Happy Friday guys! We are sharing a culinary book that is everything except being conventional. Let me explain, the folks at Juicy Square did an incredible job at editorial design to express the passion for food through the pages of the book entitled: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks. The title says it all, the design is playful and does a play on the material too. Something we have rarely seen in this part of the industry. Mixing different mediums from sketching, typography, images and graphic design; this book is certainty a gem. Juicy Square is a studio that works mainly in graphic design, editorial design and print. Located in Vilnius, Lithuania, a city of immense allure; I love their motto about an outstanding graphic design is not only lines and figures. It must be reasonable and thought-through in order not only to be aesthetic, but also to be functional. To be complete. PLAY, COOK, KISS: CULINARY TRICKS What is the most important thing in food-making? Despite the quality products, time-tested recipes and cooking skills, it’s love. The passion. In other words – it’s courage. Being fearless leads one into the unknown areas of possibilities and sets the new plots of the future. That is the main message of the culinary book filled by wisdom and charisma of Alfas Ivanauskas, creative director and editor in chief of the Kitchen Mythbusters. It’s not just a culinary book. It’s an creative and inspirational guide in a form of diary and an album. That is why features of it were adopted and incorporated into the creative process of the design concept. And it came crafty, detail and unique in every page – full various forms of drawings, blueprints of recipes, notes and so on. All this gives vitality to the book and makes it “alive”. Even the recipes were took out of it and places in a special extra issue to make more space for the sense of philosophical culinary quest. The task for design demanded a lot of unorthodox solutions. Therefore, the visual language is vivid in it: a few different concepts and ideas interact and strengthen each other here. Various composition techniques come hand-by-hand in this book. Check out Juicy Square's site: juicysquare.com Follow Juicy Square on Behance
Let's take a look at this editorial design & branding project for Tokyo Metropolitan Government by Nosigner. There's a high importance of user friendliness in Japan, this might a good subject for another article but let's not derail for now. This book has been created to help citizens to be prepared in case of a disaster and has been distributed to 7.5 million households. Two things I love about this design, first the colour to make very distinguishable and the manga comic illustration approach to be super easy to follow. What do you think? Behind this project, we have the work from Nosigner who is a design firm based in Yokohama, Japan. I love the definition of their name who means: "professionals who design intangible things". You should definitely follow their Behance. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a manual for disaster defense called “Tokyo Bousai” (English title “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo”). NOSIGNER is in charge of its design and edition collaborating with DENTSU INC. In order to help households get fully prepared for an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo and other various disasters, the book is distributed to 7.5 million households. The stripes with color Yellow and Black as a warning icon will help you to find the book easily even in the case of emergency. Also, illustrated with a manga comic which will give you a simulated experience and easy-to-understand information on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster, it helps to get the attention even from people at the low level of consciousness for disaster defense. Photo Gallery Credits Art Direction: Eisuke Tachikawa (Nosigner), Ryosuke Sakaki (Dentsu Inc.) Graphic Design: Kaori Hasegawa, Andraditya D.R.(Nosigner) Edition: Ryosuke Sakaki (Dentsu Inc.), Eisuke Tachikawa, Kaori Hasegawa (Nosigner) Illustration: Okamura Yuta Client: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Collaboration: Dentsu Inc. Photo: Kunihiko Sato (Nosigner) More Links Check out Nosigner Site: nosigner.com Follow Nosigner on Behance
Nothing to start off your Weekend with an editorial project made by a graphic design student. The project is called: Xplore Newsletter and it has been designed by Parmuditho Wahyudhana. Remove the fact that I loved his choice of subject which was the city of Tokyo but I enjoyed his treatment on the layout with different shapes into the grid to make everything messy and unique at the same time. I also enjoyed his direction on the pictures with a psychedelic approach that gives you an impression of Japan from the 60s, beautiful work Parmuditho! Looking forward to see more of you in the future. Behind this school project is the work from Parmuditho Wahyudhana who is a graphic design student from Jakarta, Indonesia. You should definitely follow his work on Behance. Newsletter about tourism and travel, assignment from typography class. The brief is to designing a Newsletter about one of the asian country, the contents it can be about traveling, politics, culture and etc.
We love student projects on Abduzeedo and this one involves graphic design, editorial and photography by Marcelo Rodrigues and André de Lima. I loved their choice of font for the project and the approach of the dualtone is just so attractive. Give it a look! Congrats to both of them of making up something great and put it online. Published on Behance is the work from Marcelo Rodrigues and André de Lima who are both students in design currently based Recife, Brazil. Gotta love how they are exploring different styles, we'll look forward to see more of them in the future. Credits Marcelo Rodrigues André de Lima Filipe Ventura
As you may know that we love personal projects on Abduzeedo, it’s a great way to keep you mind inspired and giving you a balance in your daily workflow. It’s also a great way to experiment ideas and concepts. We would like to share this editorial design by Mohammed Samir and his personal series of magazines called: Ting Studio. Published via Behance is the work from Mohammed Samir who is a Lead Designer at BBDO based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I really enjoyed this background in Illustration and integrating it into branding and graphic design projects. This is a personal project I created to start a series of magazines under "Ting studio" name. The series will start visually with the exploration of the living creatures motion and the relation between it and the human behavior. Both graphical interpretation and photography are being used in all the magazine versions. It will include also sections about the traditional visual art subjects like typography but with a new graphical interpretation.
