beautiful, hand-turned, full-dip, maple, 32.5" hardball bat from the Warstic Bat Co in Texas. (Don't mention it to my 10 year-old son but I ordered one for him too, with his name engraved on the barrel.) Cha-ching. jc-08.05.11

A special titanium ink edition of classic Bee playing cards from theory11. Cha-ching. jc-07.22.11

Tattly, "Designy Temporary Tattoos" from the mind of Swiss Miss. jc-07.12.11

New original paintings by Brian Taylor are available at Candykiller. jc-07.05.11

Pre-order It's Nice That, Issue #6 which will be launching on July 14th and features George Lois, Lawrence Weiner, Asger Carlsen and as usual, tons more. jc-06.30.11

Keep great radio on the air, Cha Ching. ms-06.04.11

I Threw It All Away, Dylan on the Johnny Cash Show in 1969. Via Open Culture. jc-05.24.11

The best wallet I've ever had was made by db clay. Now they're looking to make a slimmer model and need your help. Cha-ching. dw-05.09.11

"There is no one looking over our shoulders, no one telling us what we can or cannot print. We really are free; in the sense, at least, that we are unbound." Things Magazine 19/20, "the very last traditionally printed issue," is now available for purchase. jc-04.27.11

You have a bike I assume. So you're on The Ride, right? The writing is as surprising and involving as the illustrations. Peruse the older issues, buy the current one. jc-04.20.11

I'm really not in need of an axe just now, but that doesn't stop me from wanting The Best Made American Felling Axe or following along with the company's Projects Journal. I love this idea, The Idaho Outpost, and would love to do something similar for Field Notes. jc-04.13.11

Work/Life 2 is a collection of 100 illustrators from around the world. Cha-ching. dw-04.05.11

We can't get enough of Rod Hunting, we're loving his new prints: Commuter, Airplane 1, Airplane 3, Airplane 4, and Airplane 5. bb-04.01.11

It's Nice That always highlights inspiring creative people and periodically (no pun intended) publishes in-depth profiles in a printed journal. #5 is out and includes interviews with Erwin Wurm, Matt Pyke and Rob Ryan and takes a look into Trevor Jackson's record collection. Available now or (finally) by subscription. Cha-ching. jc-03.17.11

This pencil would make a nice companion piece to our upcoming Field Notes edition (are you on the FN mailing list?) Via Chris Glass. bb-03.11.11

A second batch of the beautiful Ligature, Loop & Stem prints from Lesson Plan are now available. I missed last time, but I'm in now. Cha-ching. jc-03.09.11

For every ebook of The Thousand sold during March, KG will donate two bucks to First Book. Jonathan Eig is doing the same for Get Capone. It's all in honor of the 2011 Tournament of Books, which gets rolling next week. jc-03.01.11

Related to The Ride. Cha-ching. If they had a subscription available I'd have done that in a heartbeat. Download a previous issue and you'll be clicking the buy button too. jc-02.23.11

Color your own Paper Watches from Suck UK. Cha-ching x 3. Via Ben Terrett. jc-02.23.11

Mondrian's Ladder, a new site by Matt Smithson featuring a curated list of "work/things for sale by artists/small vendors." Nice. jc-02.08.11

Related to the last, Cha-ching. jc-12.14.10

Bike EXIF Motorcycle Calendar. Lovely. Cha-ching. jc-12.07.10

"A diagram of nearly all the characters in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, with connections and relations shown thereamong." By the unstoppable Sam Potts, The Infinite Jest Diagram. Cha-ching. jc-12.06.10

9 minutes of awesome destruction. bb-11.05.10

It's the "best shaped state in the union"... hands down. Cha-ching. dw-11.02.10

Makedo, a brilliant construction toy idea. Cha-ching. Via c77. jc-10.27.10

Last chance to preorder It's Nice That Issue #4 and get a sweet James Jarvis print free. jc-09.28.10

Local note. The new Rotofugi shop and gallery at Racine and Lincoln is a big, bright, beautiful space with room for tons of awesome vinyl toys and more. Plus, Steve Seeley's paintings, now showing in the gallery, are amazing. Congrats to Kirby and company. jc-09.26.10

Black walnut trays for your wireless Apple accessories. Cha-ching. dw-09.17.10

Our talented pals at Delicious Design League are offering a "Mystery Tube" of 5 posters for $30. Ka-Ching! (Via ASG) bb-09.16.10

What a great idea, and beautifully executed too. Telegram Stop let's you send, you guessed it, an an old fashioned telegram from a web interface. Stop. Via Tina. jc-09.10.10

The DDC has designed two sweet tees for Panic's superfine file transfer app, Transmit 4. Choose your era, Roosevelt or Nixon. Cha-ching. jc-08.05.10

"I'm a geek, and I might be a nerd, but I'm not a dork." Thump. Michael Lopp's excellent new Being Geek just landed on my desk and looks great. Available now, from O'Reilly. jc-07.30.10

Kate's 500 Worst Passwords Poster. Cha-ching. jc-07.28.10

8 Faces is a sweet new limited-edition typography magazine. Cha-ching. jc-07.16.10

There's a empty spot in the CP library but not for long. jc-06.29.10

Wow. We knew it would be great but still... Check the preview of the 48 Hour Magazine "Hustle." A ridiculous amount of work in a ridiculously short time. Cha-ching. jc-05.11.10

