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i haven’t bought a design book in a long, long time. the reason being that i find all the awesome i need on the internet… for free. BUT that is a bad attitude to have, and i have decided to keep my collection going and growing. hence the purchase of this book called Graphic Design for Fashion by Jay Hess and Simone Pasztorek

This visually led book contains a global selection of the best graphic design studios’ work within the fashion industry – from packaging and lookbooks to swing tags and invitations – with exclusive insights from both clients and designers. The book features not simply the visual identities of big budgets and luxury brands, but showcases the creative processes of the world’s leading design studios.

all images via September Industry (an awesome design blog, by the way – follow it)

gap spring summer 2011

hey, GAP. i hate that you guys didn’t have any of this rad stuff when i was in paris. you suck. okay no, you don’t. but please come to south africa – we’re having spring slash summer right now! i could really do with all of this.

i’m vaguely aware that in the US gap isn’t considered the most stylish of brands (correct me if i’m wrong), but when i lived in london i absolutely loved it, and was in and out of there all the time (with shopping bags, of course.) do the european stores have different desgners / stock, i wonder?

These Things No. 02

this story about cowboys (hummana hummana):

this scene in mad men (did you watch it?)

… also this scene (those glasses)

this photograph by andrew knowles:

this slice of perfection:

these bags by cambridge satchel company:

this lamp:

this photograph from this set of kodachromes:

this poster:

this alarm clock:

this post about mia farrow:

these shoes by dieppa restrepo:

this picture of harrison ford (hummana hummana):

this house:

this handkerchief map wedding invitation:

and this swimsuit calendar featuring zach galifinakis made me laugh, a lot.