As we noted in our July issue, the humble dingbat can be a thing of both beauty and utility. Which is why it was chosen as the name and identity for a new range of notebooks and diaries designed by Silk Pearce.
CR’s July cover story is all about the past, present and future of the dingbat. Shortly after the issue came out, we were alerted to a serendipitous new range of stationery products from the Lebanon. Dingbats is a range of notebooks from paper manufacturer K Bekdache et Fils. UK design studio Silk Pearce was responsible for the name, product design, identity, advertising and website for the range which is made in the Lebanon and will be available worldwide next year.
Each 100-page A6 pocket notebook comes with a foilblocked cover featuring a different dingbat.
There are also various A4 and A5 pads in the range in a variety of bindings and cover styles.
Plus some nice travel notebooks.
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CR in Print
The July issue of Creative Review features a piece exploring the past and future of the dingbat. Plus a look at the potential of paper electronics and printed apps, how a new generation of documentary filmmakers is making use of the web, current logo trends, a review of MoMA New York’s group show on art and type, thoughts on how design may help save Greece and much more. Also, in Monograph this month we showcase a host of rejected design work put together by two Kingston students.
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