What Marian Bantjes has been working on lately. There's only one thing to say after seeing that... cha-ching. jc-04.22.10

It's Nice That, Issue #3. jc-04.04.10

Melissa's Life In Perpetual Beta on Kickstarter. Kick in willya? jc-03.26.10

Cameron's Colosseo Letterpress Poster is epic. jc-03.09.10

It's Nice That, Issue #3 is now available for pre-order. jc-03.04.10

Flaunt, Byrony and Armin's first self-published book on designing excellent portfolios of creative work, including over 40 case studies. Cha-ching. jc-02.16.10

Related to Today's Eye, The $199 Glidetrack Dolly. Cha-ching. jc-02.11.10

The Dieline, our favorite blog about packaging and package design is out with a new book that looks terrific, Box Bottle Bag. Cha-ching. jc-02.10.10

j-me's Tape Dispenser is a C90. Cha-ching. jc-02.05.10

Mr Bingo prints sheep and a cat wearing a corset for Haiti. Cha-ching. dw-01.22.10

So nice when friends play well together. Wil Freeborn illustrated the sublime packaging for a series of Hillman Curtis' short films on DVD. Cha-ching. jc-01.20.10

A couple of nice calendars you might want to consider (once you have placed your order for this one of course) Northcoast Zeitgeist letterpressed "Work" for 2010, and Delicious Design League screen-printed a serious lion. jc-12.22.09

Congrats to FotA Trish Hoskins of Crafty Planet in MPLS; her month-old book One-Yard Wonders is looking to be Amazon's top-selling craft book of the year. bb-12.18.09

Monocle's World Map by Japanese illustrator Satoshi Hashimoto. Cha-ching. jc-12.17.09

Cameron Booth's sweet "USA Interstate System as London Metro Map" that we featured as a Daily Eye a little while ago is now available for purchase. Cha-Ching. jc-11.30.09

As noted a few times, McSweeney's issue as a broadsheet newspaper is titled The San Francisco Panorama, now lots more details and preordering information is available. Cha-ching. jc-11.05.09

The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum, designed by Abbott Miller. Cha-ching. Via Liz Danzico. jc-11.03.09

They're justthisclose to the goal on the Designing Obama project. Do your part. Cha-ching. jc-10.28.09

I don't have any idea where or how I would use this but I totally need Racetracks, a 'typeface' of 111 tracks by Carlos Segura and Chris Manfre. Available from T.26. jc-10.27.09

Rod can't stop drawing cameras. jc-10.15.09

Qompendium Magazine is a beautiful and ambitious project including gallery space, books, monographs and a delicious looking brand new print edition. Cha-ching. jc-10.12.09

We reckoned Designing Obama was a must-have, even before we found out The Post Family was behind it. Cha-Cha-ching. bb-09.22.09

Oh boy. This sure beats the bones out of inflatable skeleton and that fuzzy cobweb stuff. Mark Gervais' Hallowindow. Cha-ching. jc-09.17.09

Greyscalegorilla introduces Photoshop For Photographers. We know Nick and Nick knows his stuff, cold. Cha-ching. jc-09.15.09

The fifth edition of The Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt is now available. Cha-ching. jc-07.14.09

We love our pal Bucky but he's sort of boring. He has to stay on the wall, he can't move around. Not the case with Rambling Robbie who is coming to live with us and run all over the studio. Okay, not run but maybe more "get placed in various spots" all over the studio. Cha-ching. ms-05.01.09

Bucky hangs proudly in our Production Room at CP but he's a bit lonely, I think it's about time to add Fred from Cardboard Safari to our collection. Cha-ching. jc-04.21.09

Lending Library Birthday Card. A simple, great idea found among many others at Present&Correct. A sweet selection of things, only lacking Field Notes to make it just perfect. Via I Like. jc-03.31.09

The gorgeous new poster for Gary Hustwit's latest film Objectified is now for sale. Cha-Ching. ms-03.23.09

UO's SuperHeadz Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera. Cha-ching. jc-03.19.09

An excellent list of design books to purchase, as recommended by Mr. Greg Storey and offered for sale by William Stout Architectural Books. jc-02.21.09

Tyvek Mighty Wallets. Intro video here. Sold! dw-01.28.09

Sheesh, things are slow today. Somebody buy something from our shop in the next couple hours and use the coupon code HEY and we'll send you a bunch of free extra stuff with your order. Update: Thanks everyone. Offer ends at 5pm Chicago time. jc-01.09.09

Three posts that I think should be required reading if you're looking for some context about the death of print (or how information is flowing today, and it's not from paper) 1. The Newspaper Industry and the Arrival of the Glaciers, 2. Content and Its Discontents, and 3. Change Happens. mst-12.10.08

Relink for the CP kids who go right for the bubble wrap every time they come to the studio, a poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day. Cha-ching. jc-12.09.08

Murketing presents The 48 Hour T-Shirt. Cha-ching. jc-12.01.08

A great idea. The Morning News Annual. A hardcover book including favorite TMN pieces from the year plus new material. Only 200 available. Make that 199, cha-ching. jc-11.24.08

