We're pretty big fans of all things screen-printed so when artist and illustrator Mike Perry released his latest book, Pulled, we couldn't wait to add this to the other two books we've got of his. Pulled now sits alongside Over & Over and Handjob on our studio shelves. Within the pages of this book you'll find a collection of your atypical techniques, fresh designs and other complex and layered overprinting artworks. Pulled is available through its publisher, Princeton Architectural Press, or through Amazon.



Woodcut is a beautiful hardcover book we recently picked up in New York. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, the book featuring the works of Bryan Nash Gill, the prints show a wonderful array of textures, shapes and lines. "Gill's prints remind us that every biological form possesses a unique footprint. It's our instinct now to attribute it to the details of the genetic code. But the distinctiveness of these woody footprints — face-prints, fingerprints, spinal-prints, whatever you choose to call them— is shaped by history, by event" writes Veryln Klinkerborg in the foreward. We love this new addition to our studio's library and have found inspiration amongst its 120 pages. Woodcut is available here.


new year reading wish list

Each new year I will put together a new book list for the year to come and Designing for Emotion which just launched last October 2011 gets a space in my list.  It's a book on website design written by Aaron Walter who is the User Experience Lead at MailChimp.  An excerpt of the book explains much better than anything I write. "A Brief History of Personality in Design.  We have a history of injecting personality into the things we make, in a bid to make mechanical things more human. When Johannes Gutenberg—goldsmith and father of the printing press—experimented with movable type in the mid-fifteenth century, the human hand inspired him. Before the printing press, scribes—usually monks—painstakingly penned each page of religious manuscripts by hand with quill and ink. Transcribing a bible was a sacred duty, as the scribe was thought to be channeling a divine message. For this reason, the hand’s presence in these manuscripts has great spiritual importance."

I hope you would also compile your reading list as reading is still one of the most mind-changing platform to feel inspired! Happy reading in year 2012!


creative city now available

Creative City is now available in select bookshops and boutiques around Hong Kong. Creative City is a map with a twist. Devoted to celebrating Hong Kong’s creativity, it features direct input from some of the city’s established and emerging designers, writers and other creative entrepreneurs. This idea came about when we discovered the lack of resources to give to friends and visitors who were curious about what more Hong Kong had to offer. We wanted to create a map that was functional and well-designed, and encouraged users to explore, experience and see the city the way we see it — from a unique and creative vantage point.

Packed with six key district maps and much more, this new release from the studio has taken us, in partnership with former journalist Louise Wong, the best part of 18 months of research, design, writing and production. Thank you to all the creative contributors and tireless and talented team of designers who have worked on Creative City and we welcome comments and feedback from the community.

Creative City is sold for HK$28 (US$3.75) at Dymocks at IFC and K11, G.O.D, Kelly & Walsh, Kapok, AO: The Photo Book Centre, Swindon Books and others. For any overseas orders, please contact us for more information and details to purchase.


moleskin passions

Moleskine unveils Moleskine Passions, a new thrilling collection of journals with an inspiring exhibition: “share the loves of your life”.Moleskine推出全新Passions筆記本系列,讓用家記錄生活中最熱愛的喜好,摘下回憶、收錄資料搜集、剪報、筆記及繪圖。與此同時,Moleskine在全亞洲多個主要城市舉辦【Moleskine Passions分享生活中的最愛】展覽,分享亞洲生活熱情。

Moleskine Passions Exhibition focuses on the 6 themes of the new collection of journals: Book, Film, Music, Recipe, Wellness and Wine. It creates a unique cultural exchange with the exclusive participation of creative talents, celebrities and icons from the whole region. [Moleskine Passions分享生活中的最愛】旨在邀請亞洲各地重視生活中Passions的人士,分享他們對Passions新系列筆記本的6個主題:閱讀、電影、音樂、食譜、健康和品酒的熱情,並在不同地區展示來自各地的作品,在亞洲多個文化熱點作文化交流。

Over 150 specialists and celebrities in Asia share the loves of their life and reveal their creativity through notes, drawing, clipping…The passions notebooks created by the participants are showcased in over 60 spots in 12 Asian cities. And you can now view all the contributors' passions on the online gallery in MoleskineAsia website. 超過150位亞洲專家和名人透過筆記、繪畫、剪貼等展露出他們的創意,分享生活中的愛好,於12個亞洲城市60多個主要文化點展出。現在,您更可以在Moleskine亞洲網上展館觀賞所有專家名人的分享。

This is our contribution to this project. The exhibition will be in major bookshops such as PageOne, Dymocks and other chains throughout the region so stop and take a look if you happen across it! [Thanks to Working Unit for the use of their press release]