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October 27 2010

Barbican x SEA – Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

Barbican x SEA   Exclusive Images

So SEA gave their website a refresh a week or so ago and that was met with a positive response from the design community (the old site was a little buggy) but today we’re not here to talk about their new site ;) . Instead I have some exclusive new shots of their Barbican work for you to enjoy. I also thought I’d mention that SEA are listening, so if you happen to detest this work and want to voice you’re opinion, your comment will only be approved if you have some substance to your criticism – it’s only fair ;)

Thanks again to both Alex and Danny @ SEA for the images and info.

‘SEA were asked to devise a visual identity system for Barbican membership. Through a softer visual approach, the work aims to define how people can contribute to the Barbican, in ways such as sponsorship, gift aid and membership. Membership packs, cards, booklets and posters are currently being rolled out over all tiers of membership.’

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Gavillet & Rust – Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

‘Hidden Carbon’ Brochure

Designed for the EPFL/ECAL Lab, a centre whose mission is to transform technological performance emerging from the labs into a user experience. The project Hidden Carbon rediscover the material’s relevance by developing original object typologies and uses based on its specific properties.

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

‘Lianes’ Book

Published on the occasion of the release of their project “Lianes,” this book explores the creative process of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, gathering together drawings and sketches, as well as studio, workshop, and gallery photographs. The cover lettering was initially designed to be sewn on leather in reference to the beautiful production detail of the Lianes.

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

Gavillet & Rust   Recent Projects

‘Within Arm’s Reach’ Book

Gathering works from three decades, the catalogue was designed for Ari Marcopoulos’ retrospective exhibition at Berkeley Art Museum. Awarded at “The most beautiful Swiss Books 2009″ competition.

I’ve already been beaten to it (by Dave) but that isn’t going to stop me from featuring some brand new work from one of Geneva’s finest – Gavillet & Rust ;) . Pictured above are two brand new projects followed by something older, but equally as tasty, which I just happened to recently purchase. When Gavillet & Rust design a book you always judge it by the quality of the cover ;)

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Unit Editions – Studio Culture Poster

Unit Editions   Studio Culture Poster

Unit Editions   Studio Culture Poster

Poster “white” version

Silkscreen, two colours printed on GF Smith natural white Colorplan. Design by Spin.
Size: 800 x 600mm (31.5 x 23.5 inches).

Unit Editions   Studio Culture Poster

Poster “grey” version

SiSilkscreen, two colours printed on GF Smith smoke grey Colorplan. Design by Spin.
Size: 800 x 600mm (31.5 x 23.5 inches).

“We’ve produced a poster to celebrate the success of our first book – Studio Culture. The poster – designed by Spin – is strictly limited to 100 editions, and comes in two different versions – 50 of each. Both are printed silkscreen in two colours on GF Smith Colorplan. Size: 800 x 600mm (31.5 x 23.5 inches). £25.00 each, includes P&P. Order grey or white.”

Thank you to Natasha for the high-res images – always nice to get a better look at what you are buying before you buy it ;)

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October 20 2010

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

‘Graphic Design for Fashion’
By Jay Hess and Simone Pasztorek
Design byBOTH AKA Jay Hess & Simone Pasztorek

As the title implies, Graphic Design for Fashion opens the door to the world of graphic design for fashion bringing together a well-curated selection of contemporary work, accompanied by interviews in which the studios reveal something of their process for expressing themselves creatively and exclusive insights into the projects themselves – similar to the way I do things on SI.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

The book leads in with some nice, glossy endpapers, before getting right down to business on some heavy uncoated stock denoting chapter intros, followed by lighter uncoated stock for the image-heavy chapters, as Jay explains: “We settled for two weights of uncoated woodfree paper – lighter for the chapters and heavier for the chapter intro pages – to try and create a bit of a subtle click as you flick through the pages, so you know where the chapter begins and ends.”

Inside each chapter (there are 4) is a perfectly formed selection of branding, invitations, lookbooks and packaging with lovely, full-bleed colour images of each project photographed by PSC Photography. “The book simply would not be the same with supplied imagery,” says Jay. “We just wanted all the work to be equal, on a level playing field which is not possible with supplied imagery. We have not just shown the best bits in extreme close up, we have tried to show the body of work; a collective body of graphic design for fashion.”

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Acne Art Department

This is a small selection of the vast array of branding material. Clockwise from top right are jeans labels, denim buttons, a compliments slips and a receipt envelope.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Anothercompany

While the debut issue N°0 was only available digitally, the success of Journal de Nîmes justified its launch into a quarterly duotone newspaper. With an oversized format of 30 x 42cm, the publication explores the aesthetic world of Tenue de Nîmes. Like the brand, denim is the primary focus, yet related products and accessories are features as well. The magazine allows in-depth analysis of the heritage and projected future of denim.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Anothercompany

Relevant to the materiality and hardwearing qualities of denim, this special heavyweight cotton bag reinforces the brand values outside the retail environment. Attention to detail is shown by the notably shorter handles to provide more balanced proportions.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Paul Boudens for Yohji Yamamoto

With central perforations these A5 cards were delivered in translucent metallic envelopes. Boudens invests heavily in the materiality of each project.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Small

The men’s collection is seasonally presented in Paris as a static exhibitions. For the invitations Small use the details of the installation or venue as inspiration. The Spring/Summer 2009 collection presentation was fixed to large wooden boards with punched holes that went on to influence the invititation. “The invitations have relevance to the location but do not give much away about the collection.”

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Julia Born

“The concept for the design is very simple: we show ten life-sized photographs throughout the book. The cut-up posters, piled up and folded together into the book generate a dramaturgy and layout where new combinations and figures are invented on each spread. It’s almost a remake – a ‘Part 2′ as it were – of the collection itself with new pieces of clothing, poses, fabrics, etc. The system of compiling is subtly visible when the ‘narrative’ goes from head, down to feet, and back again.”

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Plug-In Graphic for Journal Standard

“The material used for the cover is waxed, brown craft paper, which gives the book a unique feel when touched. When I cannot find the paper with the right texture, I sometimes use printing techniques to create the ideal texture, and this is one such example.” The Autumn/Winter 2005/06 Journal Standard lookbook was also embellished with scribbles on the page to establish a used aesthetic. A shift in the team saw Ryotaro Horiuchi take over the photography of the publication.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Plug-In Graphic for Journal Standard

A fluctuating mix of paper stocks and contextual content builds a strong narrative around the Spring/Summer 2009 Journal Standard Luxe collection. At 17.5 x 24cm the quarter-bound hardcover lookbook feels more academic than fashion.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Homework for Fleur Tang

“Fleur Tang garments and packaging are made with 100 percent organic materials. From the cotton in the mills to the manufacturing, every process is done with the environment in mind – and without harmful chemicals. A piece of clothing with peace of mind.: – The minimal design aesthetic features a single logo embossed onto each package. Substantial effort was invested in developing an innovative closure for the box to enhance the uniqueness of the experience.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Marque

The Victor Alfaro shoe range features complementary casual and luxury collections. To emphasize this distinction two independent shoebox designs were produced. Each line required ballet-, regular-, and boot-sized boxes.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Mind Design

“Tom had a large influence on the design of the packaging but gave us total freedom in the actual graphics and typography. For the Eco Polo we did not want to use ant printing on the packaging and labels at all, so the design was embossed into a recycled, egg carton-like material. For the Techno Polo Tom suggested a silver, vacuum-packed foil packaging that was screen-printed.”