Wire and Twine's brand-new SPECIAL shirt. Awesome. bb-11.18.08

Yay! Taschen releases The Ingmar Bergman Archives and the book looks amazing. It's in the same style and format as The Stanley Kubrick Archives, which is just about the nicest present I ever received thanks to H. jc-11.18.08

Finally, our favorite historical comic blogger has new t-shirts. Ka-ching. bb-10.30.08

Awesome lightboxes. Could use "Home" at home. Via Michael Surtees. jc-10.24.08

Former CP crew member Dave Reidy's debut collection of short stories, Captive Audience is available for pre-order at Amazon. Cha-ching. jc-10.20.08

Warning: Film-tech geekery ahead. Great 2006 thread on aspect-ratio and related technical issues relating to the three main versions of Orson Welle's Touch of Evil which have been released over the years. Now finally all available on the well-reviewed 50th Anniversary Box Set. Cha-ching. jc-10.09.08

A quick offer for the weekend. Buy the Field Tested Books Book and awesome limited-edition Spike Press screened poster Combo Deal before Monday and save ten more dollars. Use the coupon code WHAT2READ jc-10.03.08

Dear Lulu. Cha-ching! se-08.21.08

Rosa Loves. dw-08.21.08

Lots of nice felt products by etcetera. dw-08.19.08

I'm a sucker for playing cards and am just ordering one deck of both "Smoke" and "Mirrors," designed by Si Scott. jc-08.13.08

Sizes May Vary, A Workbook For Graphic Design by Mark Boyce. Looks great, click through the photos. Cha-ching. jc-08.12.08

Purchased over the weekend, a fluffy white cat print by Cathy Peng. dw-07.28.08

A special offer, good until our live event in NYC is over. Buy a copy of our Field-Tested Books Book and we'll include a 3pack of Field Notes Brand Memo Books ($9.95) free in your shipment. Use the coupon code MAKINGNOTE jc-07.25.08

Sheesh, what happened? Weather too nice? Internet broken? Stock market got you down? Somebody buy something please. Anything really. Next three orders get loaded up with a ton of extra stuff. Ready, set, go. cp-07.24.08

In honor of our free event tonight, order the Field-Tested Books Book and Poster combo today and we'll include a 3pack of Field Notes Brand Memo Books and some other stuff free too. Offer ends at midnight tonight. jc-07.22.08

Since SD and BB have gone all vintage and velo-centric today, I might as well post up Vintage Velos, a great source for vintage replica jerseys and more. se-07.18.08

Experiments in Commerce #4. It's nice and hot here today, perfect for the new CP Tee. Enter the current temperature at O'Hare in Fahrenheit as a coupon code and save $3. Offer good until it cools off. jc-07.17.08

Yellow Owl Workshop handmade stamp sets. Cha-ching. Via Ship Fever. jc-07.03.08

A special offer for a steamy weekend. Order the Field Tested Books Book and Limited-Edition Poster Combo and use the coupon code PLUSFIELDNOTES and we'll toss a 3pack of memo books in the box gratis. Ends Sunday at midnight. jc-06.27.08

Laser-cut wood polaroid pins. dw-06.16.08

123 Ideas By Helmut Smits. If the the five displayed here are any indication I can't wait to see the other 118. Cha-ching. jc-06.11.08

Scott Hansen of ISO50 has created a new limited-edition print for the Obama campaign. Cha-ching. jc-05.27.08

Sell fifty thousand shirts raise a million dollars for earthquake relief. Cha-ching. jc-05.23.08

We don't know Cookie & Paul, but we think it's awesome that they're walking the entire 3000 mile Continental Divide Trail to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. They've just started so sponsor them with us willya? jc-05.03.08

An irresistible combination, Jay Ryan and 2001. Cha-ching. jc-04.15.08

Helvetica in a Blu-ray Limited Edition "Record" Package, designed by Experimental Jetset is available for pre-order now. Cha-ching. jc-03.13.08

Cardboard Safari. Couldn't resist "Bucky." Cha-ching. jc-03.06.08

So You Want To Be President? by John Warner. Available for pre-order. If you're going to buy it, buy it today for heaven's sake. jc-02.27.08

Singh writes, "I just want to let you in on a project I'm working on. A hand cut edition of 1 million. No joke, this will probably take the next 30-60 years to finish." Cha-ching. jc-02.22.08

A photographic illustration of the kind of thing the new multi-user Backpack tames. A great update to the essential product from our office-mates at 37signals. Yay. jc-02.22.08

Always Mod, everything Marimekko. dw-02.14.08

Beautiful Obama posters from Obey Giant available beginning tomorrow. Cha-ching. Don't forget to accessorize with a tee to match! se-01.29.08

Another one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" The Drop Stop Tea Strainer. Cha-ching. dw-01.29.08

"Unspeakable Terror," a sweet new letterpress print from Brian Taylor. For something scary in a completely different way, Brian's "Smokin'." jc-01.17.08

Fluidforms lets you design your own bowls based on the topography of a specific location. You can also shape your own salt/pepper mills or vases. Via TH. dw-01.09.08

Okay all you last minute shoppers, order anything from Gifted today by 3:00 CST and you can still get overnight delivery. ms-12.21.07

