While many people think of the iconic egg chair or swan chair when they think of Arne Jacobsen, he also enjoyed a successful career as an architect. One of his earlier commissions was the Århus City Hall in Denmark. Even if you haven't heard of the building there is a good chance you would recognize a picture of the amazing staircase.
One of the little known details of the building has recently been resurrected. Arne created all the typography for the interior signage in the building, and you can now have a little piece of it in your home. These Alfabet Cups can be ordered with the Arne Jacobsen designed letter of your choice.
Alfabet Cup EUR 14
For the typographically obsessed, or any true design lover, these cards are some of the best looking I have ever seen. Seriously
Printed on premium quality, high gloss, white core playing card stock. Packaged in hard plastic case.
To kick off the week and the official beginning of Spring*, I thought I'd point you all in the direction of a free font download from designer Andy Mangold. He's offering up a set of numerals in his Pompadour font (which reminds me a bit of the Eames set from House Industries, but sexier). Click here to see Pompadour in use.
FREE Download: Pompadour Numeral Set from Andy Mangold
*I have no idea what Spring and free fonts have to do with each other, but they both make me very, very happy.
2011. It's coming, and it's going to be your best year ever. To keep track of all the awesome things you'll be doing, you need an equally awesome calendar. May I submit for your consideration calendar two thousand eleven? Sure the name is a little obvious, but the calendar itself isn't. It uses an unorthodox horizontal layout to keep track of the days. The design geek in you will also appreciate the fact that it's typeset in Akzidenz Grotesk and printed on 150 GSM curious particles snow paper. Whatever that means.
calendar two thousand eleven $25