Tagged: design

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.

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VBMS Re-Brand

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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.

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Fibonacci Zoetrope

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures from Pier 9 on Vimeo.

These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.

For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.

John Edmark is an inventor/designer/artist. He teaches design at Stanford University.

Visit John’s website here

Cinematography and editing by Charlie Nordstrom

Draplin Designs

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge from lynda.com on Vimeo.

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Most logos aren’t designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren’t Aaron Draplin. Aaron’s a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of “blue collar” design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired?

Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations. The logos Aaron creates prove design can elevate any company or brand.

Along the way, he provides tips for freelancing, finding inspiration, and providing clients context for logos that won’t just live in PDFs.

Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge – “Around Us & Between Us” from Ivory & Black on Vimeo.

None of my ideas seem to come from dreams. More often they seem to come from when I am most awake. – Geoff McFetridge

Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Around Us & Between Us”, the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between.

For his “Around Us & Between Us” exhibition, Geoff has created a series of 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas on his distinctive and reductive style, giving each different subject the same treatment and refinery. In the artist’s own words:
Images are central to my painting. The images are varied, while my treatment of them is very consistent. The imagery is refined to a point of anonymous functionality. The paintings are meant to feel as if they were pulled directly from the lexicon.I paint some things because they are things that I have seen, but more importantly, I believe they are things that the viewer has seen. I am painting from life, but not life purely found in the landscape, but the also psychological, mediated, and transcendental world that infects our consciousness.

Of a fish Ive never heard
That wouldn’t rather be a bird
To leave the water for the skies
And over seas and lakes it flies
– Geoff McFetridge
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See more of Geoff McFetridge’s Work

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Draplin’s Junk

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL – Aaron Draplin & The Art of the Side Hustle Pt 1 from Vans OffTheWall.TV on Vimeo.

So fun to see other designers making weird noises over small, clean pieces of design. Ohhhhh.

Documentarian: Jared Eberhardt.

We meet Aaron Draplin at his day job as a designer at his studio, Draplin Design Company in Portland, Oregon. The tour quickly devolves into a discussion of his vast collections of well-organized junk, and includes a trip to an estate sale where Aaron picks up an ancient bag of peanut butter chips.

 

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10 Seconds

10 Seconds from The Pressure on Vimeo.

Mike Heist has been working in the neon industry in Portland, Oregon for 30 years. He is a master in his craft, and is responsible for the bending of some of the city’s most iconic signage. 10 SECONDS is a short film about work and happiness, and shares a bit of Mike’s thoughts and insight into the amazing process of hand-made neon signage.

The Pressure designed the sign as a component of event branding for the AIGA Portland event “Design and Happiness,” a lecture by Stefan Sagmeister during Design Week Portland. We thought that this video would add some depth to the concept, and we hope you enjoy it.

Reach Mike Heist at neondist.com

 

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Alan Kitching & Monotype

Alan Kitching and Monotype from Monotype on Vimeo.

“My name’s Alan Kitching, I’m a letterpress typographer, designer, artist, and I’ve been working in this business for most of my life.”

Short film that offers a behind-the-scenes look at Kitching’s studio and collection of physical type, as well as his work creating a set of posters that pay tribute to the centenary of five hugely influential graphic designers: Tom Eckersley, Paul Rand, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Abram Games.

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