Double Takes: New Travel-Inspired Collection from Coral & Tusk

The fine folks at the Brooklyn-based Coral & Tusk have a new travel-inspired collection of products. Owned by designer and illustrator Stephanie Housley, the shop has been making embroidered goods since 2007. The Adventure Collection features pillows, passport cases, luggage tags and more. “Inspired by the boats that bob along the Seine and the hot air balloons that dot the air above the ancient city of Cappadocia, new characters Skipper Cat and Paco Dog invite you along with them on the rides of their lives!” View the whole whimsical collection on the Coral & Tusk website.

Double Takes: These ‘Lost Destinations’ Are Preserved Through the Nostalgia of Travel Posters

Long have I loved the travel-related prints from the UK-based studio Dorothy. They had me at their themed (songs, movies, games, etc.) maps and are growing my love for their work through Lost Destination. In their own words:

A series of nostalgic prints by Dorothy which take inspiration from the iconic travel posters of the first half of the 20th century, celebrating the unique but often forgotten beauty of buildings and places that were once destinations in their own right but have since been either demolished or immersed in the everyday.

The series currently features forgotten landmarks from around England.

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