The kind of book where you can jump in anywhere, GD for Fashion is an accessible, easy read and the layout complements it so well. As Jay explains: “The book is broken into four chapters, from that, we made a quadrant typographic grid, each chapter, and each quad, adopting a weight from Franklin Gothic. It was broken down very simply and very quickly, nothing fussy, but a subtle evolution through the book.” It has to be said that the quadrant typographic system employed throughout the book is a slight departure from what I’m used to but it works really well in the context of the book.

There was very, very little I didn’t like in GD for Fashion, but the things I did like more than made up for it! This is a testament to how much time and energy went in to the making of this really well put together book and its a fine example of how to do a curated ‘best of’ compendium right. If this is Mr. Hess and Miss Pasztorek’s first book then the future looks bright for these two authors/designers.

Highly rated for your 606 Universal Shelving System this autumn/fall. ;)

Graphic design for Fashion is available online at Laurence King and all good book shops.

I hope you (dear reader) took something away from this review and enjoyed this SI Exclusive – haven’t done one in a while actually! Keep your eyes peeled for more super-high-res images on the SI Flickr Gallery some time this week! I’d also like to take a few seconds to thank Lewis @Laurence King for sending me a copy of this beauty and author: Jay @byBOTH for sending me the high-res images, getting some brand new images photographed and for the design info. Cheers gents!

Workshop – Showcase

Workshop   Showcase

Workshop   Showcase

Workshop   Showcase

Workshop   Showcase

Leeds College of Art – Open Days & Prospectus
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Folding posters were designed to advertise the Leeds College of Art Open days. The design of these items needed to carry the visual language of the college prospectus to create a set that can be mailed out to potential applicants.

The 2011/12 Prospectus for Leeds
College of Art features a completely new and contemporary look while managing to keep the structure of content that made previous years so successful. Highlighting the college as a progressive force in arts education.

Workshop   Showcase

Workshop   Showcase

Workshop   Showcase

Patrick Oliver – Appreciations
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Appreciations is a book compiling tributes and memories of the artist Patrick Oliver by his friends, family, colleagues and former students. The book also contains Olivers notebooks, which give an insight into his thought processes and teaching plans.

The front and back cover were printed in Monestial Green, a trademark colour of the artist, with a black spine with matt white block foil to list the contributors. The notebooks were printed on pistachio green paper to mark them as a sepatate section of the book.

Workshop   Showcase

MFA Goldsmiths, Show Catalogue
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Archipelago was the name of the 2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art degree show at Leeds College of Art. The concept comes from the idea of each of the artists being separate in their practice whilst also being connected under the umbrella of the course. The exhibition ran at first at the College’s end of year show and then travelled to London for Free Range 2010.

Imagery of the artists work was printed in black to represent each artist as an island while everything else was printed in a rich blue to represent the ocean connecting them. The name ‘Together we are bound by the sea’ perfectly communicated the dark romanticism associated with the ocean and the concept of the show.

Designed in collaboration with and cover photography by Angus Macpherson.

Workshop   Showcase

Impossible Prints
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A set of three hand pulled screen prints. Having been interested in the nature of impossible shapes for quite some time. We decided to see how far the idea could be pushed in terms of a repetative pattern. Printed in metallic gold ink.

Since being printed, the impossible prints have been exhibited at Testspace Leeds as well as being sold on Counter-Objects.

www.counter-objects.co.uk

Design Workshop

Another day, another new studio on SI ;)
Workshop is an independent graphic design studio specialising in design for print, branding, identity, books, exhibition and web. The studio was started with the aim to see every project taken on from start to finish. Workshop consists of two designers; Tom Pratt and Oliver Shaw, and one dog; Betty the beagle.

Thanks again to Tom @Workshop for the images.

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October 19 2010

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

‘Graphic Design for Fashion’
By Jay Hess and Simone Pasztorek
Design byBOTH AKA Jay Hess & Simone Pasztorek

As the title implies, Graphic Design for Fashion opens the door to the world of graphic design for fashion bringing together a well-curated selection of contemporary work, accompanied by interviews in which the studios reveal something of their process for expressing themselves creatively and exclusive insights into the projects themselves – similar to the way I do things on SI.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

The book leads in with some nice, glossy endpapers, before getting right down to business on some heavy uncoated stock denoting chapter intros, followed by lighter uncoated stock for the image-heavy chapters, as Jay explains: “We settled for two weights of uncoated woodfree paper – lighter for the chapters and heavier for the chapter intro pages – to try and create a bit of a subtle click as you flick through the pages, so you know where the chapter begins and ends.”

Inside each chapter (there are 4) is a perfectly formed selection of branding, invitations, lookbooks and packaging with lovely, full-bleed colour images of each project photographed by PSC Photography. “The book simply would not be the same with supplied imagery,” says Jay. “We just wanted all the work to be equal, on a level playing field which is not possible with supplied imagery. We have not just shown the best bits in extreme close up, we have tried to show the body of work; a collective body of graphic design for fashion.”

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Acne Art Department

This is a small selection of the vast array of branding material. Clockwise from top right are jeans labels, denim buttons, a compliments slips and a receipt envelope.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Anothercompany

While the debut issue N°0 was only available digitally, the success of Journal de Nîmes justified its launch into a quarterly duotone newspaper. With an oversized format of 30 x 42cm, the publication explores the aesthetic world of Tenue de Nîmes. Like the brand, denim is the primary focus, yet related products and accessories are features as well. The magazine allows in-depth analysis of the heritage and projected future of denim.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Anothercompany

Relevant to the materiality and hardwearing qualities of denim, this special heavyweight cotton bag reinforces the brand values outside the retail environment. Attention to detail is shown by the notably shorter handles to provide more balanced proportions.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Paul Boudens for Yohji Yamamoto

With central perforations these A5 cards were delivered in translucent metallic envelopes. Boudens invests heavily in the materiality of each project.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Small

The men’s collection is seasonally presented in Paris as a static exhibitions. For the invitations Small use the details of the installation or venue as inspiration. The Spring/Summer 2009 collection presentation was fixed to large wooden boards with punched holes that went on to influence the invititation. “The invitations have relevance to the location but do not give much away about the collection.”

