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Vintage Designs by Ben Didier

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."

When I first came across Ben's website: Pretty/Ugly Design, via a post for some promotional t-shirt designs for Handsome, I first thought I'd simply post about those as they were so very cool.

Problem was that once I stared browsing the rest of Ben's portfolio I simply couldn't just post about one project because so many of them are outstandingly and fantastically awesome

So here (below) are a few select designs, all mostly come with a hand crafted typographic lettering vintage flair.

I think some of my real favourites are the Zatec Beer Ads, all last 6 of them below.

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Vintage Designs by Ben Didier

Vintage Designs by Ben Didier

Vintage Designs by Ben Didier

Vintage Designs by Ben Didier

Vintage Designs by Ben Didier

Vintage Designs by Ben Didier

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Carhartt-WIP process by Sergey Shapiro 1

Carhartt Logotype WIP Process by Sergey Shapiron

Really enjoy studying these marvellous hand-drawn lettered sketches for Carhartt, by Sergey Shapiron. These have not been designed to replace the main Carhartt brand logo, but for an upcoming 2014 collection.

Sergey Shapiron: "Some of hand drawn/written sketches I did while working on a new t-shirt design for Carhartt-WIP 2014 collection. All sketches are scanned without any further tweaks done."

Quite a variation in lettering styles with some being far less readable than others, but as it's all exploratory work one has to take design to the limits in order to fully assess your 'window of opportunity', so-to-speak.

I have only selected a few of the Carhartt sketches, but there are loads more over on Sergey's Behance profile.

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Carhartt Logotype WIP Process by Sergey Shapiron

 


Identity and lettering for season two of "Louie"

Identity and lettering for season two of "Louie"

Identity and lettering for season two of "Louie"

Heard great things about this TV series called "Louis", by stand-up comedian: Louis C. K. over on FX Networks—also heard that Louis C.K. is now selling gig tickets direct to the public and thus cutting out the middle man. Way to go!

So anyway: the talented Jon Contino (@joncontino) was responsible for the: Identity design, illustration, and lettering used in motion graphics development for season two of "Louie", with art direction by Nathaniel Howe.

There are only three of these intensely cool images on his website, but I can already see what immense fun this must have been to do. I love the idea of going all digitally and virtually graffiti-ed up on some buildings myself.

Love this project.

View project on http://joncontino.com/Louie


There is everything right with Ink Butter - Tattoo Aftercare from the package design, the typography and the actual idea of looking after your "ink". Get your own Ink Butter for $18 which will help heal your tattoo, nourish your skin with essential minerals, vitamins and antoxidants.

Who knows if it actually works, but it's still a cool commercial idea which I am sure will sell well. Considering a bottle for my own tattoo's.

But we don't just have a great bit of product branding here. Alan Ariail a.k.a. Alphabetguy is the immense talent behind the Ink Butter brand identity,  and he has a detailed write-up on logo design process with some sketches of the typography to boot: Ink Butter Logo Design

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