I am one of those believers that believe that design can change the world by its purpose and its reasons. We do what we do for what we believe is worth fighting. We are able to create things that can drag emotions, thinking and more. Let’s take a closer at this editorial design by Mother Design for Save the Children. As I quote: “..creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them”. Designed by Mother Design is a team of designers, strategists and producers with offices in London and New York City. With a mindset of working side-by-side with their clients, seeing their work for Save The Children gives a warm positivity for a great cause. Helping the children of Za′atari share their world. When Save The Children invited us to visit Za’atari – the world’s second largest refugee camp and home to over 80,000 Syrians – we discovered an incredible project. Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown had created a photography class in which he gave 12 children iPhones and equipped them with the skills to tell their own stories. These kids have no direct connection to the outside world; no way to share their story and, vitally, to have others respond. My Own Account was about going beyond the photographs, creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them. We took inspiration from social media to create an exhibition in which visitors could show their love for the photographs that they really connected with. These interactions were recorded and shared with the children of Za’atari in what, for many, was their first interaction with the world outside since arriving at the camp.
The project Memória Audiovisual Mineira is a research project focused to recover and preserve the precious cinematographic work done in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Each issue will feature a character that was important in the development of this movie culture. They will explore their work, peculiarities and career. The brand work that Beto Nunes created illustrates that elegantly well. The symbol create is such a smart exploration of the initials MAM, using simple lines Beto achieve an incredible result. I love how everything is very clear but not obvious, that keeps the symbol elegant and intriguing. Some might say that the angles are too acute, but that doesn't bother me at all. The symbol also was wisely used to create a beautiful pattern for the basic collateral work. Check out the work and let me know your thoughts. Also if you have links to works you like, let us know. We would love to feature and comment about your suggestions. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/betonunes
We are getting to the end of another year, and among several posts we published on this blog there are some that stand out. Usually it's the post that was just published :) - just joking, but not completely because the images we are sharing in this post are quite inspiring. Ray Oranges, a designer and illustrator from Florence, Italy shared a project on his Behance profile that has truly beautiful vector illustrations, playing with negative space and geometric lines. The work is a series of illustration covers for Norme & Tributi MESE_Il Sole 24 Ore. For more information check out http://www.ray-oranges.com/
Playing with our imagination and how we can fool our brain with simple play of light, shadow and depth is one of the things that fascinates the most when it comes to visual design and graphic design. The work that Eiko Ojala shared today is a great example of beautiful editorial illustrations communicating a message through simple ideas and of course, playing with our brain. For more information about Eiko, check out http://www.ploom.tv/
Makeshift is part of a new breed of magazines passionate about their content, form, and community. The design is simply beautifully put together by Spanish designers Gema Navarro and Santos Henarejos. Enjoy! For more from Gema Navarro visit behance.net/gemanavarro and Santos Henarejos visit behance.net/santsserif. Formed in 2011 and redesigned with the launch of Issue 9 in 2014, Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. From homemade aircrafts in Nigeria to drug smugglers in Mexico, the quarterly magazine uncovers creative solutions from the economic fringe. Makeshift is part of a new breed of magazines passionate about their content, form, and community. The Navigation Issue, was structured in three chapters with individualized icons: “Local Hunts,” “Global Treks” and “Inner Quests.” The issue featured cross-border tunnel smugglers in Gaza, spacesuit stitchers in the US, and black market currency traders—the so-called “blue dollar”—in Argentina, among other stories.
Jim Tsinganos is an illustrator from Sydney, Australia who specializes in editorial illustrations. In this post we'll show some of his work done for Money Magazine along with others. Enjoy! For more from Jim Tsinganos visit tsinganos.com and behance.net/tsinganos. ePayments Code - Money Magazine Switching to Higher Interest Savings - Money Magazine Super Annuation Property - Money Magazine Transaction Rewards - Money Magazine Insurance up, Savings down - Money Magazine Lack of Protection for Whistleblowers - Money Magazine "Astroturfing", posting fake reviews on the net to lure business. - Money Magazine Big Banks payback excessive Credit Card fees. - Money Magazine Skin feature - Nature and Health Magazine. Same Sex Marriage Laws in New Zealand - Law Institute Journal of Victoria China's Hard Climb to Affluence - The Milken Institute Review America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review. America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review. America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review. America's Expensive Addiction to Oil and the Search for Sustainable Alternatives - The Milken Institute Review.
For the past few weekends I have been playing with some new ideas for the Abduzeedo layout. Checking stats, analyzing what other sites do in terms of organizing large amount of content and heavily visual. One of the references I have been trying to use is newspaper grid systems. Below I selected some references I have in my mood board.