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Julia Born

“The concept for the design is very simple: we show ten life-sized photographs throughout the book. The cut-up posters, piled up and folded together into the book generate a dramaturgy and layout where new combinations and figures are invented on each spread. It’s almost a remake – a ‘Part 2′ as it were – of the collection itself with new pieces of clothing, poses, fabrics, etc. The system of compiling is subtly visible when the ‘narrative’ goes from head, down to feet, and back again.”

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Plug-In Graphic for Journal Standard

“The material used for the cover is waxed, brown craft paper, which gives the book a unique feel when touched. When I cannot find the paper with the right texture, I sometimes use printing techniques to create the ideal texture, and this is one such example.” The Autumn/Winter 2005/06 Journal Standard lookbook was also embellished with scribbles on the page to establish a used aesthetic. A shift in the team saw Ryotaro Horiuchi take over the photography of the publication.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Plug-In Graphic for Journal Standard

A fluctuating mix of paper stocks and contextual content builds a strong narrative around the Spring/Summer 2009 Journal Standard Luxe collection. At 17.5 x 24cm the quarter-bound hardcover lookbook feels more academic than fashion.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Homework for Fleur Tang

“Fleur Tang garments and packaging are made with 100 percent organic materials. From the cotton in the mills to the manufacturing, every process is done with the environment in mind – and without harmful chemicals. A piece of clothing with peace of mind.: – The minimal design aesthetic features a single logo embossed onto each package. Substantial effort was invested in developing an innovative closure for the box to enhance the uniqueness of the experience.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Marque

The Victor Alfaro shoe range features complementary casual and luxury collections. To emphasize this distinction two independent shoebox designs were produced. Each line required ballet-, regular-, and boot-sized boxes.

SI Exclusive: Graphic Design for Fashion

Design: Mind Design

“Tom had a large influence on the design of the packaging but gave us total freedom in the actual graphics and typography. For the Eco Polo we did not want to use ant printing on the packaging and labels at all, so the design was embossed into a recycled, egg carton-like material. For the Techno Polo Tom suggested a silver, vacuum-packed foil packaging that was screen-printed.”

The kind of book where you can jump in anywhere, GD for Fashion is an accessible, easy read and the layout complements it so well. As Jay explains: “The book is broken into four chapters, from that, we made a quadrant typographic grid, each chapter, and each quad, adopting a weight from Franklin Gothic. It was broken down very simply and very quickly, nothing fussy, but a subtle evolution through the book.” It has to be said that the quadrant typographic system employed throughout the book is a slight departure from what I’m used to but it works really well in the context of the book.

There was very, very little I didn’t like in GD for Fashion, but the things I did like more than made up for it! This is a testament to how much time and energy went in to the making of this really well put together book and its a fine example of how to do a curated ‘best of’ compendium right. If this is Mr. Hess and Miss Pasztorek’s first book then the future looks bright for these two authors/designers.

Highly rated for your 606 Universal Shelving System this autumn/fall. ;)

Graphic design for Fashion is available online at Laurence King and all good book shops.

I hope you (dear reader) took something away from this review and enjoyed this SI Exclusive – haven’t done one in a while actually! Keep your eyes peeled for more super-high-res images on the SI Flickr Gallery some time this week! I’d also like to take a few seconds to thank Lewis @Laurence King for sending me a copy of this beauty and author: Jay @byBOTH for sending me the high-res images, getting some brand new images photographed and for the design info. Cheers gents!

October 15 2010

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

Alan Franks Book
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148x210mm,
perfect bound, on embossed colorplan grey
Matt black foiled

This is the second book we have design for Alan Franks, writer for The Times. Unmade Roads is a collection of his poems. We wanted to create a cover that contrasted from the naive drawings of the famous war time artist James Boswell. The cover is Stark, minimal but in some sense folky.

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

Arcan Mellor Posters
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Exhibition Identity for Artists ‘LittleWhitehead’

The show was called Gilt Hole Complex (Tracing the Trajectory of a shot Bullet) a reference to one of LittleWhiteheads previous works where they acquired a handgun illegally and planned to have it smoking in the exhibition. We based the imagery around a historic and famous trajectory of a bullet, Kennedy’s assassination. The tessellating posters were Riso printed 3 colour by our friends at Ditto Press.

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

MFA Goldsmiths, Show Catalogue
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232x294mm
cloth bound spine
embossed cover
stitch bound
short pages

Quite simply, we needed to create a catalogue that showed off the artist’s work in the best possible light. For the catalogue essay, the artists decided to send, via email, a question out to various art critics and tutors to which they would respond and form the basis of the text. We decided to have this running throughout the book via short pages, as to not interrupt the work, set in the format of a running email. We commissioned Guy Archard to photograph their studios, a disused swimming pool in Deptford, for the centre page spread.

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

F Stokes Album Cover
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Codirected with Sam Bebbington
Photography by Guy Archard
Sculptures by William Chase.
Website Design

Album cover for New York musician F Stokes. The title of the album ‘The death of Handsome Bride’ led to the idea of creating the lead balloons. Made from plaster and graphite, the front of the sleeve shows the balloons seemingly floating in mid air whilst the reverse shows them smashed on the floor.

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

Rankin Website
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We have just completed a website for the photographer Rankin Website. The website documents his work from the early 90s with Dazed & Confused, through to today. While designing a functional user friendly platform, we incorporated intuitive controls, downloadable PDF functions and custom CMS. In two weeks its the official launch with a second site (rankinfilm) for his directing work.

“We wanted to make a site that would display Rankins photographs in a unique way –  so THIS IS Studio developed this carousel format – which flips through the photographs. What makes it different from the previous site is that it gives each image room to breathe and you also have the ability to see the images Full screen – which is importrant in really seeing the fine detail in the images. 
 
We also wanted a chance to expand the site into film – which is becoming a major part of Rankins work. So a platform to the Behind the scenes and creative films as well as showreels of Rankins commercial work. 
 
The site feels more alive – it has features which are being constantly updated – New Work, Me – a collection of self portraits taken on set most days, Exhibitions – giving Annroy much more of a presence and Blog – which is an insight into the day to day runnings of the studio – and Rankins workflow.”
— Rankin Studio

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

THIS IS Studio: Showcase

Korean Cultural Centre/British Council: Supervisions Show Catalogue
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Materials/Extent: 32 pp short pages on Popset mint green printed single colour and 20 pp on Fedrigoni X-Per printed 4 colour.
Finishing: Saddle stiched
Size: Finished 275 x 205 mm
Fonts:
Custom Trade Gothic (Cover), Universe (cover), Adobe Caslon Pro (body copy)

Supervisions at the Korean Cultural Centre showcased the best of Korean artists working within the UK. We produced the show identity, catalogue and signage. The catalogue needed to include a lot of copy for each artist, so we decided to intersperse each page of imagery with a smaller, separate page with artist bios and contact details.

