Friday Favorites – October 4th
Another week has flown by, but not without some drama. The government shut down on Monday, the Dodgers won the first of their playoff games, and the Summer appears to be over.
Here are a few of my favorite art and design finds and some other things things that caught my eye or moved me this week.
La Sagrada Familia – A new time lapse video of the 2026 completion of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia went viral this week. I saw the current version of this architectural masterpiece 2 years ago in Barcelona. It’s truly breathtaking in every sense of the word. The logo is so confident in its simplicity, as if everyone would recognize it for the iconic structure it is. It’s also both modern and reverant in a way Gaudi would have approved of. I know it’s been around for a while, but just love this logo design.
The new Guinness ad, “Wheelchair Basketball” is hard to resist. Sentimentality seems easy, but is not… especially when advertising for a male demographic. The beer’s not bad either.
I’ve been excited about the new trend in both biking as transportation and our growing metro system in Los Angeles. I stumbled on this site for a “BIKING FRIENDLY AMERICA,” http://www.bikeleague.org, through twitter this week and went crazy for the design. I love the blocks of primary colors, the photography and unique layout. It makes you want to join the movement.
Music / Music Video
“Ghost” by Ingrid Michaelson and “Kids” by Mikky Ekko.
Found some nice fonts on myfonts.com. The handwriting script font, Capistrano. It’s great for a signature style logo (with some refinement). And then there’s Charcuterie… mmmm, a vintage sandwich-board font.