Yes, Sweden bring me one of these flying carpets please! Oyyo.
Woos (2010) by PetPunk from Lithuania.
Am back from the UK, and here is Japan's Myoshka.
The unofficial poster of this track.
We're Open is a fantastic graphic design and advertising studio from Stepney, Australia.
Good work by Postmammal.
Hans Hartmann (1913 – 1991) is one of the less known icons of Swiss graphic design. Which is hard to understand, his works are beautiful.
Nicolas Zentner is a great Swiss graphic designer.
Otl Aicher (May 13, 1922 – September 1, 1991), was one of the leading German graphic designers of the 20th century.
Check out the work of Italian superman Matteo Cibic.
Have you seen the new identity of United Colors of Benetton? No? Well, it's no wonder, because there is hardly any difference from the old one...
The new "face lift" by Pentagon's Michael Bierut and Daniel Weil is so subtle that one has to question why it has been done in the first place (and why anybody would spend money on this).
But, it shows as well that the identity developed in the 80's is pretty much timeless... and at least it wasn't ruined by the redesign.
Lovely patterns, via BDIF.
This is the geometrical scheme of the catholic church of Saint Yves at La Sapienza in Rome. The church is considered a masterpiece of Roman Baroque church architecture, built in 1642-1660 by the architect Francesco Borromini. Beautiful.
Sea Power & Change, ESP Institute.
Again, this man is talented. Admiring work by Mario Hugo – not only a fantastic Illustrator but also one half of the Hugo & Marie founders.
Like the work of NR2154, a graphic design network.
Founded in 2007, Ill-Studio is a multidisciplinary studio based in Paris and headed by Léonard Vernhet and Thomas Subreville.
Apple is the old Microsoft and Microsoft is the new Apple.
Love it when people do simple Photoshop work for real. Like Sweden's design and advertising agency Ritator for this exhibition catalogue.
Stockholm based designer Carl Kleiner was responsible for the visuals of Ikea's new recipe book, called Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade is Best).
Lausanne based graphic designer Demian Conrad did this lovely identity for Gabbani, an old Italian deli in South Switzerland.
This time, it’s 140 most influential Twitter users, their #name #handle #category #influence #activity, when they first started and what they first said. ww.informationarchitects.jp/c140/
Always With Honor is the collective work of Elsa, Tyler and Zoe. Their mission is to create work that simplifies, synthesizes and clarifies. Zoe is a dog.
Some lovely graphic design by Hamburg's Klaas Twietmeyer.
Fresh graphic design by Japanese legend Mitsuo Katsui (born 1931 in Tokyo). Good things are never out of style. Via the ever great butdoesitfloat.
Are two graphic designers from Zurich with a good eye for beautiful compositions and typography. Just their website seems to be surprisinly similar to our friends' in Amsterdam.
Montreal's Graphic Designer Audrée Lapierre did some package experiments. The nutritional facts are used to brand the packaging as well as giving useful informations about the product. The data visualisations offer a clean graphic approach of the caloric ratio, nutrient balance completeness, ingredients and their specific amount of carbohydrate, fat, protein and sodium perserving.
A film and graphic design studio from Stockholm.
Does some pretty amazing paper things: www.jenstark.com, via Natalie.
The three Australian musketeers, Scott Heinrich, Yanni Hill and Chris Edser, founded The Australia Project: The Australia Project is asking Australian creatives and the general public, to engage in a national debate regarding the current status of contemporary Australian culture. More information: www.australiaproject.com
Romain Lenancker lives in Lyon and works in Paris.
This is a visual analysis of a piece of music from a color-theory class with Vasily Kandinsky by Heinrich-Siegfried Bormann in 1930.
Via Volume Control
La Cascara Amarga is Spain based graphic design studio by Jorge Chamorro and does handmade collages and graphic design.
Interesting visualization of statistics by Art+Com for the exhibition Work: Meaning and Worry in the German Hygiene-Museum in Dresden.
Average % of infected who die
David McCandless is a London-based author, writer and designer. His blog is called Information Is Beautiful.
All of the streets in the lower 48 United States: an image of 26 million individual road segments.
Ben Fry, the director of Seed Visualization and its Phyllotaxis Lab, a design laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts is experimenting with visualization of complex data.
New coffee design by Artel Artyomovyh, Ukraine.