In this editorial inspiration we'll take a close look at the 99U Quarterly Magazine Issue No. 3. A print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a beautifully designed pixel-free format. Enjoy! At 99U, we recognize that reading about idea execution online is a catch-22: the web browser isn’t always the ideal environment to lean back and shun the emails and notifications that distract us in our day-to-day. To help offer a reprieve from the madness, we are happy to publish the 99U Quarterly, a print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a beautifully designed pixel-free format. This issue we went big on bold conceptual illustrative elements to introduce each feature article. Our normal palette of black and white was freshened up with teal (Pantone 333U) and we relied on the beautiful Vitesse as our accent font of choice. All of these elements were put into play with new, elegant, thin patterns that acted as section breaks and interstitial quotes. The cover, by MUTI, is a counter-intuitive take on the concept of fall, which is usually viewed as the beginning of the Earth's yearly cycle of decay and renewal. Instead, we viewed fall as the time to begin anew: this is when school begins, sports seasons start, and it becomes much easier to get back to work after a long summer layoff. Close observers will see the actual early bird grabbing its worm. Credits CREATIVE DIRECTION: Raewyn Brandon & Matias Corea DESIGN: Alejandro Torres Viera EDITORIAL: Jocelyn K. Glei, Sean Blanda, & Sasha VanHoven ILLUSTRATOR: MUTI
Goni Montes shared some really cool illustrations on his Behance profile, the title of the project is Teenage Wasteland. I love how he illustrated some iconic situations that mostly every teenager go through. The style of the illustrations also are just beautiful, with muted tones combines with saturated accent colors. For more information about Goni, check out his website at http://www.goniart.com/
Saude Magazine is a Healthy Magazine from Brazil and has an amazing mix of food photography, grid layout, and typography for you to enjoy. Take a look and pick some ideas that you can use on your next editorial adventure. Designed by Fernanda Didini, for more visit behance.net/fdidini and fdidini.com. Credits Design and Creative: Fernanda Didini Art direction: Bob Quinafélix Art editor: Laura Salaberry Photography: Alex Silva Photography assistant: Bruno Marçal Production: Andréa Silva, Ina Ramos e Alê Ravizza Food production: Silvia Marques Lettering: Kauan Vinicius
Maria Corte is a spanish illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. Even though these are her personal project illustrations, it carries a heavy editorial style to it because of all the meaning behind each piece. Check them out! For more from Maria Corte visit mariacorte.com and behance.net/mariacorte. Atomic peace Fetish Pregnancy questions Requiem for the staircase Religious architecture Waiting for my man Strainer Tribute to Nabokov Breast cancer prevention Melting ice caps Crisis in the Eurozone
Watermag is a school assignment by design student Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen from Denmark. He chose to redesign the danish surf magazine Watermag surfnews and his work was great. Check it out! For more from Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen visit behance.net/BjarkeKristensen.
Iceberg is a beautiful black and white publication designed by Socio Design in London. This quarterly newspaper is produced for KAE, a marketing consultancy in London. Enjoy this awesome publication, take a close look at their grid, image placement, and typography. For more from Socio Design visit sociodesign.co.uk and behance.net/SocioDesign. Iceberg is a quarterly publication produced for KAE. We named, designed and produced the newspaper, which shared KAE’s conceptual roots and further reinforced its position as a thought leader in their industry. The publication itself contained thought pieces from senior staff, news articles and white papers on current marketing and business topics. The purpose of the newspaper was to act as a voice for KAE to communicate opinion, discoveries and achievements, while establishing a tone of quality not usually achieved in a standard newsletter or online blog format.
The book suggestion of this week is titled Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics by Francesco Franchi. In this book, Franchi explains the ramifications of this development and how newspapers can become credible, comprehensive news brands. He also outlines a new, integrated approach for editorial designers and he sees editorial designers as playing a key role in advancing the evolution of media. Francesco Franchi's perceptive book about the design of media and information graphics. In it, Franchi also envisions the future of news reporting by publishing companies and on the internet. Francesco Franchi is one of the most exceptional talents working in information graphics today. Although relatively young and new to the field, Franchi has already received worldwide acclaim for his distinctive graphic and editorial design of IL--Intelligence in Lifestyle, an Italian magazine now widely considered to be a modern classic. With Designing News, Franchi conveys his vision for the future of news and the media industry. Based on personal insight and experience, he offers valuable analysis and perspectives on the fundamental changes that are taking place in the way media is being used. Franchi explores consumer behaviors and expectations that represent the biggest challenges facing traditional publishing houses and broadcasting companies as well as journalists and designers. - Amazon Buy it now
Daniel Paper is a newspaper designed for Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria. It's a beautiful publication designed to display the features of the hotel to all their guests. Full of amazing graphics, awesome grid and typography. Enjoy! Smart travellers like to travel in a simple way: light luggage, open to new ideas. Hotel Daniel was built for those who appreciate good style for good money. A hammock in the room, art on the roof, urban gardening in the front yard. And there's still more. Now everybody can get the Daniel lifestyle in print: The new Daniel Paper deals with all of the hotel’s exciting features. Large-sized photographs, clear design, a strong personal touch: That’s what makes the Daniel unique and its paper awesome. Corporate Publishing by moodley brand identity.
The Pencil Post is one of the most beautiful print pieces I have seen in a while. Designed by British design agency Pencil, this post contains an insider's guide to Soho's hidden gems, a piece on William Sieghart's Poetry Prescriptions and a showcase of Pencil's work, among other things. For more from Pencil Agency visit pencilagency.com and behance.net/ChloeGalea Pencil Agency - situated in the heart of London's Soho - creates considered, bespoke content for clients across all channels but with a particular love of print. With this in mind it would only seem right that Pencil promoted itself and the importance of curated content to brands by way of a beautifully designed newspaper. Printed in navy and fluorescent orange inks, and delivered in matching envelope, Pencil Post really stood out on the desks of those it was sent to.
The Missing Link, invented by Nature enhanced by us. That's the annual report publication by New Frontier Group where they designed to illustrate the extraordinary moments of the past evolution provided innovative solutions for the digital transformation. The report is fully illustrated by nature elements and has a beautiful typography that makes every page a great composition. Enjoy! Missing links have, amazingly, triggered off some of the great inventions of our age. New Frontier Group's annual report shows us how missing links not only enhance evolution but also business processes. The New Frontier Group develops integral IT solutions for their international company network and proclaims a digital evolution for everybody. Moodley searched for analogies and found them in prehistoric times. It’s a provocative contrast that is depicted in New Frontier Group’s annual report. The report is brought to life through sophisticated illustrations, valuable infographics and vivid portraits. The annual report is completed by a series of eight posters.