When I see something done right it gives me something to strive for in my own career as a designer. Canadian studio, Lg2 Boutique‘s rebranding of Boris Ice Tea is so simple and yet so classic in it’s fluorescent lemon yellow and peach that it will jump off the shelves. Simple, Beautiful, Classic.
Boris Ice Tea branding by Lg2 Boutique
Left: An eccentric english man in fluorescent lemon
Right: A youthful woman in peach
A gift from my 7 year old son. A bunny on a skateboard.
I find inspiration from many places. Other designers can really turn my head when they produce amazing art. This is one. The London 2012 Olympics coke bottles designed by MWM Graphics and Attic.
MWM graphics collaborated with Attik on the Coca Cola branding for the London 2012 Olympics.
Graphics applied to the cans.
My role was to create a robust graphic asset library that the good folks at attik then refined into a Visual Identity System (VIS). This VIS was then passed along to agencies around the world to work with for their regional campaigns. The first phase of art was to create this hyper detailed, abstract rendition of COCA COLA LONDON 2012. From this master file we extracted dozens of ‘moments’ that became the graphic asset library. – Matt W. Moore (MWM Graphics)
French Graphic Designer Philippe Apeloig talks to designboom about his typography, the future of poster design and the qualities he looks for when hiring.
There is not much room to work outside the arts and cultural arenas for Graphic Designers in France. Of course, I have considered working for commercial projects several times, but I never go looking for it by canvassing corporations or companies, I am simply not into this behavior. I like to be surprised by the business world, and to surprise them. That said, promoting art and culture has brought profound rewards by providing me with a deeper knowledge of the world. There is always new information coming in, and each project pushes my consciousness a step further. I try never to be tempted by fashion, or influenced by the rules of advertising, or corrupted by the pressures of the marketplace. Sometimes the market wants to dictate a particular approach or design language, but I avoid all these things.
My good friend Randy Dunbar posted on Facebook a link to some great vintage advertisements. I posted one of my favorites here. Crossing a phone with a TV – Who knew? You can see the rest on Speckboy.com by following this link. Since I am a huge fan of the TV show MAD MEN I have found a new appreciation for how things used to be done. Vintage inspiration.
Brilliant Photographer Chenman is among the leading figures of ’80hou’ (‘balinghou’), the word for chinese born in the 1980′s, during the country’s one-child policy. The ’80hou’ are considered to be instrumental in changing the industrial structure and culture of the country. Calling photography ‘the extended function of painting’, Chenman became established for her series of covers for shanghai’s ‘vision’ fashion magazine, which combined 3D rendering and post-production effects with photography.
The fashion graphics of Chinese photographer Chenman are on exhibition in the show ‘Glamorous Futurist‘, curated by Ashu at the Diesel Art Gallery in Toyko. – February 17Th – May 11Th, 2012
I love the designers at Fantastic Magazine. Sexy, Smart, Exciting.
John Rankin applied his focus on eyes to a collaboration with Swatch to create eight timepieces for the ‘Swatch X art’ collection. His photographs of irises have been put on the face of the gent originals wrist watches.
images © John Rankin
image © Swatch
Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway renders iconic black-and-white photographs in color with Photoshop CS5.
Original Photo: ‘V-J Day In Times Square’ by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Original Photo: ‘Migrant Mother’ by Dorothea Lange
Original Photo: ‘The American Dream’ by Margaret Bourke-White
1. Stare at the red star on the girl’s nose for 30 seconds
2. Turn your eyes towards the wall/roof or somewhere else on a plane surface
3. Keep blinking your eyes!