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.
Nico Inosanto is a graphic designer based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He focus his work mainly on typography for the making of new typefaces. We are taking a look at actually a book about an elegant and classy typeface of Nico’s called Felice. Taking on the approach of its editorial design work, the book is simply beautiful and conservative with its minimal pages and some highlighting the font with composition to devour. Nico Inosanto is graphic designer that works mostly with type. Having a passion for typography, Nico spend much of his time making new typefaces. Make sure to follow his work on Behance . Credits Cover printed by Spind Intern page, HP Indigo, Z Studio Binding by Olivier Molleyres, Neuchâtel Cover: Malmero Bleu – 300g/m² Intern: Rives Sentation Tradition Matt, bright white – 120g/m² Printed in 10 copies
The New York Times Redesign is concept editorial design project shared by Slava Kornilov and Bohdan Kononets on their Behance page. I have to say, I have seen quite a few of concept projects but as extensive as this one I still have to see. I understand the value of an exercise like this, but I cannot imagine the amount of time necessary to put something that detailed together. I also love to see what people can come up with when you don't consider some important factors like density and monetization. Nevertheless, it's a great editorial design project and quite inspiring in many aspects. Slava Kornilov is a web designer from Moscow, Russia. He is specialized in Web Design, UI/UX and Art Direction. Bohdan Kononets is a designer based in Lisbon, Portugal. He also is specialized in Web Design, UI/UX and Art Direction. For more information about them check out http://flatata.com/ Editorial design
Editorial Design has being around for a long time and we really do enjoy that sometimes we see projects that takes to another level OR even where you just gotta spend a couple more minutes to admire at the details. Let’s take a look at the work from Anaïs Coulon that is really stepping it up with her work. Let’s break it down! Anaïs Coulon a swiss & french graphic designer working who is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. Focusing her work in art direction, graphic design and illustration; it’s great to see her play on the grid layout, typography and also the trendy touch of gradients. I imagined a coloured and playful universe where books aren't only meant to be read but where they become the central graphic or architectural element of the set.
Awoke Magazine is a branding and editorial design project shared by Lucas Berghoef. Awoke is a digital and traditional lifestyle magazine focussing on a different view on fashion, music and art. As a fan of black and white themes, Lucas really put together something quite beautiful. The typography is quite modern and the little text effect to increase contrast works quite well. It also gave me some ideas for the new version of Abduzeedo. Editorial Design About the designer Lucas is a young passioned graphic designer currently working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I work as a freelance designer and I'm always interested in collaborating with other passioned designers & agencies with fresh ideas. For more information check out http://www.lucasberghoef.com/
Wikipedia, we all have used at least a couple times during the course of our lives to gain information on a certain subject. They are really reliable, always up-to-date and above all mostly tell the story behind what we are usually looking for. We can’t easily lose track of time and reading. How about if it was in a magazine form? Or even a popular science art magazine? Well this is what Malwin Béla Hürkey, he is designer currently based in Berlin. His work is focused on art direction for brand development, typography and of course editorial design. Hope you will like it! "eins und null" is a popular science art magazine series which is dedicated to set the existing knowledge of Wikipedia articles into a new visual context and over this course to give them a new graphical interpretation. Each issue draws its attention on two abstract opponents. Issue 001 confronts the phenomenons of physical reflection and absorption. The magazine targets to give a modest, but also adequate definition of each phenomenon, with models of practical relevance to our everyday life. The series aims to spark ones curiosity for scientifical wikipedia articles. More Information: http://huerkey.com.
Nowadays, being unique in your work, brand or portfolio really can paid off. We spoke about reinventing the wheel and it’s still always the case. Let’s talk about portfolios for example, we follow a ”rule” about how we should showcase (in print) our portfolio, having a business card and an introductory letter. Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of your next employer, how many portfolios they have seen so far? What’s the amount of time given on a review? Being different might add to your chances? It all depends but let’s just say that it’s helpful in some way. Let’s take a look at what Charlotte Allen did for her portfolio and we can’t help to appreciate how it does stand out and it’s worth the effort to be innovative and creative. What do you think? Designing my own portfolio has proven to be one of the most challenging projects to develop, as a client to myself has verified how difficult it is to make choices that would usually come as second nature. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most exciting self-initiated projects to complete. The concept behind the delivery was to create a self-promotional package that was informal, in the format of a simple newspaper to browse in a bid to not craft something too prim. Maintaining simplicity was also vital, ensuring that the format did not overshadow the main body of work. More information: http://www.charlotteallen.co.uk.
