Tribeca Film Festival Branding | By Collins

Tribeca Film Festival Branding | By Collins

by Andrew Smith October 24, 2018

Design and branding agency Collins were given the task to create distinctive new look for the Tribeca Film Festive. The Festival needed a strong visual identity system that would assist filmmakers in reaching the broadest possible audience. It needed to enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema, and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.

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Modern Architecture | By KAPSIMALIS ARCHITECTS

Modern Architecture | By KAPSIMALIS ARCHITECTS

by Andrew Smith October 21, 2018

Kapsimalis Architects are responsible for some of Santorini's most exciting modern architecture. The rough volcanic landscape and the changeable weather conditions have a huge impact on the design process, and ultimately the final design.

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Mobilia minimal branding and design | Caterina Bianchini

Mobilia minimal branding and design | Caterina Bianchini

by Andrew Smith October 20, 2018

The new Mobilia branding is a great example of well considered minimal design and typography. This sophisticated approach creates a brilliant parallel to the craftsmanship, detail and minimalism seen in the Mobilia furniture collections. The stunning design work by Caterina Bianchini Studio plays with primary colours, mixed pastels, illustration, patterns and a handcrafted typeface.

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New brand & design for Mailchimp | By Collins

New brand & design for Mailchimp | By Collins

by Andrew Smith October 14, 2018

If you're into email marketing you've probably already seen the new brand and design system for Mailchimp. It's a great piece of work by one of my favourite design agencies Collins. They still definitely feel like the new kid on the block - so it’s hard to believe they were founded in 2001 making them nearly 18years old. They were set up way back then to help businesses and creators easily send email marketing.

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Editorial Book Design | By Tim Bisschop

Editorial Book Design | By Tim Bisschop

by Andrew Smith October 06, 2018

Editorial book design is something Tim Bisschop knows extremely well. He is a dutch typographer with a reputation for producing elegant, minimal and beautiful editorial work for a range of creative clients. He studied typography and design at LUCA School of Art, and has worked as an independent graphic designer since 2011.

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Brand Identity Design | Created for Zippy by Pacifica

Brand Identity Design | Created for Zippy by Pacifica

by Andrew Smith October 04, 2018

Design agency Pacifica have masterfully put together this new brand identity design system for retail giant Zippy. Zippy is a well-established clothing label, with over two decades of retail experience. It's an optimistic, dynamic and innovative family brand which develops affordable clothing for kids aged 0 to 9 years old.

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Brand Design System | Vitaminwater by Collins

Brand Design System | Vitaminwater by Collins

by Andrew Smith September 28, 2018

After 20years in the market (yup time flies) vitaminwater asked Collins to revitalize their brand with a refreshed strategy, design system and visual language. The brand needed an injection of energy in order to keep competing with the high number of copycat brands.

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Surforma Brand & Poster Design | By Pacifica

Surforma Brand & Poster Design | By Pacifica

by Andrew Smith September 09, 2018

This new brand and poster design for Surforma (by Portuguese design firm Pacificais intended to target architects, interior designers and furniture brands who are looking for innovative laminate solutions. Surforma means Surface + Form, as such the design takes on a highly graphic and geometric nature.

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Modern Architecture | Vipp Prefab Houses & Cabins

Modern Architecture | Vipp Prefab Houses & Cabins

by Andrew Smith September 06, 2018

For a while now I’ve been admiring this stunning little prefab house. This beautiful piece of modern architecture has turned up on my Pinterest feed multiple times and it’s taken until now to track down it's origin. So firstly, where did this prefab cabin come from? Well after a bit of research (and seeing the brand on the side of the cabin) I was excited to discover that it’s been developed by a company called Vipp, a designer home decor business in Copenhagen.

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Inspired mid-century architecture | By Luger Maul

Inspired mid-century architecture | By Luger Maul

by Andrew Smith August 28, 2018

This incredible mid-century style home was designed by Austrian architecture firm Luger Maul. The approach is characterized by it's clean simple lines and thoughtful integration with the environment. There's ample use of full height windows and an open floor plan which helps bring the outdoors in. The timber exterior travels all the way through to the interior finishings playing an important role in even the finest bespoke details. This approach also helps add both warmth and texture, not to mention luxury!

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Graphic Sketch Book | Art Cover Design By ES

Graphic Sketch Book | Art Cover Design By ES

by Andrew Smith August 20, 2018

These limited edition graphic sketchbooks caught my eye. They are a brilliant choice for anyone who loves art, design or just coming up with ideas. There's an extensive range of cover and internal layout options, each design giving you a nudge to create something new and inspirational. Only limited runs available check out the full range and available at abukoo.

