Archives for the month of: October, 2013

This rather cerebral study of typography by Austrian designer/sculptor/artist Andreas Scheiger is quite fitting for Halloween. Taking inspiration from noted type designer Frederic W. Goudy´s “The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering,” and treating letters like organisms and typefaces as species, Scheiger created this amazing series, Evolution of Type. We’re fascinated by Scheiger’s surgical dissection and the sheer level of detail he achieves. Great concept and even better execution.

Via Behance

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We often focus on a single project or series, but the growing body of work by Kyle Wilkeson is just too good not to share. Wilkeson, Yorkshire, England-based letterer/designer/creative director, is innately talented. Quite simply, his work is special. From experimental lettering of Pecha Kucha promotional materials, to the thoughtful typography of his ADC invitation, to his surprisingly elegant and graphic Phaeton Chair, Wilkeson is a young designer to watch.

Via kylewilkinson.co.uk

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The creation of seamless patterns of complex wallpapers has always been sort of fascinating to us in general. Icelandic graphic designer Siggi Eggertsson takes this process to a whole other level with one of his latest projects, titled SKVÍS. The installation is actually a series of eight modular posters (for sale here) configured in many different combinations to create an overstimulating visual masterpiece (with some rather trippy undertones). From the exhibitor: “This beauty of infinity is always present in Siggi´s work. This may be related to methods for expanding ones mind, whether by use of substances or meditation as used by hippies to glimpse a different world which is not a reflection of our own world, but a world within. That world has godesses floating about, as can be seen in Siggi Eggertsson´s representation of a world few of us have visited.”

Via siggieggertsson.com and sparkdesignspace.com

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There’s something to be said for good design (which sorta goes without saying since that is essentially the mantra of this very blog). When designers collaborate (even from different disciplines), special things happen… as is the case with this awesome lamp. The collection, which consists of several different colored lamps that project the celestial constellations of the Northern Hemisphere’s two equinoxes and solstices onto nearby walls and ceilings, was born from the collaboration between Hungarian graphic designer Anna Farkas and Hungarian interior designer Miklós Batisz. What originally began as an art piece by Farkas, the Starry Light collection is now for sale after almost a year of product development, and they are manufactured by hand. What a simple and special idea executed so beautifully.

Via starrylightlamps.com and anagraphic.hu

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Yes, we are suckers for series, and we especially love this one. Brazilian designer/illustrator Frederico Birchal depicts famous figures from music, movies and television with just costumes. Birchal’s attention to detail really elevates this series. Awesome concept, excellent execution. Well done!

Via Behance

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Having created our fair share of infographics, we are fascinated by new and interesting ways to approach them. Austrian brand consulting and design firm Moodley Brand Identity has re-imagined what could be an annual report full of humdrum charts into compelling photographic compositions. The simplicity of text and image is graphic design in its purest form, and we applaud it.

Via Behance

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Though we’ve seen his work before, it was only recently what we really took notice of Simon Birch’s stellar paintings. These large scale works by Birch, a U.K.-born artist, of Armenian descent, who is a permanent resident of Hong Kong, have an almost geometric quality to them. And from a distance, have a slight resemblance to manipulated photographs. There’s also something to be said for Birch’s sense of color, which is really remarkable. Any way you look at it, Birch’s talent is quite considerable. We’d love to see his work in person. Be sure to check out the video for a behind-the-scenes look at Birch in action.

Via simon-birch.com and Behance

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Tokyo-based illustrator/painter/designer/artist Sayori Wada is crazy talented. She has a very distinctive style that is immediately recognizable, and she works in a variety of media from calligraphy felt pen, to pencil, chalk, spray, toothbrush, tissue paper, acrylic paint, oil paint and crayons. Hands down the coolest deck we’ve ever seen, Hip Hop Playing Cards from trendy Japanese brand Mynority Classics features original hand-drawn illustrations of legendary artists of rap and hip hop by Wada. Keep your eye on Wada… we have a feeling you’ll be a seeing more of her. Be sure to check out more of her stellar work here.

Via mynorityclassics.com

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We try to be discriminating about the superhero art we share. There’s so much out there, you really have to sift through. But this incredible series of infographics for Mashable is great on several levels. Not only do we love the illustration (by Bob Al-Greene) and design (by Emil Lendof), the research is fascinating. We just wanna know, amid all this government shutdown talk, why don’t they pay taxes? Well done!

Via Bahance

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London-based creative agency Firedog really hit the mark with this gorgeous campaign. Tasked with creating a campaign for the classical music season at the world-class arts institution (and largest performing arts center in Europe), The Barbican, Firedog took an emotional approach. The centerpiece of the campaign is stunning composite imagery meant to convey the moving experience of attending a classical music concert at the venue. The skillful execution of these complex portraits is quite remarkable. “We came up with the ‘Dreamscape’, a series of landscapes reflecting the intensely diverse imaginative and emotive reactions upon listening to classical music at The Barbican. The Dreamscape encompasses the notion that when we listen to music, our imagination continually flits from one image to the next; the emotions evoked are equally disparate.”

Via firedog.co.uk

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