A personal fave from Gifted. Once or twice a year I usually head over to the little card shop in my neighborhood and spend some time picking out ten or so cards I can use throughout the year for birtHDays, thank yous, holidays, etc. Unfortunately I can't get my friends to do the same which is why they'll all be getting a set of Julie's super fantastic Foodie Greeting Cards. No more last minute trips to the store en route to a birtHDay. Is it time for lunch yet? dw-12.18.07

A personal fave from Gifted. Sunday I was at a party featuring one of those Secret Santa scenarios where you can steal someone else's gift rather than choosing one that's still wrapped, and Ork's Chicago Neighborhoods Poster was so popular, feelings were actually hurt. Now I need three more to smooth things over. bb-12.18.07

A personal fave from Gifted. My grandmother has this fantastic desk, lots of nooks, little cubbyholes and mini-drawers. When I was little, my twin sister and I used to spend hours at the desk, playing newspaper. I'd run off to interview my Dad then run back to the desk and type up my story. Inevitably I'd get distracted and start poking around. Looking at letters, photos, and whatever else was tucked away here and there. Doug Wilson's Blind Boxes remind me of my grandmother's desk, lovely, sentimental things just waiting to surprise you. ms-12.18.07

A personal fave from Gifted. I don't like to fly, but I like reading about airplanes. I'm incredibly picky with food, yet I love seeing beautifully prepared meals. And while I absolutely hate to be personally involved with anything math related, I really dig Claire Ironside & Angela Iarocci's Lucky Squirrel Print, which has everything to do with numbers and data sets and statistics. Having these prints makes me look like I'm not such a big baby, if just by proxy. sd-12.17.07

A personal fave from Gifted. From the moment I saw Jay Bryant's Butter and Concrete Screen Prints for Gifted, I knew that they were the perfect gift for my art school friends. But how and where should they be displayed? It's likely that a Joseph Beuys inspired space will result, where the butter and concrete will be accompanied with plenty of felt and chalk and cardboard. That being said, they'd look just as great on a sleek white wall. se-12.17.07

A personal fave from Gifted. Brendan Dawes' 2001 Cinema Redux prints are to be shown at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC this spring. If that doesn't impress you perhaps the fact that the prints are luscious, large, limited-edition continuous-tone Lamda proofs will. Brendan talks about his approach to this 'cinematic DNA' in a short essay, The Things Around Us. Buy today, we'll ship today. jc-12.17.07

Handmade Super Fantastic Foodie Greeting Card Sets. From our Gifted Collection. jc-12.04.07

Oh, sweet! Transit Maps of the World. Cha-ching. se-12.03.07

Troika Boom Box. Cha-ching. Via Monoscope. jc-12.03.07

Pentagram's 2008 Typography Calendar, all Carter all year long. Available for purchase here. Cha-ching. jc-11.26.07

Inside UPA, a limited-edition photo book that looks behind the scenes at the legendary animation house. All proceeds go to production of a feature documentary. Cha-ching. jc-11.19.07

Hunter and company have published a do-it-yourself manual on the process of making their doc 10 MPH. It's just .99. Plus you can pick your own price for the film itself. Cha-ching. jc-11.09.07

Spacecraft, Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts. Cha-ching. Amzn link. jc-11.08.07

500 One-of-a-kind wallets, hand-painted in Portland. dw-11.07.07

Theory 11's Guardians Playing Cards. Based on the classic Bicycle "Rider Back" design, but then turbocharged. Cha-ching. Via NotCot. jc-11.01.07

Chuck Anderson, who played Layer Tennis here last week has restocked the shelves of NP&Co with limited-edition prints. Cha-ching. jc-10.19.07

Related to the last. We have PK's new book sitting on our desk and we can assure you that, to no one's surprise, it's lovely and wicked smart. jc-10.18.07

As for everything you need to know about how to art direct print ads, you can go back to the very same shop. jc-10.05.07

I finally have this beauty in hand, Lemon Magazine #3, "A Clockwork Lemon." Fans of SK or those who appreciate an inventive, explosive attention to detail must own it. Big congratulations to Colin and Kevin. Phew. jc-09.14.07

"Although we are sharing all information around the world, we wanted to separate Japanese design from other. Because I believe that your local environment - where you walk, what you eat, etc. - consciously or unconsciously affects what you create." PingMag chats with Tomoko Sakamoto, editor of JPG 2 Japan Graphics. Cha-ching. jc-09.14.07

Seems like everyone's making wall decals these days. Beearo steps it up with wood veneer. Cha-ching! dw-09.13.07

GOOD Magazine, which looks rather nifty, is donating your entire subscription fee to a charity of your choice. Chaa-ching!. bb-09.10.07

Logo. Cha-ching. jc-08.28.07

So you know. How to Paint Your Own Vermeer. Cha-ching. jc-08.16.07

Now you can pre-order a DVD of Gary Hustwit's terrific documentary Helvetica, or reserve a handsome limited-edition box set containing mini-posters, buttons, a photo print, and a metal-type letter. Drool. bb-08.14.07

Magazine of the moment, Carl's Cars. Cha-ching. jc-08.02.07

We just finished up a couple late nights and early mornings working on a big presentation. Creating the final comps was relatively painless, thanks to Shift Image Library's LiveSurface system. Cha-ching. jc-07.20.07

Smart slide show promoting Michael Lopp's new book, Managing Humans. Cha-ching. jc-06.26.07

