CreativeMug – Beautiful design collection


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I am back from my easter holidays. I hope you had some nice days too. There is something I wanted to share with you for a while now: it’s the design blog CreativeMug made by my friend Elisa Vernazza and her husband Fabio Bernardi, two incredably talented italian graphic designers who are based in London. Read more about CreativeMug.

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ABC-Primer – Rainbow Series


The Amsterdam-based graphic design studio Cobbenhagen Hendriksen just finished their rainbow colored alphabet. For the 26 posters (one for each letter) they used the ‘ABC-Primer of design principles’.

Facts:
ABC Primer – Rainbow Series
26 posters (A–Z), size 72 X 102 cm in different print runs, in a total of 900 posters. Prices according to quantity on www.rainbowseries.nl (will launch after the PreSale) starting at 75 euros. Fixed price of 50 euros each ONLY at the PreSale at MAGAZIJN, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 153, 1012 ES Amsterdam

 

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Kontor Kontur – “A mishmash of ordinary but beautiful things”


The Göteborg-based design collaboration Kontor Kontur created 8 colorful still life poster (available now), with “ordinary but beautiful things” they found in their office. Kontor Kontur is a design office, for graphic design, product design and interior design.

(via Co.DESIGN)

 

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Colosseo – Cameron Moll


Beautiful artwork by Cameron Moll. The Roman Colosseum made with type. Don’t miss to get one of the handsigned poster.

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Studio On Fire



Today I would like to introduce to you a very special book. This is a compilation of work by Ben Levitz’s Design Studio (and Letterpress Service) Studio On Fire. The book of the same name was published by Gestalten and shows Studio on Fire’s many small and large art works. This book is a true source of inspiration and does not cease to amaze how rich in detail work is becoming thanks to traditional printing techniques. For anybody who wants to take a look behind the scenes of Studio On Fire, watch the video below:

Video by gestalten tv.

Gestalten Verlag: Studio On Fire is at the forefront of the current letterpress movement—the rediscovery of old printing machines and techniques by young designers. The phenomenal detail and haptic sensuousness of their work have made this Minnesota-based company a seminal reference for how to effectively blend current and classical graphic design styles with production methods.

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International Year of Chemistry 2011 – Poster


International “what”? Exactly, it is the international year of chemistry and I am sure I wouldn’t be writing about it if it wasn’t for Simon C. Page, illustrator and graphic designer, who designed a great series of posters on this occasion. You can view and even buy Simons designs on his website. Chemistry has never been more beautiful. Here are a few examples of his work:
And special thanks go out to Mirko Humbert whos blog Designer Daily has drawn my attention to these amazing posters.

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Arabesque 2 – Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia


Arabesque 2_Cover

Fall is here. The days are getting shorter, the wind is cold and the temperature is getting frosty. Just perfect to stay home, cuddle up on the sofa and grab a good book to read. Here’s my recommendation: Arabesque 2. It was published this year in September by Die Gestalten. The two editors Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma take you to the arabic and persian world. Impressively they show us how cultural and modern influences mix into its own new style.

Die Gestalten Verlag: “Arabesque 2 is a collection of recent cutting-edge work by young designers and activists from the Arab world and Iran. The examples of typography, graphic design, logos, editorial design, and illustration presented here chart a compelling course between local visual convention and a modern international style that is emblematic of the increasing cultural emancipation of the entire Middle East. The book’s rich selection of groundbreaking visuals is supplemented by texts and interviews that describe the environments in which the featured designers and artists work. Arabesque 2 also includes a preface by John Martin, co-founder of Art Dubai, and a CD-ROM with 4 typefaces related to its themes.”

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novum – High standard cover design



The november issue of novum, one of the leading design magazines in the international graphic design scene, has created something big. The creative agency Paperlux (based in Hamburg) designed a cover for novum, “which can be formed into three dimensional shapes and invites you to play around with it” (novum). Paperlux was inspired by Richard Buckminster Fuller’s concepts. The “living sequin picture” (printarena) that was created, was designed as 6 different cover versions in 48.000 print sequences. 104 cutter lines per cover gave the high quality carton its bendable shape. It is hard to describe the exceptional structure that was created by Paperlux (conception and creation) in cooperation with printarena (printing and press cut), Jürgen Jeurink (cutting die) and EMAG Papierveredelungs GmbH (lamination). More about the development process can be seen in the nice video that was shot by Paperlux during the production process. Here are some visual impressions of the masterpiece:

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Fruita Blanch – New design


Thanks to AisleOne I have recently come across a really nice packaging and identity design. The Spanish graphic design agency Atipus created a new design for Fruita Blanch. The result is a very nice font and color selection which perfectly underlines the products naturalness and simultaneously makes it look very modern.
Website
Business card and letterhead
Brochure
Typography

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Creative Catalyst – Your design for a good cause


At the Creative Catalyst: Design for Change Contest by Veer you can create a design to support a social project of your choice. Veer: ”We would like you to create a design for a project which is important to you personally. You can choose any theme as long as it has a social focus, i.e. a theme that is concerned with people. Your design should be fascinating and have a clear message. Good luck!” First Place wins a € 2000 donation for your project, a public presentation of your work in Berlin and London, as well as a two page presentation of yourself and your work in Computer Arts Magazine and 2000 Veer credits. Submission for your work will be accepted from 15 October to 14 November 2011. For more information visit the official website.

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