My god what a day! I’m coming to you from my bed after a particularly grueling tooth operation. Am on a diet of soup, ice cream and pain killers, could be worse I guess! So what else can you do but lie in bed and look at pretty things, like the new Marc Atlan website for example. I’ve featured Marc Atlan before but the new and improved website is worth mentioning. Designed by Danish Hello Monday it is a great continuation of the super minimalist Marc Atlan style. If you’re into minimalism it doesn’t get much more minimalist than this, but do stop to appreciate the fine details of the site, like the type animations, the smoothe movement, the loader and so forth. I like!
Visit the new Marc Atlan site here: http://www.marcatlan.com/
Filed under: Illustration/Art
This post might be a little bit depressing, and I haven’t turned my blog into a political arena, but I just have to share this one with you. I think it’s a beautiful execution of a very serious subject. I love how the beauty in the subject is found without it softening the message.
See more: http://francoisrobertphotography.com
I came across the work of Zim and Zou recently and was delighted. It is a thrill to see experiments with materials like this. Just look at the work below, I love the weave font, didn’t you use to do these as a kid? I know I did, to my parents’ delight (or possibly not). Zim and Zou also did the wonderful flyers for a gourmet restaurant with paper motifs which I think is wonderfully executed.
See more: http://www.zimandzou.fr
It was a true nerdy designer moment of hysteric laughter when I came across the project “This year I will try not to” by Elliott Scott and Christopher Doyle. I guess you can call it a contract from two frustrated designers. I think we should all put our signatures on this one and agree with these guys. Super funny!
View the entire project: http://www.trynotto.com.au/
Here’s your chance to experience Inspiration Lab live for a talk about inspiration, originality and trends in design. I’m doing a talk at HK Copenhagen on October 6th about my visual research methods which are ways for the designer to inspire themselves and execute original visual solutions. If you’re a member of HK you should join the session for 2 hours of fun and eyecandy. Below, just a tiny selection of the fantastic examples I’ll be talking about :-)
Sign up here: http://www.hk-gk.dk/ (click “Aktivitetskalender” and then find the talk called “Visuel Research”)
Filed under: Typography
Jessica Hische really is one of my faves when it comes to lettering. I recently came across the article below in a magazine from a while back and thought “Hey! That looks great, it looks like Jessica Hische” and what do you know, it was! I’m not ashamed to admit that I am also a fan of the Twilight movies, how they make kids think that it’s dangerous to have sex because he might eat her is VERY elegant (hmmmm…..) If I was 16 again I would be totally hooked!
See more: http://jessicahische.com
I think you can always tell when a designer comes from Brazil. The way you can tell is that they’re so bloody brilliant with colour and they’re not afraid to go overboard. Just check out Adhemas Batista, have a scroll down the website (which won an fwa) and you just can’t help getting a smile on your face. I love his tagline too “I’m selling colors” is very fitting!
See more: http://www.adhemas.com/
At day Alejandro Chavetta is the art director at San Francisco magazine, at night he is a collage super hero. Just look at the compositions below. I love the simplicity and the texture that comes from using old clippings.
I’m gonna do a follow up on last friday’s post on vodka bottles. During my research I found so many lovely booze bottles so I figured I might as well do another, this time it’s top of the pops in the gin department.
It just dawned on me that this last week has been very tight black and white. So we need something just a bit more colourful and experimental today I think. So check out Carl Kleiner. I have no idea how to categorize him but I just love his approach to spatial compositions, textural experiments and photography. He also does wonders with paper.
See more: http://www.carlkleiner.com