From Birmingham based design duo, Wild Ilk, comes a limited edition art print based on the idea of a labyrinth. Labyrinths are amazing and ancient structures with many uses. The obvious one being the labyrinth that housed the minotaur on ancient Crete. More modern uses of labyrinths are recreational, for contemplation and reflection. The structure...
Love the work of Network Osaka. Nice mixture of simple design, great illustration and a few cheeky collages thrown in for good measure. The ABOUT section is pretty informative as well.
Australian studio MAUD produce colourful work underpinned by some amazing typographic sensibility.
Another meeting at Beyonderground festival. I’ll spare the bullshit blurb. We all know what a bad man Mr Mario Hugo is. if you don’t go check his stuff out. www.mariohugo.com
I bumped into Tina from Werkling during Beyonderground festival and I’m really glad we met. Werkling is a super agency from Helsinki, Finland pumping out some serious work. Go check them out.
Paul Jenkins is an art director currently based at U-Dox in Hoxton, London. I met paul at Beyonderground festival where he created A Moment of Play over the course of the weekend which was the theme of his talk. You may know him through his amazing Nike 78 project.
As a designer the work of TDR influenced my early career substantially. I still sometimes look to their work as a source of inspiration. That’s why this film has gotten me rather excited. “From Punk to Pop, the Designers Republic”"‘ (tDR”"‘) changed the established rules of design, creating some of the most iconic and recognisable logos,...
Heroes Design established in 1996 is run by Piotr Buczkowski. Simple, clean and functional aesthetics meets product design, identity and user experience. Heroes is very versatile studio. Piotr gave a great talk at Beyonderground and I was lucky enough to have lots of time to chat to him over the weekend.
At the weekend I was fortunate enough to speak at Beyonderground festival with lots of talented artists, designers and illustrators. Over the next week I’ll be posting work from people who featured at the festival. I’ll start with London based YCN. YCN Studio is an ambitious team of creative directors, art directors, designers and producers...
Fionn Breen is a designer based in Perth, Australia. A simple and clean aesthetic runs through his work and the super photography really allows his work to shine.
Five London artists, influenced by shoe design, heritage imagery and the London cultures of the time, have produced their own reinterpretations of a specific Air Max shoe. A limited edition Air Max Reinvent fanzine will also be available to attendees on the night, together with a signed hand painted, watercolour still from the Air...
Paulo Lopes is a graphic designer born and raised in Versailles who is now looking for work in London.
Designer and illustrator Richard Vickers has launched Goods Carrier, a new range of limited edition prints inspired by Indian truck art. Most people return from India inspired by the spirituality, landscape or food – but for London-based graphic designer/illustrator Richard Vickers it was the ornate decoration of Indian trucks which caught his attention. Driving across...
Studio Hi Ho is a Melbourne based branding and communication studio established by Wesley Waddell and Patrick Scanlan. Simple typographic treatments, perfectly executed.
I was lucky enough to receive a set of these cards through the post the other day. As you’d expect from the infamous studio it’s high on both concept and quality. The studio wanted to provide people with a way of speaking their mind. Each card can be handed out to someone you’ve just met....
Planning Unit is a London based studio with some solid branding work in their portfolio.
Pure Magenta is the graphic design work of Sarah Kissell. Currently residing in Los Angeles working as the Art Director at Nasty Gal, her look almost defines the hipster style.
Manchester based Ubiquitous have a really healthy body of work, but would you just look at that studio!
kvgd aka Kerr Vernon Graphic Design is an award~winning, Glasgow based graphic design studio delivering branding and marketing communications across all kinds of media platforms with a philosophy of ”Be nice and do good work”.
Mash Creative, aka Mark Bloom is a Graphic Designer and typography geek with a portfolio full of sexy goodness.
Zebra is a brand communications agency with offices in Singapore and Perth, Australia. Their ethos is to undertake found every project with a strong, simple idea. Their work covers the fields of brand identity, art direction, advertising, print, digital and environmental design.
From the interior design and a custom typeface for the best restaurant in the world to Brand development for the United Nations Kontrapunkt are leading the way providing thought provoking visual communication.
Josep Román Barri is a graphic designer currently based in Barcelona, Spain. His work is defined by crisp typography and bold use of colour.
“We believe in listening to our clients, analyzing their situation, actively proposing and jointly developing custom solutions that are both efficient and lasting. Involved in every phase of a project from conception and management through production, we care about each one, guaranteeing the best results.” Trestipos Graficos
Former Creative Head at LOVE now working at MUSIC in Manchester Adam Rix has a really creative body of work. http://www.byvariousartists.com/
Face is a Mexican studio with a portfolio full of high quality print and web projects. I’m particularly fond of their bold and minimal branding for Kinetica.
I came across Bravo Company after seeing their amazing work for Five & Dime restaurant/café. They are a a creatively led, independent design studio based in Singapore who work with a variety of individuals and organisations to deliver considered and engaging design. They specialise in identity & brand development, printed communications & art direction.