Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Julia Sysmäläinen


Julia Sysmäläinen is a designer and a philologist with Finnish-Russian cultural background. She works in corporate design, visual identity and type. Her typeface FF Mister K, inspired by the manuscripts of Franz Kafka, won several awards. On the last picture you can see rustedjewelry formed from glyphs and icons of the FF Mister K family. • My typefaces, FF Mister K is a complete type family based on Franz Kafka’s manuscripts — sometimes closer to the original, sometimes a few steps away. I proceeded in a similar way when developing Emily in White and my most recent typeface for the Lebedev Studios, ALS FinlandiaScript. For the former, the starting point was a series of poems by Emily Dickinson, written on slips on paper sewn together (she called them “fascicles”). For the latter, letters written by the composer Jean Sibelius. Even my ALS SyysScript (Finnish for “Autumn Script”) had a model — a Soviet postcard that my Aunt Katri sent me long ago to invite me to go mushrooming. –MyFonts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Edible Dishware



Rollware is a set of laser-cut rolling pins designed as a tool for the production of bread-based edible dishware, which are adorned with customised and useful patterns. The sustainable products merge traditional crafts, tableware production and cooking with digital technology.

Mika Barr


Studio Mikabarr is a textile and print design studio based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mika Barr, develops and creates unique 3D textiles and textile - based products in various printing techniques, for fashion and interiors. Unique and beautiful work.