'For our autumn edition of Kinfolk, we’d like to celebrate the holes in our socks, our scorched attempts at marmalade making and all the crappy haircuts we’ve had over the years. We’re all guilty of occasionally attempting to make our lives seem a little cleaner or a bit more organized, but the reality is often quite different. There’s nothing wrong with daydreaming of an idyllic life, but what if we dropped the facade for a moment and celebrated our shortcomings? These flawed details are the beautifully blemished collateral of a life lived to the fullest. So make mistakes. Make a mess. Be imperfect'.
Available to pre-order now, The Monocle Guide to Good Business published by Gestalten.
'The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book to be used – write in the margins and turn over the corners of the pages. But don’t expect management speak, nor miracles for untold riches. It’s not a book about staging a revolution. It’s a book about doing things well (from how you run the show to the pens you buy). And even taking your dog to work. The 300-page book features original photography and illustrations printed on a selection of the highest-quality papers; it’s a handbook for those who want to make a company that will last'.
Following on from my post a few days ago about the design work Ammunition created for travel goods brand Octovo, I came across this great little short film Ammunition produced for the Octovo Off-Map series; a collaboration with craftsman and surfer Jason Tilley to produce these beautiful wooden surf boards. See the boards in all their glory here.
Film by Wes Sumner.
I almost forgot I had backed this project but was super pumped to find out today it is finally entering the production phase, and it seems Mr Wall has done it again with this, only the second title following the hugely successful 'Sensible Software 1986–1999', to be published by Read Only Memory. Available to pre-order at the reduced price of £30 here.
SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is the definitive volume on the landmark console. Produced in collaboration with SEGA, it is an unparalleled treasury of development sketches, design documents, hardware concepts and game artwork, that covers blockbuster titles such as Bare Knuckle/Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II and ToeJam & Earl.