Filed under: Illustration/Art
I recently came across an illustrated book by Spanish illustrator Mikel Casal. He does lovely illustrations in a naive and colourful style and I just can’t help loving them.
See more: http://www.mikelcasal.com
Filed under: Graphic Design
Check out Australian design studio Hofstede. I came across their two sided poster for an event with Tobias Frere-Jones and thought it was a lovely way to display work. It’s like a portfolio poster, a lovely addition to carrying around you portfolio, just send people a really cool poster of you work instead.
See more: http://www.hofstede.com.au
Filed under: Graphic Design, Illustration/Art | Tags: Cover, Fashion, Vogue
I came across a series of covers for Australian Vogue today celebrating their 50 year anniversary. I think it’s quite a bold statement not to have a photo on the cover but instead have four diffeernt illustrations of Cate Blanchett done by illustrator David Downton. I think it’s retro and modern at the same time and therefore a wonderful reference to the anniversary.
See more work by David Downton.
A few other work specimens:
Filed under: Illustration/Art
I came across these quite cool illustrations by Spannish illustrator Fernando Vicente. I love how they’re kind of a mix between pinups, anatomy and tech drawings, I wonder if this is how men see the female body :-)
See more: http://www.fernandovicente.es/
If you love packaging as much as I do then here’s a great Christmas wish. I am definitely hoping that this book will be under my tree this year, it is just brimming with amazing work from all over the world.
Order on Amazon.
I came across the new Absolut Vodka ad the other day and was amazed how Sagmeister-ish it was. I wonder if they wanted him to do it but were turned down due to Sagmeister having his re-accuring year off. So maybe they just thought “Let’s do a Sagmeister thing anyway”. Either way, TBWA made a beautiful commercial but I think it’s too close to the obvious inspiration (Stefan Sagmeister’s “Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far”).
There are various theories in the industry as to why Absolut would do something so close to Sagmeister’s signature style. Some people think it’s an obvious gimmick to draw attention and get viral effect from people discussing it online (in which case I’m jumping right in). But if that’s the case I think it would be a lot more sympathetic to do a really great creative ad to draw attention on it’s own, rather then relying on negativity due to plagiarism to do it for them.
Let me know what you think.
The Absolut ad:
Two Sagmeister examples:
I got a tip the other day to check out London based designstudio Åh. It does indeed sound Danish but I am not sure if the two designers behind Åh are Danish or perhaps Swedish. Either way their colourful and playful spreads really got me in a good mood.
See more: http://www.ah-studio.com/
I came across dutch designer Thijs Verbeek’s skin alfabet recently and was thrilled. It looks quite gross but I just love experiments like this. It reminds me a little bit of Stefan Sagmeister’s AIGA poster but hopefully not quite as painful.
View the entire skin alfabet.
Uhhhhh on a complete high after ordering tickets to my (kinda) hometown Helsinki and Tokyo on the same day. Now I can’t wait to go and find loads of great things to share with all of you. So let’s just start out with a bit of Finnish ambience from Sanna Annukka. She’s recently designed a line for Marimekko (which I shared before) but she’s also added a few other things to her website since last Anukka post. Her milkcartons for Cravendale is an oldie but goodie and I still can’t comprehend why they didn’t run it.
See more: http://www.sanna-annukka.com