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Sunday, 21st September 2014
teachingliteracy:

by Stephen Bramwell
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Sunday, 21st September 2014
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Saturday, 20th September 2014

Hand drawn typeface + Image transfer

With the constant replacement of the old with new, new buildings are increasingly looking alike. What give us an identity and our roots are these old charming places that are built by our forefathers. The concept of this typeface is literally inspired from the quote ‘Historic places give us roots’, and hence for each letter, shiny new buildings appears above the ground, while elements of the old architecture are buried underground.

(Source: behance.net)

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Saturday, 20th September 2014
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Friday, 19th September 2014
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Thursday, 18th September 2014
Identity for the Windham-Campbell Prizes 2013 festival, celebrating recipients of the inaugural prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Art Direction: Michael Bierut; Logo Design: Laitsz Ho

(Source: jessicasvendsen.com)

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Thursday, 18th September 2014

Τhe briefing (in brief): “it is a new brand name in the market, create a bold packaging that will stand out among its competition”. Τhe target audience: construction workers. The design: on a simple white background -the adhesive base of the product- we placed an iconic tile design. In diamond shapes and remarkable, bold color combinations (variating according to skus), our choice creates an eye-catching vitraille or op-art effect. A real pleaser, without design extravaganzas, it is the discreet reminder of the creative labour of your hands.
Bruken σειρά από κόλλες πλακιδίων. Η κατευθυνση (εν συντομία): “πρόκειται για μια νέα μάρκα, χρειαζόμαστε μια ‘έντονη’ συσκευασία που θα κάνει το προϊον να ξεχωρίσει από τον ανταγωνισμό”. Το κοινό: εργάτες οικοδομών. Το ντιζαϊν: πάνω σε ένα απλό λευκό φόντο- αναφορά στο ίδιο το συγκολλητικό υλικό - ένα εικονικό σχέδιο πλακιδίων. Διαμαντόσχημο και σε έντονους χρωματικούς συνδυασμούς (σε παραλλαγές ανάλογες με τα προϊοντικά skus), το σχέδιο αυτό δημιουργεί εφέ βιτρώ ή οπ-αρτ έργων τέχνης. Ευχάριστο, χωρίς υπερβολές ντιζάιν. Η διακριτική υπόμνηση μιας δημιουργικής χειρωναξίας.

Τhe briefing (in brief): “it is a new brand name in the market, create a bold packaging that will stand out among its competition”. Τhe target audience: construction workers. The design: on a simple white background -the adhesive base of the product- we placed an iconic tile design. In diamond shapes and remarkable, bold color combinations (variating according to skus), our choice creates an eye-catching vitraille or op-art effect. A real pleaser, without design extravaganzas, it is the discreet reminder of the creative labour of your hands.

Bruken σειρά από κόλλες πλακιδίων. Η κατευθυνση (εν συντομία): “πρόκειται για μια νέα μάρκα, χρειαζόμαστε μια ‘έντονη’ συσκευασία που θα κάνει το προϊον να ξεχωρίσει από τον ανταγωνισμό”. Το κοινό: εργάτες οικοδομών. Το ντιζαϊν: πάνω σε ένα απλό λευκό φόντο- αναφορά στο ίδιο το συγκολλητικό υλικό - ένα εικονικό σχέδιο πλακιδίων. Διαμαντόσχημο και σε έντονους χρωματικούς συνδυασμούς (σε παραλλαγές ανάλογες με τα προϊοντικά skus), το σχέδιο αυτό δημιουργεί εφέ βιτρώ ή οπ-αρτ έργων τέχνης. Ευχάριστο, χωρίς υπερβολές ντιζάιν. Η διακριτική υπόμνηση μιας δημιουργικής χειρωναξίας.

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Wednesday, 17th September 2014

Madison Square Park is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street in Manhattan.  Thousands of local people and tourists pass daily through the park. It is a recurring client of Pentagram, which is located next to the Park. Every season, Pentagram designs new banners that hang around the Park. During my tenure at Pentagram, I designed the Summer and Winter banner for 2013.

(Source: vivifeng.com)

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Wednesday, 17th September 2014
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Today is the five year anniversary of this blog. This was (probably) the first post I ever made. 3840 posts and 80K+ followers later—cheers! Here’s to many more. 

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Today is the five year anniversary of this blog. This was (probably) the first post I ever made. 3840 posts and 80K+ followers later—cheers! Here’s to many more. 

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Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Marx Design was asked to create a promotional gift pack for StrangeLove, a new organic energy elixir. The brief was to create something strange yet lovely, in the hope that bar and café owners would display it at point-of-sale.

Moving away from traditional energy drink marketing (think starbursts and garish colours), StrangeLove adopted the approach that: “Most energy drinks make you look like you’ve been kissing your cousin under the bleachers at the Parramatta Speedway. They scream premium but relentlessly hum Bon Jovi songs under their breath. Our packaging philosophy is simple – make something that people want to show their friends”.

Buoyed by this fresh approach, we wanted the design to feel eclectic and intriguing, like something you would find in an old encyclopedia or Ripley’s Believe It or Not. The design is a combination of strange and love – when the two subjects are brought together visually the design reflects this.

The imagery and illustration is quite dark and the copywriting is very funny. The whole design is a series of contrasting opposites, for example, a harsh nearly gothic typeface and then a friendly sans serif; an accident skull and a beautiful French actress.

The StrangeLove gift pack consisted of one bottle of StrangeLove ginger beer, one bottle opener complete with love heart and rat, metal straws, a cocktail straw, promotional cards about the product and a deck of illustrated playing cards illustrated by Colombian collage artist Randy Mora. The result is indeed strange but lovely.

(Source: marxdesign.co.nz)

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Tuesday, 16th September 2014
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Monday, 15th September 2014
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Sunday, 14th September 2014

(Source: hansje.net)

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Friday, 12th September 2014