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Editorial Design for the Beautiful Black Apple Magazine [BAM]

Editorial Design for the Beautiful Black Apple Magazine [BAM]

Editorial design has for me is the biggest source of inspiration. The beauty of organizing text, imagery and colors to create composition that is not only visual pleasing but also efficient at communicating the message to the reader. BUREAU CHAPEAU MELON created and shared this incredible editorial design project on their Behance profile It's the design for Black Apple Magazine and it has it all. Gorgeous imagery, elegant use of white space, vibrant colors, trendy illustrations, as I said, these types of projects are truly inspiring. Description Black Apple Magazine [BAM] is a free bimonthly publication distributed  in key outlets of the Marseille city. Launched in January 2017 by Aurélia Andréoli (Founder and CEO of the design studio Bureau Chapeau Melon) and Anne-Sophie Vignau (Founder of Pepper D printing), BAM is design, qualitative and authentic. Distributed free of charge, it gives pride to its inhabitants and visitors.  Editorial design Bureau Chapeau Melon  is a creative agency based in Marseille, France. For more information make sure to check out: chapeau-melon.fr blackapplemagazine.com    

The Baking Supply Co.: Healthy Recipe Kits for Herbal Baking

The Baking Supply Co.: Healthy Recipe Kits for Herbal Baking

A company called The Baking Supply Co. decided to re-invent the use of herbs for our treats. To get us excited about nutritious foods again, they are doing through what they called kits. Inside a variety of kits, you'll find recipes for gluten and refined sugar free herbal treats, iron-on patch, oven mitts, guides and more. All together in a very attractive branding, what do you say? It's worth for a try, at the least. In their words What is The Baking Supply Co.? It's an independent company delivering healthy baking kits to people who’d rather eat their herbs. Our recipes are not only good for you—gluten and refined sugar free, and packed with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables—they’re delicious and fun to make, too. Pre-portioned and refrigerated baking kits delivered to your door—for people who’d rather eat their herbs Project Gallery   We created the Baking Supply Co. to get more people excited about eating wholesome and nutritious foods. Each Baking Supply Co. box comes fully equipped with a comprehensive recipe, and all the ingredients you need to make healthy treats at home. We’ve distilled decades of cooking techniques, tricks, tips, and nutritional information into a single box; so you can make your own herbal treats with ease. Get Baking! More Links More about this project and share your support via Indiegogo

Eerie Everyday Digital Art by Stuart Lippincott

Eerie Everyday Digital Art by Stuart Lippincott

We posted about Stuart Lippincott in the past but he keeps delivering some incredible images with his Everyday project. Stuart is creating a digital art every day in 2017 and he's been sharing monthly collections on his Behance profile. The images have a eerie mood bringing back some nostalgia feelings of the beginning of the digital era. People and futurist light sources or facing something mysterious ahead. The combination of people, 3D images and of course, glowing light is powerful. I'd just wanted to have all this images available as wallpapers for my phone and computer. Stuart Lippincott is a designer focused on motion graphics and animation . He is based in Bentonville, Arkansas and you should definitely follow him on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/stuz0r  Digital art  

Brand Identity for Company that Repairs Centuries-old Furniture

Elegant Brand Identity for Centuries-old Furniture Repair

Dmytro Khrunevych sent me a message via Behance the other day about a new project that he had just published. It's a super cool brand identity work done for a company that repairs and refinishes centuries-old furniture. The logo contains non-obvious elements, zodiac signs. The thing is that the throne (or let us call it ‘divan’) of Ivan Grozny is embellished with zodiac signs and a horoscope and it works really well. He also created a set of secondary support elements for collaterals. The result is a quite elegant brand identity system as you can see in the images below.  Divan Grozny is a company engaged in repair and refinishing of centuries-old furniture. The style combines several ideas. The wood is a basic material and an embodiment of longevity, while the brand defines the pattern and the main character (company name is consonant with Ivan Grozny, known as Ivan the Terrible, a historical figure; ‘divan’ stands for ‘sofa’) Brand Identity Dmytro Khrunevych is a graphic designer from Kiev, Ukraine. His work is heavily focused on art direction, branding and graphic design. I recommend that you also check out another great project on his portfolio titled Patience Sans. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/dimahru  

