Huge fan. Huge. Of Texas’ finest Helms Workshop. Huge, for emphasis. True craftsmen of the all-Americana typographic cunning, an art that I’ve always found absorbing. Back to Helms, naturally an award-winning creative firm with a broad range of clients but for me, it’s their packaging work that’s particularly right on point. Helms “combine smart, strategic thinking with wild-eyed creativity in a highly collaborative environment, producing powerful ideas and unexpected solutions that bring big results to businesses […]
Allow us to regale you with a tale of perseverance, triumph and the American dream… Hailing from Eindhoven, the Netherlands, meet Rutger Paulusse. His misspent youth was pivoted around graffiti-based antics, as he grew older his interest for letters only swelled; he kept drawing and tagging, drawing and tagging. Because of that, a friend of his, a tattoo-artist, motivated our young hero to go to art-school. He’d never thought of that… thus registered himself for admission. Alas, […]
James Kape is a New York based designer so a slight cheat this week but the boy does hail from Sydney, Australia. He focuses primarily on branding, print and web design. James is inspired by refined design, typography and photography. He approaches each project with interest and enthusiasm, always striving to create something both visually effective and appropriate for its intended audience. A perfect candidate to join our troop of outstanding individuals me thinks. www.jameskape.com
Hot diggity, these boys have a treasure trove of treats. Masters of the brand and packaging art, Studio MPLS put their fair craft delightfully; “to break through the noise, design must be surprising, fearless, honest and beautiful. By meticulously exploring, imagining, questioning and editing, we are able to create an artful palette of meaningful tools that invite curiosity and action.” Tw. @studiompls
32 Reasons We Love New York, is a collection of remarkable places and experiences in New York City, curated by graphic designers and staff of Two Twelve. The app is aimed at both seasoned New Yorkers and visitors from out of town alike keen to learn a few of insider secrets gleaned from working in the big apple for more than three decades. They say; “Designing, writing and building this gave us the opportunity to […]
Dallas, Texas. Home of triumphant dishes of delight served up by Caliber. “We at Caliber believe hard work combined with smart, inspired thinking leads to great things. Unique things. The very things a consumer audience thirsts after and seeks out, because of the fact it’s different or new or unique.” Glorious… delve into their folio and find their work in the beer industry particularly consistently inspired.
When your office doubles neatly as a gallery for local artists, it’s probably no surprise that Dallas’ TractorBeam (great name) have an eclectic but satisfying display of delights of their own… Founded back in 1997, they say “…collaboration is king. We are a collection of ordinary people who believe in doing extraordinary work. It’s really that simple. Talented? Yes. Driven? Quite. But the bottom line is that we’ve learned how to conspire effectively, disagree productively, and […]