“I have always wanted to design a little calendar using some of my photos from the year. This year, I thought it would be fitting to use Instagram photos, and I’m excited to finally present the finished product. The calendar is printed on a nice matte paper and comes unbound, so there’s some flexibility in how you want to display it”
I’ll be the first to admit I am obsessed with Instagram, so naturally I love this photo calendar by Alice Gao. Not only does this calendar look great, but on top of that 25% of November’s proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy relief! So hurry!
“Tischlampe aus Holz und Papier, eine selbsttragende Konstruktion.”
(Table lamp made out of wood and paper, a self-supporting structure.)
I’m always so surprised at how often my German comes in handy in the design world.
“Say hello to Volley. Volley is equally happy sitting courtside, next to all the action, as relaxing on a terrace, soaking up the summer sun. Modern and independent, Volley comes from a large family filled with rockers and bar-tenders alike. The common thread being their ability to suit any occasion. A true team–player and crowd–pleaser, whose not unlikely to receive standing ovations.”
Anyone who has been following this blog for a while knows how I am a complete sucker for minimalistic design. There is just something so refreshing about a product that is not only beautiful, but simple. Anyone can design something loud and attention-grabbing, but it takes a true designer to create something beautiful and eye-catching, but still simple and uncomplicated.
I have been very into bento boxes recently. I have fallen for the overall atmosphere they provoke. On top of that, more often than not the execution of them is truly beautiful.
This set, called Komida, is just that. It’s minimalistic design, and wonderfully light and airy materials give it a beautifully uncomplicated feel. It’s crisp clean lines, and light shade of wood keep it from being visually overwhelming. Instead, it provokes a sense of relaxation and comfort, similar to a breath of fresh air.
“County Line Harvest, an organic farm that focuses on specialty greens and has locations in both Northern and Southern California, needed an identity that was versatile enough to represent both County Line Harvest, their farm in the north, and County Line South, their farm in the south. Logos were needed for both farms that could work together but also apart. Their pop-up ‘Rogue Markets’ also needed to be incorporated into the brand family. We developed their entire identity and rolled out a website, produce boxes and marketing materials. Lettuce illustrations done by the lovely Jane Kim.”
Images from Al Liu.
In my humble opinion, everything’s better with a hairpin leg.
“Since 1980 and for four generations, La Campana has been producing handmade nougat bars and ices. To redesign the ice cream parlour next to their famous shop in Barcelona, the choice was for a logo of modernist inspiration and a print which takes a wink at the nearby Picasso museum, with which this establishment has coexisted for years.” Comite Studio
There is something to be said about the complexity of typography. How can you make words portray an emotion or an experience not just by their obvious meaning, but also by how they look. How the words are laid out on a page, the particular typeface, the thickness and weight of the letters, and the kerning all have something to do with the way the words are interpreted. An artist must take every minute detail into consideration when dealing with typography. it’s a miracle anything ever gets done.
“Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts. Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy.”
“The Sony Music Timeline celebrates 125 years of musical history covering almost 150 square meters of wall space in Sony’s Derry Street offices. Using just CNC cut vinyl as the sole medium, 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall cover feature nearly 1000 of Sony Music’s signed artists from 1887 to the present day.”
“Building on the distinctive Fine Cheese Co vernacular, Irving has designed the packaging for a new range of ‘toasts’ for cheese. The white boxes promote the full texture and flavour of the product. The crafted typographic approach articulate the artisan values of the brand. Photographs by Jason Lowe.”