Creating visual identities for the arts is a complexed business. Capturing the spectrum of passion and culture whilst balancing the publics perception rarely leads to a unifying vision. The trick to success seems to be in finding that happy medium of artistic expression and community engagement which thankfully Manual have managed to find. First up, who are Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts. YBCA is a new kind of art centre, whose work spans the realms of art, […]
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 […]
Really love the work by Michael Freimuth ~ art director, designer, illustrator and former ADC Young Gun and winner of ’08 Print Magazine New Visual Artist Award, based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked as art director at the design agency Tender, in Manhattan, and is currently freelancing for a range of clients. He’s also CD at large for both Chicago-based Proximity Magazine, and the design journal Matériel. Check him out… Tw. @michaelfreimuth
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 […]