graphic design

Watsons 屈臣氏 Illustrations By Mercedes Bazan

Mercedes Bazan is an incredible graphic designer and illustrator currently working at Strip. We are a fan of Mercedes work in general but we would love to focus on the illustrations, more specifically the Watsons 屈臣氏 Illustrations made for Watsons Moisturizing Facial masks.The style the colors everything is simply… inspiring! 

Collision —  Journey into a visual sci-fi universe

Collision is Eduardo da Floresta most recent project that consists in a book. It’s a non-narrative journey into a visual sci-fi universe, full of places to explore. Eduardo started this project in the beginning of this year (2021), inspired by the old sci-fi book covers and movie posters. He adds that it’s a book with around 100 pages full of obscure places, weird creatures and mystic universes.

Posters | Vol. 3 is Pure Graphic Design Nostalgia

I grew up in a time when poster were the most desired piece of object in any kids room. Magazines would have the big center pages with a massive poster from skateboarding, surfing to video-game publications. Graphic design was and still is one of my passions and every time I see a poster collection I have to share it. That’s the case of this beautiful set created by Berkay Taş titled Posters | Vol.3.

Redesign of Rudo and Tecnico Tequila Labels

Anton Burmistrov shared a beautiful branding and illustration work for the redesign of the Rudo and Tecnico tequila labels. Tequilas Rudo and Tecnico are inspired by Lucha Libre, an extremely popular Mexican style of professional wrestling, and its rich cultural tradition.

Accenture - Typography by Made Up Studio

Made Up Studio shared an incredible project titled Accenture Typography. As the title suggests, Accenture commissioned Made Up Studio to create a series of typographic works about various aspects of marketing. The result is nothing short of amazing. The level of explorations from sketch to the final design, the organic nature of the forms and colors. I honestly would have a poster or picture frame of each one of those on my walls.

Printmaking Challenge to Improve Graphic Design Skills

"Printmaking Challenge V5" is part of a graphic design challenge that Jerry-Lee Bosmans started during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020. This project is the fifth edition and consists of 12 different posters. The challenge is to stay active in creating visuals, and thus improve my graphic skills. The lockdown gave me a lot more time to spend on things that interested me, and because of the creative freedom while making posters, this challenge seemed like a good starting point. 

What the Hackney Zine

Arthur Petrillo shared an awesome project focused to help the design community in London. What the Hackney is an independent zine made by East London artists to promote artistic expressions in the neighbourhood. The zine format features three local projects together with a poster on the backside. Do you want a sample? Message Arthur and team on Instagram at @whatthehackney.

Essence of that Retro Chic Summer — Illustration

We have featured VELKRO in the past and we will definitely continue that tradition because we love their work. For this post I’d love to share a beautiful Illustration and motion design project created by them in 2019. The idea was simply to celebrate summer and translate that to a greeting card to send to friends and clients. The result is simple, smart, elegant and plain beautiful. A blue striped curtain represents for us the essence of that retro chic summer.

Branding Concept for Next Generation Transportation

Braz de Pina shared a super complete branding project for a fictional company called HyperCommute. The project was part of an interview process, but for me what is more important to highlight it is the step by step design process, from problem definition, references/inspiration, concepts to the final solution. On top of that, the whole presentation has an impeccable visual design, which highlights the Braz specialization in branding, marketing and more traditional graphic design work.

Typography Collections

Robinson Cursor has been exploring with typography for a while. I am a fan of the collections he shares on his Behance and asked if I could share one of them here with you all. I selected the 2020 series because, well, 2020 was a totally atypical year. That affects all aspects of our lives, including our design outputs. 

Editorial Design for POLY

MORPHORIA COLLECTIVE shared a super stylish editorial design project for Poly – short for polycentric – just like the Ruhr region. Once a year, the English-language magazine guides travelers and locals through the metropolitan region. The pioneering function is already visualized in the logo on the cover. Inside, 5 illustrated sections help to keep track of art and culture in the Ruhr region. 

Alternative film poster project Double Bill Posters

Double Bill Posters is a self-initiated project by Belgian graphic design couple Sarah Schrauwen & Mathieu Vancamp. They started this collaboration in November 2018 as a way to combine their mutual interests (graphic design and film) away from client briefs and as an exercise in quick thinking and doing. It was also a great way for them to start to work together as a couple.

Zero Posters Vol.2 - Arabic Typographic Posters

Zero Posters is an experimental project from Jordan-based Designers and Tariq Yosef and Alaa Tameem . Seeking to tackle stagnation in design, the pair created Zero Posters as an outlet for exploring new techniques and styles, with a focus on explorative typography and grid systems  through Arabic typographic posters.

Endless Possibilities in Teasing Typography Book

Slanted publishers, a German based publishing house for various magazines, books and other printed products presenting interesting ideas about design, art, photography, and other pleasures in life, shared a new book project: “Teasing Typography” by Juliane Nöst.   

Play with Garet - a Geometric Typeface

Meet Garet - a modern geometric sans serif typeface by Spacetype. It is characterized by clean and soft letterforms and a smooth masculine tone. Garet type family consists of 11 weights ranging from quite thin to extremely fat and their corresponding Italics. Plus one variable font that combines all weights in one file.

Trabajo de Campo - Editorial Design

Trabajo de Campo is a mini book that contains the highlights of the first year of FAENA Studio. It gives a glimpse into the breath of work and different styles that this studio from Mexico produces. FENA proposal is focused on extrapolating the graphic possibilities of current communication with total strategies that lead to obtaining comprehensive results.

Brand and Visual Identity for Fernanda Nonato Architecture

Thais Navarro shared a super stylish brand and visual identity project for Fernanda Nonato - Architecture & Interior Design. There’s a lot to love about Thais’ design but I have to say the simple graphics, the clever way the symbol was conceived by mixing elements and, especially the manner of creating patterns, which for me really stands out.  

Beautiful Editorial Design for Yearly Planner

Ognjen Gligorijevic and  Jovana Ciric created 365D, a yearly planner, that uses a careful systematic approach that helps creatives store their projects, goals, achievements, and daily plans.  The A5 Format set entirely in Helvetica was printed on 120g paper by Color Planet. To order a copy, email then at: ognjen@ogvdesign.co

366 Posters in 2020 by Samet Kesen

Samet Kesen shared a beautiful collection of posters created every day in 2020. We all know that because of the pandemic, 2020 was a quite difficult year for many. Some found ways to cope by creating content, I don’t know if it’s the case with Samet, however his posters are pure graphic design nostalgia for me. Awesome stuff.

4th Monograph of Büro Destruct Now Live on Kickstarter!

The new book Büro Destruct 4 not only presents the best of realized projects of the past 12 years, but also intermediate steps, discards, experiments & inspiration of the Bern-based and internationally renowned design studio Büro Destruct. The Swiss, who see themselves and their studio as a kind of band, again present a skilfully composed album with this new book.

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