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Travel Photography | Beach Exploration

Travel Photography | Beach Exploration

by Andrew Smith August 17, 2018

If you get the chance to travel to New Zealand it's definitely worth heading up past Auckland to Omaha Beach. There's a bunch of well equipped 'baches' often available for rent on AirBnB. They make a perfect home base for photography explorations.

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Modern Architecture | Benguela Cove Home By Saota

Modern Architecture | Benguela Cove Home By Saota

by Andrew Smith August 15, 2018

This incredible piece of modern architecture by Saota Architects is situated just above the shoreline of the Benguela Cove Wine Estate in the Overberg region in South Africa. This beautiful piece of architecture takes full advantage of the views over the Botrivier Lagoon and Overberg Mountains. The indoor outdoor flow has been carefully designed to create some irresistible modern living spaces. There is a thoroughness to the approach, detailing and finishing on this house that reflects on how skilfully it's been put together.

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Alchemy Jewellery Branding | Design By Simple

Alchemy Jewellery Branding | Design By Simple

by Andrew Smith August 14, 2018

Simple were engaged by Alchemy to refresh their jewellery brand and infuse it with a luxurious, fashion-focused minimal design style. At the centre of the solution was a befitting gold colour palette. The gold theme was played out through print production processes by introducing gold foils, gilding and other non-standard printing techniques.

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Dr Ha Brand Design | By Studio Simple

Dr Ha Brand Design | By Studio Simple

by Andrew Smith August 14, 2018

Simple is an award winning integrated marketing agency with specialists spanning a full range of marketing disciplines. They cover a wide range of skills including branding, graphic design, digital and advertising  all rolled into one sparkling package. Simple recently completed this stunning new identity for Dr Kien Ha (renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist). They developed a personal brand to reflect the high quality nature of Dr Ha’s services, and to complement this a brand for his private practice.

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Studio Showcase | Minimal Brand Design By LMNOP

Studio Showcase | Minimal Brand Design By LMNOP

by Andrew Smith August 13, 2018

LMNOP is a small New York based creative agency specializing in designing brand identities with a playful, yet minimal edge. LMNOP is driven by the desire to bring style and energy to businesses of all sorts. They work across a variety of mediums and collaborate with clients to help bring their ideas and inspirations to life.

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Graphic Design | 48 North Brand Identity

Graphic Design | 48 North Brand Identity

by Andrew Smith August 12, 2018

48North is bold new business rethinking the use of Cannabis in Canada.Their main focus being to challenge preconceptions and opening possibilities. This beautiful communication platform was created by crew at blokdesign. The intent was to celebrate the stories of women who use the plant, and then tell how their journeys lead towards health and wellness. 

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Typography Design | Adobe Hidden Treasures

Typography Design | Adobe Hidden Treasures

by Andrew Smith August 02, 2018

Adobe Hidden Treasures is a campaign based around the creation of typographic artworks inspired by Bauhaus. The following project and approach was created by Anna Fahrmaier (Typejockeys) & Birgit Palma on behalf of Adobe.

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Notebook Design for Veuve Clicquot

Notebook Design for Veuve Clicquot

by Andrew Smith August 01, 2018

Milan based design and stationery store Write Sketch & recently collaborated with Veuve Clicquot on a series of exclusive limited edition notebooks.  Write Sketch & have extensive experience designing and developing high-quality notebooks.

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Graphic Contemporary Art  By Massimo Colonna

Graphic Contemporary Art By Massimo Colonna

by Andrew Smith July 27, 2018

If you're a purest minimalist and love contemporary graphic art then Massimo Colonna’s new work will make your feet tingle with excitement.

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Photography Notebook Design

Photography Notebook Design

by Andrew Smith July 27, 2018

If you still love some manual note making and sketching then you'll love this. Ideally suited photographers, it's discrete, fits on your pocket and has all the grids and layouts you need for planning your next photoshoot.

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Brovdi Art Fund Brand Design

Brovdi Art Fund Brand Design

by Andrew Smith July 18, 2018

The team at тень have created a beautiful and clever visual identity for the Brovdi Art Fund. It captures the creative essence of the organisation with ease, and is a great case study for how to increase the depth and dimension of a brand system.The design uses a ‘creative window’ within the brand mark to express, extend and inspire the audience. Motion, painting, design or any form of artistic expression can be captured within the window.

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Graphic Art & Illustration : Branco Chocolate Packaging

Graphic Art & Illustration : Branco Chocolate Packaging

by Andrew Smith July 18, 2018

Designer Tomba Lobos created these beautiful graphic wrappers for is own chocolate brand.

