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.
Noway font plus icons is a graphic design and typography post shared by atipo ® on their Behance profile. Noway was originally designed as a corporate and signage typeface for London Luton Airport. Noway font-family is set up in five weights: thin, light, regular, medium and bold and a pack of 159 icons for every possible user. It is ideally suited for branding, packaging, editorial, way-finding and signage as well as web and screen design. The folks over atipo ® were also really nice to share the regular version of the font with everyone. You can download Download Noway Regular for free here! About atipo Atipo is a graphic design studio and foundry founded by Raúl García del Pomar and Ismael González located in Gijón/Xixón, Spain. Their main focus is on graphic communication, editorial design, corporate identity, web, motion, typography and illustration. For more information make sure to check out http://www.atipo.es/ Typography
Pictogram music posters 2017 is a graphic design project shared by Viktor Hertz on his Behance profile. The amazing thing about this project is that we featured Viktor back in 2011 when he posted the first version of this idea. He picked 15 songs from different artists to create a series of minimalist vector illustrations. It is also great to see the evolution of his style from the first iteration to this one. The forms got much simpler in a way, and there's a bit more color without the need of textures. For the 2017 Viktor selected songs from artists like Daft Punk, Elton John, Frank Ocean, Pixies, Miles Davis, Bestie Boys, Public Enemy, The Doors, Billy Joel and many others. Revisiting one of my first personal projects from 2011, I picked 15 songs from different artists and made pictogram posters of them. Graphic design About Viktor Hertz Viktor is a freelance graphic designer and digital artist from Uppsala, Sweden. He is available for commission work so make sure to check out his website at http://viktorhertz.bigcartel.com/
Starting off this week with a branding & visual identity project by Mireldy Design in collaboration with Drap Agency from Croatia. With an attractive colour scheme, we are getting charmed with an iconography with thick lines and how they are treated from the business cards to brand gear as well. I also appreciate the additional colour used on the web design to create a contrast from the two main colours used. What do you think? Published on Behance is a collaboration work with a team that goes from an Art Director to UX/UI including the client’s. Drap Agency is a studio based in Zagreb, Croatia. The basic idea was to make a visual identity that will unite (on the one hand complementary and on the other hand opposing) personalities of Drap agency. The logo is a compact typographic solution. It frames the playful line forms that fills its body. This way the mentioned opposing personalities are unified in a compact unique form. At the same time the shape of the logo leaves room for modular intervention. Out of its basis we established a system and created the entire visual identity. Credits Art direction / design / illustrations: Imelda Ramović UX / UI: Filip Gjurin Photographer: Domagoj Kunić Web development: Danijel Milišić, Bojan Petković, Ivan Begović / DRAP.agency
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
Let us share this branding & visual identity project for 7Cycle, a cycling studio that aims to make the best of a short workout of exercises and where it gets interesting; a rave-like atmosphere to switch it up. Behind the brand, the design has been done by ACRE, with the subtle gradient happening and hard to achieve on print. I would say the fact that the print can glow in the dark is quite a nice touch and very beautiful. ACRE is a design house located in the heartlands of Singapore. They are focusing their work on branding, experience, interior design and product design. Two different moods were expressed in the interiors – areas of intensity and calm. For the workout studio and stairwell, we lit the space with black light and neon elements to invoke a more intense atmosphere and experience. Peranakan motifs in neon was employed to create a pop-art aesthetic on the stairwell, juxtaposed with the same motifs employed on the windows albeit in white. In contrast, the ambience in the showers, juice bar and reception space is light. The intention of the gesture was to promote a calm atmosphere for community, conversation and relaxation after a rewarding day’s work in the gym.
We are sharing this branding project by Skinn Agency where they have worked on a very desirable and delicious food element that we all love. Handmade croquettes which means nuggets from French language. With this new uniform direction, the approach with a typographic logotype and strong photography work makes Bubba very conservative and but at the same time classy which makes it the right contrast with their brand. Skinn Branding Agency is an agency based in Brugge, Belgium. They focus their work on branding, graphic design and print design but sharing their passion at the same time for design and love for typography. Branding for Bubba’s handmade, high-quality croquettes. For over two decades, Bubba has been creating a range of artisanal croquettes for the hotel, restaurant, and catering industry, as well as domestic caterers, fishmongers, etc. After a thorough analysis, skinn branding agency developed a new look & feel with a uniform line in every touchpoint within the brand. This way, we could fully prep Bubba for the modern food market. The adapted logo combines an artisanal, coarse structure with a hand-written font. Thanks to the baseline “Croquettes handmade in Belgium”, we claim our concept through the entire communications chain. In short, a brand creation that better reflects our client’s corporate personality.
We would like to share this branding and visual identity by Alaa Tameem and his work for Two12 Studios. About this project, what I liked the most was the part of the logo exploration where you can see all the iterations and as you can see from the first rough mockups to the shortlisted ones. Really love this and it’s quite inspiring to learn from. One thing though, the gradients are definitely back! Alaa Tameem is an art director and graphic designer currently based in Amman, Jordan. With 5 years of experience under the belt, it's great to see Alaa shifting his work empathy towards branding and web design.
