Month: November 2011

Because Studio {Preston}

Outstanding individuals

Of the reams of work and urls we search through to present only the very best work on Designers Journal, one studio in particular stands amongst crowd as being a front runner as our favourite. Now don’t get me wrong, we’ve got many favourites – from Anagrama to Andy Robert Davies – but none whose work makes us smile quite to the same degree as Because Studio. They work predominantly with clients from the creative […]

Dana Tanamachi {Brooklyn}


I think you might just enjoy this one. Texas-born Brooklyn-adopted Dana Tanamachi is a hugely talented typographer. But more than that, she has etched a remarkable name for herself producing work of sheer beauty and originality in chalk, working for clients as West Elm, Rugby Ralph Lauren, Google, The Ace Hotel, Adidas, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Harper Collins UK, and Garden & Gun Magazine. Originally moving from The Lone Star State to make her name […]

Jonny Wan {Manchester}


Love the illustrative stylings of Manchester’s Jonny Wan. Pleasingly symetrical and constructed of many interesting little shapes and forms that in turn have their own internal converations. His work has a 21st Century tribal feel to it. There’s loads on more his website if you have a moment. Wan is represented internationally by AgencyRush. Tw. @jonny_wan  

Berger & Föhr {Boulder, Co}

Awesome agencies

Boulder, Colorado. Home of two man design practice Berger & Föhr. By their own libretto; “Berger & Föhr practice cohesive visual communication characterised by modernism, minimalism, objectivity and the desire to create lasting, sustainable work.” Nicely crafted manefesto for sure. Their work is clinical, über stylish and, considered down to the last detail. For me, something about it feels more European in finish than we’re used to seeing from our American counterparts. Regardless, I’m a […]

Ken Taylor {Melbourne}


Melbourne based Illustrator & Designer Ken Taylor made his name for his striking rock posters. Artwork Ken has produced include works for Crowded House, Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan & The Rolling Stones. He picked up the Desktop Create Award for Best Illustration in both ’07 & ’09 and was a guest speaker at the 2009 AGIDEAS design conference and the 2011 Semi-Permanent Creative […]

Identify… Chermayeff and Geismar


NBC, Chase Bank, Mobil Oil, PBS, Rockefeller Centre, MoMA, Time Warner Cable, Xerox, Amani Exchange, PanAm, Nat Geographic, HarperCollins. Chermayeff & Geismar’s work has touched the lives of millions around the world, both timeless and iconic and “sets the standard for what a successful trademark is”. Opening up their studio for the first time in over fifty years, Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar celebrates the broad […]

Ragged Edge {London}

Awesome agencies

Picture the scene; it’s a cold, grey October evening, outside drizzle pattering down on the single glazed windows, the wind rattling them in their meagre frames. You’ve just eat a little too much pasta and feeling tubby, your girlfriend has just left the flat for a week of night shifts thus leaving you alone, cold and helpless, faced with fending for yourself for the forthcoming few nights. (Ok so I’m feeling disproportionately sorrowful for myself, […]