A new exhibition designed and curated by SEA tells the story of Roundel’s brand identity for Railfreight.
The confident simplicity of Roundel’s 1987 brand identity for Railfreight stands as a rare example of clean modernism created during that decade. Symbolic and restrained, it brought a striking sense of graphic clarity to the livery and paraphernalia of the then publicly-owned British Rail freight sector, using a codified system of shapes and emblems to simultaneously differentiate and unify the different depots and units within the company.
Camille Vignaud (aka La Chambre Graphique) produces exquisite print work that you just want to pick up and stroke. With an attention to detail that takes your breath away, it’s no surprise that clients are queuing up to collaborate.
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Everyday we see many pieces of design from logos to leaflets. Some are good others not so good. When you type a letter or put a PowerPoint together you are designing. You choose the font, size & you decide to use an image or not. So here are my top tips for designing.
The Wolpe Collection brings together a restored set of typefaces by Berthold Wolpe – the designer behind some of the most beautiful and memorable book jackets released by British publisher Faber & Faber. Spanning striking display type, roman text faces, blackletter, and little-known designs that introduce a quirky retro sci-fi flavor, The Wolpe Collection, now revived by type designer Toshi Omagari, reinvigorates the work of a man who was quietly instrumental in the world of British visual culture.
Europe has a fine graphic design tradition but certain countries – Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the UK – tend to predominate when it comes to coverage. And so we’re always keen to hear about initiatives that celebrate lesser known design scenes, such as SEA and Fedrigoni’s upcoming exploration of Italy’s graphics heritage. Made In Italy showcases post-war Italian graphic design by way of a show in east London and a series of monographs focussing on some of the most interesting practitioners – Ilio Negri, Heinz Waibl, Franco Grignani and Giancarlo Iliprandi. With amazing access to the Aiap archives in Milan, SEA has also put together a book for the show with the explicit aim of putting this “untapped” subject firmly in the spotlight.
Well, a little bit… The name of the wine comes from the original Hollywood Park stadium, once a horse racing track and social gathering spot for Hollywood’s most glamorous actors. Keeping in the limelight, Hollywood Park is set to be completely renovated into a state-of-the-art football stadium housing the L.A. Rams. And the perfect addition to any football game is quite obviously a cold can of wine in your koozie…
The can’s design reflects a vintage Hollywood Glamour feeling, without being overly literal. Here we rely strictly on typography to convey a sense of nostalgic glam. The oversized letters also hint at the iconic Hollywood sign and the black and white palette references the olden days of grayscale film. Overall the minimalist aesthetic helps elevate the brand’s look and feel, which was important since it is in a can after all.
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