IKEA Switches from Futura to Verdana

Sep 3, 2009

The graphic design world and typography-lovers everywhere were miffed last week over IKEA’s switch from Futura to Verdana. From Typophile: IKEA abandons ~50 years of Futura and Century Schoolbook for Verdana. In an interview with Swedish design magazine CAP&DESIGN (translation here) the reason for the change is to be able to use the same font […]

Bearbricks at Chanel

Bearbricks at Chanel

Oct 15, 2006

Another toy art-meets-couture spotting caught on camera.  These Karl Lagerfeld Bearbricks are on display here in SF at the Chanel store, Maiden Lane, Union Square.  Not sure the cross-branding will be effective with Chanel buyers.

Damien Hirst Manolo Blahniks

Damien Hirst Manolo Blahniks

Oct 9, 2006

We were strolling through Union Square and I caught this great display of Manolo Blahnik shoes by Damien Hirst at the San Francisco Neiman Marcus Manolo Blahnik retrospective.