XST from Morgan Maassen on Vimeo.

A nice look into the life of Shawn Theodore and what inspires his street photography.

This is a portrait of Shawn Theodore, a street photographer in Philadelphia.

Early last year I stumbled upon an Instagram account named XST. A collection of powerful, vibrant photos of Philadelphia’s population sprinkled his account, immediately captivating me.

As I quietly admired his work, the mystery of both the man posting them and his methods of creation toyed with my imagination. By late fall, my curiosity piqued, and so I stepped outside my comfort circle and reached out to him.

I flew across the country and was received by one of the kindest, warmest humans I’ve ever met. Shawn Theodore, a creative director by day and moonlighting street photographer, showed me around the city and let me ride co-pilot as he went about his fantastic passion of photographing the wild colors and people of one of America’s oldest working-class cities.

Shawn Theodore

Enjoy, The Narrative.



DOS BCN X MONTANA COLORS AT OFFF BARCELONA 2015 from Montana Colors on Vimeo.

Like something out of a Manga film, this new technique of graffiti mapping is an exciting trip into whats potentially around the corner.

During the 15th Anniversary de OFFF 2015, Montana Colors together with DOSBCN Studio present the audiovisual piece, “Graffmapping”, where the mapping technique is projected over 14 80x80cm boxes (MTN Puzzl6), forming a pyramid of light and colour.

This sum of tools makes it possible to design a visual language that adapts to any space and surface, making any intervention ephemeral.

It’s a renewed vision of graffiti through the interaction of techniques, brought to us by the young design studio formed by Canary Island graffiti writers and designers, who are based in Barcelona.

Graffiti by ACBR
Mapping/Video by SUGLAS

Enjoy, The Narrative



Maya Hayuk

CHEMICAL TRAILS – MAYA HAYUK (Full Version) from mydogispolite on Vimeo.

We came across this, this morning on Vimeo and just loved it. Strong heavy lines of colour layered up with similar tones has created quite a spectacular impact.

Maya Hayuk painting the Bowery Wall (NYC).
February 2014.

You can see more of Maya Hayuk’s colour happy creations here.

Enjoy, The Narrative.



Made in Italy


mii_aiap_archive_12_0 mii_book_spreads_5_0 mii_book_cover_0  mii_aiap_archive_2_0 mii_designer_series_spreads_4_0

We’re Looking forward to seeing this collection over the weekend.

Paper company Fedrigoni has collaborated with UK design studio SEA and the Aiaparchive in Milan to produce a London exhibition and series of books on post-war Italian graphic design…

Made in Italy consists of an exhibition, a case-bound limited edition book and also four individual books – each dedicated to the work of a particular Italian graphic designers, the first two being Franco Grignani (1908-1999) and Giancarlo Iliprandi (1925-).

Other Italian designers whose work will feature in the show next month at the Protein gallery, Studio 2, in London’s Shoreditch – and in the single edition book – include Mario Dagrada, Mimmo Catellano and Heinz Waibl.

The project has been made possible thanks to the extensive body of work housed at Aiap, the Associazione Italiana Design Della Comunicazione Visiva. A few images from SEA’s tour of the organisation’s Graphic Design Documentation Centre, which is dedicated to collecting and preserving the country’s graphic design history, are shown in the post.

The aim of Made in Italy is to bring the work of some of Italy’s most celebrated graphic design practitioners to more prominence in the UK. While the more familiar names of Griganani and Iliprandi are now rightly held up as leaders in their field, many other lesser known figures have perhaps not had the international exposure they deserve.

SEA say that they have also produced a set of posters for the project, including a reproduction of Iliprandi’s skull and crossbones design he produced for Arflex in 1970 (see book spread below).

Made in Italy will be launched at Studio 2, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY on June 11. General admission is Friday 12 and Saturday 13, 10am-5pm (free). See mii.london for more details.  – Creative Review 

Enjoy, The Narrative.


VBMS Re-Brand



vbms9_1964_1309_60_0vbms_14_1292_1878_60_0  vbms_17_1292_1878_60_0

It’s lovely to see some Dutch design, strong and impactful. A clean simple design that never gets old.

Studio Dumbar’s new identity for Visser & Smith Marine Contracting is in the grand tradition of Dutch graphic design studios providing serious industrial concerns with powerful, quirky marks

Visser & Smith Marine Contracting are specialists in laying offshore power cables. All those windfarms you admire from the plane window as you cross the channel? These guys connect them up. Recently, Boskalis, a dredging company, and construction giant VolkerWessels took the business over with a view to international expansion. The new ownership structure and new ambition required a name change and brand update, which is where Studio Dumbar stepped in.

Enjoy, The Narrative.