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The Exploded Alphabet

The Exploded Alphabet

Category: Design / Typography, Illustration,

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

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
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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...

Pixar Playing Cards

Pixar Playing Cards

Category: Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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A self-proclaimed 'huge' Pixar fan, graphic designer and illustrator Chris Anderson has made a lot of Pixar-related work over the years including this set of deluxe playing cards which he produced as part of a university project. ...

Peepshow — at the London College!

Peepshow — at the London College!

Category: Illustration,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 16th 2013
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The fabulously talented Chrissie Macdonald and Andrew Rae from Peepshow Collective came in to give a presentation to our London students yesterday. It was truly fascinating...

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
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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
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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. ...

Bordo Bello

Bordo Bello

Category: Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: May 9th 2013
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If you're in New York and keen for some design eye candy, head on down to AIGA National Design Center Gallery before July 3rd. As part of AIGA Colorado's Bordo Bello exhibition, a bunch of big-name designers got their hands dirty using a skateboard deck a...

Kokeshi Matches

Kokeshi Matches

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: May 1st 2013
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Only in Japan would they draw cute little faces on their matches for you to burn! Kokeshi matches. ...

Jose Miguel Méndez

Jose Miguel Méndez

Category: Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Amy Lowe
Posted: Oct 7th 2012
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Jose Miguel Méndez is a Spanish graphic designer and illustrator who embodies a colourful and fun style. This quality is what is so captivating about his work. His playful and repetitive use of colour mean that a great level of contrast is created in his pieces. He has an interesting approach where he builds models of his typefaces and illustrations. Good to see that not only architects do it wit...

Joy Stain

Joy Stain

Category: Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Sarah Dern
Posted: Apr 3rd 2013
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Noa Emberson aka Joy Stain. Noa lives in Maui, Hawai'i. He is a surfer/musician/illustrator/type creator and graphic designer and graduated from University of Hawai'i with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. I like the layering effects he creates within his pieces. He is able to get lots of beautiful textures in without his work looking cluttered or overwhelmed. Many of Noa's proje...