A Modern Take on Art Deco Typography for Wired UK

A Modern Take on Art Deco Typography for Wired UK

Sawdust, the creative partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez, shared a super cool typography project they created for Wired UK. It's a display font that has a modern look but also feels like a classic Art Deco font. It's a good blend of past and future. I specially like the flow of some of the characters like Y, L, O and T. It's also refreshing to see projects like this, especially for me that. I spend most of my time focusing on accessibility, legibility, readability and I feel that graphic design, especially editorial design still has an edge in terms of style. There's more freedom, you can see by the pictures below. Crazy contrast on font sizes, orientation and layout. Hopefully we will see the web and mobile design evolve to more experimental ideas too. Sawdust is a design studio based in London, UK. They specialize in bespoke and innovative typography, brand display typefaces, visual identities and image-creation for clients including: Nike, Wired, The New York Times, Coca-Cola, IBM, Wieden+Kennedy and other heavy weight clients. At the heart of what we do is a desire to create work that is both explorative and beautifully crafted. Above all else we retain a deeply rooted conviction to not only deliver design that is effective but that exceeds our client’s expectations. For more information make sure to check out: http://www.madebysawdust.co.uk/ Typography Display typeface for WIRED, UK. Creative Director: Andrew Diprose Art Director: Mary Lees

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

We are featuring an editorial design project from the Hello Mr. who is a community of men who date men who share thoughts and conversations about interests, hopes and fears. Since their launch back in 2012, they have gathered interests from people all around the world. Published twice a year, they are back on Kickstarter to introduce a new artist residency for the creators of tomorrow. It's called: The Issues. In their words We are a collective of artists and writers that reflect the diverse perspective of the LGBTQ community. When we launched in 2012, we sought to create a platform for emerging talent and unheard voices, and add to the momentum for more inclusive representation in media. With your help through our first Kickstarter, we brought Hello Mr. into the world. Eight issues later, we are expanding that mission, and introducing an artist residency that propels the creators of tomorrow. We’re calling it The Issues. We're launching a magazine residency called "The Issues" and providing mentorship and resources for new ideas in queer publishing! Using our global distribution experience and mentorship from industry leaders, we are providing the tools and resources to get new ideas from queer voices off the ground. We think of it as an academy for editors, art directors, and media-makers of the future. With your support, we will help launch our first magazine-in-residence, and distribute it inside the next issue of Hello Mr. Photo Gallery   Returning to Kickstarter to launch The Issues residency is the perfect way to remind us of our original mission. We are more than a magazine, we're a community that believes changes happens from the ground up. And coming back as a Kickstarter Gold project helps us raise awareness for the new stories we want to tell with The Issues. More Links Find out more about Hello Mr. Magazine: hellomrmag.com Check out their recent project on Kickstarter

Editorial & Graphic Design: Everyone, El Salvador

Editorial & Graphic Design: Everyone, El Salvador

The mighty folks from Toronto-based Underline Studio have partnered with the Salvadoran human rights organization, Asociación Pro-Búsqueda. To create and design a special edition newspaper that highlights the atrocities of El Salvador's civil war through art, poetry and action. Their goal is to spread awareness and promote their cause. You should definitely check out their Kickstarter and give them your support. Behind this Kickstarter Campaign, it's the work from Underline Studio. Based in Toronto, Ontario; they focus their work into brand, corporate and marketing communications. Project Gallery   More Links Support their campaign now on Kickstarter Learn more about Underline Studio at underlinestudio.com Follow Underline Studio on Instagram