Prima Chakrabandhu opened her fist iceDEA ice cream store in Bangkok! And, became a Thai teen star! Fantastic. Congratulations!
Great stuff by Andy Gilmore. I wonder if he has seen our new lamp design?
Zack's new portfolio.
He's a French Graphic Designer and does this tactile things which are so in fashion now. But this is actually a nice one, for The New York Times.
Post card for Forum Laus Europe, 2006
The work of Spanish graphic design studio Astrid Stavro can be seen here.
Mexican sugar package.
Once I wrote as short article complaining about the domination of western design practice. Now, it's wonderful to come across this site: Creative Roots. A blog where design is categorised by countries showing the great variation, and therefore identity, design could have.
This is the work of Sarah Illenberger from Berlin.
FILE is a new bi-annual publication with a nice cover.
The spring edition of Anorak is out! It's all about the words.
German Designer Dieter Rams was interviewed for V&A's Cold War Modern exhibition.
Just stumbled upon this beautiful degree work called Overnewsed But Uninformed, by Stefan Bräutigam (Hamburg), analysis of the over saturation by media information.
Pierre Mendell (1929 – 2008) was one of the world's leading graphic designers. For almost 30 years he played a role in creating the visual identity of the neue sammlung - the international design museum munich.
This Sunday, the one-day independent publishers fair is hold in Zurich. Some good people – Flag, Island Fold, Nieves – will be there. More information here.
The French Graphic Designer has written an e-mail... He has updated his site. Damien lives in London.
Our dearest Canadian Writer Matt Prins has a new project, called Instant Books:
1) to copy the instantaneous and often shite style of blogs and transfer it onto paper, 2) to slow down and make something more “artful” of instantaneous and shite writing, and 3) to force out new material, rather than re-editing the old.
And for your enjoyment, an educational video about hot dogs.
It's hard to find good graphic design. The really good studios you can count on one hand... But there is a new one stepping up, the collective Hugo & Marie based in NYC.
Great style by Cristiana Couceiro. She as well lives and works in Lisboa, Portugal.
While being in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, the ads for the Fringe Festival did stand out a lot. It was done by branding consultancy Marque, a collective across three studios; London, New York, Glasgow.
New work by Emil Kozak, Danish blood based in Barcelona.
Recently on an airport I got hold of a free magazine talking about 9/11. That was funny. When I looked who's responsible for this it was funny too. It was Christian Vetter. In German, if somebody has the same name as you have, you call this 'Namensvetter'.
"Monica Nelson is a graphic designer living and working in New York City. She is originally from Athens, GA, but recently graduated from Pratt Institute."
More Swiss: "Marco Müller studied visual communication and graphic design at Zurich University of the Arts. He works mainly on editorial projects, books, printed matters and typefaces. 2008 he set up his homestudio in Zurich."
Bola is a design institute which uses behavioral research as a premise to its projects.
More Swiss, and some of it's best. FLAG was founded in Zurich five years ago by Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard. They make mainly books and posters. www.flag.cc
If you don't know Nieves yet, you should have a look at their website.
Nieves is an independent publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 2001, Nieves' focus is on publishing Artist Books and Zines.
Disappointing re-branding of the Swiss Telecom by Bruno Maag and Moving Brands. What has the famous Swiss Design tradition become?
Portfolio of Sébastien Vigne and Julien Notter, both coming from Geneva, Switzerland.
Nice work by Joshua Distler.
Switzerland, in general, doesn't like to stand out too much. But... not when it's about ca$h. The current Swiss note design by Jörg Zintzmeyer (1995) is famous across the globe.
Now, after twelve years, the Swiss National Bank would like their notes to get a new face and did set out an competition a few years ago. The winner was Manuel Krebs. His design convinced not only visual, but also intellectual. The 1000 Swiss Frank bill (= 620 Euros) is decorated by a skull (design was completed long before Damien Hirst came across) to remember that nothing lasts forever. The 200 Swiss Franks bill shows a close up of the HIV virus. Very nice and thoughtful.
Therefore it was quite a surprise, when the Swiss Note Bank decided to sign the second place winner, Manuela Pfrunder, to get her design ready for print this summer. Her designs are beautiful, no doubt, but the content shows a rather stereotypical view: ski riders, mountains, snow flakes and others... just missing the chocolate bar.
The new Web Trend Map has been released by Swiss information designer Oliver Reichenstein and programmer Moritz Zimmer (iA).