Design THIS IS Studio

Ladies and gents, It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the work of THIS IS Studio a multi–disciplinary design practice based in London established in 2006 by Barney Beech, Richard Barnett and Dougal They create work that sits across a wide range of platforms from moving image to print, engaging with each project without a preconceived style. In the process they collaborate with the most exciting photographers, animators, illustrators and copywriters, to make sure that whatever they do, they do the best job possible.

In the last 4 years they have “made all sorts of nice things for a great range of design conscious clients, from Victoria and Albert Museum, British Council, Harrods, Rankin to MUSE.”

Big thank you once again to Barney for sending the high-res images and project info.
Hope you enjoyed this feature and I wish you all a great weekend! ;)

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October 08 2010

SI Special – MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

SI Special   MadeThought x Design Miami

Design MadeThought
Photography by Frank Dinger (Images 1,2,3,4)

From the Editor
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on some brand new promotional materials designed by MadeThought for Design Miami/Basel 2010. As with previous years, the disparate elements are tied together by means of a diagonal line which, for 2010 takes various forms in the printed material as a strategically placed rip. Yum! ;)

I also took the liberty of featuring some (or rather, the majority) of their older print for Design Miami, for those of you who:

A. Want to see how beautiful everything looks laid out in one gigantic line (as opposed to a singular slideshow experience).

B. Have never heard of MadeThought before. And I’m guessing you’re feeling a little overwhelmed right now. ;)

C. Are dissatisfied with not being able to FFFFOUND! these images off MadeThought’s flash site!

Nonetheless, I hope you enjoyed this Friday Special and I wish you all a great weekend. Don’t forget to Subscribe & follow SI on Twitter if you still haven’t already! ;)

Project Info
Design Miami has become the most prominent and meaningful forum for international design, bringing together the most influential designers, collectors, dealers, curators and critics from around the world to further the current design culture.

This prestigious event demanded an identity that would immediately imbue it with a sense of legitimacy and authority. The Design Miami event, which takes place annually is Basel and Miami, operates in a highly charged creative and cultural environment.

Through an international approach of purity, the use of an iconic angled line gives Design Miami a powerful and memorable identifier, which allows rich, creative opportunities and a level of presence across a diverse range of brand applications

October 06 2010

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

Cordée des Alpes
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Identity
Editorial Design
Print Management

La Cordée des Alpes is a new apartment and luxury hotel complex set in the heart of Verbier, one of the world’s best known ski resorts.
The identity we created has already been applied in early sales material. We are looking forward to implementing all brand points when construction is complete in 2011.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

Dalton Maag
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Invitation Design

Type foundry Dalton Maag have been at the forefront of type design for nearly 20 years. We were pleased to work with them on more than occasion in order to promote events or announce the launch of new fonts.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

The Deerbook Group
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Corporate Identity

This Mayfair based investment and asset management company required a complete rebrand as a result of their name change.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

Eskimo 7
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Brand Identity
Stationery Design
Website Design

Eskimo 7 is an independent music composer and sound designer. The brief was to stand out on the desk of commissioning TV producers. We thought a 25mm thick perspex case housing fluorescent DVD’s and CD’s would do the trick.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

Guild
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Brand Identity

Guild is a creative consultancy that assembles, directs and manages tailored creative reams for clients. The brief was to create a brand reflecting heritage and quality while maintaing a modern aesthetic.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

Laurie Fletcher
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Brand Identity
Portfolio Design
Stationery Design
Website Design

Photographer Laurie Fletcher required an identity system that is flexible and easy to maintain. By using a series of stickers, the brand is applied where appropriate with minimum time and investment from the client.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

North Star Foundation
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Brand Identity & Name Generation
Stationery & Presentation Design
Website Design

North Star Foundation is a charity founded and run by members of the United Nations World Food Programme with corporate support from international shipping company TNT. The focus of the charity is to educate transport work in Africa, India and Asia about the prevention and spread of HIV/AIDS. We were asked to undertake an complete brand development programme, including naming the organization appropriately.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

V&A Museum
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Visual Identity
Marketing Materials

We produced all materials for the major retrospective of iconic fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood’s work. The exhibition attracted 170,000 people in London alone before traveling internationally.
When RIBA and V&A came together to establish a permanent architecture gallery within the museum, we designed the visual identity and all related materials.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

Vanity Fair Portraits
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Exhibition Identity
Marketing Materials Design

Vanity Fair is widely known not only for its content but also for its arresting photography. We were asked to create the identity and all promotional materials for a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery celebrating Vanity Fair cover photography past and present.

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

SI Special: October

Marine
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Brand Identity
Editorial Design
Stationery & Invitation Design
Website Design

Marine is a contemporary Art Salon base din the curator’s case study inspired home in Santa Monica, California. The name and the close proximity to the ocean provide the inspiration for the turning ‘M’ of Marine into a wave device that can be used both as a marque and an illustration.

Design October

So today I was supposed to have my special feature-slash-review online covering one of Laurence King’s brand new (soon to be released) titles. Unfortunately the images for the feature haven’t arrived yet! Instead I have something equally impressive for you (dear reader) to kick-start the new month, so to speak:

Say hello to October, a brand new, London based, independent graphic design practice set up by the founder and former creative director of Carbon Design.

“Our ideas begin with the belief that for good design, everything must have a purpose. When everything has a purpose, design is useful, beneficial and aids understanding. This is visible when the client’s message, the product and the presentation are all interrelated.”

Suffice to say, if their portfolio is anything to go by, it will be exciting to see what these gentlemen produce in the near future.

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October 01 2010

SI Special – Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

Arcapita, Investors’ Conference
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Design: Hugh Morse & Lindsay Pentalow.
Produced at Perfect Day

Visual identity and programme for Bahrain-
based Arcapita’s investors’ conference in Barcelona, 2008.

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

McDonald’s Europe, Seen at McDonald’s
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Design & AD Hugh Morse
Photography Richard Davies
Produced at Perfect Day

Case-bound book showcasing the company’s new range of restaurant designs while documenting everyday life of the crew, management and customers at restaurants across Munich, Paris and London.

