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style scoop

phew! with temperatures in Cape Town reaching melting point, I think it’s time for something cool…a recent guest post for Plascon Design Centre will be just the right flavour…


AnOther Mag creates decadent ice-cream illustrations to go with the latest SS13 collections…all the flavours in these delicious illustrations by Tom Baxter are inspired by the equally mouthwatering looks of the latest fashion season. haider-ackermann-triple-chocolate

Versions of ice-cream can be traced back to China in around 200BC when a frozen mixture of milk and rice was eaten, and the Roman Emperor Nero was believed to have had ice brought down from the mountains and combined it with fruit toppings. In 1776, the first ice cream parlour opened in New York City. Then in 1851 a Swiss-Italian businessman, Carlo Gatti, opened the first ice-cream stand outside Charing Cross, selling scoops of this delicious treat for one penny.

With summer on our doorstep, the only decision left to make is…will you have one scoop or two?

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save the date 12.12.12

previously for Plascon Design Centre*…typography-numbers

Are you a number person? Do you remember dates without a reminder from your calendar? I’m not really that kind of person. I don’t think my brain is wired that way… the ability to recall all but the most special dates is not one of my talents. Ask me to remember a date and I tend to file it away in the same obscure place where I might put the memory of what I had for breakfast last week… lost, gone and pretty much forgotten. But today’s date will be tougher for me to forget: 12.12.12!

So in honor of today’s memorable arrangement of all that is numerical…let’s count to twelve.


image credits: typography numbers | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

*due to a technical error on the Plascon blog, the original version of this post is not available on their blog.