Moto Colorado

Sharing some pics from a recent motorbike trip to the Telluride area of Colorado. A mix of Triumph, KTM, BMW and Honda dual-sport bikes carried our group of seven over 2,500 paved miles and then dozens more on dirt, mud and rock-filled mountain trails. Too much fun with a great group of guys. Looking forward to our next adventure.

New in my bookshelf - Manuals 2, Design and Identity Guidelines

It's my first design book of the new year! Manuals 2 is a brilliant follow up to the first volume with over 400 pages of exquisite identity design. Unit Edition delivers once again.

From the publisher: 

Manuals 2 features a mix of 20 outstanding American and European design manuals. Each is photographed in exquisite detail and accompanied by meticulous descriptions of their physical make-up. 

Featured manuals include IBM, Westinghouse, Canadian Rail, Bell, Knoll, PTT, Montreal Olympics and Dutch Police. Manuals 2 also comes up to date, incorporating contemporary manuals for RAC and First Direct. Many of the manuals are designed by the masters of 20th-century identity design: Lester Beall, Paul Rand, Allan Fleming, Total Design, Alan Fletcher, Otl Aicher, Studio Dumbar and North.

Read more and see pages from the book.

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Nike x McBess

Data plays the lead role in a Nike animation project utilizing the talented French illustrator McBess (I love his stuff!). Together, they created more than 100,000 personalized animations that presented a summary of users' activities in 2014. You can see the promo video and learn more about the project here.