A friend of mine was telling me about these ceramic tiles in Liberty’s department store in London. A gun toting octopus, a smoking fish and a Dodo in a bowler hat, these mischievous, anthropomorphic animals that accompanying these decorative letters seem like something from an adult version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The eccentric images have been taken from Rory Dobner’s intricate ink drawings. A continual drawer and doodler, he has a library of old sketchbooks built up over the years. Rory has been commissioned by a long list of individuals (Kate Moss, Robert Downey Jr, are listed), and companies including several fashion houses.
Thanks to Massimo Martinetti for the photo and introducing me to them.
HOW Clever + Letter Love The Luxe Project Business Cards | The Luxe Project | UnderConsideration
These two collections were designed by the art directors at HOW and PRINT for The Luxe Project. The publications got involved with the project as a way to give back to the design community. They chose EPIC (iambic.org) as the charity to receive 100% of the proceeds from sales of the collections. EPIC is a Chicago-based non-profit comprised of volunteer designers who come together to do pro bono work for local non-profit organizations dedicated to social change.
"HOW Clever" is a collection of 10 designs that feature a "how" question or statement, meant to create a dialog, from "HOW bizarre" and HOW time flies" to "HOW do you do?" The collection from PRINT is "Letter Love", an adoration of letterform. In this collection each letter of the alphabet is given its own style treatment—using they typeface Clarendon, which is one of the fonts used in the publication itself.
My complexion is hardly relevant.
Your competence is.
Age is no guarantee of efficiency.
And youth is no guarantee of innovation.