Tag: design

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
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Bardot

If you agree that creating a brand is all about creating a memorable experience, then I think you’ll find that Bardot leaves a lasting impression indeed. Created by Landor, this video combines sexy typography with curvy type – or vice versa – along with stop-motion graphics of the product and packaging. While sweets are often [...]

August 07 / 2012

Lotta Nieminen

It doesn’t take much to please me, graphically, if the solution is smart, simple, and appropriate. Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator Lotta Nieminen accomplishes all three throughout most of her portfolio, but I’m particularly drawn today to her work for Maeven – an online shop of vintage and pre-owned designer clothing. It’s smart because the color [...]

July 17 / 2012

Gareth W. Rice

I love this cover designed by Gareth W. Rice for a series of short stories written by Zach Watkins. Rice gives special thanks to a programmer for the coding of the particles on the cover, and so I can only assume that was created with Processing or a similar language. You know I love that. [...]

July 11 / 2012
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Animography

What, you need animated typography for a video or animation project? Oh, here you go: animography. Suuuweeet! On the website: Animography.net is a webshop/typefoundry that provides motion designers, video-editors and others in the field of the moving image with animated typefaces. These animated typefaces are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of [...]

July 06 / 2012
Author John
Category Design, Typography, Video
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BVD

Swedish design firm BVD recently gave their own identity a facelift, and I’m really liking the simplicity of the geometric letterforms they went with. From their website: We have given our­selves a new design. BVD has appointed a new CEO, installed a new Chair­man of the Board and wel­comed a new Part­ner and in our [...]

July 04 / 2012
Author John
Category Branding, Design, Identity
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