Month: November 2011

Us & Them Studios {Various locations}

Awesome agencies

So how to explain Us & Them Studios, well, here goes… Located throughout the all corners of the big wide world (New York / Melbourne / Norwich / Geraldton, WA), this collective connect via the power of the interweb to maintain a strong, focused agency. Us & Them Studios are a collective who share an understanding of how their work effects people; true craftsmanship together with a passion for what they do. Their manifesto speaks […]

Believe in Map Making

Bookshelf / News

Exeter agency Believe in have completed work on book project You are the Map Maker; an inspirational and creative resource written by Australian author Bernadette Jiwa featuring insights from 13 international, creative and resourceful entrepreneurs. The book and YATMM project is a creative collaboration with Jiwa with design & art direction provided by Believe in using a structured grid and graphic system based around the key contributors from the book. Those contributors notably include David […]

50 Years in 2 Minutes, signals call for entries

News

Following on from news of Neville Brody’s 50Fwd identity, D&AD have released a 2 minute retrospective video celebrating 50 years of design excellence as they open entries for the fiftieth annual D&AD Awards. More work from outside the UK than ever was recognised in 2011 as international agencies and creatives increasingly sought to get their hands on a Yellow or Black Pencil. This time round D&AD are looking to increase entries from Europe further, their ambition […]

Chan Hwee Chong {Singapore}

Illustrators

Meticulous and incredible concrentric illustrations of Singapore-based Chan Hwee Chong. The video was commissioned by Faber Castell to demonstrate the durability of their art pens. Stunning and amazing stuff.   Faber Castell from eric yeo on Vimeo.  

Tsto {Helsinki}

Awesome agencies

Full of life and passion for what they do, the six designers that make up Tsto have a real hands-on approach when it comes to their work. The numerous crafted custom typefaces are fine example of how their approach goes into every fine detail of the work they produce, no wonder they have clients from Nokia and Burton Snowboards to Warner and Universal Music. What grabs me though is Tsto’s eye for photography and then […]

Neville Brody creates /50 identity for D&AD’s fiftieth anniversary

News

Neville Brody has created a new /50 logo for D&AD as the organisation celebrates its fiftieth year recognising and supporting UK and international creative talent. The identity – named Forward 50 – has been designed in such a way that it functions as a modular addition to the existing D&AD identity, appearing as D&AD/50 across all the materials produced during the half-centenary year. The understated Mark is set in Futura, which Brody chose as a timeless […]

New Saul Bass book released

Bookshelf / News

Laurence King (publishers of many essential titles including Pentagram’s 400 Marks and, most recently Symbol) have released a long overdue and eagerly awaited title ‘Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design‘. Over 400 pages of goodness, the book celebrates one of the greatest and renowned designers of the 20th Century. Written by design historian Pat Kirkham, who knew Bass personally, and interestingly designed by his daughter, Jennifer Bass (also co-founded Treehouse Design Partnership in […]

Base {Various locations}

Awesome agencies

With offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Santiago, Brussels and New York, Base are hardly the smallest operation we’ve featured, but their work is so eclectic, interesting and often surprising that we couldn’t not feature them. Base’s past and present clients include Adidas, BeTV, Bozar/The Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Camper, La Casa Encendida, Chanel, the European Socialist Party, Gagosian Gallery, The Grand Palais, Gwangju Biennale, Kiki de Montparnasse, Kipling, Loewe, The Miami Art Museum, Milk Studios, Missing […]