The good folk’s over at have interviewed designer Ebon Heath on the Life After Death cover for Notorious BIG. Fantastic insight into the creative process and captures an important moment in hiphop’s history. Biggie was killed 15 years ago today.

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Carlo Vega‘s latest personal project is an unofficial music video for Yasiin Bey’s (Mos Def) N*****s In Poorest. Nice animate type.

via Motionographer.

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Type the Throne

September 14, 2011

The YeJay collab of ‘Zaggin in Paris’. Simply done and pretty dope.

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Saw the Fela show in London last night. Great interview with Lemi Ghariokwu talking about creating designs for Fela Kuti’s music over three decades.
Produced by Native Resonance in association with Knitting Factory Records.

Thanks to Kam for this link.

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To coincide with Nike’s new “The Chosen” Just Do It campaign, action sports branch Nike 6.0 has launched a collaborative collection of Braata LR Mid Premiums. Designed by artists Jonathan Gray, Ben Jones, Michael Leon and Brent Rollins, this four sneaker, four tee pack introduces some great takes on the board and bike staple sneaker. Ranging from subdued grey suede to vivid purple canvas, the colorways available are all respectable in their own rights.


Brent Rollins

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Beats, Ryhmes and Life Poster

May 26, 2011

This poster is bound to be a collectors item for any Tribe fans. Actor Michael Rappaport’s eagerly anticipated doc on a Tribe Called Quest is released on July 8th in the U.S. After their 1998 break-up, the film follows the group on a series of sold-out concerts after they reunited briefly in 2008. With rarely [...]

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A brief history of title design

March 17, 2011

Loving this movie, shown at SXSW Tweet

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Uniqlo x Blue Note Records

March 14, 2011

Uniqlo and Blue Note have teamed up to create a series of tees which pay homage to some of the best designs from the Blue Note catalogue. Hopefully we’ll see some Miles and Hankocks soon, but these are a great look for the summer. See the full series here Tweet

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Nom de Plume: Mapping Rap Names

March 11, 2011

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Pop Chart Lab has already produced two stunning thematic posters and they are now working on their third piece. Looking at the list of rap names and the connections has created a really interest graphic visualisation Tweet

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