Xavier DeVaughn

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Jupp Wiertz, illustration for Zeppelin poster 2 Days to Europe, 1937. Hamburg-American Line, North German Lloyd. Via Wolfsonian.

Zeppelins successfully competed with other means of passenger air transport in the 1930s. They could carry more passengers than other aircraft while providing amenities similar to those on ocean liners, such as private cabins, observation decks, and dining rooms. Zeppelins were also faster than ocean liners. 

design-is-fine:

Jupp Wiertz, illustration for Zeppelin poster 2 Days to Europe, 1937. Hamburg-American Line, North German Lloyd. Via Wolfsonian.

Zeppelins successfully competed with other means of passenger air transport in the 1930s. They could carry more passengers than other aircraft while providing amenities similar to those on ocean liners, such as private cabins, observation decks, and dining rooms. Zeppelins were also faster than ocean liners. 

— 12 hours ago with 160 notes

#travel  #poster  #Europe  #graphic design  #typography 

Eldest son of the renowned Suzhou artist Wen Zhengming (1470—1559), Wen Peng is especially famous for his works in seal and cursive script. Most examples of Wen Peng’s calligraphy are small in scale, often taking the form of inscriptions on paintings or colophons on handscrolls, while large-size characters from his hand are rare. The wiry structures, evenly applied ink, and fluid brush movements on this scroll—which are typical of cursive script—illustrate the calligrapher’s mastery of media and form.
Wen Peng’s text is a poem by the Tang dynasty writer Cui Shu (active mid-8th century), titled On the Ninth Day of the Ninth Month, Climbing the Terrace of Looking For the Immortal. It is traditional in China on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to climb to a high place to eat and drink and enjoy the autumn scenery. To observe the holiday, Cui Shu and his friends climbed a high terrace built by Emperor Wen (reigned 179—157 B.C.) of the Han dynasty, a scenic spot in Shaanxi Province that evoked for the poet a series of historical and literary associations:
Emperor Wen of the Han dynasty raised this high terrace,Which today we climb to watch the colors of dawn begin.Cloudy hills of the Jin States stretch off to the north,Gusting rain over Twin Knolls comes down from the east.Who would recognize the warden of the far frontier gate?The old Immortal-on-the-River is gone and won’t return.Let’s search nearby instead for the Magistrate of Pengze,To happily imbibe with him a cup of chrysanthemum wine.

Eldest son of the renowned Suzhou artist Wen Zhengming (1470—1559), Wen Peng is especially famous for his works in seal and cursive script. Most examples of Wen Peng’s calligraphy are small in scale, often taking the form of inscriptions on paintings or colophons on handscrolls, while large-size characters from his hand are rare. The wiry structures, evenly applied ink, and fluid brush movements on this scroll—which are typical of cursive script—illustrate the calligrapher’s mastery of media and form.

Wen Peng’s text is a poem by the Tang dynasty writer Cui Shu (active mid-8th century), titled On the Ninth Day of the Ninth Month, Climbing the Terrace of Looking For the Immortal. It is traditional in China on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month to climb to a high place to eat and drink and enjoy the autumn scenery. To observe the holiday, Cui Shu and his friends climbed a high terrace built by Emperor Wen (reigned 179—157 B.C.) of the Han dynasty, a scenic spot in Shaanxi Province that evoked for the poet a series of historical and literary associations:

Emperor Wen of the Han dynasty raised this high terrace,
Which today we climb to watch the colors of dawn begin.
Cloudy hills of the Jin States stretch off to the north,
Gusting rain over Twin Knolls comes down from the east.
Who would recognize the warden of the far frontier gate?
The old Immortal-on-the-River is gone and won’t return.
Let’s search nearby instead for the Magistrate of Pengze,
To happily imbibe with him a cup of chrysanthemum wine.

(via typographie)

— 13 hours ago with 174 notes

#calligraphy  #chinese  #characters  #typography  #graphic design 

This is a personal project I did for one of the greatest softdrinks there is. “Julmust”

Julmust, or directly translated; “Christmas sap”. Its a swedish beverage mostly consumed during Christmas in Sweden. I did this small project based on the concept to tell the rest of the world about this awesome drink, and f ex, to bring something typical home from sweden as a gift when visiting.

The visual concept is built on the creator of the beverage´s background as a chemist, and a typical swedish christmaselement, the strawgoat/yulegoat, which´s origin dates back a long time in pagan nordic christmas traditions.

(Source: behance.net, via typographie)

— 1 day ago with 239 notes

#lettering  #layout  #design  #product design  #typography  #graphic design