Product Design: Bringing Back Humanscale Manual from the 1970s

Product Design: Bringing Back Humanscale Manual from the 1970s

As of late, we've have published a series of revisited things from the past on ABDZ coming from manuals, branding items and more. It's somehow quite interesting because the things are stuff that we haven't even known its existence. It's kind of where I am heading with this Kickstarter Campaign of the Humanscale Manual originally created in the 1970s. To be specific, it was created by the team of industrial design pioneer Henry Dreyfuss and now back by the folks over IA Collaborative to publish the reissue. Give it your support! Behind this project, we have IA Collaborative is a global design and innovation consultancy based in Chicago, IL, USA. Their field of work is all around User Driven Design with research, strategy, prototyping, product development and more. Definitely check out their site to learn more. In their words These iconic, beautifully designed, and visionary tools to design for people are still so relevant today. Published between 1974 and 1981, the materials have been out of print for decades and fetch extremely high prices on the used market due to their scarcity. After finding so much value using Humanscale during the prototyping process in our own design work, we wanted to make them available at a reasonable cost to people everywhere. Photo Gallery   Humanscale was published as three separate sets––Humanscale 1/2/3, Humanscale 4/5/6, and Humanscale 7/8/9. Each set includes one booklet and three two-sided selectors. More Links Learn more about Humanscale Manual: humanscalemanual.com Follow Humanscale Manual on Instagram Learn more about IA Collaborative iacollaborative.com

Branding & Graphic Design: OMG Clothes

Branding & Graphic Design: OMG Clothes

A mixture of calligraphy and graphic design for this stunning yellow branding for the clothing brand named: OMG. I am not sure if it's a real brand or not. But I loved the fact they used Geogrotesque Font Family for their brand and the fact that they used a colour like yellow to a palette that complements typography and bold stroke outline. This is a collaboration work between Brain&Bros DZ. and Noah Wilcox. Coming from São Paulo, Brazil until East Troy, WI, USA, we get follow their full project on Behance. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Brain&Bros's site brainbros.cc Follow Brain&Bros on Behance Follow Noah Wilcox on Behance

Poster Design: We Love Posters by Anagrama Studio

Poster Design: We Love Posters by Anagrama Studio

Poster Design, an expression of graphic design where I wish that will stay forever even though with things going even more digital. The mighty folks over Anagrama Studio do it so well and we are a fan of their work on Abduzeedo. Check out their latest work on posters entitled: We Love Posters, thank you for sharing the love. It's definitely a versatile collection filled different graphical treatment. Anagrama Studio is a brand development studio located in Mexico City, Mexico. We love their work and featured them before on ABDZ. Check out the latest of their work on anagrama.com. Photo Gallery   More Links More information on Anagrama Studio: anagrama.com Follow Anagrama Studio on Behance

Logo Design & Graphic Design: 66 Smart Words

Logo Design & Graphic Design: 66 Smart Words

We are sharing this fun experimentation that involves logo design, graphic design and obviously words. Designed by Bachir Design, this is a personal collection where a word is spelled out into a straight-forward concept. Seeing this project reminded how often we would encounter a logo and we would be saying how the design is so simple. Well it might be because the work has been well done, this experimenting proves it well. Bachir is a brand designer from Rabat, Morocco. He's is also an art director and brand design developer, you should check out more of his work on Behance. I made this collection just for fun, it was such a funny & good experience for me i hope everyone enjoy it. Photo Gallery   More Links Make sure to follow Bachir on Behance

Illustration: Häagen-Dazs Packaging

Illustration: Häagen-Dazs Packaging

A cool looking packaging "packed" with illustrations by Andrew Wagner for Häagen-Dazs. In collaboration with a UK-based creative agency called LOVE, they were in charge of the brand design overhaul meanwhile Andrew was in charge of the illustrated pattern to represent each and different flavours. The folks at LOVE invited artists from around the World to collaborate on this project and Andrew was one of the many lucky ones to work on this project, he has to create a pattern that would represent Vanilla Pecan, and Banana & Cream. Andrew Wagner is a multidisciplinary designer and artist based in San Diego, CA. He has worked with brands like Adobe, Häagen-Dazs and IBM, also serve as an adjunct teacher at the Woodbury University. Häagen-Dazs has recently embarked on their biggest packaging overhaul in almost 20 years -LOVE, the UK based creative agency behind the new brand design overhaul, wanted to make the packaging an object of desire, and bring to life all Häagen-Dazs’ extraordinary recipe textures, colours and sensations. As part of the design process, LOVE invited 13 artists from across the world, each with a distinct style, to create a unique illustrated pattern for each Haagen-Dazs flavour. From 3D illustrators to flat graphic artists and textile designers, each was paired with the flavours that felt most connected to their work. I had the pleasure of being one of the 13 artists, and the wonderful flavours I was tasked to visually create were Vanilla Pecan, and Banana & Cream!   Links Check out Andrew Wagner's Site: awags.us Check out his work on Behance

