Tim Boelaars' iconic prints
Earlier this year, Amsterdam-based graphic designer and illustrator Tim Boelaars posted on his site a series of mono-weight icons he's drawn for everyday use. Now he's produced a series of screenprints that each gather a set of the icons...
Each 18x24inch screenprint (Furniture, shown above) has been produced in a series of 75 on GF Smith paper complete with it's own blind deboss that gives each poster a particular texture. €35 each from Boelaars' online store at store.timboelaars.nl
Above and below: Buildings
Above: Tools. Below: Guns
OK, so the guns icon set probably shouldn't be considered as being for "everyday use". But they do make a nice set. Maybe they could be incorporated into in a hitman-themed game app, er, aimed at graphic designers?
See more of Boelaars icons at timboelaars.nl
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Thanks for the feature, appreciate it!
Really reminds me of this Emigre font Poppi - http://www.emigre.com/EFfeature.php?di=198
Honest question, who buys this type of thing and what is the draw? Genuine question, not trying to knock the artist.
My personal opinion is someone would be more interested in buying the actual icons to use rather than having a print. 30 years in the design business and I am trying to wrap my head around the demand and appeal this brings. Thanks!
love it! and Tim too! ;)
I agree with Lucy, not sure why anyone would want these on a poster... Maybe non-deisngers? But on a t-shirt, now that's something I could get into!
Another vote here for t-shirts.
Bloody Gorgeous x
I'm afraid I also agree with Lucy. To be honest I'm getting tired of seeing prints, sorry has to be a 'screenprint' of absolutely anything hung with bulldog clips then passed of as art!
Great icons Tim. Just not on a poster.
They are delicious, but is there enough white space around the margin?
Print them on post-it notes. Need something fixed but want a reminder? *slap on post-it note with wrench icon.
Love em - happily have a set framed and hung up on my wall.
@ corinna — YESSSSS!
OR if you live with house mates gentle reminders of whats going to happen if they dont wash up with Gun Icon.
They could end up being a little weird combined though... i mean who wants to come home to Scalpel + Hammer + Thread/Needle stuck to their door?
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