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

Clarke & Reilly, Frank
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Design Morse Studio

An invitation commissioned for ‘Frank’ – an
exhibition of works inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, curated by Clarke & Reilly at their London showroom. A matte, red foil square (referencing the mark that adorned Wright’s drawings) was stamped on an A5, 2000 micron grey board. The grey board provides sharp contrast against the red foil and references Wright’s use of unfinished materials. Typographic details are stamped in black foil over these features, and include a recurring horizontal-dashed rule: a reference to the hand stitching in much of Clarke & Reilly’s work.

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

Clarke & Reilly, showroom invitation
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Design Morse Studio

Clarke & Reilly is a London-based duo creating interiors from sourced artefacts and limited edition, hand-made furniture, textiles & lighting.
A colour detail of Clarke & Reilly’s showroom is adhered to a single-sided A5 invitation – a reference to tipped in colour plates from Victorian era books. Typographic details are foiled in Clarke & Reilly’s distinct style which includes a system of horizontal-dashed rules (a reference to the hand-stitching in much of Clarke & Reilly’s work), and an alternate set of numbers. While these formally set details are sympathetic to the Victorian aspects of Clarke & Reilly’s work, the unique ways in which they are combined convey Clarke & Reilly’s unconventional approach; the foiled details cross the board, deliberately overlapping the image area. The invitation is finished with a plate sunk border which both frames the image and depresses areas of the foil.

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

McDonald’s Europe, Colour Code Guidelines
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Design Morse Studio

Custom-dyed, cloth-bound, magnet-close
guidelines binder with a routered foam mechanism adhered to the inside front cover securing material samples.

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

West Architecture
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Design Morse Studio

West architecture is a young, award-winning architecture practice based in London.
The conceptual starting point for West’s identity was ‘defining space, rather than physical structure alone’. This concept was
abstractly articulated by trapping the negative space surrounding the letterforms. The logotype’s positioning (bottom-left with bleed) is equally as important as the logotype itself, activating the page’s irregular and geometric negative space. This trait continues through West’s identity, influencing page layouts and even the reverse-folded brochure cover. The use of bold yellow and sizeable logotype is carefully balanced with subtle grey tones and meticulous typesetting, which along with the cover’s unique format aims to convey the practice’s enthusiasm, innovation and rigour.

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

McDonald’s Europe, Design & Décor Catalogue
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Design Hugh Morse with Jon Clements, Tom
Featherby and Lindsay Pentalow
Produced at Perfect Day

Cloth-bound, magnet-close catalogue showcasing a variety of interior décor schemes.

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

SI Special   Morse Studio

Art London
Design Hugh Morse
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Produced at Perfect Day

Visual identity and print collateral for Art London – a London art fair showcasing leading UK and international galleries, encompassing contemporary, twentieth century and modern art.
An important functional requirement of the fair’s identity is to visually support a huge variety of artwork. A neutral colour palette and uncomplicated, low contrast typeface were chosen as a solution to this requirement. The fair’s location is set in American Typewriter with a gradient—from a fluorescent to a deeper compliment—representing the fair’s diversity and adding a hint of expression, while contrasting the letterforms of Art London.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s been a couple of weeks in the making but at long last, it’s finally here – a tasty selection of morsels from Morse Studio in high-resolution!
For those of you that don’t know, Morse Studio is a London based design practice that specialise in brand identity, art direction and graphic design. Their approach is informed by research and analysis, and inspired by the values and outlook of the people they work with, providing insightful visual direction and design that is considered, expressive and engaging.

Hope you enjoyed today’s Special Features and I encourage you to Subscribe & follow SI on Twitter if you haven’t already ;) Have a great weekend folks!

Thank you once again to Hugh for making this feature possible.

Mash Creative – Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

BWG (Black Watch Global)
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Mash Creative were comissioned by Black Watch Global – an intelligence and risk management consultancy to rebrand their existing identity.

Aim: Create an identity that summed up what BWG were about – a company with global expertise extending across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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Result: A unique, modern and flexible brand identity that will help establish BWG as a market leader. The re-brand also included stationery and a perfect bound 40-page set of brand guidelines.
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Thought Process: The BWG marque consists of four chevrons which portray the four corners of the globe. All four chevrons point to the centre to symbolise how research, analysis, intelligence and communications all come together to meet mission critical objectives. The reverse of the stationery features a repeat pattern that stems from the logo marque mirrored on the front.

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative 2011 Limited Edition Calendar
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A limited edition print of 100 x A1 calendar posters, the Mash Creative 2011 ‘minutes’ calendar is the second in a series of three posters and an evolution from last years successful 2010 ‘seconds’ calendar.

Thought process: The human race seems to be obsessed with time, it’s the one thing we never seem to have enough of. The year ‘Twenty Eleven’ (2011) is made up of five hundred and twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes, that’s an average of around fourty three thousand, eight hundred minutes a month. Our calendar has been designed to be a typographic representation of the year, each month has been broken down into minutes which have been listed below each month name. The jumbled title text at the top of the poster continues the theme from last years calendar and has been influenced by old analogue flip clocks.
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The calendar has been printed with glow in the dark ink allowing the design to take on a completely different look at night. Using the idea of sidereal time (star time) the highlighted months glow like a constellation of stars.
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Expertly screen printed by Bob Eight Pop – each poster has been printed in white and glow in the dark ink (for 24 hour visual appeal) and printed onto high quality 160gsm Raven Black Kaskad. Each poster is hand numbered and signed by the designer.
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Available to buy exclusively from www.counter-objects.co.uk

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

Mash Creative   Showcase

S/O/T/O (State of the Obvious)
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With consumerism at an all time high and brand image playing an ever more important role in consumers buying choices, we felt an overwhelming desire to challenge what has become ‘The Norm’.

At Mash Creative we believe there is a niche in the market for a collection of products which turns conventional branding on its head. S/O/T/O (State of the Obvious) is a range of merchandise and apparel which does just that. As the name may suggest, the collection consists of branded items which State the Obvious’. S/O/T/O uses the products description to create a unique brand identity.
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The collection currently consists of Tote Bags, Notebooks, Mugs, T-Shirts and Posters. Each product is supplied with custom branded packaging (selected resellers only) which utilises the S/O/T/O theme – ‘This is my Mug Box’, ‘This is my Degradable Polythene Postal Bag’ for example. The S/O/T/O collection is designed to have a playful, modern and bold brand image which is flexible enough to be adapted across a wide variety of items. The collection will continue to grow with many other products already in the pipeline.
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We care about the environment which is why all our S/O/T/O products are sourced and printed in the UK. Where possible we try to use eco friendly options including degradable and recycled packaging.
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S/O/T/O – A Collection by Mash Creative is available to buy from: Magma Books / Counter-Objects & Blanka

Mash Creative is an independent design studio based in East London/Essex working on creative projects that include identity & branding, print media and web design. With a reputation for producing innovative and effective graphic design that is engaging, clear and relevant, they don’t believe in just one approach, which is why their work is unique – producing relevant and successful solutions which add value to client’s brands.

