Gluekit recently designed the cover for the 200th anniversary of the fabulous Greek film magazine Cinema. This was the first typographic cover we’ve been asked to create, and it was an absolute blast!
Here’s another fantastic cover from the Yale University Art Gallery typographic calendar cover series! This one was created by Karel Martens, revered Dutch graphic designer and typographic master. Martens founded and currently supervises the Werkplaats Typografie (WT) program at the ArtEZ Institute of Art in the Netherlands; two monographs, Printed Matter (1996) and Counterprint (2004), have been published about his substantial contributions to the fields of art and design.
One of the wonderful things about the calendar series has been the opportunity to juxtapose generations of designers and various approaches to typography. The Gallery was honored by Martens’s Fall 2007 eye-opening contribution.
Wow! We are super super SUPER excited to have been asked to be part of a special Threadless & Timbuk2 team-up! Above is the limited edition Gluekit messenger bag (only 200 made!) produced by Timbuk2 as part of their Threadless artist team-up. We are super pleased with the way the all-over design print took to the bag and hope Timbuk2 customers will be too!
Recent Gluekit illustration for Money magazine article about the remaining 2008 presidential candidates looking for those all-important campaign contributions.
This is an alternate sketch for an illustration Gluekit did last year for Wired magazine, for a short piece reviewing the the Star Trek DVD box set. We still talk about making the Party Like a Robot shirt that we created for Data. This was a super fun sketch to mock-up (lots of scissoring and cut paper fun), but we really liked the final version that ran too.
It’s a departure from the other book covers we were sketching out early last year, but we felt this book deserved something a little different and a little less constricted. So we went for it! For those who don’t know the plot, this novel is about a mad and grieving quest by two friends to distribute a whole lot of money according to a half-baked but thoroughly complex plan after the death of a close friend. It’s a sad, weird book that trades in emotion and oddness. It’s a book that’s also about the best-laid plans going awry, and a general unsticking of the characters in the reality they occupy. There’s a rapidity and unraveling rhythm to the plot, which inspired both the smudging of Eggers byline, and the haphazard use of taped-up type. One sequence of scenes in particular has stayed with us: the friends, in Africa, desperately trying to rid themselves of money, attempt to tape money to animals, people, and passing objects. It’s all inspiration…
Gluekit’s loving bright yellow these days!
Mike Perry’s most excellent Yale University Art Gallery calendar cover, part of an on-going typographic series which invites designers to render “Yale University Art Gallery” for seasonal calendar provided by the Gallery to students, patrons, and the public. For other contributions to the series by a serious roster of talented and imaginative artists, click here. And check out Mike’s site, Midwestisbest, for a closer look at his work.
Mike is also a participating designer in the Part of It project, for which he designed a classic tee, “It’s Just You and Me.” And as we reported last month, his design was also featured in the American Airways in-flight magazine.
Mike’s work is popping up everywhere, and we are thrilled to be able to feature some of his work here!
Recent Gluekit illustration for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!