Oh yeah. Sam's Explodingdog 2001 Collection. Order in the next couple days and get your copy signed. Cha-ching. jc-06.05.07

Hunter and Company crossed the county on a Segway and now the documentary of their trip, 10 MPH, is available for pre-order. Here's a clip from the film. Cha-ching. jc-05.21.07

Bill Keaggy's book Milk Eggs Vodka, a collection of found grocery lists, is officially published today. SE contributed some lists from her collection and I was happy to write the book's foreword. See "a short story about life based on other people's discarded grocery lists" and his new blog about the book too. jc-05.02.07

Slanted highlights beautiful spreads from Otl Aicher, The Complete Works. Here it is at Amazon. Cha-ching. Via The Cartoonist. jc-04.30.07

Helmut Krone. The Book. jc-04.24.07

I've always thought that Speak Up's weekly "Word It" interpretative contest would make for a great book. Well guess what? Cha-ching. jc-04.12.07

Pre-orders are open for the band Cake's self-released B-Sides and Rarities, with probably the greatest cover of Mahna Mahna you've ever heard. Cha-ching. sd-03.20.07

Official cast poster for Helvetica: The Film. By Experimental Jetset. Cha-ching. jc-03.07.07

Idea magazine #321 is a special issue, devoted to the works of Jan Tschichold Cha-ching. jc-03.05.07

Genealogy of Pop & Rock Music Poster. This will make an interesting counterpoint to this, hanging at the studio. Cha-ching. Via Moon River. jc-03.02.07

Eliot Van Buskirk article for Wired on the mastering of The Beatles catalog and the book that documents absolutely everything, Recording The Beatles. Cha-ching. jc-02.21.07

Van Gogh poster featuring all 870 paintings scaled proportionally and listed chronologically. Cha-ching. jc-01.23.07

DDC-016 "2007 Work Station Calendar" from the Draplin Design Company. Cha-ching. jc-01.20.07

Speaking of historic Wisconsin postcards, check out FotA Jill Kuczmarski's great children's book about the Hodag. bb-01.08.07

SpamSieve, powerful spam filtering for the Mac. Best thirty bucks I have spent all year. jc-12.11.06

OK it's $650, but it's fifty films with lots of extras and a sweet looking book too. Plus, there is something about the feeling you get when the coin logo comes up before a film starts. Essential Art House: 50 years of Janus Films from Criterion. Here's the Amazon link. jc-11.30.06

CP friend and sometime co-conspirator, Brendan Dawes' new book is called Analog In, Digital Out and it's warm, funny, smart and a just a touch off-center. That about sums up Brendan too. I'll be speaking with Bren at SXSW in the spring. Our presentation is called Making Your Short Attention-Span Pay Big Dividends and when we wrote that title we had an idea of what it was going to be about, but... jc-11.29.06

What's not to like about a chimp on a big wheel with an eyepatch? Cha-ching. jc-11.15.06

"Essentially, Frigits Deluxe consists of several marbles and a series of colorful magnetic funnels, tunnels, catapults, spinners and sheer drops that stick to the side of your fridge." Cha-ching. Via Gizmodo. jc-11.13.06

It's been in our Reference Library pretty much forever and there are almost as many sticky notes in it now as there are pages. It's time for a new copy of the Digital Typeface Compendium from FontShop or as we call it, the yellow one. Cha-ching. jc-11.03.06

Finally, Kevin of Bearskinrug is making some of his illustrations into tee shirts. Cha-ching. jc-10.20.06

Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found. Longtime penpal Bill Keaggy's new book will be a compendium of abandoned grocery lists, an area of constant obsession for him, and for our own SE too. jc-10.05.06

Got home to find Leslie Hall's Door Man's Daughter waiting for me. The beats are amazing. dw-10.04.06

High-quality prints from classic engravings and woodcuts at Bodkin Prints. Via Giornale Nuovo. Cha-ching. jc-09.12.06

The unstoppable Chuck Anderson launches a new NoPattern today with lots of new stuff, including "The Book." Cha-ching. jc-09.05.06

BTW, Michael Apted's entire Up Series is now available on DVD, in a box set. Cha-ching. jc-08.31.06

Devoured the paperback on vacation and just ordered the hardcover. An illuminating, bittersweet novel about memory and visual ephemera by CP fave Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. jc-08.29.06

FotA (friend of the agency), John Warner's new book comes out Monday but you can download a sample of it now. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Encyclopedia Brown and the Mysterious Presidency of George W. Bush. jc-08.11.06

Bohemian Modern is a beautiful, new book by architect Barbara Bestor, about Silver Lake CA and the influential style of homes and design there. It was designed and illustrated by Geoff McFetridge, who was profiled in Western State 3. Cha-ching. Thanks to Chuck Anderson for the heads up. jc-08.09.06

Phaidon's Design Classics arrived with a thud. I can't even imagine of the number of hours that went into prepping this beautiful three-volume set. jc-07.20.06

Takashi Homma's Tokyo and My Daughter. Cha-ching. jc-07.12.06

999 Phaidon Design Classics. se-06.29.06

BTW, the book image above was made in approximately 180 seconds using Joshua Distler's fab LiveSurface Layered Image Library. jc-06.28.06

Antony Hare, who creates sweet portraits of celebrities and even geniuses, has now created Siteway Select, a nice ecommerce platform for his work. jc-06.19.06