Mash Creative would like to say a special thank you to Emily at Seawhites and the team at Bob Eight Pop for putting up with our impossible deadlines on the S/O/T/O collection. Also thank you ‘sirs’ to Blam at Blanka for some great advice, Blair Thomson at Believe in™ for the recommendations and of course September Industry for the feature.”
— Mark Bloom
Creative Director

And thank YOU Mr. Bloom, for the images and info ;)

September 29 2010

Rasmus Koch Studio – Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

As a further extension of the logo established for Kunsthal Charlottenborg a set of stationery was designed.

Letterhead and continuation paper, visit cards and envelopes were produced.

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Poster design to announce the closing and reopening of Kunsthal Charlottenborg for renovation.

The poster uses the ‘C’ form to both convey the Charlottenborg identity and the closure of the space. The ‘C’ used is a form constructed out of a grid of nine squares – the form utilises seven of them. The poster was the first element of the new corporate identity to be shown in public.

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Exhibition design for ‘Forårsudstilling 2010′ (spring exhibition), this year titled ´Forårsudstillingen – 24/7′.

The Spring Exhibition is an annual event at Charlottenborg which has a 153 year history. It is an exhibition curated by a jury from an open submission by a large number of varied artists. In 2010, the spring exhibition was extended to include an online exhibition titled 24/7. As part of the design programme we produced posters, a banner, invitations, signage, advertising and a catalogue.

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Exhibition design for ‘Værker der virker’ (Works at work) at Charlottenborg Kunsthal.

Works at Work was an exhibition focusing on themes like experimentation, variability and interaction in contemporary art. The works shown at the exhibition encouraged the visitors to interact and participate with and in the artwork. As part of the design programme we produced posters, a banner, invitations, signage, advertising and a catalogue.

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Exhibition design for ‘Caspar David Friedrich kom aldrig til Sverige… Han blev i Danmark’ at Charlottenborg Kunsthal exhibition. The exhibition title translates as ‘David Casper Friedrich never made it to Sweden… He stayed in Denmark’.

In the 18th century the young german artist Caspar David Friedrich attempted to visit Sweden but only managed to get as far north as the Art Academy in Copenhagen. In his life he would become an icon of the German Romantic movement. The exhibition focused on the work of a selected group of swedish contemporary artists and the different inspiration they found in Caspar David Friedrich. As part of the design programme we produced posters, a banner, invitation, signage, advertising and a catalogue.

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Book design and layout of »Heimat Moderne«, a 416 page hard bound book, documenting the cultural festival ‘Heimat, Moderne – Experimentale 1, Leipzig 2005′.

The architectural heritage of post-war Modernism greatly influences the identity of our cities. A total of 60 percent of all urban construction stems from the postwar era and in many cities these functional buildings have long since become a nuisance in the cityscape. This leads to the question of how to handle this inheritance? »Heimat Moderne« documents and elaborates through numerous discussions, pictures and essays the multifaceted aspects of this debate carried out by artists, architects, urban planners, musicians, film directors and publicists. The project was supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. With the design of the book we sought to establish a playful dialogue between the old and the future perception of east-german visual culture, illustrating the confrontation of ‘Heimat’, Modernism and the experimental.

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Rasmus Koch Studio   Showcase

Magazine identity for ‘Vs.’ – a Copenhagen based fashion and lifestyle magazine.

With its large format, Vs. stands out at the newsstand. Rasmus Koch Studio designed the overall identity and typographic base of the magazine.
The magazine is now a serious player in the field. The studio ongoing contributes with graphic design consultation for the over-all layout as well as producing graphic artwork for the covers.

Design Rasmus Koch Studio

Following on from last week’s very Danish influence on SeptemberIndustry, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the work of Danish graphic designer Rasmus Koch. After graduation in 1997, he co-founded e-Types ApS, a graphic design agency, which in the late nineties reached international recognition due to its unusual collectivecreativity. Since April 2001, he set up Rasmus Koch Studio in Copenhagen. He has, among many other assignments, created the corporate identity for such prominent clients as Gyldendal—the oldest and largest publishing company in Denmark, The Danish Film Institute and the Information Centre of Danish Crafts.

Today his clients include a wide range of artists and international art institutions. The challenges and possibilities of graphic design in the field of arts are a main focus of his work.

Hope you enjoy this post and I encourage you to Subscribe & follow SI on Twitter – I have some rather sexy fresh stuff lined up for you (dear reader) this Friday… ;)

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

AFOM won the job to design the brand identity, packaging design and shopfit for United Soul — a new retail venture for Peter Strain & Jayne Ellis (former owners of an established fashion house). The focus is to create well tailored clothing for both men and women between the ages of approximately 45 – 65 years.
Drawing inspiration from the name, a circular venn diagram marque representing both men and women ‘uniting’ was created to work in harmony with the simple understated logotype and circular theme of the packaging. This marque was embroidered on clothing, made into a light box inside the store, and took form as a bespoke painted pattern on oak floorboards.
The sexes are colour coded in black and white (a Yin/Yang reference) which clarifies the separation of men and women’s clothing. This colour coding is applied to the swingtags, stitched labels, carrier bags, changeroom doors, and shelf edging.

Peter and Jayne loved the warm interiors of historic tailors, yet were keen to avoid a heavy atmosphere and sought to strike a balance between old and new for the United Soul store. Timber cabinetry was designed for the shopfit, to give warmth and a sense of craftsmanship. Further referencing tailor traditions, a brass ruler was inset into the counter. For a contemporary edge, a Marcel Wanders ‘Skygarden’ light was incorporated for its monochromatic and stylistic contrast, its modern shell housing a traditionally decorated pattern inside. The custom painted floorboards play with the idea of classic chequerboard flooring but with a modern technique and feel.
AFOM collaborated with talented industrial designer Anthony Hamilton-Smith to create a bespoke interior sign which was suspended from a double height ceiling, meticulously made from hundreds of glass beads strung on wire which cluster together to read United Soul.

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

This card is formed by mounting two sheets of kraft board for extra rigidity, with text details foil stamped in black. The four sides sport a different color to hint at AFOM’s diversified work: red, blue, green, yellow, white and black – business on the front, party on the sides. After finding a bookbinding specialist in rural Victoria to painstakingly realise this idea, the cards were clamped together, the edges sanded, and hand spray painted one colour at a time, then each card was individually pried apart before repeating the process for each subsequent new colour.

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

A Friend Of Mine

Pixel Flix is a digital production and editing company, with most products tailored for online use. When Adrian Price, Pixel Flix founder, approach AFOM, he needed an identity which would stand out from his competitors — by requesting that it avoid any film related clichés. Adrian, a friendly and lively character, also wanted something that would capture his personality by not being too dry or corporate, yet which still retained a professional look.

