Daily Dose Pick: Grain Edit

A font of retro-inspiration, Grain Edit is dedicated to mid-century graphic design and its contemporary disciples.

With an aesthetic shaped by design heroes such as Milton Glaser, Charley Harper, and Paul Rand, the Oakland-based site hand-picks vintage brochures, illustrations, stamps, children’s books, posters, and even home plans for its ongoing visual throwback. Visitors can also read in-depth interviews with today’s leading designers, download one-of-a-kind desktop wallpapers, and vie for coveted giveaways.

Browse the site, read an interview with artist Kevin Dart, scroll through some vintage Porsche posters, download a desktop wallpaper, get on the Grain Edit RSS feed, and follow the site’s favorite tweeting designers.

Flight of the Conchords Concert Poster designed by Jesse LeDoux of Patent Pending.  18″ x 24″.
Flight of the Conchords Concert Poster designed by Jesse LeDoux of Patent Pending. 18″ x 24″.
Mr. Angelo by Marjory Schwalje - Illustrations by Abner Graboff c1960
Mr. Angelo by Marjory Schwalje - Illustrations by Abner Graboff c1960
TWA Poster by David Klein, c1950-1960
TWA Poster by David Klein, c1950-1960
Edward McGowan illustration for The Times Newspaper
Edward McGowan illustration for The Times Newspaper
Olivetti Lettera 22 Manual
Olivetti Lettera 22 Manual
By Tim Gough
By Tim Gough
By Natsko Seki
By Natsko Seki