Geiger Magazine is a editorial design project created by Mads Thorsoe and it was a school assignment to redesign a magazine. The reason I am sharing this project is because it is an old one, it was shared in 2012, that's 4 years ago. It is fascinating to see that after over 4 years the style is still relevant and applicable today. That's a testament on the importance of simplicity. Dieter Rams famously said, good design is long-lasting. Compare that with software interface and you will understand the difference. I feel that UI design is getting to a level of maturity that will become long-lasting but still there's ways to go till it get to a point like a simple, yet elegant editorial design like this one. Mads Thorsoe is a graphic designer from Copenhagen, Denmark currently working at ReD Associates NYC. For more information and to check out some more of his work visit https://www.behance.net/madsthorsoe Editorial Design
Jungle is a editorial design project for a thematic employment guide. It features interviews, advices and investigations for the people starting out their careers. The project was shared by Violaine & Jeremy and it is a great example of how playful and colorful an editorial project can be. We tend to feature minimalist projects and this project is the opposite. From beautiful illustrations to bold and unique typography. It definitely gives a fresh perspective and inspiration. We created custom titles fonts for the revue, W (Bold Condensed) and J (ultra light condensed). Other Fonts used are Dala Prisma, Thorowgood Sans Shaded, St Croce and Superior. - Bechance Editorial Design Violaine & Jeremy is an illustration and graphic arts studio currently based in Paris, France. Their specialized in: Artistic direction Illustration Textile pattern design Graphic identity Editorial design Webdesign
A New Type of Imprint VOL. 8 is an editorial design project by Anti. For me the best thing about editorial design projects like that is that they gives a lot of ideas and references about typography, grid system and especially white space. Most of the times there's no artifacts like shadows or gradients like we can rely on digital design to create separation and distinction of elements. It's all about bold imagery and typography. Project description Vol. 8 «Conversations on Creativity and a Guide to the City» introduces you to great people, such as the eminent furniture designer Andreas Engesvik, fashion designer Cathrine Hammel and artist Ann Iren Buan. We're enjoying wine at Territoriet with photographer Sigve Aspelund, we're in Rasa Maria Gundersen's lush garden and talks about innovation with the fabulous cross creative agency, Void. - Behance In chapter 2 we're taking you on a ride in the city. We talk about urbanism, infrastructure and 'cities and design'. You'll learn that every little street and building, bridge and staircase, backyard and park is designed by and for humans. Professor in Urbanism Judith Borsboom van Beurden wrote the manifest, Marius Svaleng Andresen shot the cover and and Lid & Wiken did the design. - Behance Editorial Design A NEW TYPE OF INTERFERENCE Anti is established as one of Norway's most award winning agencies with an international network and clients in Oslo, Tokyo, Paris and New York. We have offices in Oslo and Bergen. For more information check out http://www.anti.as/
I have to say, nothing inspires me more than a beautiful editorial design. Simplicity and elegancy, plenty of white space and beautiful typography. Add all of that and you have a truly inspiring design like the Ninety Nine U Magazine. I know their content is also stunning but let's just admire the incredible work that Mark Books put together. Ninety Nine U magazine brings you the best of the creative world through the lens of design and the people and work who are shaping it. - Mark Brooks, Behance Editorial Design Mark Brooks is an art director, graphic designer and brand director at Behance. For more information check out http://www.markbrooksgraphikdesign.com/
Design has the power to communicate and improve people's lives. That's the ultimate goal of a good user experience. The role of designers in communicating the message is very important, some subjects must be treated with a lot of attention because it might be related to health or other delicate situations. Scott Carroll shared an editorial design project with us that he worked on for mental health for men. It's titled "Mental Health." It's a set of designs for media including posters, a book and newspaper ads with the goal of driving awareness on the matter. Here's a little bit more about it from his Behance post. Brief Graphic Design Made Visible. Respond to an external issue relating to either (food, health or migration). Identify a specific area of focus / series of research questions and produce a research-led design response. Creative Solution Mental ill health and suicide affects men up and down the UK on a daily basis, but why is that? Men have a tendency to remain silent when it comes to their mental health, the stigma surround men makes it hard for them to put a voice to their emotions which results in bottling them up. The creative solution of the problem is to give men a platform and help them understand that it is ok to cry and feel lonely because it's a normal experience when mentally ill. Creating a book and a poster series proving these men with the harsh reality of mental ill health and suicide it will give them the encouragement to be more open with how they feel and get help them so desperately need. Kick out the stigma and give men a voice. Editorial Design About Scott Carroll Graphic Design undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University from Liverpool, North West of England. I have worked in the field of Graphic Design for the past 5 years. Fortunately at an early stage of my creative career I find myself being followed by 50,000+ people across social media which only inspires me to carry on and learn more as a creative. - http://scottcdesign.com/