So is my good design? Does it serve any purpose? Working in an industry where it seems the authority on design is determined by the one paying the bill, I’ve been asking myself this a lot lately. This guy — Dieter Rams, provides a solid philosophy with the ten principles for good design. I’m not in the industry of product design per se, but subscribing to these principles will definitely lead to having a more focused process as a graphic designer.
Photograph by Abisag Tüllmann
Dieter Rams: Less and More Interview from Gestalten on Vimeo.
This is so cute, it almost makes me want to hit print instead of swiping around on a mobile device…
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I’ve been familiar with the work of Richard Phillips since those iconic album covers for Dirty Vegas. I recently discovered that he extended his style in the direction of short films. I Absolutely love the way these are shot. And his style translates exactly how I thought it would… like 70′s fashion pics in motion.
Growing to be one of the largest independent coffee roasters in New Zealand, Coffee Supreme wanted a refreshed look and feel that conveyed their hand-crafted expertise in the industry. Hardhat Design in Auckland produced some amazing results…
“Hardhat sat down with the Supreme team, giving them a brand audit, looking at their old (and somewhat fractured) brand, finding the good bits, jettisoning the not so good, and getting to the company’s core messages (researching the competition, identifying Supreme’s place in the market, & talking with staff throughout every level of the business).” Read more…
How the in-house team implemented the new brand…
Thanks for the link Joel.
The up coming launch of Adobe CS6 brings a refreshed visual language. Naturally, as a designer I can totally appreciate the logic behind the process, especially a brand system as extensive this. I really want to hate this, mainly because this is also the introduction to subscription based licenses… That aside, the system has definitely grown on me since it was first posted a few weeks ago. No doubt the rebrand of CS3 done by Ryan Hicks was the most significant/iconic in the brand’s evolution, CS6 makes me miss the simplistic functionality. Read more in detail about The CS6 Desktop Brand System.
So I’m thinking of doing a new poster series that’s going to be pretty heavily type driven. In trying to drum up some inspiration I came across a few calligraphy artist with some pretty stunning work. Watching them in action fills me with so much respect for the craft.
The work of Niels Shoe Meulman – Amsterdam
Calligraffiti Upside Down Tour 2012
Directed by Sandder.
Niels Shoe Meulman by Made By People
The work of Luca Barcellona – Milan
A concept video by Ishac Bertran visualizing how much more natural device interaction would feel if they were spatially aware. Interesting concept… read more at www.ishback.com.
The music video for Time to Dance by French electro-pop group The Shoes, is basically a happy dance track played over the violent acts of a serial killer and I can’t look away. The juxtaposition of the two is enough to spark an interest, as in a previous post. No, I don’t think serial killers are cool. I absolutely love the narrative and its symbolism. The difference between the first couple and the last is their level of passion. The final dancers are so in to it. They contort so violently with almost painful expressions, that they don’t need a maniac with a sword. Jake Gyllenhaal can take this one off… the music is doing it for him. Party going hipsters beware.
Very nicely done by Somesuch & Co. Directed by Daniel Wolfe