Tagged: Typography

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.

Enjoy, The Narrative.

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.

Enjoy, The Narrative.

Rescued Letters

A great post on Creative Review Blog we had to share.

Berlin’s Buchstaben museum features neon and other display lettering rescued from old buildings and shopfronts, making it a must-see for any type-inclined visitor

Housed (for the time-being) in an old East Berlin supermarket, the Buchstabenmuseumfeatures hundreds of letters that were casualties of the ceaseless redevelopment of Berlin as well as contributions from elsewhere in Germany.

Enjoy, The Narrative.

andrea katheder für BUCHSTABENMUSEUM, Berlin 2013

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Tom Eckersley

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Clean simple and considered the designs of Tom Eckersley have stood the test of time. These pieces could fit easily into todays campaigns.

The good news is they are being exhibited at the London college of communication.
Can’t get there then check the VADS archive

Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster, January 11-29 2014, 10am – 5pm (closed Sunday). London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SB.

Enjoy, The Narrative