Anthony James is a typographer and graphic designer based in the UK. He recently released this project called Alphabetica. The project uses graphic illustration to bring letter forms to life. The playfully constructed letterforms turn each piece into a stand alone art form that would grace any gallery. Take a look at more of his work on Behance.
Artiva Design is a multi-discipline graphic design studio based in Genoa, Italy. They specialise in producing high impact minimalist branding and visual design communication. The studio was founded in 2003 by Daniele De Batté and Davide Sossi. Their distinctive style has a strong typographic and geometric aesthetic. It often leans toward pure black and white as a core colour palette. The spectacular volume and quality of work is defined by its rigorous use of the grid system. This is coupled with strong contrasting line weights and graphic pattern work.
Isabella Conticello is graphic designer and illustrator in Milan. Her highly graphic work spans both editorial and brand identity design. Her work is bright, simple and colourful, it’s characterised by her love of geometric minimalism and abstract pattern work. She has a stunning range of work, to see more of it check out her Behance profile - and if you have a project is also available for commissioned work.
Formist is a graphic design studio, a publisher and a type foundry. Formist utilise their unique design and typography experience to develop a variety of bespoke solutions for both self-initiated and commercial projects. Formist has vast experience working with industry leaders specialising in design for some of the world’s most exciting cultural and commercial organisations.
For a while I've been wanting to showcase the full alphabet set of the new Love typeface. As mentioned in a previous post the font was designed in 2018 in Paris by Jérémy Schneider - the typeface is a beautiful blend of contrasting elements, characterised by its big counter-forms and thin stems. Take a look at all the font forms below, both light and dark backgrounds have been included. Perhaps some of the most exciting parts exist in the special characters, the '@' symbol and '&' are superb and worth checking out.
Graphic design duo Jérémy Schneider and Violaine Orsoni run a multidisciplinary creative studio in France that focuses on typography, illustration and editorial design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 space, if you'd like to purchase the design and use it on your new venture get in touch.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
This simple design layout for Chandra is a great example of classic styling and typography.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.