I usually fancy myself a design purest, meaning that i think it better to achieve a certain processed look by actually using that process, rather than simulate it digitally. But i must say, i am quite taken with the effects of the mr. retro permanent press filters. I'm not a big fan of digital simulations because it’s usually easy to tell that it is faked. but these filters are really quite convincing.
The entirely self-explanatory Book Cover Archive launched this week, thanks to collaborators Ben Pieratt and Eric Jacobsen. Remarkably, they promise to one day deliver “type identification”. That should save you a flurry of emails to your dearest type expert when you see something you like.
The 2008 winners of the Epica Creative Awards were announced. Epica is said to be Europe's Premier Creative Awards competition. I found the Marmite Snacks print campaign to be outstanding. It's just a simple idea, well executed that turns print into something a little bit more. DDB London is the agency, along with illustrator Al Murphy.