for this weeks movie-tip i wanted to let you all know that Creative Review has it’s own vimeo channel. so far there are only a few videos on there, but hopefully more will come.

to get you started, here’s one on Tony Brook’s Wim Crouwel collection. he explains what he likes about Crouwels posters. it’s the ability to translate the work of an artist to a poster, instead of reproducing just one of the paintings for example, which never does justice to the particular work or the oeuvre of the artist. i feel it’s a small plea for using typography instead of image, which i agree with. the challenge is to explain that to clients, really.


this weeks movie-tip is the making-of video of Saul Bass, a life in film and design, a book that is definitely on my wishlist. i added the pic for rss and facebook purposes. enjoy!

1. annie leibovitz at work 2. helvetica: homage to a typeface 3. gerrit rietveld 4. steve jobs 5. weaving as metaphor 6. saul bass 7. helvetica and the new york city subway system 8. banksy, wall and piece 9. the ruins of detroit

1. designing books: practice and theory 2. good design = happy world mug 3. folding techniques for designers 4. suck uk cardboard radio 5. wim crouwel tote bag 6. type sketcher scout book 7. foiled wallpaper 8. life’s a pitch 9. karel martens: printed matter

1. custom-made embossing tool, a libris 2. book ends 3. suck uk book rest lamp 4. keep calm & read on poster 5. i like big book and i cannot lie tote bag 6. 50 assorted library cards 7. moleskine passions book journal 8. postcards from penguin 9. tiny tim booklight

1. hungover cookbook 2. postcarden 3. wim crouwel notebook 4. like/dislike stamps 5. the language of things 6. designers i met and liked 7. paper watch 8. 101 things to learn in art school 9. bulls**t button

1. dinner party honours 2. homemade 3. the art of french cooking 4. the silver spoon 5. a is for asparagus plate 6. breakfast, lunch, tea  7. paella 8. coco 9. one mean mustard

this weeks movie-tip is an excerpt out of a D&AD lecture from Irma Boom at which she talks about her design for Sheila Hicks’ book Weaving as Metaphor. this book was awarded most beautiful book of the world at the Leipziger Buchmesse.

1. vintage map notebooks 2. bicycle travel journal 3. swiss card 4. crumble map 5. luxe city guides 6. lonely planet’s best ever travel tips 7. metropolitan world atlas 8. wallpaper city guides 9. moleskine city guide

1. smurf bookends 2. animal alphabet art block 3. press here 4. let’s make some great art 5. 600 black spots 6. i read a book notepad 7. 10 8. where’s wally travel edition 9. young designers kit: notebook

i found even more great stuff, so there might be a second gift guide for the little ones depending on time.