Art Director David Genco presents his recent work of book design and exhibition graphics made in collaboration with Ellen Lupton.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision invites visitors to encounter design with all their senses through several interactive installations. Currently on show at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, curated by Ellen Lupton & Andrea Lipps, exhibition design by Studio Joseph.
The book is a manifesto celebrating the sensory richness of design. A must-read and powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit. Co-published by Princeton Architectural Press and Cooper Hewitt, by Andrea Lipps & Ellen Lupton.
Visual identity and exhibition graphics made for installation at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City
Motion Motion is the first event dedicated to the motion design and meanwhile, opened to all audiences. One day in Nantes (FR) with conferences, installations, workshops and concerts for everyone.
nöbl created the festival 2018 whole identity and craft the trailer by playing with a distorted typography treatment:
As the motion design, the concept of this identity talks about graphic design and movement. We choose to play with the most impactful visual system "typography" and then put it literally in movement.
Visual Identity by nöbl
"Mathery" is an award-winning Italian studio founded by duo of art directors Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli. The catalysation of their ideas often turns as a long-term collaborations with leading agencies and producers, and even festivals like OFFF Barcelona. For their latest edition Mathery imagined "OFFF" name as abbreviation to "Oysters Flavoured Food Festival" brining the outstanding visuals for the campaign.
British art director based in Vietnam, Andrew Millington shares the latest branding work he did at Prophet with Hector Pottie for West Studios. This concept was all about transforming the home of British television into a place that people could call their home.
London-based Studio BLUP has recently updated their nobles folio with a commission done for Adidas online campaign aimed to promote Team GB at Winter Olympics
To create the social marketing material for Adidas's officia Winter Olympics Kit launch.
The BLUP way
There aren't many household names who represent GB in the Winter Olympics so there were no sports celebs to base the kit launch around. Thinking The Blup Way we decided to focus on the kit with no model at all giving each piece its own identity through a series of still and motion graphics. The soundtrack we added aims to act like an 'epic' movie trailer in order to create a dark, icy impact.
Traum Inc. was commissioned by ON Running to promote their new shoe Cloud X released in a special all black and all white version.
Shot in Iceland the film creates a world of black and white, brutalist and wild but technical, balancing sublime landscapes with technical closeups and 3D renderings of the shoe. The film pits a runner agains his alter ego, chasing each other until it comes to a final stand off between both.
Thomas Traum (TRAUM INC)
Alex Griffin (On-Running), Thomas Traum
Nikolaj Beltzer (OKAY Studio)
Ludovic Roussaux (OKAY Studio)
TRAUM INC (Safwaan Motara, Hayden Martin, Thomas Traum)
Ricky Korf is an award winning designer and art director, rooted in Leipzig Germany. Starting with graphic design in 2002. Flexibly working over the years from either the sleepy town in the countryside fields or from Hamburg, the gate to the world.
Creative Carbon is a creative studio specialized in branding, graphic design and CGI with clients around the world. Recently they finished a new packaging design for Japanes Sake brand "Brave Bear". Its special Junmai Daiginjo variety is the first product of its kind to incorporate a soft note of honey, providing a somewhat "wild" experience. The visual identity, packaging and communication exploit this unique feature of the product, further enhancing the experience.
Yamaguchi prefecture is tucked away in the south-western tip of Japan’s main island Honshu. Among the sake - uninitiated, is best known for the pleasant tourist town Iwakuni. When it comes to sake, Yamaguchi prefecture is known as the home of gorgeously scented, delicate, delicious and super-premium products.
It is merely the first time we see adequate attempt of applying some identification to the most unpredictable and trending country in the world - mother Russia. "A team of five designers has created a new brand identity for Russia’s tourism board, using a logo that references the country’s cultural history and geography. Employing the aesthetics of Suprematism, an art movement coined by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich that featured abstract compositions of bold geometric shapes, the logo uses such shapes in the form of a map of Russia. An important, avant-garde era of Russian culture, not least thanks to its ties to the revolution, the design team says it used Suprematist techniques because – in its time – it “personified advanced thinking” in the country, and is still associated with Russia around the world." says It's Nice That
The new brand identity was selected via competition within Russia, to which anyone could apply. From 480 logos and 600 slogans, 30 were developed and ten presented for public vote before a jury selected the winner. You can see these shortlisted designs here
Lima, Peru based IS Creative Studio was commissioned to create graphic identity for Latin American Design Festival went this February. Inspired by La Fiesta de la Calendaria. Catholic devotion and the festival spirit mix in the streets, thousands of musicians and dancers take the scene, performing throughout the city. With more than 2000 attendees in its 3rd edition LADFEST has been consolidated as one of the most creative, inspiring festivals in the world.
Michael Thorsby is an Art Director and Graphic Designer based in Paris. His work is primarily focused on art direction for fashion businesses and the art world but also for clients in architecture and other aesthetically oriented industries.
Since leaving his native Sweden, more than a decade and a half ago, he has lived and worked in Tokyo, Copenhagen and London before settling in Paris.
The seven years he spent in Tokyo had a profound effect on his work, diversifying his visual expressions and uprooting him from his Scandinavian origins.
Zak Group was commissioned to design a bespoke type treatment for Frank Ocean’s magazine Boys Don’t Cry and to design the masthead.
Following its long-awaited public release Frank Ocean published the foil-wrapped magazine Boys Don’t Cry which included a special release of the album Blonde. The magazine, featuring three alternate covers, was launched at four pop-up newsstands in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and New York on Saturday, 20 August 2016. The compendium of poetry, interviews, essays and photography includes contributions from Kanye West, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tyrone Lebon, Viviane Sassen and Tom Sachs among others.
The lettering of the hand-distorted masthead was made by scanning originals on a large-format scanner. The technique of printing, capturing and manipulating original artwork references historical works by artists such as Bob Cobbing or experiments made in the late 60s with the then-new photocopy technology.
"The art of designing a museum is one filled with expectation and promise: a unique challenge for designers. It’s been a rare opportunity for the talents of Fernando Gutiérrez, Morag Myerscough, Cartlidge Levene, OK-RM and Hato to define the character and personality of this new incarnation of the Design Museum in South Kensington."
"The identity for the Design Museum is crisp, clean and acts as the nervous system of the museum. The job was given to Fernando Gutiérrez and his London-based studio of the same name, which has an international client list and a talent for creating identities, exhibitions and signage." Text by Rebecca Fulleylove via It's Nice That