Tagged: Graphic 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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Made in Italy

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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 

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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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Waterfront Magazine

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The Canal and River Trust have launched a new mag focusing on the people that work along the British waterway’s. The trust was created in 2012 and launched with a quarterly magazine which documented the efforts of the trust.

This new re-design plays with a variety of photography and illustrations as well as adopting animation. The new design is the work of  Studio Pensom and Smoke Creatives

 

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China Town

Chinatown / The Chinese translation of the trademarks from Mehmet Gözetlik on Vimeo.

Chinatown is a Chinese translation of the trademarks in a graphical way. It’s a carefully arranged series of artworks showcasing 20 well-known western brand logos with maintained visual and narrative continuity.
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© 2012-2014 Mehmet Gözetlik  mehmetgozetlik.com/chinatown

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Draplin Designs

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

Watch more like this at lynda.com/vimeo.

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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