New Book Features the Graphic Design of Chinese Characters

Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja: Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters celebrates the ancient writing by compiling more than 100 graphic works from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and further.
“Thanks to the growing popularity of Asian cultures, graphic innovations of these centuries-old characters have begun to shine through in the world of modern design, demonstrating excellent skills at crafting ideas and visualising abstract concepts within complicated forms.”
The book showcases graphic works from logos to book covers and movie posters.

Via Creative Roots

Hand Drawn Illustrations Feature a Different City for Every Letter of the Alphabet

Japanese artist Hugo Yoshikawa tackles an impressive feat in his City ABC series. His hand drawn illustrations feature a different city for every letter of the alphabet. Each letter is comprised of famous monuments from each given city. You can view the entire City ABC series on Yoshikawa’s website.


Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of Louis Vuitton, aquired some 3,000 hotel labels in his years of travel. Today, a portion of his private collection of vintage labels are available as reproduced postcards in the Postcard Box: 30 Postcards Hotel Labels. The set is a companion to the Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks book, which features over 800 photographs of iconic Louis Vuitton trunks. Both items serve as an elegant homage to an era of travel now in the past.
I don’t suspect I’ll ever be able to afford anything with the brand’s famous monogram on it, but these two items are more my style and price range anyway.

(found via Nicole is the New Black / images via Louis Vuitton)


How great are these blank postcards from the Constellation and Co. shop? I love the idea of sketching/creating your own image on the front and having plenty of space for writing a message on the back. Recently on twitter I shared their awesome vintage shop full of some great maps and postcards. Be sure to check it out.

(found via designworklike / images via Constellation and Co.)