Beautiful Graphic Design Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist

Beautiful Graphic Design Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist

Yuta Takahashi shared an incredible graphic design and editorial design project on his Behance profile titled Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist.  As he mentions in the description, this book, which combines modernity and minimalism, ancient knowledge and philosophical thought, has a completely new, unique design. You can definitely see that right away with the cover that is simple but very elegant because of the paper texture. Below I also added more info I got from the project, but just spend some time checking the images, they are truly inspiring. We designed Michael Debus's book "Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist". The book attempts to use philosophy to unravel the wisdom handed down in the form of myths and legends. Project description Through the unique cover art, we represented the idea of multiple layers of doors of knowledge appearing and being opened by thought. On the other side of the door, the letter "I" appears. We represented the reader's awareness transitioning from darkness to daylight through the use of neutral colors between light and shadow. As a result the book's appearance is reminiscent of the cloister in church architecture. Graphic design Yuta Takahashi is an Art Director, Designer, working on branding graphic design, editorial design and packaging design. His work feature minimal designs which grasp the essence of materials and remove unnecessary elements. For more information make sure to check out and follow Yuta on. Instagram www.yutatakahashi.jp

Brand Identity for Real Estate Agency Build Top Lux

Brand Identity for Real Estate Agency Build Top Lux

HYPE Digital Agency created a very solid brand identity project for Build Top Lux, a signature real estate agency. They also shared a bit of their creative process and how they ended up choosing the final logo as well as the creation of collaterals. For the logo they chose the concept that references the idea of opening doors. Below you can see a bit more about it. Challenge BTL is a company that invests in high-end real estate projects and deliver results that always exceed the (already) high expectations of their customers. Although their team of investors and architects is responsible for the creation of some of the top residential buildings on the local market, they lacked the branding collateral necessary to promote their brand. They tasked HYPE Digital Agency with the job of revamping their brand identity in way that will allow them to place their signature below their work with pride. Brand Identity HYPE Digital Agency is a digital growth agency from Sofia, Bulgaria. They help B2B companies generate more business online by delivering websites and marketing programs tailored to complex purchasing decisions. For more information check out: agencyhype.com

Branding & Logotypes Work by Wete Studio

Branding & Logotypes Work by Wete Studio

While most of our team and part of North of America is celebrating a holiday today, I am currently working on a branding/logotype project for a client. Scouting for inspiration on Behance, I stumbled across the work from Wete Studio where they shared their latest of their personal and commercial work. I thought it would be great to share it here on ABDZ, hope you like it! Wete Studio is a small and independant studio that specialized in typography, graphic design and art direction. Currently based in Barcelona, Spain; you can definitely find them via Behance. Few commercial and personal type works I did between 2016-2017. Clients: Desigual, Superism, Fortune Magazine, Overall Murals, Carolina Herrena, Aritzia, CdeC, LVMH, Agencies: 2x4, Creasenso, Havas   Links Check out Wete Studio: wetecacahuete.com Follow them on Behance

