The Netherlands-based designer Tim Boelaars recently released a series of everyday icons. The techniques that make his identity and design work so engaging are present here: bold, whimsical, geometric line work illustrating a range of quirky, commonplace objects.
A few of the categories include “Guns”, “Men’s Garments”, “Weather” and more. The sets are available as 18×24 inch prints over at Tim’s shop.
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Two self initiated, Olympics-inspired projects arrived at CR towers this week. First up is hat-trick’s tiny Olympic Non-Events book which sees Otl Aicher-style icons created to illustrate various well known metaphorical phrases…
Thus there is a sporty icon for such non-events as Jumping To Conclusions, Punching Above Your Weight ,and Swimming With Sharks…
A redesign of “Fringe” by studio Aad
The theme for 2011′s Absolut Fringe was Brave New World. Rather than a sci-fi vision of a dystopian future, it was a call to begin again. To create new art that connected with a need for radical change in Ireland. The call for submissions felt like a manifesto and so this is where we drew inspiration. To carry the powerful sentiment we developed a typeface. We redrew the typeface used on old Dublin street signs before amending certain parts to create something new and unexpected. Strong, simple typography in black and white was used to emphasise the strength and back to basics nature of the message.
The Re-Visited, slightly more completed versions of the covers for my 11 journals on the principles of graphic design, any feedback would be most appreciated, though i cant seem to enable responses?
Here is a gem of a video documenting the trials behind the design of the great PBS logo by Herb Lubalin. The vintage motion graphics are perfectly imperfect and glowing, and its great to see all of the early iterations of the logo, which are documented within this post.
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Which style of cover do you prefer? i’m creating a series of 11 small books or journals on the principles of graphic design, and to create a holistic, coherent style, i need to choose one style and stick to it, so do you think the picture going over the text or no? or perhaps the other covers should have less complicated pictures? thanks for the feedback. Joel.
A very thorough holistic set of design work by Sea Design.
Brand strategy, identity and packaging for customer engagement programme.
The work aims to define how people can contribute to the Barbican in ways such as sponsorship, membership and gift aid.
Cover ideas, not going to develop either of them.
November 02, 2011
Holy gridness! Very slick work from Ross Gunter, a London-based designer and music lover. Ross is a co-founder of Bridging the Gap, the music and art collective for which this and the following posters were designed.
I’m a fan of the contrast in Ross’s work — the minimal structure/layout plays nicely with the bold, front-and-center imagery. Color palettes are restrained, which really help give the body of work a consistent feel.
Check out the rest of Mr. Gunter’s portfolio.
“ZONE” Another work by the Bruce Mau Design studio
From a marketing standpoint, the publisher’s persona became such a distinctive identity that entire sections of Zone books would be grouped together in stores, focusing brand penetration into the consciousness of readers. Conceived as post-cinematic objects, the books as a thematic whole became powerful in their allure as instigators of a cultural movement.
The idea of a Coherent, Holistic design system in a book or series of books, seems integral to creating good design for print.
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An interesting look at designing for print and journals in “Turning Pages - Editorial Design for Print Media”
655.2KLA in the LCC library
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