Time Stamped

To achieve a perfectly packaged book, Finnish authors, Christoffer & Kaisa Leka, wanted to take their presentation to a new level by having the stamps designed as well.

Thier latest book, Time After Time comes enveloped in its own wrapping paper, custom printed to match the book’s colorful end papers and is meticulously wrapped and lettered by Christoffer himself.

The beautiful set of characters above have been designed by a host of typographers from all over the world, many well-known in the industry: Erik van Blokland, Maria Doreuli, Dave Foster, Kimya Gandhi, Cyrus Highsmith, Robert Keller, Ben Kiel, Indra Kupferschmidt, David Ross, Nick Sherman, Florian Schick, Nina Stöessinger, Lauri Toikka, Wout Trippas, Teo Tuominen & Bernd Volmer.

I love this obsession to perfect every last detail; Ensuring that the book, which has obviously been lovingly crafted, is placed in the hands of the reader so carefully.

Each letters has been reproduced with gouache paint by designer Markku Mujunen on 6 millimeter thick plywood and each piece measures approximately 180 x 180 millimeters. To cover the costs, the originals paintings are being sold for €50. First come first served.



Nakagin Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurakawa, Japan, 1972.

The Nakagin Capsule Tower was designed to be the perfect machine for bachelor living.  Each 12x6x6 capsule, with porthole window at one end, was completely modular and adaptable to the needs of its particular inhabitant.  The full potential of the project was never realized and now exists as a testament to the modernist desire for pod living.



Jonathan M. Guberman lives in Toronto, Canada where he works as a computer programmer and bioinformatician and spends his free time designing and making things. Shortly before the birth of his son, Jonathan started working on an awesomely geeky set of Alphabet Blocks featuring things that both he and his wife looked forward to sharing with their child. The complete set of 1.5” laser-engraved wooden blocks were finished shortly before his new son’s first birthday.

"There are 36 blocks — the English alphabet and ten digits — showing 134 images of people, animals, monsters, robots, vehicles, organizations, devices, tools, and objects from some of our favourite movies, TV shows, books, comics, video games, poems, and sculptures, as well as a few from the real world for good measure (and a couple not-so-favourites for comic relief/alphabetical exigency; I’m looking at you, Zardoz). The only real rule I followed in choosing subjects was trying to maintain an even gender balance.”

Click here to view the entire set. A complete list of all of the images on the blocks can be found here.

Visit Jonathan’s Up, not North blog to learn more about his Alphabet Blocks project.

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Anagrama   |    http://anagrama.com

"The shop started up as a project by Novelty’s partners once they returned from the exciting and ever-evolving New York fashion scene. The shop was to feature handpicked items that could be considered quirky and novel trendsetters, something you couldn’t find in any other shop, hence our choice for naming.  

Like its attire inventory, the brand is sober and feminine but has the ability to thrive among more eccentric elements, such as the watercolor marks in the stationery or the collage-like composition of its printed ad.”

Ideas exchanged generate constant inspiration. Different points of view, opposite focus conciliation and comprehension of our own views, complement our success. That is why we open our doors with the best attitude to continuously collaborate with the press and education.

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Better Half is a fictional wine brand launching on to the market with an alternative target audience to conventional traditional brands. They’re target market is young males aged 18-28. The brands ideals and values lean towards a more casual approach to wine drinking, with the intention of introducing a less intimidating approach to wine with regards to product description.

The idea behind the brand identity I created was to link visuals within the branding back to the idea of food; introducing food pairing as a concept to new drinkers rather than saturating the audience with information about the source and status of the product.

From start to finish the presentation of the product and the construction of the identity has been configured with the intention of presenting a juxtaposition of visual styles; combining tradition with modern design to represent the way in which the brand and the product identify the requirement within the industry for an increased awareness with regards to the diversification of consumers needs.



Skovin Gulv

Skovin is a supplier of high-end wood flooring for the private market. Heydays established a name inspired by the location of the showroom, and created a visual platform where we used the floor surface to define room.

Skovin is the old name of Skøyen, the area in Oslo which the company was established at. The idea of simple shapes inspired by different floorplans, creates a rich expression in combination with a classic and timeless typography.

By Heydays