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Ecological Business Cards

Ecological Business Cards

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

Challenged with designing an ecological business card for an environmental consultant, Lisbon-based (and seemingly now defunct) studio Fischer Portugal decided not to print any cards at all. Instead they produced a stamp which could be applied to any leftover card, paper or other reusable material. It's a very clever approach, memorable and 100% fulfils the brief. ...

The Exploded Alphabet

The Exploded Alphabet

Category: Design / Typography, Illustration,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

This self-inititated project by Matt Stevens, a designer and illustrator from North Carolina, combines his love for vintage automative manuals with typography. Not only is the 26 letter series a feast for the eyes, but it also provides a new perspective on the anatomy of type and how the font was put together. ...

Bubble Wrap Typography

Bubble Wrap Typography

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Magazines,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
No. of comments: 4

Spanish graphic design studio Lo Siento have developed a 3D typographic technique where they inject coloured water inside the blisters of bubble wrap to create letters. Having been commissioned for a Wired magazine cover, it's a delicate process but clearly worth it! ...

French Paper Company's 140th Anniversary

French Paper Company's 140th Anniversary

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Illustration, Printing/Production, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
No. of comments: 0

This year is the 140th anniversary of the French Paper Company, a Michigan-based paper mill that produces speciality papers. To celebrate, they've completely redesigned their cartons and ream wraps. The striking, illustrative design is a historial look at the company's history, featuring logos and icons from their branding pas...

Alphabet Topography

Alphabet Topography

Category: Art, Design / Typography, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
No. of comments: 0

A self-initiated project by Yale-graduates Synoptic Office, these laser cut 3D letterforms are a physical representation of the alphabet based on how frequently each letter is used. So vowels and consonants like 'R' and 'T' are physically much taller than letters like 'W' and 'G' which are u...

Laser Cut Record

Category: Art, Music, Other Design Fields, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
No. of comments: 0

Not satisfyied with creating the world's first 3D printed record, Amanda Ghassaei has now created wooden, laser cut records. The results are not only striking in a visual sense, but the audible versions of the songs cut into the wood in this way are strangely haunting. Tracks that Amanda has chosen so far include Radiohead'...

Coming Soon 3D infographics

Coming Soon 3D infographics

Category: Advertising, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Infographics, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
No. of comments: 0

Good infographics can take even the most dull of data and make it exciting. Belgian studio Coming Soon took their most recent infographics brief to another level, producing visuals on a 3D, larger than life scale. Check out the size of those bars! ...

Green Man Festival identity 2013

Green Man Festival identity 2013

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Typography, Illustration, Music, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
No. of comments: 0

If you're heading to Green Man Festival this year then keep an eye out for a new visual identity by YCN Studio. Working with illustrator Sarah Mazzetti, they've developed an other-wordly sense the festiva...

2013 Isometric Risograph Calendar

2013 Isometric Risograph Calendar

Category: Colour, Design / Print, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
No. of comments: 0

High-speed, photocopier-like Risograph printing is becoming increasingly popular in the design world and this rather beautiful calendar by Paper Pusher clearly demonstrates why. Exploring overprinting, halftones, and fluorescent inks, each geometric design is easy on the eye and an interesting example of what Riso can do. ...

TR-Pseudonym

TR-Pseudonym

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: May 1st 2013
No. of comments: 0

We were pretty stoked to see Australian part-time teacher Tim Ruxton get a write-up on FPO today. TR-Pseudonum is a typeface created by Tim for the purpose of self promotion. "The bold and thick le...