2012 Illustration trend: Smooth Vector
+ Andrew Woodhead: Comme un enfant Cover design [[MORE]] Happy new year to all you creative bunch! While reviewing the design trend in the past year of 2012, I have noticed a very delicious phenomenon that was pretty big in the illustration world last year. That is(drum-roll please): the smooth vector! While most of the vector graphics are usually flat, with hard edges and give the eye a...
Old School HipHop Flyers
[[MORE]] Photo credits: toledohiphop.org I recently came across with these amazing old school hip hop flyers that was done in the 80s. There is a whole picture bank of these HERE. Super dope! :)
Nieh Yung-Chen 聶永真
I See Languages/ Poster, 2011 by Nieh +Photo credits by AGI. Nieh Yung-Chen 聶永真 is the first Taiwanese graphic designer to ever become the member of AGI(Alliance Graphique Internationale). The Swiss graphic design alliance that has so far, since their establishment in 1933, only selected 300 designers to be included. [[MORE]] Nieh’s works are hugely involved and reproduced with...
Studio Highlight: Every-Every Design Studio
Every-Every Studio is a London-based studio, founded by designer Yo Yota and illustrator Jirayu Koo. [[MORE]] Their clients include many big name magazines, MTV, and Agent Provocateur. Right now they only showcase their illustrations on their site, and may I say, “Gee, they are delicious!” I am truly inspired by their usage of shapes, colors and vintage photography....
Paris Review, Another zine to behold and cherish forever for you who love literature and visual graphics! [[MORE]] The 200 anniversary cover (a throw back cover from the first issue) and the 201 edition cover. Paris Review is an American quarterly dedicates to pretty covers, great author interviews poems, short fictions and amazing visual aids. I randomly discovered it, and once I got my...
Studio Highlight: Pam & Jenny(Brussels)
Pam and Jenny is a graphic design studio based in Brussels led by Nathalie Pollet. [[MORE]] Founded in 2009, the studio advises, organizes and provides graphic identities and communication tools, creating fonts, images and illustrations, performs catalogs and art books, exhibition signage conceives of cultural spaces and urban, etc.. Like many of the European design, I truly enjoy their...
Le Colette Meets Ill Studio
Le Colette has been the outlet of all my guilty pleasures when it comes to online-shoping, techno music and super fancy designs. It serves as a unique combination of e-commerce, music player, and informational blog for design. [[MORE]] When they partnered up with Ill Studio ,who is not a stranger to hipster-trendy magazine layout, I was more than trilled to know that, yet another of my guilty...
Is it a good thing that you get so used to life throwing lemons at you and you don’t really get hurt anymore, instead, you gladly pick them up, bite them, and suck the juice out of them and said “thank you.” Enjoy every disappointments in life fully and responsibly.
Base Design For Haus Der Kunst
Poster for Haus der Kunst with the new visual system created by Base. More about the work from BaseNOW. Base Design has always been one of my favorite design firms. They might actually be the only design firm that has international branches (Barcelona, Brussels,Madrid, New York and Santiago,Chile ) but remains small in each studios. [[MORE]] They popped on my radar again when I...
Hand crafted and hand painted by KUTANI CHOEMON since 1879.
Wang Zhi-hong 王志弘
Wang Zhi-hong 王志弘 is a Taiwanese art director/graphic designer. He has truly perfected the art of minimalism using typography and composition. His design esthetic is very asymmetrical, simple, and not afraid to activate white space. He keeps the Avant-garde design style,as the style of Josef Muller-Brockmann and Bauhaus,while many western designers have gone for post-moderism due to the 60s and...
Carlo Mollino: Industrial Designer, Architect,...
Carlo Mollino (1905-1973 Turin, Italy) was a true renaissance man of our generation. He was the kind of person who could achieve anything once he set his mind on it. The highlight of his career would be his design of the Bisiluro race car, and the Società Ippica Torinese building in Turin. The ‘bisiluro’ racecar, which he drove at the leman’s 24 hour race in 1954. ...
Apartamento Magazine is a different kind of home decor and interior design magazine (more like arrangement than design). At first, I found its 7” by 9.5” size perfect for hand-holding, and its small size felt personal and comfortable. Once I had it on my hands I could not put it down. The images in the magazine look more like they are from Vice or Urban Outfitters rather than Martha...