This is the Super High End Division (SHED for short) blog of Gil Shuler Graphic Design.
We will be posting stuff that interest us and hope it will interest you enough to respond. Be cool.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
a while back i was way into old helmets. i found one at an antique shop and painted meat on it--you know, a meat helmet. so at that time i acquired a few different kinds from different countries and different wars. Along with one of the helmets i found was this instruction booklet for how to use your helmet. i have included the cover and a couple spreads. the writing is real tongue and cheek--war can be fun - except when your head gets blown off! the illustrations are great and the use of type make this real immediate and easy to follow--just like drill instructors except with out the drill or the instructor. this is a 24 page manual so if you follow this blog i will drop more in at a later date.
Posted by gillyweed at 11:36 AM
from death to life. this is the cover of an old book i found several years ago. it dates to the late 1800's and is all hand set type letterpress. the cover is beautiful and textured which adds to the mystique of the title. it is pocket size so that you could carry it everywhere. great handmade typography and very modern for the era. gotta love it.
Posted by gillyweed at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
KKBE, the reform temple downtown, is having a contest with the youth on who can go to the most services within a year. they bowl after sunday school with the rabbi. my wife asked me if i would make a trophy for this annual event and since amy and david pastre had given me a couple cases of old bowling pins, i proceeded to create this 50lb trophy. it turned out pretty cool. one lucky youth will get to keep this award in their house each year. go bowling.
Posted by gillyweed at 7:53 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009
my family and i went to the hair on fire art opening at the halsey institute for contemporary art at the college of charleston last night. don't miss this show. it is all about hair and what these artists achieve with this subject matter is inspiring. many folks at the the opening had all sorts of "do-s" goin on.
Posted by gillyweed at 12:28 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
i found this old boy scout handbook(circa 1962) a while back and thought it was funny how some kid added spock ears to the classic norman rockwell illustration. also check out the typography for boy scout. pretty progressive for 1962. you will see more of this book.
Posted by gillyweed at 10:36 AM
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
hello everyone. went to LEAF this weekend and ran into my friend julie belcher of yeehaw industries, incredible letterpress artists/designers and julie gave me this poster for my campsite. it got wet but it still works well on my front door. be careful when you are around my house.
Posted by gillyweed at 6:52 AM
Monday, May 4, 2009
cool stuff you missed
- ► 2010 (97)
- the havenots
- magar hat works
- hoppin john
- grainger mckoy sculptor
- 52.5 records
- the fetticini brothers
- matt decell
- i. wilson baker
- peter frank edwards
- squire fox
- all one word
- Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
- tim hussey
- gibson thompson guest
- yee haw industries-custom letterpress
- sideshow press-custom letterpress
- marius valdez illustrator/designer
- blueion web design group
- Wristcutters -- very original idea. tom waits in it this one.
- Down By Law --Awesome movie by jim jarmusch
- Choke -- chuck pahlaniuk, need i say more?
- The Big Lebowski--a coen brothers classic
- Let the Right One In -- fresh take on the vampire genre. incredible movie
- True Romance-tarantino script, one of the best movies ever
- Fargo--another coen brothers classic, you betcha.
- In Bruges--touching, funny, exciting. great movie