Filed under: Graphic Design
In spite of the name Hawaii Design is based in London. In winter 2008 Hawaii was nominated designer of the year by London Design Museum and that is by no means a coincidence. Lots of great work to inspire.
See more: http://www.hawaiidesign.co.uk
Filed under: Graphic Design
Sorry it’s been a bit slow on this space these days. Am busy busy busy….
But today let’s take a look ICFF, a design studio from Berlin. They do some great collage inspired compositions but also great logos and visuals.
See more: http://www.icecreamforfree.com/
This week’s font is Onyx. It was designed more than 70 years ago in 1937 by American font designer Gerry Powell.
I love this font for it’s huge contrast and ultra condensed look. A fantastic neo classic display font.
You can buy the font at Linotype.
Check out Amy Sol’s artwork. She is a Korean artist now based in Las Vegas. Her work has a heavy Manga influence but with a fantastic twist. The colourscheme is unique, incorporating wood and pastels.
See more here: http://www.amysol.com
Well, I’m back from New York. It has been an eventful week starting with an emergency landing in Iceland, but I’m back in one piece.
I would like to share Jeff Koons with you if you don’t already know him. I was so lucky to catch his exhibit on the roof of the Met while in New York, and if any of you have the chance you should do the same. Otherwise you will have to make do with these shots of his oversized balloondog. These pieces are so impressive in real life.
Visit Jeff Koon’s website.
Pictures from Gothamist.
I came across Words Are Pictures when I was looking for Alison Carmichael. The man behind the words is London based designer Craig Ward and he has really done some great typography. I am so in love with the feather type.
See more: http://www.wordsarepictures.co.uk/
Filed under: Illustration/Art
Visit the crazy world of Candykiller a.k.a. Brian Taylor. His illustrations are nuts but you can’t help smiling.
See more: http://www.candykiller.com/
This weeks font is a true oldtimer. Normande was done by the German font foundry H. Berthold AG established in 1858 by Hermann Berthold. As far as I can figure out Normande was designed by Hermann Berthold himself around 1860. In 1993 the original H. Berthold AG company closed their doors due to financial trouble but the font distribution was taken over by the American company Berthold Types Ltd.
I think this font is a fantastic display font because it has enormous wight but also really fine detail, the contrast is huge. These neo classic displayfonts have really been making a comeback and I think Normande should too. In fact I think I’m gonna use it myself for a coming project.
The man behind In Graphics We Trust is Sebastian Onufszak a German visual artist. His work has been featured in numerous design books and magazines, and yes, in graphics we sure do trust!
See more: http://www.ingraphicswetrust.com
Filed under: Photography
Thierry Le Goues is an outstanding French Photographer. He has done work for numerous fashion clients and has even taken on the hard task of making the Rugby teams look like models for Nike. Be sure to check out the “Popular” series. It’s fantastic! Although beware, there’s lots of naked ladies!
See more: http://www.thierrylegoues.com/