April 10, 2014
It’s just so so fantastically clever.
One one hand, and I remember exactly what I thought when I first saw it was a sense of slight, I was thinking “what is that symbol at the beginning?”, then it just hit me milliseconds, or so later.…Read More
March 17, 2014
Came across this: The Original Lego Brick Patent (Filed 1958), by Godfred Kirk Christiansen, earlier this morning over on Khooll.com, and it was certainly an intriguing find to start off this Monday morning.
So a little history: You’ll notice on the top of the patent, that the name is stated as G. K . Christiansen, yet the company was initially started by a certain Ole Kirk Christian.…Read More
March 14, 2014
This Helvetica Beer, Stout and Lager Cans project, designed by Sasha Kischenko, has been around a while, but it seemed to have slipped me by. Which bothers me…
There is hardly nothing on this earth that I wouldn’t mind, actually love, to see an alternative Helvetica version of. We have had the Helvetica Bike and Helvetica The Perfume: “The Scent of Nothing”, the gorgeous Helvetica Moleskines and a crap load of other Helvetica themed items.…Read More
March 13, 2014
They are a Shanghai-based creative team, and set out to, as a fun side-project, to reinterpret six Western brand logo designs into Chinese characters, whilst retaining the original look, feel and essence of the original logo.…Read More
February 27, 2014
A while back there was a super duper cool study on dots, well, to be more precise, an interpretation of the Mona Lisa by Gary Andrew Clarke.
Andrew took the Mona Lisa and remixed it down to 140 exact circular dots and even with this over simplification, and somewhat abstracted nature, it is clear to all what the dots represent (below).
From that particular art exploration of the Mona Lisa, Silas Amos took the ‘dot’ idea in a slightly different direction, and applied the abstract ‘dot’ simplification to certain icon brand packaging.…Read More
January 31, 2014
These Star Wars icons were initially designed as part of an icon-a-day (year of icons) project, furiously designed by Jory Raphael (@sensibleworld), who incidentally, also masterminded the popular Symbolicons.
Jory has now combined all the individual Star Wars icons, and packaged them up as one complete Star Wars Icon Download.
Jory Raphael: “I thought it was time to update my free Star Wars icons.…Read More
December 18, 2013
archive: vignelli features artifacts from the Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers as they are unpacked and processed at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. We will share the experience of processing a collection and the excitement of discovering never before seen sketches, models, products and documents.
Our goal is to provide unique insights to the Vignellis’ design process, philosophy and language. The Vignellis’ work includes graphic design, branding, publication design, architectural graphics, exhibition, interior, furniture and consumer product design.…Read More
December 13, 2013
This is a cool logo study into how easily we can tell whose tightly cropped logo belongs too, often just from the brands signature colour.
It’s, of course, a hook, the whole titled: “Make the logo bigger”, but whatever, you’re here or you’re elsewhere, reading about what Andrew has done on his Tumblr blog.…Read More
December 10, 2013
About Ben: “My name is Ben Didier. I am a graphic designer, type addict and music nerd who can usually be found cooking tacos or riding my bike around Vancouver, Canada. I am currently the Senior Designer at CBC Music.”Read More