LOVE is in the air…
Design Week favourite, illustrator Dave Anderson (the man behind the Disparate Housewives print and Karl Agafeld has created a series of love-themed t-shirt design for Manchester-based consultancy Love.
There are 28 designs in total, and limited edition T-shirt will be given away every Friday in February to the seven people ‘who send the best “love” tweets to the team at Love’, says the consultancy.
One design that particularly caught our eye include ‘all you need is Lovejoy’, starring the bountifully-coiffed television antique dealer.
Design Museum Gift ideas
For your design-savvy darling, the Design Museum has a selection of gorgeous presents, ranging from the traditional (Paul Smith fragrance), to the more unusual, such as the beaver-shaped Kastor Pencil Sharpener above, designed by Rodrgio Torres. We also love the Eames house bird, shown below.
For more gift ideas visit designmuseumshop.com
Just my type
P22 Type Foundry is releasing a new Valentine’s Day-themed font, P22 Marcel. The type is based on love letters from a man in a German labor camp during WWII to his wife in France, and designed by Carolyn Porter. Porter even went as far as tracking down the original letter writer’s descendants.
For more information visit www.behance.net
Hepworth Wakefield’s Big Love Heart Spoon
This cute ice-cream spoon designed by Miriam Mirri for Alessi is formed into a polished stainless steel heart, making it a sweet gift for a loved one or even for yourself if, like many, your Valentine’s date is with two really cool guys call Ben and Jerry.
For more information visit www.hepworthwakefield.org
Love Kills, by Notegraphy
Notegraphy, dubbed ‘the Instagram for text’, is a service that looks to use clever design and typography to change how we communicate online. For Valentine’s Day, it has launched the Love Kills collection. To get the collection, users create a note as normal, then a tobacco-style warning message is added at the bottom, as in the example created by Marzban below. A great antidote to the usual hearts ‘n flowers mush.
For more information visit www.notegraphy.com
Follow Ted’s Heart
Consultancy Smack has created a Valentine’s app for fashion label Ted Baker. The Facebook game, which can be found here, lets users release a ‘virtual balloon’, and the one that lands furthest will win its liberator a shopping spree prize.