We are taking a look at the rebranding of Warsaw-based based company called 10Clouds. It’s a fun approach branding project because I would say that I love their art direction towards an inspired-80s universe with a dark colour palette and vibrant highlighting colours like purple, turquoise and pure white. They got me with the pink photography! 10Clouds is a company that specializes in mobile and web apps development and design. Other than focusing their work into graphic design, UI/UX; they are into also consulting for choosing the right technology and architecture for your project. Credits 10Clouds Milosz Pirog Kamil Bachanek
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.
I can’t help myself to really enjoy the concept of staying in a capsule hotel, I had my experience during my trip to Japan. What was the most interesting is the fact that you are totally submerging yourself to the unknown, free to the hotel experience and also the language for the case of my past story. For the case of this particular hotel, giving the users the most friendly user experience as possible to keep the simple circulation of operations. Let’s take a look at the work from Kevin Renaldy Candra who is a graphic designer based in Shanghai, China. He worked on the identity, branding and web design for a capsule boutique hotel called REBOOT located in Singapore. The design layouts shared a common path for the users to easily navigate through the steps and stationery. Reboot is an Capsule Boutique Hotel in Singapore led by multicultural team. We were asked to create an identity that is both friendly and dynamic, and redefine their website. Reboot came to us in need of some fresh new branding and an equally creative online presence. As fans of their successful Capsule hotel in Singapore, we were delighted to help out. More Information via Behance.
With the year coming to an end, most of us will be publishing the work we’ve done during the past year. I stumbled across with the work from Sociedad Anónima who is a designer focusing his work into graphic design, branding and art direction based in Mexico City, Mexico. We are featuring a series of logo work that Sociedad has worked and they are quite beautiful. Playing with different approaches and style, it’s nice to see the work from different perspective. Selection of logos created during 2016. More Information: http://www.sociedadanonima.mx.
Currently working with a client on a redesign and surfing around for inspiration as part of the process. I stumbled across this very nice project about a redesign and what interests me the most is about the before and after from the previous logo. I do agree that a design is never finished and it’s the same feeling with a logo depending again on what is the purpose. It changes with time, I mean no matter how long sometimes it’s great to give a refresh. Let’s take a look at the work from Hermes Mazali who is a graphic designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I really love the colour palette on this project, what do you think? uSound is an app that allows you to boost your hearing. It is specially designed for people with hearing loss. I have developed with Luis Fasah the brand concept and the visual strategy, from its identity to the user experience. Being able to hear well is an important part of a good quality of life, uSound will enhance the way you hear, allowing you to connect with your loved ones, engage in your favorite classes at school, listen to your favorite music and TV Shows, or simply chat and joke with your friends. We are all entitled to these moments. Let us help you. Let’s work together to eliminate the obstacle which hearing loss represents in your social integration. More Information: http://www.hmazali.com.
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/
Today, we would like to share this Interior Design and Branding project from an asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Behind this project, we’ll have a collaboration from teams in interior design & architecture, in identity & graphic design, in print design and in photography. All together to bring a space inspired by the stylish palette from Japanese cuisine. From my perspective, I love how the light comes in during the day that highlights the chairs and floor. It creates such an atmosphere and for the branding; they kept a minimal approach to the design and like how the takeout is that one thing that differs from the rest of the stationery. What do you think? Kyoto is an urban asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The café has 3 areas: there are contemplation, communication and food zones. The interior is based on contrast combinations of textures; the color scheme is a stylized dish palette of traditional Japanese cuisine. Identity and decor of the facade are based on graphic patterns and methods of traditional sign boards in Japanese cities. Credits Interior design & Architecture – Anastasiya Tyumeneva, Mechta.space; Identity & Graphic design – Alexander Yaguza & Alexander Lokhmatov, J.J. Gittes; Print design – Alexander Yaguza & Goga Djalagania, I am Joka. Photo by Evgeniy Denisyuk More Information via Behance.
It's the holiday season and it's very common to exchange gifts during this time due to Christmas. We all love to get presents and our excitement to open the it to see what we get makes us most of the times forget about the wrapping paper. Maria Giemza shared an awesome graphic design project with some beautiful illustrations for wrapping papers on her Behance profile. I love the style of the work and how simple it looks but still preserving the elegance. I know we don't post that many graphic design work, but this one deserves the feature.. This year I made two series of wrapping papers, one with circus patterns (performing acrobats and mimes) and the other with x-mas patterns (Santas loosing presents and people chopping Christmas trees). Graphic design Maria Giemza is a freelance illustrator currently based in Berlin. Always curious to talk and develop new projects. For more information check out http://mariagiemza.com/
The project we are featuring today is mixing two things that we dearly love: Architecture & Branding. I mean what’s not love about this beautiful combination. Speaking of beautiful, we are taking a look at this visual identity and branding called Doble Veta made in the city of Monterrey, Mexico. Designed by Enrique Larios and Cursi Estudio, they have worked this mixture of colours that goes very well together along with a logo concept that clearly shows the idea and meaning of the name with a 3D finishing touch. What do you think? Hope you will like it! Doble Veta is a study of architecture and interior design established in the city of Monterrey, Mexico. For this identity, it was necessary to reflect the duality of study styles in both commercial and artistic projects. The symbol is formed by the union of two three-dimensional objects that simulate the combination of different materials. Credits Enrique Larios Cursi Estudio More Information via Behance.