When going outdoors, design shouldn’t have to take the backseat. These enamel steel cups manufactured using World War Two era machinery are beautifully crafted and designed.
What truly distinguishes the cups is that the rim and the handle — the two spots that get the most abuse — are reinforced with a double dipping of enamel, making this the most steadfast cup in the land. Designed by the durable and rustic Best Made brand, it may just be the most beautiful campfire mug ever made.
“Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles. Over the past 60 years he has built hundreds of replicas of ships from the past and present of maritime legend. Many were built at sea, in the lonely cabin hours of night, and Ray (now 85) continues his craft on land today” (watch video).
The best design is one that doesn’t look designed. This flawless type specimen shows all the elegant qualities of Centaur and little else, leaving the eye to explore every serif and ligature without interruption.
“The purpose of the poster is to showcase beautiful historic typefaces. Designed by Jim Williams, an award winning typographer and graphic designer who has a lifelong passion for the craft of typography and letterforms. He also has a keen interest and understanding of letterpress printing. Jim’s knowledge of typography and attention to detail is second to none. Constantly ‘tweaking’ his work until it is just perfect, kerning here, letterspacing there, a real perfectionist.”