Filed under: Graphic Design
This week I’m gonna do something different. There are so many iconic graphic designers in the past who still deserve attention for their groundbreaking work. That’s why I’m gonna do a week of my fave old-timers here on Inspiration Lab.
First up is Saul Bass (1920-1996), American designer and filmmaker. Saul Bass has made lots of work that is etched in to graphic design history among others title sequences for Hitchcock. But there are also loads of fantastic posters and logos. I am also a HUGE fan of his childrens’ book Henri’s Walk To Paris. Every graphic designer with kids should have this book, and make their kids appreciate great work from the get-go.
Filed under: Illustration/Art
I recently discovered Bison, a South African design and art studio. Check out these wonderful pieces, such a fantastic style. Love them!
See more: http://bisonart.co.za/
Filed under: Packaging
I’ve featured Swedish design studio BVD before but you simply must see this one. Every year BVD do a new design for Blossa Glögg bottles and here’s the newest edition.
See more: http://bvd.se
Filed under: Photography
Check out photographer Troyt Coburn. I found him when I was trying to find out who did the shots for the Lee campaign with the liquids and Troyt is the guy. He does fantastic fashion work for Vogue among others. Also, very nice and simple website.
See more: http://troytcoburn.com/
Check out Negro from Argentina a small design studio founded by Ariel di Lisio and Gustavo Borges. These guys do some really tight logo and type work with an excotic twist.
See more: http://negronouveau.com
Filed under: Typography
I was listening to one of my fave records of all times this weekend; Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club’s Howl and I always look at that simple cover and think WOW, that is some nice typography. So why not feature the font from the cover.
The font is called Giza and was designed by David Berlow around 1994. The style dates back to Vincent Figgins’ specimen from 1845 when this heavy style was introduced on posters.
Buy the font at Font Bureau.
Featured below is the Giza Nine Five.