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Stories and Art Postcard

Posted in Color, Design, Photographs, Type, Yale by Gluekit on March 15, 2009

Stories and Art Postcard, 2008 by Gluekit

2008 Stories and Art postcard for the Yale University Art Gallery series which invites families to join YUAG staff for tales of “distant times and faraway lands [to] inspire children of all ages to view art in a new way.”

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Part of It Gets Imprinted!

Posted in Books, Color, Fashion, Part of It, Photographs by Gluekit on March 4, 2009

eatock_imprint_alphabet

We were super pleased to find an image of the Alphabet shirt that Daniel Eatock designed for Gluekit’s Part of It project in his brilliant recent monograph Imprint (2008). For more insight into Eatock’s meticulous practice and his projects, check out Eatock’s website and, in particular, the section on Imprint itself.

Take a Note!

Posted in Collaborations, Color, Design, Exhibitions, Made, Photographs, Type by Gluekit on January 5, 2009

Don't Forget Design! Stickie Campaign, 2008

Back in September, we were thrilled to be asked to participate in a giant yellow sticky project by the kind folks of Elsewhere. Their project was a collaborative poster campaign that used the motif of stickies, created by various graphic designers and studios, to paste up design across London during the 2008 London Design Festival. The limited edition and in many cases completely unique posters were free for the collecting by intrepid festivel goers. The Elsewhere site has a photo set of the posters in situ.

Our contribution was a set of neon green stenciled “Stick Together” stickies, a hand-numbered edition of twenty. You can see one in the snapshot above of one of the site installation of the project, taken at the Design Museum, surrounded by contributions by other participants!

(Photo courtesy of Elsewhere : http://www.elsewhere.org.uk/)

Part of It: More Tote Bag News!

Posted in Announcement, Part of It by Gluekit on December 21, 2008

DIY and Jim Datz

As long as we’re previewing some of the new Part of It tote bag designs, let’s take a gander at another sweet set. You may recognize the DIY bag from our last post; coupled with it here is Jim Datz’s most awesome “No Grief for My Reef” tote. Aw yah. Stay tuned for the actual launch and your chance to snatch up one of these lovely new totes!

In Black and Gold: Todd St. John

Posted in Black and White, Calendars, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on August 12, 2008

Yes, summer may be winding down. But some design stands the test of time. Todd St. John’s handsome woodcut fold-out type for the Yale University Art Gallery Calendar Cover series certainly looks brilliantly cool and contemplative (and organic and fun!) no matter what the season. It’s a beautiful contribution to the series, which invites talented designers to render standard text for the Gallery’s seasonal calendar of events.

Threadless + Timbuk2 + Gluekit

Posted in Buy, Color, Fashion, Made by Gluekit on May 27, 2008

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!

For those who can’t afford the $150 dollars for the bag, the design is also available in a wide range of super comfy tees from Threadless. We’re honored to be part of their Select line!

Hurrah!

You Shall Know Our Velocity!

Posted in Books, Color, Reimagined, Type by Gluekit on May 8, 2008

Here’s a Gluekit cover sketch for Dave Eggers’s novel, You Shall Know Our Velocity!

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!