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Abstract Sunday

An archive of Abstract City – Christoph Niemann’s illustrations for The Times Magazine which ran from 2008 through early 2011.

The Mysterious Oreo Logo

The circle topped with a two-bar cross in which the word “OREO” resides is a variant of the Nabisco logo, and is either “an early European symbol for quality” (according to Nabisco’s promotional materials) or a Cross of Lorraine, as carried by the Knights Templar into the Crusades. Continuing the Da Vinci Code-theme, the Oreo’s geometric pattern of a dot with four triangles radiating outward is either a schematic drawing of a four-leaf clover or — cue the cliffhanger music from Jaws — the cross pattée, also associated with the Knights Templar, as well as with the German military and today’s Freemasons.

(via HOW)

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2010

At the competition ‘The Most Beautiful Swiss Books’ of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the independent jury chose a total of 19 books as the most beautiful Swiss books of 2010. From 24th to 26th June 2011, the The Most Beautiful Swiss Books will be exhibited at the Helmhaus Zürich, alongside the simultaneous publication of the catalogue showcasing the competition.

(via manystuff)

99 Picture Frames

Fun new wall murals for Ace Hotel’s New York outpost, by designer Timothy Goodman…“I hand drew 99 picture frames to create a dense wall of “discovery” about NYC that could be passed to the common tourist staying in the room. Each frame contains a different fact/love/tidbit/thing of internet/ or shout-out to a place I dig in the city. At roughly 120 square feet, the art was drawn imprecisely to capture the spontaneity and gift of the city”.

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