With the various brightly coloured pieces of the dissected stencil font, in three stages you can follow the parts and see how they begin to make sense into the word ‘PIXELFLIX’. This concept visually explores the idea of the editing process, which begins with various confusing elements being rearranged and transformed into a comprehensible legible whole.
The business card is two sheets mounted for extra thickness with a debossed logo, whilst the letterhead is embossed — giving the stationery a tactile quality finish.

A Friend Of Mine

In 2009 Kim Kneipp approached AFOM to design the identity for ‘Frockerphiliac,’ a styling service with a personal touch. Kim had strong influences which she asked be reflected in the identity: particularly the 1920′s Art Deco movement, Japanese pleating, and 1940′s War tim practicality. Frockerphiliac has strong environmental values — seeking to reuse materials where possible and print/produce/invent in an environmentally sensitive way.

AFOM developed a bespoke typographic logo for Frockerphiliac, referencing 1920′s proportions whilst retaining a sense of modernity; and also an illustration inspired by iconic Russian artist Erte. Few pieces were designed to meet Frockerphiliac’s needs: a system of stickers, rubber stamps, postcards, folding techniques, red ribbon and various reused cards gave Kim a myriad of ways to use her identity in a resourceful way.

Design A Friend Of Mine

Making their debut on SI this week is A Friend Of Mine (AFOM), a small Melbourne based design practice that works with a range of clients small and large. AFOM has experience in brand identity, art direction, signage, shop fitting, interiors, posters, image creation, publication (most things design related), and has a strong passion for crafted and bespoke typography. AFOM is run by Suzy Tuxen (Round, Browns and Multistorey) with talented friends called on to collaborate. Enjoy.

September 24 2010

SI Special – Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

Design & AD Homework

From the Editor
This is it people: the conclusion of this rather epic two-part series – a showcase of selected projects from the bowels of Homework, Copenhagen. And what better way to end it than with a bang by featuring even more images than part 1 (which you can check out again here!)

So I hope you (dear reader) enjoyed this gratuitous fix of visual crack (feel free to comment & FFFFOUND! away) and I wish you all a great weekend. Thank you once again to my good pal Jack for making this feature possible. Keep up the good work sir ;)

Projects (in order of appearance)

—COVER MAGAZINE
Art direction & graphic design
© Homework 2005-2006

—FISCHERSPOONER
Art direction & graphic design
© Homework 2009

—AYA TAKANO & DANIEL ARSHAM / GALERIE PERROTIN
Artists monographs/catalogues
© Homework 2008-2010

—NIMB BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Visual identity, packaging, art direction & graphic design
© Homework 2007-2009

—DANISH FASHION INSTITUTE
Art direction & graphic design
© Homework 2005-2010

—GAS INTERFACE / BEAMS JAPAN
Art work & graphic design
© Homework 2007-2010

—LUST BOUTIQUE EROTICA
Visual identity, catalogue, signage
© Homework 2005-2006

—UNIQUE MODELS
Visual identity, campaign, invitation etc.
© Homework 2005-2008

—ENGELBRECHTS FURNITURE
Visual identity, packaging, press material etc.
© Homework 2007-2008

—SIXTY SCANDINAVIA
Invitation, stationary etc.
© Homework 2006-2008

—YDE EXCLUSIVE FASHION
Logo, catalogue
© Homework 2006-2008

SI Special   Homework: Part 2

September 15 2010

Marque – Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Marque   Recent Projects

Design Marque

The Common Guild Printed Collateral

The Common Guild is dedicated to producing a dynamic programme of contemporary visual arts projects.
 
Marque has developed the organisation’s identity over the past 3 years. It has evolved and grown in parallel with the projects undertaken by The Common Guild commissioning team.
 
The printed collateral that we design for the Guild’s ongoing programme of events is a changing representation of reactions to the programme’s visual content. Its emphasis is placed on the artist’s work, with key aspects of each show communicated through the considered use of imagery, materials, typography and format.

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts Branding
Approached to recreate the GI brand, our first piece of work was to communicate exactly what the festival did. With the new naming convention we created an identity system using custom typography and colour which would reflect the diversity of the festival and act as a device to allow campaign imagery to flourish every year. Launched in May 2010, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts is an exciting project on the cultural calendar in Scotland with the new branding increasing its visibility across the city, as well as in print and online around the globe.





Sometimes… Scratch that… Often, when one of the more popular graphic design agencies out there updates their website, everyone (who runs a design blog) seems to want to get a piece of the action because the work is so sexy, however, this time around, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Marque have updated and you’d think there would be more coverage about it… Which is where I swoop in with one of those big, image heavy posts readers such as yourself have come to appreciate ;) . Amazing to think that I used to be able to get away with using 1 or 2 images… Oh how times have changed ;)

September 08 2010

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

SI Special: Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl

Design Hannes Gloor and Stefan Jandl

Master 2010 Catalogue
Graduation catalogue for the students at Zurich University of the Arts, presenting their final works. The images are printed two-colored. All information about the university is inserted with a different format.

Designed in collaboration with Philipp Herrmann.

Kunstraum Winterthur
Variety of printed matter for an offspace art gallery near Zurich. The printed exposure of the currently exhibiting artists appears as an all-purpose poster. This strict and multifunctional adaption arises from the low budget and allows to operate within short-termed commissions.

Asos Lookbook
Lookbook ‘Autumn/Winter 2009’ for the London based fashion retailer »Asos«.
Womenswear and Menswear is divided in two similar editions. They appear with
a thread stitching, varying papers and formats.

Designed in collaboration with Kilimanjaro Art & Design.


Hannes Gloor and Stefan Jandl are a small and independent
graphic design studio based in Zurich, Switzerland who have been collaborating since their graduation
from the Zurich University of the Arts in 2007. Their work mainly consists of printed matter such as books, magazines and posters. It also includes logotypes, corporate identities and photography.

So I spoke with the gracious Hannes a few weeks ago, and not only is he a regular to SeptemberIndustry (Thank you sir) he was also kind enough to send me some exclusive hi-res images of their recent work not available anywhere else online. Now I’m not going to explain my hostility towards 500px wide images (again), let’s just say that these larger images are a better way to appreciate the attention to detail that go into their beautifully crafted work. Happy Wednesday folks :)

September 03 2010

Wood McGrath – Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Above—
British Council Newsletter A/W
The editorial theme of this issue explored the conversation between the British Council and it’s design network. For the first time, the issue was written by a range of contributors external to the Design & Architecture team. In order to communicate this, the front cover is folded and tabbed to reveal the list of contributors, so that the editorial departure is apparent before the reader has opened the booklet. The stocks and print specifications echo that of the Spring 2008 Newsletter, substituting the multi colour covers for a soft neutral grey.

