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Kevin Murphy Lenticular Travel Bottles

Kevin Murphy Lenticular Travel Bottles

Category: Design / Packaging,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

It's a challenge designing labels for small products. Especially something as small as a travel-sized bottle of shampoo, for instance. The designers at Kevin Murphy have got around this by using lenticular printing, so that the information is divided into four panels, each seen at a slightly different an...

Eiko Ojala

Eiko Ojala

Category: Designers/Studios, Illustration, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 21st 2013
No. of comments: 0

Think these were created using paper? Think again! Eiko Ojala draws everything by hand, including those amazing shadows in there. Such detail! They're blowing my mind.  ...

Typographic Treasure Hunt, by Claire Blanch

Typographic Treasure Hunt, by Claire Blanch

Category: Design / Environmental, Events/Exhibitions, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 4th 2013
No. of comments: 0

This is part of a short little series, talking to some of the Shillington graduates involved in The Design Kids' Threesome exhibition. You can see the finished artworks out and about living life on the streets in Surry Hills over the next few days. C...

Ecological Business Cards

Ecological Business Cards

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

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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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
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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! ...