Just received your Field Tested Poster and need something to hang it with? Here comes Poster Hanger to the rescue. Via AT Chicago. dw-06.15.06

A fan of smart design. Ventilux and a slew of other sweet lighting, furniture and home products, including the TO:CA Wooden LED clock, from my new fave store, Generate. jc-06.14.06

"Members receive 2 unique cards each month. Cards are not sold anywhere else and designs are one-of-a-kind, never to be repeated." The Card Society, via d*s. dw-06.01.06

I (fortunately) haven't needed the Roadside Assistance yet, but Better World Club is like Triple-A, but without the anti-environmental lobbying. jw-05.24.06

Heidi's walking and could use some help. jc-05.24.06

Our KG's Cast of Shadows debuts in paperback today. jc-05.22.06

The sets continue as El Boton #2 is released, featuring buttons by web designers, including one by JC. sd-05.16.06

A must-have for anyone doing package design. The LiveSurface Image Library provides you with blank objects, masks and templates for adding your designs to everyday items. We bought a set and have found it a very well executed product. jc-05.11.06

Kiwi design magazine Lino looks great. Cha-ching. Via Slanted. jc-04.25.06

Buy an image CD during April from longtime Deck sponsor Veer, and get their sweet Kern zip-up free. jc-04.24.06

Cha Ching! Very cool limited edition buttons, check out El Boton. New sets released monthly created by designers and artists so keep checking back. Brought to you by Andrew and Naz. ms-04.24.06

Arjen van Susteren's Metropolitan World Atlas looks fab. A few scans and a quick overview can be found at Useful + Agreeable. Cha-ching. jc-04.18.06

A square, LP record-sized box came in the mail yesterday with Gum Magazine stickers on the outside, which always promises good things. When we opened it though we were completely blown away by Colin and Kevin's latest project, the remarkable, fresh-smelling Lemon Magazine, a supernatural debut which is available at bookstores now. jc-03.09.06

Obsessive Consumption's Credit Card Statement Drawings. So cool. I'm buying if there's a print for sale. Cha-ching. Thanks Coop. jc-03.07.06

Based on this and this and this, I just bought a copy of Andrew Bujalski's film Mutual Appreciation. More after it arrives. jc-02.14.06

Fab Cincinnati and web based radio station, Woxy is moving to a subscription model that is well worth supporting. Cha-ching. SD chatted with the folks there for one of our Jewelboxing Case Studies. jc-02.10.06

Sold. Wish I'd had this idea. The LiveSurface Image Library provides you with blank objects, masks and templates for adding your designs to everyday items. One client project will pay for this. Cha-ching. jc-02.09.06

TAB Energy. Only 5 Calories. Now available. Tastes great; marketing it exclusively to women is a mistake. jw-02.06.06

Brian Taylor's Rustboy is now a limited-edition vinyl toy at Android 8. How's this for an endorsement? We ordered one. It arrived. It's so cool we won't take it out of the fab packaging. We ordered another just now so we can play with it. jc-02.02.06

Brian Taylor's Rustboy is now a limited-edition vinyl toy at Android 8. There are only 850, I mean 849 (cha-ching), available. jc-01.27.06

Blackspot Shoes. Cha-ching. jc-01.26.06

I'm a sucker for alarm clocks. I've tried the natural light alarm clock. I've tried the Sony Dream Machine. And I'll absolutely be trying The Axbo Sleep-Phase Alarm Clock... one day. jw-01.23.06

Haiko's sweet photo calendar featuring land and cityscapes of the iron and steel industry, Beacons 2006. Cha-ching. jc-01.09.06

We just received our Everything I Have Ever poster in the mail. It's even cooler than it looks online. Cha-ching. jc-12.28.05

FoTA Francis Heaney is offering his brilliant parody The Holy Tango of Literature for free on the web with the logical thought that if people read it they will want to buy it as a gift. Indeed. kg-12.08.05

A lot cheaper than a hundred Jay Ryan prints and a flat file: 100 Posters 134 Squirrels. Our short documentary about Jay is here. bb-11.29.05

ViaLetter. It's only right that you receive letters in the mail. Via Typographica. Cha-ching. jc-11.21.05

Thunderbirds 6 plot summary with screen grabs. Now available on DVD. jc-11.16.05

"Andrade" is a new, beautiful serif font from Dino Dos Santos, plus his "Dione," designed in 2003, is now available at MyFonts for just $50. Cha-ching. Via Slanted. jc-11.09.05

"My house, my pool, my wife, my car, my horse, my Learjet, my toys, my trees, my garden, my cockroach. Now it's really all yours. -Stefan Gandl." Awesome, editable vector illustrations. Neubau Welt, a book and CD. Via core77. jc-11.01.05

Brian Taylor's fab Candykiller book is now available through Amazon in the USA. Cha-ching. jc-11.01.05

Uppercase Journal, a smart weblog from a Calgary bookstore/gallery space that also runs an online paper goods store, featuring nice things like these small cards for big occasions. jc-10.25.05

A collection of Ambidextrous Comics, a book from Kevin Cornell. Cha-ching. jc-10.20.05