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Ring House Design by Deca Architecture

Ring House Design by Deca Architecture

by Andrew Smith July 17, 2018

Greek firm decaACHITECTURE designed this stunning minimal “Ring House” in the dramatic landscape just south of Crete. The natural environment provides an incredible backdrop for this incredible house and swimming pool design. The use of local materials helps the structure fit comfortably into the landscape, while the feature pool shines like glass against the rugged surroundings.

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Showcase: Clase Design Studio

Showcase: Clase Design Studio

by Andrew Smith July 16, 2018

This week Clase Design Studio in Barcelona caught my eye. Their contemporary approach to design, strategic thinking, art, culture and strong conceptual execution makes for a highly engaging body of work.

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Fount Logo Design : By Amy Wilson

Fount Logo Design : By Amy Wilson

by Andrew Smith July 15, 2018

I stumbled across this logo design for an upcoming cycling guild call Fount. The design by Amy Wilson really stuck with me. I can’t quite put my finger on why, but it has a striking retro feel and some interesting little quirks. Cool angled cross bars, the deep color-way, and crafted letterforms and typography. It will be very exciting to see what Amy Wilson does with the rest of the brand identity, let's stay tuned and see how it develops.

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Agency Feature: Stylo Design & Digital Work

Agency Feature: Stylo Design & Digital Work

by Andrew Smith July 15, 2018

Stylo is a small, but brilliant London design consultancy. They specialise in high-end brand and digital projects for a wide range of clients. Their driving passion is to produce the best possible design and digital work for their clients. The style of work is handcrafted, bespoke and carefully balanced between restraint and expressive.

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Graphic Art Poster Designs : By Violaine & Jeremy

Graphic Art Poster Designs : By Violaine & Jeremy

by Andrew Smith July 15, 2018

Violaine & Jeremy continue to impress with their new series of graphic posters for "Le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord".

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Stunning Modern Farmhouse | Architecture by Texas Custom Homes

Stunning Modern Farmhouse | Architecture by Texas Custom Homes

by Andrew Smith July 03, 2018

I recently stumbled across this modern interpretation of a farmhouse by Texas Custom Homes. The combination of white stone and black window frames sets off the beautiful architectural lines of this house. It feels warm and inviting while staying true to it's origins - the landscape architecture is equally well thought through and provides a simple but inviting balance to the structure.

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Graphic Design & Illustration for THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD

Graphic Design & Illustration for THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD

by Andrew Smith July 01, 2018

The parisian institution "Le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord" commissioned Violaine & Jeremy to develop their visual identity for the 17-18 season. The result is a timeless piece of design, with distinct vintage themes. They enlisted the help of talented to illustrator Anna Kövecses to produce the highly graphic illustrations, which have been masterfully integrated with the bespoke typography.

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Graphic Design | Typography Inspiration

Graphic Design | Typography Inspiration

by Andrew Smith July 01, 2018

These beautiful typography explorations are the latest jaw-dropping pieces of graphic design by Jérémy Schneider and Violaine Orsoni at Violaine & Jeremy. Their work is an incredible illustrative mixture of both modern and vintage styling. 

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Incredible Modern Stone Architecture in Urbino

Incredible Modern Stone Architecture in Urbino

by Andrew Smith June 22, 2018

This incredible project by GGA Gardini Gibertini Architetti is infused with texture, structure and design. The extensive use of stone and timber helps create a striking modern home that draws on Urbino's surrounding medieval and renaissance Italian history.

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Business Cards DIY

Business Cards DIY

by Andrew Smith June 20, 2018

Take a look at this bold new Sans Serif business card template available at Abukoo. The expressive messaging area allows you to craft a more playful introduction when you are meeting prospective new clients or business opportunities. 

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Hello Business Card Design - Editable PDF Template

Hello Business Card Design - Editable PDF Template

by Andrew Smith June 16, 2018

The new 'Hello' series of business card templates are now available on Abukoo. They have an easy to use and quirky design all wrapped up in an editable pdf template. The content can be easily be updated using Acrobat Reader, which means you don't need design software on your computer.

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Minimal Signage Design

Minimal Signage Design

by Andrew Smith June 05, 2018

Incredibly simple signage design for this clothing retailer. I'm not sure where it came from, or who designed it, but it has a beautiful minimal approach to the typography. It's also been expertly manufactured. I'd love to know if anyone can find out where this came from. 

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Minimal Business Card - Editable PDF Template

Minimal Business Card - Editable PDF Template

by Andrew Smith April 25, 2018

It’s always important to make the right first impression when you hand over your business card. The last thing you need is to lose opportunities because of your ugly card. This simple, beautiful and minimal design will help do the talking for you. You won’t scare away potential customers or give the wrong impression.

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