Packaging & Graphic Design: The Bijou Factory

Packaging & Graphic Design: The Bijou Factory

Gotta love when a packaging project doesn't follow its classic codes of graphic design. The rad people working at Phoenix the Creative Studio know how to actually keep it unique for every single project. We have featured their work last month and now again with this packaging for The Bijou Factory. A colourful package that makes you wanna look it at every aspect before buying. Check it out! The awesome folks from Phoenix the Creative Studio is based in Montreal, QC, Canada. They are all about creating brand experiences that engage people and build connections. We have featured their work before on ABDZ and they are really good to what they do, check them out at phoenix.cool. The Bijou Factory offers a range of DIY self-made jewelry kits. Based on the belief that DIY and premium quality go well together, The Bijou Factory showcases a fine product that is easy to make. We imagined a custom box, which breaks the classic codes of the jewel case, by adding a window that shows the centrepiece of the product. We conceived a fresh, colourful and soft packaging that matches the jewelry as well as the target customers. The shapes appearing on the box are reminiscent of handmade work and reminds us of the different pieces of the jewelry. In order to support the DIY aspect of the brand, we have created labels that directly include the buyer in the experience: a jewel "made by you". The smiley face that is created by the letters "i" and "j" of the logo also evokes this pleasing and reassuring aspect. Finally, the friendly tone used on the boxes reminds you that making your own jewel is "as easy as taking a selfie" or "walking in high heels".   Links Check out Phoenix the Creative Studio Site: phoenix.cool Follow them on Behance

Logo Design Process: Marvel, a Prototyping and Collaboration Tool

Logo Design Process: Marvel, a Prototyping and Collaboration Tool

We would like to share this logo design process from our good buddy Paul von Excite who has done a tremendous job at redesigning the new Marvel logo through a custom logotype. From the sketching to the final result, let's follow an in-depth process through his words. I would like also to mention that it is the logo of the Marvel app, a prototyping and collaboration tool not what some of you might think! Paul von Excite is a designer that specialized his work into branding, lettering and logos. Located in Utrecht, Netherlands, we have featured his work before on ABDZ, make sure to follow his work on Behance and Dribbble. Marvel's co-founder Murat Mutlu reached out to me for a logotype refresh. I quite liked the old logo actually. Next to being awesome, Murat was pretty clear in his intend for style direction and after a quick call I was excited to get started. The goal was pretty clear, the new type needed to resemble a friendly, fun yet professional character with lots of personality and energy. The Marvel type also needed a stand-alone "M" character for smaller display usage.   In Paul's Words As mentioned above the goal was pretty clear which made the hunt for inspiration much easier. I had a clear view in my mind on how the first sketches should look, image below was used as a reminder while sketching. Work included from Nick Slater, Sergey Shapiro, Mark Caneso, Leo Gomez and myself.   Sketching Actually took a lot of inspiration from the previous Marvel type, especially the "r-v" and "v-e" connection were interesting to explore further.   Murat was a big fan of the angled versions as it resembled an energetic character. In the following image it was time to reflect on the type and see what needed improvement. The top left "M" was favourite over the bottom left "M", used Photoshop to combine the two together.   Final Sketch At this point it was time to improve the reflections of the sketch above and build the final sketch. With the above sketch underneath I used tracing paper to model the final sketch.   The counters of the "e" and "l" turned out a bit too small but left it at that and decided to go digital from here and refine it in Illustrator later.   Digital Version Below is a screenshot of the final sketch with the vectoring lettering on top. To position the characters correctly along the curved underline I started the tracing with the underline and used the underline as grid. The finished trace has a slightly less slanted curve angle, coming closer to an arch. Other aspects like kerning, stroke width and corners were also digitally refined.   Alternate Version With the full logotype done we still needed a stand-alone "M", this particular one was tricky to use because it was so slanted and angled. This caused us exploring back and forth between different "M's" but after all we maintained the original "M".​​​​​​​   The stand-alone "M" will only be used at the smallest display's, on small to medium and above sizes the full Marvel type will be used most. We modified the original "M" from the word-mark to make it fit better within smaller sizes and make it look more extinct.   Final Result Had an awesome time working together with Murat on the new Marvel logotype and really satisfied how the final result came out. Hope you like me doing this kind of articles more often, I would like to do this on a more regular basis and happy to hear your feedback for improvements!   Links Find out more about Paul von Excite: paulvonexcite.com Follow Paul on Behance And follow him on Dribbble