And happy Chinese New Year! Lindsay is in Taos, New Mexico on a ski trip adventure, and although the snow in Brooklyn was kind of pretty, we’ll admit we’re totally jealous (for obvious reasons). In our ongoing office rearranging project, we’ve uncovered some serious gems, including Communication Arts annuals from 1983. Ah, what a year… This week, we also found out that the logo we designed for Greenpeace’s End the Age of Coal initiative has been selected to appear in LogoLounge Vol. 9! This edition was particularly competitive, with an international panel of acclaimed judges making selections from over 22,000 logo submissions. Needless to say, we’re so proud to have another feature in this renowned annual.
Links that Inspired Us This Week
• This awesome read on Doves Type, a typeface that “drove men mad and sparked a 100-year mystery”
• The use of color and gold foil in this branding design for Beijing Opera, a dim sum restaurant in Cape town
• The world’s first interactive album art– a printed cover for DJQbert’s latest release has bluetooth MIDI decks, DJ controller
Around the Neighborhood
It appears that temperatures might inch up to something normal by the end of the weekend! Ring in the year of the lamb at Sunset Park’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration, featuring Chinese folk performances, the Lion dance, giveaways, and more. It’s all happening on Saturday (2/21) at the Sunset Park Recreation Center. On Sunday (2/22), check out Brewnity, where NYC home-brew clubs and stores will be coming together to share their beers at the Bell House starting at 1PM. If sampling local beers at a great price isn’t incentive enough, 100% of the proceeds will benefit City Harvest.