“Posted’ launches with this bizarre item that arrived earlier this week. Traducing Rubble is an 8pp B&W tabloid newspaper that consists entirely of nonsense. The words are all real English words, their random use within sentences meaningless. Created by artist Mark Manders, it’s designed to look like a genuine newspaper that ‘dissolves’ on closer inspection, and is the fifth such newspaper he has produced. It is highly convincing, it really looks like there must be meaning on the pages. But it’s all gobbledygook.” (magculture)
02. Illustrator Frank Frazetta, R.I.P.
“Comic book, science fiction, and fantasy fans everywhere were saddened today by the death of illustrator supreme Frank Frazetta. Frazetta was known for his science fiction and fantasy book covers, and also for his many magazine covers for publications like Eerie, Creepy, Vampirella, and the National Lampoon. His penchant for drawing scantily-clad women with outrageous proportions made him a favorite of males of all ages, although surely SPD members appreciated Frazetta for his deft drawing and attention to detail.” (SPD)
03. Before & After: Mr. Singh’s Chilli Sauce
“In the first episode of the BBC series titled, ‘High Street Dreams’, (10th May) Pearlfisher’s Creative Partner Jonathan Ford and his award-winning design team lead the successful rebrand of Mr Singh’s chilli sauce range, which was founded in 2008 by an East London family. Pearlfisher worked with the family to transform the sauce, whose original on-pack graphics were created by the father of the brand’s co-founder Kuldip Singh Sahota, into a supermarket contender.” (dieline)
04. Cartodendri Seating by Daniele Papuli
“Almost like tree stumps, a series of striped stools and tables were quietly intriguing at Dilmos Gallery during Milan’s Design Week. These Cartodendri by Daniele Papuli are made from magazines and are fully functional despite the seemingly delicate nature of their stripes. Papuli is a Milanese fibre artist who works with materials such as paper, polypropylene and polyester.” (mocoloco)