Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Love Letter to the City

Here in the Philadelphia area, Stephen Powers’ large-scale murals have been a colorful, entertaining and surprising presence since the 1990s. Although he’s currently based in Brooklyn, Powers has been spreading his personal brand of typographic signage murals around South America, … Continue reading

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An Atlas Can Light The Way

Rotterdam-based artists/designers Michael Bom and Antoinet Deurloo market their line of sustainable, recycled artwork under the BomDesignNL brand. Utilizing discarded books and atlases, the pair create beautiful, practical pieces that warm up any room. You can see more of their … Continue reading

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Heat Mapping Hotels

With hundreds of online sites and apps for booking hotels and travel accommodations, travelers these days may be experiencing information overload. Now the hotel and flight booking site Hipmunk is providing a very useful hotel finding tool called the “Heat … Continue reading

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Sacred Geometry at the Beach

H/T to loyal TBTP follower Aubrie Rudnick for this post. With commonplace leaf rakes and rope, San Francisco artist Andres Amador creates extraordinary temporary masterpieces on the beaches of California and Mexico. Even though it takes hours to form the enormous … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Graphic artist and animator Ben Kling has been having a laugh with his twisted, tongue-in-cheek Valentine’s Day greeting cards. It’s too late to purchase your own cards this year, but you can visit his website and stock up for next … Continue reading

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It Takes A Train (station)

Much to the annoyance of my traveling companions, I love a good train station. Long lay-overs in train trips are just another opportunity to hang-out and explore a great station. Apparently, photographer Yannick Wegner feels the same way. His artful … Continue reading

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A new Type of Tourism Campaign

Lisbon, Portugal has launched a unique tourism campaign utilizing its iconic tram lines and overhead electrical wires. Lisbon’s ad agency, Leo Burnett Lisboa, has created a new font called LX Type that is based on the tram lines, where letters … Continue reading

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Z is for Zagreb

London-based, French-Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa has created this marvelous alphabet with letters composed of building, bridges and monuments from European cities. Each letter is hand drawn and watercolored. Of course A is for Amsterdam and Z is for Zagreb, but … Continue reading

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Reading Roadtrip

Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, Vroman’s in Pasadena is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore. The popular bookshop recently installed a clever display called “Read your way across the USA”. The shelf display presents books that are set in … Continue reading

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Out In The Cold

As the Winter Olympics finally get underway, Pen International has launched the “Out in the Cold” campaign to protest the draconian antigay laws that Russia has enacted. As a piece of the campaign, hundreds of writers, including Paul Auster, Orhan Pamuk, Margaret … Continue reading

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