8 Ideas for Print Design Inspiration

Posted 05/13/2016 - 11:14

Don’t miss Roberto’s HOW Design Live session, Cutting Through the Noise: Social Media for Creatives next week.

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Packaging Awards open for submissions

Posted 05/13/2016 - 10:41

The new national Packaging Awards program presented by Designedge Canada is now open for entries.
The Packaging Awards are open to any professional or student in Canada who designs or produces packaging. Enter boxes, point-of-purchase materials, labels, tags, or decorated containers in 15 general categories, and three special categories.

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Art Nouveau Music

Posted 05/13/2016 - 01:50

Similar to graphic design, music is a marker or brand of time (and place). These sheet music selections (the CDs of their days), published in Italy during the fin de siecle and distributed to hotels and restaurants where the music was played, are in the Art Nouveau (or in Italy, Stile Liberty) manner.

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Boris Bućan: A Posterfull Life

Posted 05/12/2016 - 01:20

Boris Bućan (b.1947) is a Croatian artist and poster designer whose work has been celebrated by many museums, including MoMA. A current exhibition at MSU Zagreb (through May 29), “Breakfast At The Printers,” and accompanying catalog shows a wide range of Bućan’s remarkable artistry and image-based communications.

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Take the Creative Earners Salary Survey

Posted 05/11/2016 - 16:51

The 2016/2017 Creative Earners Salary Survey is now live in both English and French.
Take the surveyRemplissez le sondage
The information you provide is confidential, and the estimated completion time is 15 minutes.

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FITC Responsive Design Spotlight: Designedge readers save 10%

Posted 05/11/2016 - 15:35

FITC hosts an Advanced Responsive Design event in Toronto on June 4, 2016, and Designedge readers can save 10% using the discount code “DesignEdge”.

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Je Suis Siné: A Lifetime of Anti-Imbecile Cartoon Provocation

Posted 05/11/2016 - 12:36

The notorious French anarchist-cartoonist Maurice Sinet, who signed his art Siné, died on Thursday at age 87. His favorite targets included capitalism, colonialism, and Christianity as well as all other major religions. And he viciously skewered them with considerable graphic dexterity and an incisive, often merciless—and occasionally crude and juvenile—wit.

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Amazing Font Bundles of the week:30 High-Quality Vintage Fonts...

Posted 05/10/2016 - 21:31

Amazing Font Bundles of the week:30 High-Quality Vintage Fonts with Bonuses and Extended LicenseMega Bundle of 48 Vintage, Grunge FontsDarwin Font Family - 20 fonts32 Mighty Fonts and 50+ illustrations4 Minimal Font Families, 150 Unique FontsLatinotype Happy Bundle of 6 Terrific Desktop Fonts

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Sweet Botanicals Packaging by Patrick Chen“This is a packaging...

Posted 05/10/2016 - 21:16

Sweet Botanicals Packaging by Patrick Chen“This is a packaging project with all letters hand-done. Using floral decoration inspired by Victorian period, and applying different colors to differentiate the flavors.”Patrick Chen is a design student based in New York, NY, USA. He is focused on graphic design, packaging, print design, branding and he is also a letters-lover.

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Dentvelop Brand Identity by La Tortillería“Dentvelop is a highly...

Posted 05/10/2016 - 21:01

Dentvelop Brand Identity by La Tortillería“Dentvelop is a highly specialized odontology clinic that focuses its practice on dental implant innovation. With evolution being one of their main characteristics as a business, La Tortillería took that as the cornerstone of inspiration to develop their new brand identity. They were in charge of creating an identity right from the beginning.

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Even Odds Branding by Two Times Elliott“Even Odds is a start-up...

Posted 05/10/2016 - 02:07

Even Odds Branding by Two Times Elliott“Even Odds is a start-up womenswear fashion brand. They offer a unique, contemporary take on luxury, creating pieces that are elegantly crafted to speak to the individual. From its base in Doha, Qatar, the brand focuses on empowering women, supporting the role of fashion as a form of expression, or as its founders say, ‘an art that combines art’.

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Maapilim Packaging Design by Doron Baduach“Maapilim is an...