What's worse? That they keep doing this, or that I keep buying them? jw-09.15.05

When longtime co-conspirator Brian Taylor of Rustboy mentioned that he'd been working on a new project in his spare time, he's wasn't kidding. Candykiller, "a collection of illustrations, design ideas and assorted visual ramblings." One eye-popping page after the next. Cha-Ching! jc-09.08.05

After first reading Paul Giambarba's site on The Branding of Polaroid, 1957-1977 I thought to myself, "that would make a great book." Guess what? Cha-ching. jc-08.23.05

Finally. Cha-ching. jc-08.02.05

The beautiful conifers of Canade. A limited-edition poster from Lovely. Cha-ching. jc-07.21.05

"I can feel what going on inside a piece of electronic equipment." Trailer for Moog a film by Hans Fjellestad. Cha-Ching. jc-07.06.05

Cableyoyo, ultra-thin cord management. Cha-ching. jc-06.28.05

Tasty new icon sets, set out on steam-tables at the IconBuffet. jc-06.14.05

We linked up Tiny Showcase as it was getting started, remember, but jtb and the gang have built up their catalog of great affordable art prints, so it might be time for another order. bb-05.25.05

Technically this shouldn't be in the Money For Love category because you can't purchase the goods online, but I would if I could. Yes I would. Beautiful letterpress cards and stationery at Seraph. jc-05.19.05

Lots of new stuff at The Quiet Life, including nice new submissions to The Camera Club. jc-05.03.05

Passing Notes. Beautiful. Just beautiful. jc-04.25.05

Magazine of the moment, Casa Brutus. Modern design culture, based outta Japan, roaming everywhere. You can subscribe in the US here. More on the magazine where we originally found it, at the great Slanted TypoBlog. Cha-ching. jc-04.12.05

JPG Magazine 2: Lost is now available. Yay. jc-04.12.05

Fauxpas Grafik's Ambassador Stamp System looks great. Cha-Ching. jc-03.18.05

Dan Hill points us to two beautiful graphic novels, The Bloody Streets of Paris and 5 Is the Perfect Number. Cha-ching jc-02.16.05

An hour is always [just] an hour. Child care, music and martial arts lessons, community outreach, computer and office assistance, minor home repair, painting, cooking, delivering meals, running errands, first aid classes, massage, respite care, tutoring, yard services, moving help, phone companionship, hairstyling, help, house-cleaning, translating, teen court jury duty... All this and more can be bought and sold, tax-free, with Time Dollars. mr-01.26.05

Big day for mail. First, the set of twelve live Pixies discs we designed, arrived via DHL. Then, Issue #1 of JPG Magaine showed up. And, no surprise, it's beautiful. jc-01.19.05

We just received our Speak Up Posters in the mail and they look even better laid out on our foosball table than they do online. Sweet. jc-01.11.05

"Maybe some kin made a killing outta balloons somehow at the turn of some century, but our side of the family never got any inheritence from 'em." From The Balloon Man Short Film, shot by Mal Sharpe in 1972, edited in 2004. SharpeWorld presents a CD of newly unearthed early 70s recordings by cable access cult hero Bill Morrison. Cha-ching. jc-01.11.05

Design in Flight 03 is available for mere three bucks with a cover article by Jason Santa Maria, illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Cha-ching. jc-01.08.05

File Magazine's heart is in the right place. And so is our man from Toronto's. jc-12.30.04

Cartographer as design hero. David Imus and Patrick Dunlavey in cooperation with The Alaska Geographic Society have spent three years creating this new map of Alaska. "I'm not satisfied to take another mapmaker's word for it," he said. "Do they say the road is paved? Well, I want to talk to the road engineer." Cha-Ching. Via The Map Room. jc-12.28.04

"Vinyl Will Kill! is a book about the fascinating and growing genre of 3D Designer Toys, and the process from initial concept in the designer's head, through to how it finally makes it to the shelf, and to collectors around the world." jc-12.15.04

Our friends at The Quiet Life have launched The Camera Club. They've restocked their shelves with lots of new stuff for the holidays too. jc-12.03.04

RCH posted about Sam Brown's Exploding Dog recently and I'd like to add his new book Amazing Rain to the discussion, and to the bookshelf at my house too. Wish For Something Better, his previous book, is a big fave with my kids and with me. Cha-ching. jc-11.29.04

You know it's a good app when you try the free 7-day demo for 15 minutes and go right back and pay the thirty bucks. That's what we did with iStopMotion from Boinx. Really fun and useful. We're creating a little piece of a project for Jewelboxing with it. jc-11.05.04

A small, beautiful book full of big, beautiful photos arrived from Apeture yesterday. A collection of the Kodak Colorama photos, 565 18 x 50 foot backlit photos that appeared on the east balcony of Grand Central Station. A portrait of a bright, frozen, Cold War era America. Check the story behind the installation here. jc-11.02.04

Eboy's Superbroncobattle Poster. Monstrous. Cha-ching. Available through the carefully-stocked Magma Rareful Shop. jc-10.28.04

Forty-Eight Posters, Josef Müller-Brockman from the Image Now Gallery in Dublin. Beautiful, quiet presentation of the work. People who like this sort of thing will find this exactly the sort of thing they like. Update: The catalogue arrived from Dublin today. Ooooh. It feels like a holy text. History of the Poster would make a nice shelf-mate. jc-10.14.04

