“Like a band that stays together forever,” says Browns’ Jonathan Ellery in a new film about design studio Why Not Associates made for their 30-year.
To create Fedrigoni 365, TM called upon the talents of the creative industry to come up with a single-colour design for each its pages, based upon a particular date given at random to the participants.Some 500 copies of the book have been produced and can be purchased from counter-print.co.uk, with all profits going to the Make-A-Wish charity
Now this is something I want for Christmas?
Every year Chase Design Group creates a holiday gift to share with clients. For 2013, they hit upon the idea of doing a chocolate gift. A humorous riff on the “12 Days of Christmas” seemed like the perfect way to feature Chase’s inventive design and Clear Image’s outstanding printing.
Each wrapper features a different aspect of the design process from frayed nerves to a perfect proof. Every designer at Chase got a chance to design their own wrapper both inside and out (please view below each individual design credits). Each design uniquely conveys the hectic and often humorous experience of working as a designer.
“This deck of cards is a look at four specific moments in the history of art and design as it has wrestled to incorporate machine technology (or push against it). Each suit in the deck focuses on one of these four moments—the new typography of the Bauhaus era, mid-century book cover design, the late 20th century silk-screened poster aesthetic, and contemporary art & design in the age of mobile.”
Jan is a lovely new font by Rick Banks for the F37 Foundry and exclusively sold at Hype For Type. Inspired by Jan Tschichold’s geometric sans-serif and Matthew Carter’s Bell Centennial font, F37 Jan features pronounced ink traps. The font contains alternatives and covers an extensive range of Latin-based languages, including Western and Eastern European.
Studio Feixen is an independent Design Studio based in Lucerne, Switzerland that creates visual concepts. We focus specifically on nothing in particular. Whether it’s graphic design, interior design, fashion design, type design or animation – as long as it challenges us – we are interested. We work internationally with clients like Nike, Google, Reebok or The New York Times as well as more locally with institutions like Wanderlust or the Nuits Sonores Festival in France, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Südpol or the Luzerner Theater.
More designs at http://www.studiofeixen.ch/
“AllCreative has a simple ambition,” says its founder, AMV BBDO creative chief Paul Brazier, “To reveal every creative job in the form of a short film that will inspire people a step closer to their chosen career. From a young age, I was given the impression that the creative arts were secondary and inferior to an academic career path. Later in life, I realised just how huge the creative industries are and their importance to Britain.”
And Then There Were None: A poem, key to the plot, is the moon’s reflection, and the mysterious U.N.Owen appears at the lit window.
Miss Marple investigates a body found in the Library
There’s a killer in the shadows, and Poirot looks on from the flames
Murder on The Orient Express: Don’t be distracted by the red kimono character, she distracts the viewer from the killer hidden behind a heat sensitive ink curtain. The curtain disappears when the stamp is touched, and names of suspects are written along the train track in micro text.
Murder is Announced
The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Poirot and Hastings investigate the crime scene – forming the skull, as the murderer used poison. The whole stamp is then reproduced in miniature on the poison bottle.
Each stamp also has a hidden letter, which combine across the set to spell ‘Agatha’. The presentation pack for the stamps is like a bookshelf packed with original objects, photographs, book covers and a timeline of the the author’s life.
The verbal theme has been translated into a graphic route named The Eye. “Even though Mozilla’s old Dinosaur logo is only used internally, not externally, there’s still a lot of love in the community for all things ‘Dino’. What if we could find a way to use just part of a reptile in a dynamic new design?” say johnsonbanks.
“Typographic experiments with the ‘Mozilla’ name led to this route – where the letters are intertwined around each other to create two interrelated marks, inspired by circuitry and tribal patterns,” johnson banks say.
Wireframe World looks at “a way to hint at the enormity of the internet, yet place Mozilla within that digital ecosystem”.
“We wanted to show the collaborative aspect of the maker spirit in a simple typographic mark. Inspired by both computer graphics and optical illusions, an ‘impossible’ design developed that also revealed a cohesive design approach across all applications.”
This route was developed in parallel with The Eye “as we searched for animalistic solutions, but built characters out of consistent isometric shapes,”johnson banks say. “The more we experimented, the more we realised we could construct a character that also spelt out the words, Mozilla.”
A tasty snack for gym-goers and healthy-minded consumers everywhere. Named and designed by the greek studio, mousegraphics, protein bars are packaged in paper pouches and embellished with pops of color and playful typography.
“To name this daily snack we simply trademarked the time-span of its use: ‘Day-TM’ registers as a hip and easy to remember formula. Energy bars look like quasi-anarchist clusters of materials (dried fruit, nuts, cereals) or abstract mosaics and this served as our main graphic inspiration. We devised a hand-drawn typeface that replicates in synthesis those clusters and reveals their content in percentages (fruits, seeds, protein, honey). Typography animates packaging with shapes which are the same for letters and objects (i.e. fruits). The packaging surface holds them together exactly like honey binds the bar ingredients. Energy must sure play a role inside and out.”