Typography Design | By VJ Type

Typography Design | By VJ Type

by Andrew Smith September 17, 2019 1 Comment

The Violaine & Jérémy studio have now added another stunning font to their collection at VJ-Type foundry. Cako is a quirky combination of unique graphic letter shapes and serifs. 

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Business Card Design | Restaurant Branding

Business Card Design | Restaurant Branding

by Andrew Smith August 09, 2019

I recently designed a new minimal look for a potential Sushi Restaurant, love the graphic simple nature of the design. It could potentially expand into a full scale identity system. The project is purely speculative at the moment.

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Brand Identity Design | Parsons Branding

Brand Identity Design | Parsons Branding

by Andrew Smith July 23, 2019

Parsons Branding recently completed their own brand identity. The beautifully crafted design system is a showpiece for their core offer. The is firm based in Cape Town, South Africa and have been building a reputation for high end brand strategy and quality creative for over 10 years.

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Graphic Design Showcase | Work by SP-GD

Graphic Design Showcase | Work by SP-GD

by Andrew Smith June 27, 2019

SP-GD are a graphic design and visual communication studio based in Melbourne Australia. Their work is a perfect blend of strategic thinking, highly crafted aesthetics and functionality. SP-GD specialise is branding, visual identity, publication design, campaign Collateral, packaging, posters, art direction, design strategy, naming, photography, print production, web design, web development, product design, spacial design.

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Illustration Design | By Leroy van Drie

Illustration Design | By Leroy van Drie

by Andrew Smith June 18, 2019

Leroy van Drie used a clever combination of photography and illustration to create this high impact campaign for the Encore music scene in Amsterdam. The campaign visuals represent the hip-hop and R&B culture and translate both movement and rhythm into static poster designs. The carefully overlaid doodles and typography give a distinctly creative and human element to the work. The visual energy is a great way to help captures the viewers attention.

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Typography Design | By Raffinerie

Typography Design | By Raffinerie

by Andrew Smith June 16, 2019

This stunning 100th anniversary book was created for Lenz & Staehelin (one of the leading Swiss law firms) by graphic design agency Raffinerie. The book covers many of the events that impacted the company over that time. It's divided into six chapters and shows how the company has transform over a century. The focus is always on the employees, who shape the book, but also the law firm, with their contributions, photographs and impressions. It's a stunning typographic piece that will look as good in another 100 years.

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Graphic Design Portfolio | By Blok Design

Graphic Design Portfolio | By Blok Design

by Andrew Smith May 30, 2019 1 Comment

Blok is a multidiscipline graphic design agency based in Toronto Canada. Their creative strengths include typography, branding, packaging, editorial, websites, digital experiences, art exhibitions and installations. Blok underpin this diverse set of skills with a highly polished and passionate approach to thinking and strategic direction. Typically they collaborate with thinkers and creators, from all over the world, blending cultural awareness with their love of art. 

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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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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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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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Logo Design for Vitamin Sea Bistro & Bar

Logo Design for Vitamin Sea Bistro & Bar

by Andrew Smith April 14, 2018

Vitamin Sea is a conceptual bar & bistro business. The logo design is suited to a beachside venue with an ocean view. As the name suggests it would lend itself to food with a healthy slant. The graphic styling is a perfect fit for a highend hospitality spaceif you'd like to purchase the design and use it on your new venture get in touch.

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Cover Design | Photography Diary

Cover Design | Photography Diary

by Andrew Smith March 26, 2018

I love finding and creating beautiful everyday experiences. The cover design of this simple letterpress photography diary is definitely one of those things. It's a perfect place to plan, sketch and record your photo missions. The strong use of typography and graphic design all add to the tactile experience. Simple pleasures are always the best.

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Minimal Cover Designs for Fluvia

Minimal Cover Designs for Fluvia

by Andrew Smith March 24, 2018

Fluvia is an incredibly adaptable lighting system intended to give interior designers a new layer of creative freedom. The minimal graphic aesthetic is central to the lighting designs and supporting printed material. The product brochure cover designs continue this theme with simple use of colour and typography.

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Graphic Design Ideas: Make your own Printable Ruler

Graphic Design Ideas: Make your own Printable Ruler

by Andrew Smith March 15, 2018

This beautiful DIY printable ruler is the perfect measurement solution. It's a simple practical blend of graphic design and numbers. You'll never need to buy another ruler, and best of all, if you lose it you can just print it again.

