French typographer Xavier Casalta is back at it again with the project ”The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, 10 times.” A typographic project for the AIGA workshop at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
The Ryman Eco font aims to encourage the design community to adopt the world’s most beautiful sustainable font. To help launch the font their introducing The Alphabet Poster Project, engaging 26 handpicked typographers, designers and art directors to create one-of-a-kind posters for each letter of the alphabet.
Architecture and design studio dRMM‘s Sliding House has created an awesome sliding glass house. The country side house has three separate buildings and is connected by a 20 ton, motor-driven enclosure which slides up and down the buildings to create constantly changing coverage for the home.
A Chicago nanny who left behind a large, secret hoard of her pictures wasn’t discovered until 2011. A box filled with Maier’s negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. She’s being hailed as one of the best street US street photographers of the 20th century
Maier left behind more than 100,000 images, in hundreds of boxes of negatives and undeveloped rolls of film, as well as some Super 8 home movie footage, audio tapes and trunks full of memorabilia.
An American of French and Austro-Hungarian extraction, Vivian bounced between Europe and the United States before coming back to New York City in 1951. Having picked up photography just two years earlier, she would comb the streets of the Big Apple refining her artistic craft. By 1956 Vivian left the East Coast for Chicago, where she’d spend most of the rest of her life working as a caregiver.
Every now and than on Escape Kit I stumble upon not only amazing work but an amazing story behind it. This is one of them, Vivian Maier has absolutely stunning street photography and it might never seen the light of day if it wasn’t for chance.
UK-based illustrator Jack Hudson creates awesome illustrations and finds Inspiration in mid-century illustration, human interaction and the adventure films that sparked off his imagination as a young child. He creates distinctively energetic work full of fun and humour, often depicting the relationship between the big and the small.
Australian design studio Marx Design has created a simple yet elegant packaging for Coffee Supreme. It’s an extremely minimal, resealable, bespoke white foil bag. Immediately the choice of white pops it out from the sea of brown paper packaging of many other coffee brands.
Photographer Pierre Carreau in a decade-long project has been capturing beautiful stills of the power and serenity of ocean waves. In 2004 Pierre moved to the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy where he now photographs waves as an artistic pursuit.