Archives for the month of: July, 2012

To honor the 2012 London Olympics, which begin today, Greek designer Charis Tsevis took a really compelling approach to these portraits. As with previous works, the complexity of Tsevis’s work is stunning. His use of type, the colors, everything. Simply awesome.

Via espn.com

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No, we’re not referring to the fantastical omnipresent electronic devices that have been embedded in our very culture. We’re referring to Apple’s short-lived clothing line from the mid-’80s. You can be sure knockoffs are just around the corner at your local Urban Outfitters.

Via mashable.com

Another great poster series by Moxy Creative House (see their Eyewear Made Famous series here), and creative director Glenn Michael. This reimagining of iconic dads as beer cans is a smart and well executed look at some cartoons we grew up with. Note to self, this makes an excellent gift for just about any dad.

Via moxycreative.com

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Stumbled upon this stellar senior thesis by recent Auburn University graduate Caroline Morris. This award winning project for a hypothetical non-profit is excellent by any measure, especially by a student.

Via carolinemmorris.com

Okay, so this isn’t exactly graphic design or art, but certainly piqued our interest. In a sea of ebooks and devices dedicated to delivering digital books to hungry consumers, one publisher, Eterna Cadencia, has another innovation in mind. They recently released El Libro que No Puede Esperar – ‘The Book that Cannot Wait’, an anthology of new Latin American authors –  printed in ink that disappears after two months of opening the book. This all seems rather impractical (you’re left with a leather-bound blank book), but makes for a great marketing tactic. It creates a sense of urgency for consumers to actually read the book immediately, engaging readers in a new way. And the proof is in the pudding… the publisher sold out their first print run in a day.

Via huffingtonpost.com

English designer/artist/illustrator Olly Moss does it again. With an almost cult-like following, Moss released this limited edition, officially licensed poster for one of the summer’s most anticipated films (opening today!) for just 24 hours earlier this week… and fans (of both TDKR and Moss) snatched them up in droves. 9,350 were sold in that short time, a number that Moss himself calls “Very humbling. Literally about ten times what I’d imagined/hoped.”

Via moss.fm

Though sort of a novelty, since most folks who visit this microsite won’t actually travel around Scandinavia, Volvo’s Cross Country Travels site and mobile app are really well designed and fun to navigate. Interactive Art Director Robert Lindström documents the creative process here. Love the badges too… nice uniformity among the variety of illustrations.

Via xctravels.com

We have all enjoyed making a collage of some sort, whether it be in preschool pasting random shapes together, or as an exercise in color and form in art school. But Florida-based artist Derek Gores raises the bar with his awe-inspiring collage work. These works on canvas are portraiture with a whole other level of detail and nuance. Amazing work

Via derekgores.com

Type designer/letterer/illustrator Jessica Hische is wildly talented. We first became familiar with Hische’s work when it was featured in HOW Magazine a few years ago. Having built a body of work under Loiuse Fili, and later venturing out on her own, Hische has since become an “it-girl” in the field of typography and design. Below are just a few examples of her superb work… we look forward to her ever evolving body of work.

Via jessicahische.is

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