Friday, 29 April 2011

Mucho - Type Specimen

Lovely piece of simple but effective typography from Spanish studio, Mucho. Very elegant overlaid typefaces which look great in the selected colourscheme.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

No Days Off

There's something about using two colours plus stock... it just seems to 'work'. Lovely simple layout with monotone images and overlaid typography.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Studio Thomson

A beautiful piece of cover print by Studio Thomson for the Preen Autumn/Winter Collection 2011-12 look book.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Oscar Ruiz

Ingenious idea for a calendar by Spanish designer, Oscar Ruiz. It beautifully incorporates the notion of time which is illustrated through the steady absorbing of ink by the embossed numbers. I also like how the colour of the ink for each month is linked to our perception of the weather at that time of year and I'd like to take things like this into consideration for when producing my posterised calendar for image module.

"Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has designed a calendar that uses the capillary action of ink spreading across paper to display the date. Each month, a bottle of coloured ink spreads across a sheet of paper embossed with numbers, colouring them in as it goes. The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “color temperature scale”, each month having a color related to our perception of the weather on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to three shades of green in spring or orange and red in the summer."

Friday, 15 April 2011

Mikael Floysand

Mikael Floysand is a Norweigan Graphic Design student and works for an agency called Studio 3. He's produced work in a wide variety of areas and I particularly like his publication and editorial pieces. It definitely has that effortless Scandinavian feel to it with clear, readable type and complimentary colour choices all of which presented in a fresh and dynamic way.


Awesome Brazilian graphic design agency Campo. Experimental print based studio who's work is crammed full of Latin colour and vibrance all wrapped up into a polished resolution. It looks to me like a great combination of styles between South American flair and European precision.

Buff Diss

Melbourne based street artist Buff Diss uses tape to create his work and it has a striking and dynamic visual aesthetic. It's also photographed very well which adds to the atmosphere of his pieces. Some of my favourites (below) look very Aztec and geometric - similar in style to the Lance Wyman Mexico '68 Olympics logo. Maybe that's why I like this so much...

Maccheroni and Co

Just thought I'd blog this Italian restaurant that I went to whilst on holiday as I thought their branding/logo was pretty neat. I liked the use of the 3 colours of the national flag used on the 3 pieces of cutlery and they also used a great picture as a central part of the brand which really communicates the feel of the restaurant. The good quality graphic design led me to expect good quality food - and Maccheroni & Co didn't disappoint!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Google - Gagarin

Awesome retro Google logo celebrating Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man to enter space 50 years ago today (12th April)
I really like the colours that have been used and also the unusual typeface, it even has a small rocket that takes off as shown above.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Jon Jackson - Adios L.A

Great typographic billboard poster series by American designer Jon Jackson. A really nice use of colour and the designs work very well in the context of a large billboard.

"You can slip out the back Jack or you can put up five 10 x 23 foot billboards in your neighborhood. Adios LA is a visual goodbye to the city Jon Jackson has called home for years as the artist heads east making New York his new home. Not wanting to string LA along, he has decided to firmly break it off through a graphic billboard series posted on the famous streets of his first love. Most take Mr. Simon's advice when leaving town, but if you want a city with benefits you better do more than make a new plan Stan.

If you are in Los Angeles from the 17th of December to the 15th of January, you can use this site to give you the locations of the outdoor boards so you can drive by and see the break up in process. Bring a camera and box of tissue."

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Visual Brain Gravity

Great visual identity/branding for the city of Melbourne produced by Slovenian agency Visual Brain Gravity. I love the bursts of colour supplied through the triangles which are deconstructed from the main logo. The logo itself is highly versatile and adaptable due to the wide range of variations produced.