Archive: 2012

Ketchup and Mustard Update

Another great typographic solution by Jaime Van Wart of Ketchup and Mustard for Bida Manda, a Laotian restaurant located in downtown Raleigh. You can definitely see the influence of her stationery/wedding work, which seems to flow seamlessly into restaurant menus, signage, and even wallpaper. The elegant patterns create a nice background that complements the friendly [...]

Sean Fennessy

Some very American photography by Australian Sean Fennessy. By American, of course, I’m complimenting him — his body of work can easily be compared to the likes of Robert Frank, Robert Adams or other early photographers of the American West. It’s just stuff I’m easily attracted to, because it’s so damn good. See more at [...]

December 10 / 2012
Author John
Category Book, Photography, Website
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Teacake Design

I didn’t pick from any one of Teacake’s projects because I felt a sampling of their clients really helps to show the variety and playfullness of the work as a whole. There is a sense of freedom and curiosity that permeates throughout. It’s really quite wonderful, something you don’t see in professional design portfolios too [...]

November 28 / 2012

Camp and Furnace

Because I like hiking, mountain biking, fishing and the outdoors in general, it might come as no surprise that I really dig the art direction Liverpool-based design firm Smiling Wolf gave to Camp and Furnace, a unique multi-use space comprised of redeveloped warehouses. Studios, bars, and even a hotel make this somewhat of a hip [...]

November 13 / 2012

Jack Trench Cabinet Makers

One day when I’m rich and famous, or just rich, I’ll be able to hire bespoke cabinet makers like Jack Trench Ltd to visit my home and make magic out of the sad section of my home I call a kitchen. We all know that we are only as creative as our surroundings, which is [...]

October 19 / 2012

Frieze Art Fair Campaign

The thought of fireworks during the daytime never really occurred to me, which is why I really appreciate this campaign for the Frieze Art Fair, in London. Produced by London-based design firm Graphic Thought Facility, the combination of CMYK-like streaks of color combine and clash with the natural white clouds, creating a minimalist abstract painting. [...]

October 05 / 2012

Ketchup and Mustard

Ketchup and Mustard is the creative studio of Jaime Van Wart, a User Experience Designer for IBM during the day that creates original typefaces and custom lettering pieces in her spare time. What? Sounds like one of those people you either admire or or have extreme animosity towards. I happen to admire her. Her whimsy [...]

September 11 / 2012

Pollen

The look of a travel agency modeled after a cigar – now that’s not something you see every day. I suppose when said travel agency is “The Cuban Travel Company,” it makes perfectly good sense (I hear they make good cigars, or something like that). Pollen worked with travel photographer Maya Humo to create a [...]

August 15 / 2012
Author John
Category Branding, Design
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Urbanized

I’d be surprised if I haven’t featured the work of London-based Build before. Their works is just so, well, take a look. Fucking good? The posters seen above designed for Gary Hustwig’s film Urbanized are clever and well-executed, combining simple line illustrations and Avant Garde Gothic. I thought only Lubalin was allowed to use that [...]

August 10 / 2012
Author John
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