Posted 05/08/2016 - 20:12

Maapilim Packaging Design by Doron Baduach“Maapilim is an alternative lifestyle brand that manufacture products at the highest level manually, using only natural ingredients.In this series of products you can find soap, shampoo, conditioner, pomade, beard oils and moustache wax.”Doron Baduach is a designer of visual thoughts based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Carbon3D, by Moving Brands

Posted 05/05/2016 - 08:58

Moving Brands designed a new identity for Carbon3D — a company with technology known as CLIP (continuous liquid interface production) that grows 3D parts instead of printing them layer by layer, like traditional 3D printing.

At first I was unsure about the symbol, but after watching the animation (below), I’ll not be able to “un-see” the 3D monogram.

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The Kitchen – Whole Foods Visual Identity System by Moniker“The...

Posted 05/04/2016 - 06:11

The Kitchen – Whole Foods Visual Identity System by Moniker“The Kitchen is the prepared-foods division of Whole Foods Market. Moniker teamed up with San Francisco-based Rubber Design to create a visual identity system that spanned everything from identity and packaging to custom illustration and signage.”Moniker is a San Francisco-based design and branding studio.

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Top symbols & trademarks of the world

Posted 04/29/2016 - 07:19

This tweet led me to one of Iancu’s old posts that led me to an older one of Richard’s where the comment thread pointed me to this — Top symbols & trademarks of the world, edited by Franco Maria Ricci and Corinna Ferrari, published in 1973 by Milan-based Deco Press.
Photos by Peter Gabor

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Branding the Grand Budapest Hotel by Andrea Bianchi“The idea was...

Posted 04/28/2016 - 15:59

Branding the Grand Budapest Hotel by Andrea Bianchi“The idea was to create the branding of the Grand Budapest, a majestic early 1900 hotel located in the Zubrowka Republic, as it was designed in the 1930s. It is a mixture of past and present, reality and fiction. Inspirations come from 1930s postcards, german prints, advertisements and of course, from the original script of the movie.

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Lied Album Cover Design by Nicholas Kulseth“We were commissioned...

Posted 04/27/2016 - 19:36

Lied Album Cover Design by Nicholas Kulseth“We were commissioned to interpret and visualize a contemporary classical music piece and visualize the feeling the piece gave us, and we chose transparency as a tool to convey them. The closed cover shows a complete circle with the title and the text on a removable outer sleeve.

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Identity for Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing by Perky Bros“The...

Posted 04/27/2016 - 16:17

Identity for Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing by Perky Bros“The identity brings to life the stories of sideshow oddities, historic events and darker side of the boardwalk’s past, while filtering it through a quirky, yet restrained visual lens. The packaging’s design and minimal palette creates a clear and inviting presence on the typically cluttered retail shelf.

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Mental Activity Visual Identity by F61“Association of...

Posted 04/27/2016 - 14:16

Mental Activity Visual Identity by F61“Association of free-minded inventors and creators of small  forms for the real world. M_A designs and produces simple things for smart life: from home to comb.”F61 is the print studio in St. Petersburg.

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Font Bundles of the week:Minimal Font Families, 150 Unique Fonts...

Posted 04/25/2016 - 18:25

Font Bundles of the week:Minimal Font Families, 150 Unique Fonts from TypesketchbookMadre Script: a Complete Script Font for Your DesignsGorgeous Gioviale Script Font (1,000 glyphs)Pseudonym Font Family of 24 Subtly-Flared Serif FontsFairy Tales Font + Bonus Vector Animal Set Encorpada: A Classic Collection of 34 Uniquely Elegant Fonts

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Branding for Bronuts by One Plus One “Simple product offering...

Posted 04/25/2016 - 16:44

Branding for Bronuts by One Plus One “Simple product offering called for a simple solution. Better yet, a clever solution. Taking a step back from our initial concepts we quickly realized the opportunity the name held, which was not immediately obvious — coffee + donuts are located right in the middle of the company name.

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Individual Union Branding by Parámetro Studio“The client...

Posted 04/25/2016 - 15:51

Individual Union Branding by Parámetro Studio“The client came to us seeking an energetic and modern identity with a strong foundation to compete with international brands, without compromising its purpose. Our creative solution makes use of bright neon colors that relate directly to the sports world.

