Bastardised

Bastardised

Finally it’s here! Bastardised, is the culmination of the global identity project created by Bunch. Bunch decided that it was time to rework our corporate identity and base it around the overarching theme of Made in Bunch.

Bastardised

The book showcases the wealth of creativity, beauty and humor found within 289 of the Bunchisms specially selected from 750 contributions. The hardback, 208 page book was printed in Croatia by Kratis, with paper by Igepa and was self-published by Bunch.

Letters & Ligatures

Letters & Ligatures

House Industries presents Letters & Ligatures, a new exhibition of prints, patterns, installations and sculptures based on their 15-year excursion into the alphabetical world, at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects. The show opens on November 8th and runs until December 5, 2008.

Wonder Years

Werkplaats Typografie

Published by ROMA Publications and ArtEZ Press on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Werkplaats Typografie, Wonder Years: Werkplaats Typografie 1998-2008 is a record of work made by over fifty participants to the Werkplaats Typografie program. Beyond an anthology, the archive represented here is an interpretation of a design school history, compiling its items according to a rather subjective, incomplete and inimitable set of entries. The 10 years story of the Werkplaats Typografie is narrated by a group of current participants, intersected by annotations, voice over and parallel readings from Stuart Bailey, Uta Eisenreich, Paul Elliman, Raimundas Malasauskas, Karel Martens, Armand Mevis and Willem Oorebeek.

Wonder Years can be purchased directly from the Werkplaats Typografie or pre-ordered from Stand Up Comedy in the US.

Light Blubs

Light Blubs

Light blubs is a series of unique crystal lamps by Pieke Bergmans with Royal Leerdam Crystal and Solid Lighting. A ‘light blub’ is a light bulb that has gone way out of line. Infected by the dreaded design virus, these blubs have taken on all kinds of forms and sizes you wouldn’t expect from such well behaving and reliable little products. Nevertheless, they seem to be enjoying their new free existences.

Light Blubs

Light blubs were found shining across Milan during the Salone Del Mobile 2008. The lamps are all unique handcrafted crystal pieces, equipped with LEDs by Solid Lighting.

Light Blubs

Lou Dorfsman

Lou Dorfsman

Lou Dorfsman, who for more than 40 years designed every aspect of the Columbia Broadcasting Company’s advertising and corporate identity, including the set of Walter Cronkite’s newsroom and the typographically elegant sign system for CBS’s New York headquarters, known as Black Rock, died on Wednesday in Roslyn, New York at the age of 90.

Guidelines for Online Success

Guidelines for Online Success

Have you ever wondered why your websites didn’t quite match up to the success of your competitors or peers? Have you ever looked at other sites and thought: Why didn’t I think of that? Have you ever spent too much time trying to find basic information that was buried deep in a needlessly complex website? You are certainly not alone and Guidelines for Online Success aims to change that by bringing together some of the world s most highly acclaimed designers and developers, spanning every continent, all of whom share their knowledge and experience.

Guidelines for Online Success Interior

With chapters arranged by subject (interface and design, marketing and communication, technology and programming, technical advice, content/content management, and commerce), a clear do/don t structure, and plenty of real world examples of successful and award-winning websites, this book has all the advice and examples you will need to give your personal or business website an edge on its competitors and also win industry acclaim as well as respect from your peers. Your visitors will thank you.

Guidelines for Online Success Interior

Christopher Doyle Identity Guidelines

Christopher Doyle Identity Guidelines

Christopher Doyle is a genius – and a very funny guy. It seems that this Sydney-based designer has done a few too many identity projects with his current employer, the Moon Group, and as result he decided to create a set of guidelines for himself. He began to wonder how his personal identity would be documented if it were considered in graphic design terms. The results are hilarious and quite well-crafted.

Christopher Doyle Identity Guidelines

Adhering to Colour and Graphic Device guides will ensure consistency while allowing for the evolution and variation of my identity. Incorrect use of these elements will confuse not only myself, but those I interact with.

Incorrect uses of my identity include Tucking and Tying. These examples show how even the smallest alteration can dilute and confuse my identity, affecting overall perception.

Christopher Doyle Identity Guidelines

My identity can appear in either full colour or black and white (mono). In both formats the core colour palette, consisting of 100% black, must be present at all times. When appearing in colour, the secondary palette should consist of a number of variations and combinations, all of which must complement the core palette.

Download the Christopher Doyle Identity Guidelines in PDF format and enjoy them for yourself.

A Timely Debate

A Timely Debate

In 1972, graphic designers Wim Crouwel and Jan van Toorn debated their ideas and beliefs before an audience at Amsterdam’s Museum Fodor. On November 2, in commemoration of that now-historic night, the pair will converse before an audience once more at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam. Register by October 25, 2008 at Premsela.

Cold War Modern

Cold War Modern

Cold War Modern at the V&A is the first exhibition to explore international developments in modern art, design, architecture and film in the context of the Cold War, as the Soviet Union and America engaged in an aggressive contest to build their own spheres of influence. The exhibition features a wide array of artists and designers of the period including Dieter Rams, Otl Aicher, Charles Eames, Le Corbusier and Stanley Kubrick.

Cold War Modern

The exhibition and guide were both designed by one of my long time favorite studios, Bibliothèque, a creatively-led graphic design consultancy that is based in Shoreditch, London.

12 in 12

12 in 12

12 in 12 is an accompaniment to a lecture given by Craig Oldham to the students of University College Falmouth. When Craig was invited to give a talk he didn’t want to resort to the usual ‘show and tell’ approach as he felt there are more suitable people to tell the story of The Chase, his place of employment. He decided that it would be more useful to the students to speak of the things that they would really like to hear about the industry they’re entering. Thus, he gave his account of 12 things that he had learned in his first 12 months as a designer.

12 in 12

  1. Understand what graphic design means to you.
  2. Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses.
  3. A portfolio is for life, not just for an interview.
  4. Placements matter. Do them.
  5. The design industry is small, everyone knows everybugger else.
  6. Participate with other people and share your ideas.
  7. Graphic design is just a job, but being a designer is different.
  8. Fall off your bike. If you don’t fail then you are not trying.
  9. Life and work exist outside of London.
  10. Designing is only about 20% of your job.
  11. Have a life outside of design.
  12. Work hard and be nice to people.

Grid Systems

YWFT Grid Systems

YouWorkForThem is proud to bring you the release of our Fall 2008 Men’s and Women’s tees and sweatshirts, including this beauty which plays off the classic book of the same name. Grid Systems is a limited edition T-Shirt designed and produced by YouWorkForThem. Nab it while you can.

Container Color Systems

Container Color Systems
Container Color Systems
Container Color Systems
Container Color Systems
Container Color Systems

Loving these container color systems posters by Antrepo Design Industry. The graphic simplicity and saturated colors hit the sweet spot for me. I’ve got to get my hands on these!