Word as Image

Ji Lee's entertaining book of letters in their most graphic element

Seeing the world through the eyes of Ji Lee means every billboard is a blank canvas, the alphabet has three-dimensional form and words are actually images. The former Creative Director at Google Creative Labs playfully communicates through visual design, depicting clever messages that are sometimes obvious and sometimes abstract, but always on point. Joining Univers Revolved in the collection of Lee’s independent projects to take …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Films to watch next, sexy electrics, brain sculptures and more in this week's look at the web

1. Below the Brain Our creative friends M ss ng P eces recently pointed us to this experimental film documenting the 2010 Caribbean Carnival in Flatbush, Brooklyn estimated to be the U.S.’s largest parade. 2. Telluride Film Festival A.O. Scott’s great piece gives an in-depth run down of some of the films from this year’s Telluride Film Festival. “The Show” always features some serious talent …

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

The first retrospective book on the 20th century's film title master

Saul Bass, best known for transforming the way movies begin, was in fact a designer of incredible versatility. As design historian Pat Kirkham shows in his forthcoming book on Bass (co-authored with Bass’ daughter Jennifer), the legendary “visual communicator” also applied his graphic wizardry to album and book covers, typefaces, packaging, retail displays, a hi-fi system, toys and a postage stamp. He also illustrated a …