Black Friday: Save 15% on everything

Black Friday is on, and Signalnoise is no different in offering you some savings over the next few days. All order made today through Monday, November 29th will earn 15% off everything in the Signalnoise Store. This includes all posters, t-shirts and source files. After you fill your cart use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to reap the benefits of 15% off. Great for grabbing some Christmas presents.

Additionally, the kind folks over at FITC are offering $150 off a festival ticket for FITC Toronto 2011 happening next May. I’ll be speaking again this year at FITC Toronto 2011 along with a killer line-up of inspiring presenters. If you’re planning on attending, now is the time to grab that festival ticket in their store using the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.

PS. Highfives to anyone who recognizes my promo graphic reference.

4 Comments

  1. ST

    It’s from a poster of Josef-Müller Brockmann!

  2. james (Author)

    Bingo. You got it.

  3. So is black Friday an internet thing, or is it USA and Canada? I never heard of it until bloggers all mentioned it a few years ago when I started reading blogs… Never really looked into what it is besides cheap deals…

    Anyone care to give me a quick lesson in “Black Friday”

  4. @ST: The Müller-Brockmann poster you are referring to is his famous “der Film” poster which was designed for an exhibition at the Zurich Museum of Arts and Crafts in 1960, around the time he retired from teaching. There is a great flickr set of his posters — http://www.flickr.com/photos/blankaposters/sets/72157605199393277/ — but if you really want to get up close I strongly recommend buying:

    Müller, L. (1995). Josef Müller-Brockmann. A pioneer of Swiss graphic design. Lars Müller Publishers, Baden, Germany.

    Whatever you do, don’t waste your money on the paper-back. You’ll destroy the binding in the 1st month. Find a used hard-cover and never let anyone borrow it. If you let people touch it, make sure they have clean hands. Amazon has one for about $200 Canadian.

    Of great interest in this book are the alternative versions of some of his more famous works. On the verso page of the der Film spread there are 12 alternative thumbnails (which thankfully didn’t make the cut, pun intended).

    In the der Film poster he used Akzidenz Grotesk, but it is difficult to tell exactly which version as he modified the glyphs (AG Schoolbook is very close). For example, if you look closely at the rf pair you will notice that the terminal of the r lines up perfectly with the terminal of the i instead of overshooting the meanline. Additionally, you will notice how the top of the F lines up perfectly with the dot on the i. Despite his hardcore functionalist tendencies, he still took time to tweak things for aesthetic purposes.

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