The Grand Budapest Hotel | Annie Atkins

The new Wes Anderson flick has some stellar design work, the old classy feel of these pictures and items are direct reflection of those quirky little worlds that Anderson builds in his film making. Stoked about this design work and stoked about the new movie.



TYCHO | Posters

Scott Hansen, musician and amazing designer. Who sometimes uses the pseudonym ISO50 for his graphic design and apparel work. I just love his stuff, and own a few of his posters. Check out the full shop here.

Lastly, if you ever get the chance to see TYCHO live, they put on an incredible audio visual performance. I saw them a couple of years ago at a tiny pub in Buffalo, NY. and the show was worth every penny. 


Paperboy Wine Packaging | Stranger & Stranger

This packaging is not only graphically gorgeous it is also extremely clever. The “bottle” is recycled cardboard that is formed into the shape of a wine bottle, then a small plastic bladder is filled inside to pour from. And that’s just the structure, the design is spectacular. Simplified color palette, black inks, the fun infographic on the back and the wonderful type and fron illustration. I will be hunting the liquor stores for this puppy. 

via: stranger & stranger


Ira Glass | The Gap (Advice)

To all of you new designers who are wet behind the ears, just starting off in your careers. Listen to this advice, it might be the best bit you’ll ever get.

via: vimeo

30,000 followers | Huzzah!

Wow, we just hit 30k this week! Just wanted to say thank you to all of the loyal followers out there that helped keep this blogs heart pumping over the past few years. We decided to create something quick and fun for this posts visual, decided on Aurora Borealis, since that’s where the name Corealis (Coh-ree-al-is) comes from, enjoy! Attached is a high-resolution version for desktops backgrounds. Keep your eyes peeled for some great things to come in the future.



Sewer Tops Photography | Japan

There is a lot of beauty in Japan, most of what that country does in terms of design is simple and beautiful. I stumbled on these over the weekend and was awe-struck at the level of detail and craftsmanship. I dug a bit deeper and found out that the reason why each municipality was given creative freedom to create art on their manhole covers was to raise awareness for costly sewage projects and make them more palatable for taxpayers.

This has only been going on since 1985. Roughly 30 years and this is the breadth of creative design that Japan has put forth. Holy cow, this is so cool and beautiful. Thanks to photographer S. Morita for traveling around the entirety of Japan to capture each individual cover. There is about 6,000 different covers currently. 

Via: Flickr