Obsessed with black and white, the contrast is the source of his creativity, fascinated by the pop art movement and our contemporary pop culture, Nairone use elements from everyday life, his work is inspired by personal experiences from his childhood and the links with the milieu in which he lives mixed with his contrasted vision.
Les Gourmands Bakery
House of Vans
Being a Squarespace running blog we can’t miss their recent update of identity made by our friends from DIA Studio together with François Rappo (Typography), and Optimo
“Squarespace is one of very few technology companies that can truly call NYC home. The city has inspired our attitude, our aesthetic, and our mission to democratize good design for every ambitious entrepreneur, artist, or visionary with a dream. As we began to rethink our brand identity, we knew we needed to find a way to make New York a bigger part of the story.”
“New York is a study in movement; like jazz, it constantly heads in unpredictable directions. Since much of our output is interactive and screen based, we knew the brand needed to make sense in motion. So we developed a kinetic identity system that dimensionalizes our name and reinforces the two syllables in Squarespace.“
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
For those of you living in the space, a good half of designers have been busy participating in 36 Days of Type recently run world-wide from Barcelona. We focus on Marv Castillo as he comes up with and idea to focus on "movies" and soft physical Play-Doh when a majority of participants stick to 3D renders.
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
Zach Lieberman and Molmol Kuo’s AR app Weird Type lets you paint with type in space.
Zach is an American artist and computer programmer whose daily sketches with code have earned him an impressive following on social media. Together with his partner Molmol they have released Weird Type – an iOS AR app that lets you draw with typography in 3D space.
Available here, the application enables users to input type and choose from a variety of scenes that manipulate that type in different ways.
"Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean work together to create large installations based around phrases and logos that are part of the common lexicon. Casually used terms like “all good” and the shrug emoji take on larger-than-life dimensions in the duo’s three dimensional versions, which are suspended from cables, integrated into chain link fences, toted in truck beds, and painted alongside graffiti. Wheatley and Dean have partnered with music festivals, fashion brands, and the creative house Justkids to install their work. Up next, the artists will be embarking on a trip to Mexico to create new paintings in rural areas." via Colossal
Photography: Denis Bychkovskiy / @denbych
"Xavier Monney is the 23-year-old designer from Lausanne, Switzerland whose work caught our eye due to his refreshing but incredibly impressive manipulations of type. Xavier combines animation and typography to create three-dimensional experiments, often incorporating some form of optical illusion."
Russian Calligrafiturism artist Pokras Lampas spent 500 l of yellow paint, 1250 sq.m of calligraphy for the fabulous "F.. is for Fendi" campaign performed on the top of monumental HQ of Fendi in Rome at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (Colosseo Quadrato)
An official Calligraffiti ambassador (and freak), Pokras Lampas is blurring the frontiers with his brushes and paint buckets. He is one of the most talented modern artists, and is totally rewriting stuff through Calligrafuturism, his personal way of expressing his version of our uber-global and sometimes-crazy world. This globetrotter is also spreading the word about modern calligraphy and collaborating with crazy cool brands and artists.
He realized the biggest Calligraffiti in Italy on FENDI rooftop at Palazzo Della Civiltà Italiana, reinterpreting the F IS FOR…manifesto throughout freedom of expression, art, culture and optimism all around!
Not only he’s a super fly freak – who happens to love Kanye West – but he is also an incredible masterpiece machine. Pokras Lampas captures, creates, interprets and simply makes magic magic.
Totally goosebumps-worthy, his time in Rome with the F is For… crew was so rad, filled with an intense, gigantic-lettered poem, shapes and lines that basically set the standard once again for what we label as authentic talent.
Dima Luk'yanov aka Abrakadabra creates motivating quotes by using lettering techniques and photography collages. Quite obvious idea got fresh air with his attention to details and quality of typography lines
New York based designer Nick Misani shares his latest affair with floor mosaics he got in while still working at Louise Fili Studio she founded few decades ago. Formerly senior designer for Herb Lubalin, Louise Fili was art director of Pantheon Books from 1978 to 1989, where she designed close to 2,000 book jackets. The idea to run a small self-initiated project Fauxsaics came to Nick while he was digitally restoring Louise' books. He started to create faux digital mosaic inspired by the piece he saw in London
Erich Brechbühl [Mixer] is a Lucerne based independent graphic designer focused on poster and corporate design.
He was born on the 3rd of October 1977, and grew up in Sempach, Switzerland. In 1990, at the age of 13, he started his career with he foundation of Mix Pictures, an organisation for short film productions and cultural events. After a typography apprenticeship near Lucerne [1994-1998] he began an apprenticeship in graphic design at the studio of Niklaus Troxler in Willisau [1998-2002]. Then Erich moved to Germany where he did an internship at MetaDesign Berlin. Back in Lucerne he founded his own graphic design studio Mixer. Since 2007 he’s a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale [AGI]. 2009 he was co-founder of the poster festival Weltformat in Lucerne and started the regular exchange meeting for graphic designers called Show & Tell in 2012.
Handmadefont believes good ideas can be applied to anything. Even if it’s a slice of bacon, a piece of bread, a handful of seeds or a dozen of eggs it has all chances to become a fabulous typeface.
That’s why in 2008 two brothers Vladimir and Maksim Loginov founded an Estonian-based company called Handmadefont. Back then neither the font industry was that well developed, nor the term ‘handmadefont’ itself was known. People used to consider fonts as keyable raster images. They suggested a new angle: fonts can be made of what-so-ever.
They started with developing selfmade fonts from some funny everyday life objects and ended up with loads of new fonts. On Handmadefont web page you can find more than 1000 unique handcrafted fonts and animated alphabets.