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“The Love Symbol”

Posted 04/22/2016 - 09:33

“Writers, editors, and layout designers at magazines and newspapers wouldn’t be able to type the actual name of The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. So Prince did the only thing you could do in that situation: He had a custom-designed font distributed to news outlets on a floppy disk.”
In 1993 Prince changed his name to what became known as “The Love Symbol.”

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Branding for B O N N E by Studio XL“For this project, we seek to...

Posted 04/21/2016 - 18:25

Branding for B O N N E by Studio XL“For this project, we seek to reflect the personality and the content that is published in the blog, using soft colors and a touch of copper finish to add a very distinct touch requested by our client.

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Direct Mailer - Office Essentials by Helen Vo“The self...

Posted 04/21/2016 - 18:08

Direct Mailer - Office Essentials by Helen Vo“The self promotional – direct packaging mail item includes my personality combined with my minimal design flair. The concept is incorporated into stationary, designed to keep in with the Asian theme to make it personal.

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Killexir Poison Packaging by Shao Long Bald“Killexir Poison is a...

Posted 04/19/2016 - 22:43

Killexir Poison Packaging by Shao Long Bald“Killexir Poison is a conceptual project which was born from playing around with the wonder of products that are made for people, but not safe for human consumption. The packaging is a hand-made glass blown bottle shaped into a little skull that contains a person’s cherry soda flavoured death.

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Branding for Eleni Debo by Dogma“Eleni is an illustrator and...

Posted 04/19/2016 - 22:02

Branding for Eleni Debo by Dogma“Eleni is an illustrator and visual artist. Her work is often characterized by a narrative quality. When she asked Dogma to develop a visual identity and website to support and promote her work, we used this quality as the basis for our concept.”Dogma is a creative practice offering design and direction services to a wide range of aspiring clients.

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Savon Stories Lotion Bars Packaging by Menta.“Savon Stories...

Posted 04/18/2016 - 19:16

Savon Stories Lotion Bars Packaging by Menta.“Savon Stories launched a new line of luxury soaps Savon Stories Lotion Bars,made with raw ingredients and essential oils to nourish the skin.”Menta is an independent branding & illustration studio founded by Laura Méndez, in 2008.

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Refining Aston Villa’s club badge

Posted 04/12/2016 - 06:31

Founded in 1874, Aston Villa is an English Premiership football club that, barring a miracle, will soon to be relegated to the Championship. Before the 2015/16 football season began, SomeOne was approached about updating the club’s visual identity.

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Branding for Yitzhak Peretz by Max Pirsky“As a cornerstone for...

Posted 04/11/2016 - 19:30

Branding for Yitzhak Peretz by Max Pirsky“As a cornerstone for the identity system, Max created a seal out of Yitzhak’s initials, which reflects his focus on family and community.

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Zeppe — Deliveria della Pizza

Posted 04/04/2016 - 15:50

As with any logo, when you see it on its own you rarely get a flavour of the thought and detail involved, or the strength of the overall identity.

But add some context and accompanying elements and the overall impression becomes much more distinctive, as with this identity for Zeppe Deliveria della Pizza, a new restaurant in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Will Roth’s Europe project

Posted 04/01/2016 - 06:29

Will Roth challenged himself to design a logo that represents something from each city he visited during his recent travels across Europe. A nice personal project for a bit of practice and for adding to his portfolio.
Here’s one for fictional bike rental company IHEARTBIKES.

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Stravinsky Festival Trust

Posted 03/29/2016 - 09:38

Not for the first time I’ve been browsing through the Alan Fletcher archive, compiled by his daughter Raffaella. One of the logos that particularly stands out is this elegant monogram for the Stravinsky Festival Trust.

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Logos from the 1950s to early 70s

Posted 03/23/2016 - 12:28

Sandi Vincent collated a nice Flickr set of marks that appeared in publications between the fifties and early seventies. Here are a few that stood out for different reasons…

Near East Emergency Donations (NEED)
Look how needy those two ‘E’s are. By Arnold Saks/Peter Kramer. From the Graphis Annual 68/69.

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Cultural differences in logo design

Posted 03/16/2016 - 07:17

Sagi Haviv, partner at renowned Manhattan-based Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, kindly shared a few thoughts on working with clients from different cultural backgrounds. His upcoming keynote at HOW Design Live will expand upon this topic.
On the significance of colour

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