A convoluted retail tale. Armand has a blog about travel and journals and such called Moleskinerie. He wrote something nice about Jewelboxing. I saw it in the referrer's log. Reading his site, I remembered that I really wanted one of those classic notebooks from Moda and Moda in Milan. The large ones, with the grid pattern on the pages. They are distributed in the US by Kikkerland, who also carries these awesome transparent playing cards. Anyhow, I ordered four notebooks from Ship the Web, but on the way there I found Mxyplyzyk (pronounced 'mix-EE-pliz-ick'), a shop in NYC, who I would have rather purchased from, because their site and products are so cool, but who only take orders over the phone or in person. So I didn't. I do still want Mr. P. but he'll have to wait. I gotta get back to work. jc-10.14.04

Oh Joy!!! The complete first and second seasons of The Ren and Stimpy Show is now available! cha-ching! "Eeet iz not I who am crazy; eeet iz I who am MAD!" av-10.12.04

If you can find one at your bookstore (my local Borders had just one copy left) be sure to pick up the September issue of The Believer, featuring a reprint of "Army Man #1," the first issue of Simpsons co-creator George Meyer's legendary late-80's mimeographed humor zine. The September Believer also features terrific interviews with Meyer and NYer/Army Man contributor Ian Frazier. Frazier's super-short essay "My Ideal Woman" is worth the cover price by itself. kg-09.30.04

"Stuff to wear. Stuff to read. Stuff for creatives." Veer opens the doors on their merchandise storefront. Real nice, expecially the Lorem Ipsum tee. Cha-ching. jc-09.16.04

"They were paperbacks you could fit in your back pocket, with jaw-dropping cover paintings and bare-knuckled prose that grabbed you by the collar with the first sentence and held you until the last page. No one's published books like that in years. Until now." Hard Case Crime revives the genre in spectacular fashion. The cover art is beautiful and the schedule of titles irresistible. They should offer a subscription-series, if you ask me. Cha-ching for Fade to Blonde. Via Daniel. jc-09.09.04

240 overdesigned pages! Bought the House Industries book yesterday at 3pm. Finished it last night late. A great visual tour of the company's history and major projects. The writing is conversational and smart-alecky. Just how I like it. Four stars. jc-08.22.04

Large-format, limited-run prints on canvas (!) from Orthographic. Received ours yesterday. The tactile feel of the canvas and the deep, rich ink coverage is really top-notch. Virtual stuff is nice but we sometimes forget the power of craftsmanship and the actual object too. Amazing. jc-08.03.04

Many of my posts end in the phrase "found among other things," referencing unabashed link pilferage from Things Magazine's weblog. Their real-world compendium, 17-18 is their biggest yet and is just now available. I've ordered mine. Cha-ching. jc-08.03.04

Our copy of Bathing Ape + Refill Mag 3 arrived over the weekend. It's better than expected and our expectations were high. jc-08.02.04

The new They Might Be Giants CD The Spine is easily the best TMBG record in eight years. For the completist, order at iTunes and pick up an extra track. kg-07.27.04

I was sitting at the iMac at home with my "3 and 3/4" year-old Spencer, looking at pix of the first lunar landing on its 35th anniversary yesterday. This morning I've been rummaging around for more stuff to share with him and found this Quicktime VR and also this awesome poster, 'Race to the Moon,' that will be perfect for his room. Cha-ching! jc-07.21.04

Design in Flight, a PDF magazine for designers. Looks great and includes an impressive roster of contributors. (BTW, the little heart icon means we loved the product enough to buy one. It's not that we're all about throwing money around, but we figure that's the ultimate endorsement of the products and services we appreciate.) jc-07.01.04

True Motion of the Moon, a short-story by Enzo23. Designed and presented by J. Gura for Prate Computer Channel. 12 pages; debossing; stitch binding; hand-numbered and signed. Edition of 500. $10. Could not resist. Cha-ching. jc-06.25.04

Magazine of the moment at the studio, Step Inside Design. jc-06.18.04

At last, Gum 2. The bubble has landed. The bubble has landed. Go. Click around. Especially 'Sunken Lust,' created by MK12. Then order. I bought No. 1 and felt better for it. Just whizzed some cash over for No. 2, expect to feel better still. jc-05.03.04

UPS just delivered my Cosmouse from StrangeCo. Money well spent, he's beautiful and the detached space helmet is the coolest. jc-03.04.04

Craig Thompson's graphic novel Blankets sure looks swell. I just hit the ol' add-to-cart button. Via DDC. jc-02.11.04

You won't get a crick in your neck looking at The Skyscraper Page but you will learn a lot of cool stuff. Diagrams like this one are well-organized and presented. Beautiful too. Cha-ching. Couldn't resist the poster. jc-06.17.03

I heard a long feature on the Langley Schools Music Project on NPR Saturday and what I heard has been haunting me (in a good way) all week. In the mid-seventies, sixty rural school children in western Canada were recorded by their music teacher singing rock songs and accompanying themselves on stripped down instruments. The recordings weren't originally meant for commercial consumption, but as the songs were passed around they were hailed by many as outsider art. The records have been released on CD and this page has several samples as MP3s. Start with the Beach Boys stuff and then move on to "Desperado" and "Space Oddity". Surreal and beautiful, you won't stop until you get through them all. kg-11.08.01

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