For this newsletter we paired British Council Sans with Gothic Medium for headlines. A spot red is also used throughout as a highlight colour.

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British Council Newsletter S/S
Published twice a year by the British Council, the Design and Architecture department newsletter is an update on past, current and up and coming projects. We wanted the newsletter to feel simple yet thoroughly upbeat; a celebration of the department’s achievements.
A selection of coloured cover boards were printed using a spot blue to black gradient, resulting in different colour results on each shade of board. The department’s statements of intent are given prominence on the back cover.

The headline font is Fatso, which is paired with British Council’s own typeface- British Council Sans.


Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath is a Graphic Design & Art Direction consultancy founded in 2007 by Suzy Wood & Martin McGrath who have built a reputation for innovative and playful visual communication solutions with an emphasis on well crafted typography and custom fonts and lettering.

To date they have designed magazines, exhibitions, books, identities, websites, posters, fonts and lettering, and remain open to many different types of design work. They see Wood McGrath as an opportunity to apply their combined skills in interesting and inventive ways to a broad range of briefs, rather than as a studio with a specialism in one area.

Thank you once again to Martin and Suzy for making this feature happen. Hope you enjoy this post and have a great weekend folks :)

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Lula Magazine

Art direction, design, and custom lettering for Lula, an independent fashion magazine based in London and distributed internationally, edited by Leith Clark.

Lula had a strong, existing graphic and typographic identity, but we felt it was time to freshen it up. We found a lighter weight cut of Lula’s identity font, Kursivschrift, we made some modifications and designed new ligatures that could be used on the fashion openers. This along with the introduction of Radiant, a bold and elegant sans, provided us with a new– yet very Lula– typographic system.

Contributing artists and photographers include Catherine Servel, Rachel Thomas, Sandra Friej, Kai Z Feng, Frederike Helwig, Sophie Delaporte, Marcus Palmqvist, Clare Shilland, Ellen Von Unwerth, Damon Heath and Daniel King.

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Wood McGrath   Special

Design & Art Direction Wood McGrath

Collective Approach x David Ryle

Collective Approach x David Ryle

Collective Approach x David Ryle

Collective Approach x David Ryle

David Ryle
Promotional poster for photographer David Ryle, we also designed a logo which can be embossed by hand using a custom made stamp. The posters are printed on a paper stock traditionally used for billboards, the result is a tactile and unique piece of print.

I’ve been keeping a close eye on Collective Approach a new London based graphic design consultancy founded by Tom Ramsbottom (Moving Brands, Airside and Space) and Samuel Bebbington (BB/Saunders, Marque and MadeThought) ever since they made their debut on SeptemberIndustry back in June. And I must say, their latest piece for photographer David Ryle really hit the spot for me – simple, clear, beautifully produced communication.

CA have also just relaunched &Again an ever evolving online gallery which is now currently accepting submissions, if you would like to exhibit please apply here: exhibit@andagainandagain.com

Thanks again to Samuel for the nice big images.

Collective Approach x David Ryle

August 25 2010

Vast – Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Vast   Recent Projects Special

Design Vast

Alan Paine – Lookbook
This lookbook doubled as a commemorative piece to celebrate 100 years of the premium knitwear brand. The inside back cover folds out a timeline detailing the brands history, while the single colour central section provides the collections technical details.

Alexander Boyd – Invite
Alexander Boyd are family run tailors and shoe makers established in 1913. This A5 piece was used to invite prospective buyers to a number of this seasons trade shows in which the will have a presence. It is white foil blocked both sides on buckram embossed pale grey Colorplan.

Apartment C – Bixa Orellana
Shot by Sari Wynne, the lookbook uses a intricately folded outer to contain a series of gloss laminated cards one for each piece of the collection.

Eliza Scott
Produced in collaboration with photographer Kalle Gustafsson. This piece focuses on British explorer John Balleny and his Antarctic voyage of discovery. This was the third in a series of commercial and exploring expeditions organized by London’s Enderby Brothers. It was on this voyage that Balleny penetrated deeper into the Ross Sea more than had been achieved previously, discovering what has since been named the ‘Balleny Islands’ and the Sabrina Coast.

The chart maps the route that the Eliza Scott made after leaving Amsterdam Island in November 1838, until it reached the previously undiscovered Balleny Islands in February 1839.

Nottingham – Developing Innovative Space
Nottingham has a wealth of experience and scientific facilities. This piece aims to encourage inward investment in the area within science related sectors, by outlining the key considerations and opportunities. The piece uses metallic mirror board cover to ensure maximum impact and a highly structured layout to reflect its serious tone. A mandarin version was also produced, presenting an interesting challenge when it came to typesetting.

Shufti 8 – Storia d’Amore
Storia d’Amore is the latest edition of Shufti, a collaborative experimental magazine with the intentions to push the boundaries of photography, design and print.

Shufti 8 tells the story of a young girls summer romance whilst visiting her grandfather on the Amalfi coast of Italy. Through the photography, scrap receipts and hand-written thoughts, the reader follows the girls emotions and desires as she engages in an Italian romance.

So I usually post these image-heavy features on a Friday, but today I felt like catching you (dear reader) off guard a little bit! I do of course have some really fresh stuff lined up for Friday, so don’t go anywhere and I encourage you to Subscribe & follow SI on Twitter for free updates!

Cheers & Shoutouts to: Joe and Phil @Vast for the Images.

August 11 2010

HINTERLAND

HINTERLAND

HINTERLAND

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Design HINTERLAND

Nakamura Keith Haring
Book that investigates the connections between Keith Haring and Japanese culture published by the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to exhibiting his artwork.

Fonts Used:
Gotham Rounded by Hoefler & Frere-Jones
DF Maru Gothic by DynaComware Design Studio

Kobuchizawa Art Village
Identity, brochure, map and guide for a unique tourist destination in Japan that combines nature, art and culture at the base of the beautiful Yatsugatake mountain.

Fonts Used:
Gotham Rounded by Hoefler & Frere-Jones
Meiryo by Eiichi Kono

It’s not everyday I feature American graphic design on SI, but when I do, you can bet yourself it’s going to be a studio whose work meets the high standards of this site. HINTERLAND is a New York-based multidisciplinary design studio founded by Scott Buschkuhl who had two years experience working at the international design firm Pentagram. With a passion for solving design problems and integrating all project elements—from overall concept to specific detail—to present a unified message, Hinterland creates books, magazines, brochures, identities, packaging, illustrations, and more believing that the best work comes from a close collaboration between client and studio.

Thanks again to Mr. Scott Buschkuhl for the generous selection of images.

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