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Editorial layout and graphic design by Kuudes : Vuoden Huiput XV

Editorial layout and graphic design by Kuudes : Vuoden Huiput XV

by Andrew Smith February 26, 2018

This stunning piece of graphic design was created for the Finnish association for visual communications designers. This concept by Kuudes references boxing iconography and was designed for Finland’s most significant annual creative design competition. The high impact editorial layout direction has been easily adapted across channels, including printed materials, online content and event materials. 

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Printable Sudoku | Free Download

Printable Sudoku | Free Download

by Andrew Smith December 20, 2017

If you or your kids love puzzles then you'll really like this free printable Sudoku download. It's beautifully designed and the perfect way to satisfy your puzzle cravings. The Abukoo store is now offering the worlds most popular puzzle game in a beautifully designed typographic format. It's been created in black and white for easy home and work printing. There are 4 puzzles per page, with answer sheets at the end (easy medium and hard).

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Inspiring Cover Designs

Inspiring Cover Designs

by Andrew Smith December 04, 2017

Here are a few of my favourite book cover designs. It's always fun seeing how my imagery will translate into a finished piece. Some of themes unlikely images can suddenly come to life when they are surrounded by some well considered graphic design and typography.

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Business Card Design for Hugos Bristro

Business Card Design for Hugos Bristro

by Andrew Smith November 30, 2017

This beautiful design was created by Hannah Stout for the folks behind Odettes (another eatery that Hannah Stout worked on), Hugo’s is a cozy but sumptuous space with a interior fit-out all about tactility and understated luxury. The design challenge here was to mark out a clear identity for Hugo’s, while still maintaining a subtle connection to its “big sister” restaurant.

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Graphic Typography & Numbers

Graphic Typography & Numbers

by Andrew Smith November 30, 2017

I have been collecting graphic letters and numbers for a while and thought it was worth putting together a post with a few of my favourites. I'll be trying to add images to this post as I stumble across new reference material.

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Chandra typography and design

Chandra typography and design

by Andrew Smith October 23, 2017

This simple design layout for Chandra is a great example of classic styling and typography.

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Inspirational graphic design for Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

Inspirational graphic design for Stones Throw Restaurant and Bar

by Andrew Smith October 20, 2017

Stone’s Throw is an iconic bar and restaurant that recently under went a full renovation to bring it back to life in the form of a modern watering hole. The design strikes an incredible balance between quirky Illustration, simple texture and sophisticated colour combinations. 

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Brand Identity Design for Watson Vegan Truck

Brand Identity Design for Watson Vegan Truck

by Andrew Smith October 19, 2017

This new identity for Watson Vegan Truck captures a unique style for the edgy vegan food market. It takes on a slightly retro premium feel, with incredible use of typography and colour. The graphic simplicity of the word mark and monogram feel effortlessly cool. The translation of the design through to vehicle signage and menus is a stroke of genius, I'd definitely stop to sample a burger if I saw this design - and I'm not even Vegan!

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COS MONTREAL SPECIAL PUBLICATION

COS MONTREAL SPECIAL PUBLICATION

by Andrew Smith October 18, 2017

A beautiful example of what you can still do with the printed projects. The design of this special edition brochure celebrates the store opening by exploring some of the city’s inspiring places. It was given away on opening night - nice work guys looks great.

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The East Cut brand identity and graphic poster design style

The East Cut brand identity and graphic poster design style

by Andrew Smith October 16, 2017

The East Cut is a brand new neighborhood in downtown San Francisco. It's designed to unify these disparate areas into one vibrant modern community.

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Stunning black on black design and branding for Galamb Tailoring

Stunning black on black design and branding for Galamb Tailoring

by Andrew Smith September 20, 2017

Hungarian designer Kevin Harald Campean has beautifully delivered a new understated and elegant look for Galamb Tailoring. The brands striking and distinctive design reflects their core values of style, perfection and tradition.

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Nike Bounce to this Advertising Campaign: By Bureau Borsche

Nike Bounce to this Advertising Campaign: By Bureau Borsche

by Andrew Smith July 31, 2017

Bureau Borsche works closely together with Nike’s in-house design team to produce their highly graphic advertising campaigns. The 'Bounce to this' and 'Rise' campaigns are two superb examples - they are a few years old now but still pack some punch.

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