Bo knows good typography?

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30 for 30 did a fantastic documentary about Bo Jackson. As I was watching the documentary, the design fanboy in me found myself taking screen shots of the illustrations and typography. After the doc I had to find out who the hell was behind these amazing illustrations and designs. The illustrator is a familiar Grantland contributor Mick Duzyj and the Agency is Doubleday & Cartwright.

Also for you Tecmo Bowl fans out there I took a screen shot of the famous Bo Jackson touchdown screen as well. Someone needs to make a T-shirt of this.













Jon Burgerman

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Jon Burgerman. First found him thru AOL redesign by Wolff Olins. The black and white illustrations reveal a fun and sort of primitive quality to it. This guys is part Keith Herring, part Spongebob, and all fun.  I love how his stuff evolved. It’s like how Neil Gaiman said about making art, just keep doing something you love the world will crack and lets you in.

 

Google Quarterly

I recently found Think Quarterly by Google. It’s refreshing to see good illustrations, and great articles. It’s almost like a very high end Monocle-like web magazine. It’s what I imagine Mcsweeney’s Quarterly would look like if it was only online. I think this is the first form of what an online magazine that feels tangible and breaks the grid of they boxy old htlm feeling websites and online magazines. ESPN’s Grantland, Mcsweeney’s Quarterly should take note this is the future of publishing. Fresh looking designs coupled with great informative articles.