Pissjar Sans: An Experimental Typeface Created With Urine

Posted 09/27/2017 - 19:27

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Andy Warhol would be proud of Swedish hardcore punk band Pissjar. To promote the band’s first album Apathy & Cheap Thrills, the members created their own experimental typeface. Using their own urine.
It’s called Pissjar Sans. Get it? 

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Famous logos drawn from memory

Posted 09/27/2017 - 10:15

Adidas logo drawn from memoryTop-left is least accurate, and bottom-right pretty much spot on.
Dominos logo drawn from memoryTarget logo drawn from memoryBurger King logo drawn from memoryStarbucks logo drawn from memoryThe remainder are on Branded in Memory, from Signs.com.

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Listening to the Dead Through Type

Posted 09/27/2017 - 01:27

Printing History: The Journal of the American Printing History Association has done a wonderful job of bringing significant scholarship to the design, type and printing worlds. (I wrote about how to get back issues back in March.) If you have been waiting to snatch those up, don’t wait for #22 to go out of print.

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Lettering is Lots ‘O Laffs

Posted 09/26/2017 - 01:07

Lettering has long been a visual experience (as well as a reading one). Perhaps its origins are in the pre-Egyptian signs and symbols known as hieroglyphics … or perhaps it comes from our relatives out in space, who … (well, nevermind). Bottom line is that lettering and type are vessels of language but also pictorial representations that have evolved into the elements of meaning.

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13 of PRINT’s Most Popular Comic Book Articles

Posted 09/25/2017 - 14:54

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Celebrating National Comic Book Day

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Being Inside of the Outside

Posted 09/25/2017 - 01:27

The original Monocle magazine was a satiric journal edited by Victor Navasky and published irregularly from the late 1950s until the mid-60s.

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22 Dr. Seuss Illustrations You’ve Probably Never Seen

Posted 09/24/2017 - 14:39

Call for Entries: HOW Logo Design Awards
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” 

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Designer of the Week: Andrew Rae

Posted 09/24/2017 - 08:23

Call for entries: The HOW International Design Awards closes the evening of Monday, Sept. 25.

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Weekend Heller: Books on Design, From Me

Posted 09/23/2017 - 01:03

It’s that time of year when the pre-Christmas spirit befalls us (even though it’s only the second day of fall). So here are some of my recent projects to fall over yourselves as you order them from the retailer of your choice.
 

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12 (More) Overlooked & Underappreciated Typefaces

Posted 09/22/2017 - 08:00

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Photomontage (and Futura) as Political Instrument

Posted 09/22/2017 - 01:46

Speaking of Futura … although it was verboten because Paul Renner was considered a Bolshevik, the face had many uses in Nazi Germany, including the nameplate for the youth magazine Die Kameradschaft.

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Hey guys!I haven’t made some personal announcements in a while,...

Posted 09/21/2017 - 20:46

Hey guys!I haven’t made some personal announcements in a while, but this one is a pretty exciting one not to share (well, at least for me :D)!This (grey) kiddo is moving to San Francisco this weekend!

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150 Years of H. G. Wells Book Covers

Posted 09/21/2017 - 14:48

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Futura: Past, Present, Future

Posted 09/21/2017 - 01:12

Can you ever have too much Futura in your life? Some designers say NO! Some designers say YES! Last year I interviewed Petra Eisele, Annette Ludwig and Isabel Naegele, typographic scholars who adore Futura (designed by Paul Renner) in all its historical iterations and uses.

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New Belfast logo and the typical tabloid response

Posted 09/20/2017 - 09:29

The new Belfast logo, designed by local firm McCadden, was a recent topic on a radio phone-in after “a disgruntled council worker” shared a low-res version of the mark (below).

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Getting Lost in Maps

Posted 09/20/2017 - 01:17

If you love maps, find your way to two new map shows—the first being “Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of NYC.” The exhibition, which runs through April 9, 2018, at the New York Public Library, features 16 maps from the library’s illustrated collection. Spanning 180 years, the selected maps reflect the artistry and inventiveness of their creators.

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100 Years of Forbes Logo Designs

Posted 09/19/2017 - 08:00

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Brand Identity for Trasfonda by Menta.“Trasfonda is a restaurant...

Posted 09/15/2017 - 08:33

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FireSigns: a semiotic theory for graphic design

Posted 09/13/2017 - 17:47

Semiotics is the study of signs and significations, and as graphic designers we create visual signs (dubbed in the book as “FireSigns”) that are meant to elicit a certain effect in the mind.
From the preface:

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Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice by Dekoratio Studio“We...

Posted 09/10/2017 - 07:55

Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice Dekoratio Studio Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice Dekoratio Studio Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice Dekoratio Studio Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice Dekoratio Studio Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice Dekoratio Studio Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice Dekoratio Studio Branding & Packaging for I Can Spice Dekorati

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Packaging for Tequila Volcán De Mi Tierra by Karina...

Posted 09/07/2017 - 04:24

Packaging for Tequila Volcán De Mi Tierra by Karina Espinoza Packaging for Tequila Volcán De Mi Tierra by Karina Espinoza Packaging for Tequila Volcán De Mi Tierra by Karina EspinozaPackaging for Tequila Volcán De Mi Tierra by Karina Espinoza“Brand identity and bottle design for Moët Hennessy group.”Karina Espinoza is a graphic designer based in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Brand Identity for Mojito Mobiel by Gravual“Retro cocktailbar on...

Posted 09/06/2017 - 16:24

Brand Identity for Mojito Mobiel by Gravual Brand Identity for Mojito Mobiel by Gravual Brand Identity for Mojito Mobiel by Gravual Brand Identity for Mojito Mobiel by Gravual Brand Identity for Mojito Mobiel by GravualBrand Identity for Mojito Mobiel by Gravual“Retro cocktailbar on wheels.

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Brand Identity for Casa Silvestre by Basic Studio“Surrounded by...

Posted 08/30/2017 - 20:09

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Branding & Packaging for Kencko by Love Street Studio“Kencko...

Posted 08/29/2017 - 22:40

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Visual Identity for Happy Bones by Lotta Nieminen Studio“Happy...

Posted 08/29/2017 - 22:26

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John&Jane

Posted 08/28/2017 - 11:51

More from the Belgian studio on skinn.be.
Via Kristian Labak on FormFiftyFive.

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Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís“The theme of greenery is...

Posted 08/28/2017 - 09:55

Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís Branding for The Snob Hôtel by AsísBranding for The Snob Hôtel by Asís“The theme of greenery is very present

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Packaging for Mum Chocolate Factory by Alessia Sistori“Mum...

Posted 08/23/2017 - 22:40

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Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay“This salty,...

Posted 08/23/2017 - 14:44

Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay Packaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber AsayPackaging for Sommer House Granola by Amber Asay“This s

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Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini“Bon Basic® is a new...

Posted 08/22/2017 - 20:07

Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini Packaging for Bon Basic by Laura BenhiniPackaging for Bon Basic by Laura Benhini“Bon Basic® is a new brand of

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Branding for Manifesto Roasting House by Bienal...

Posted 08/21/2017 - 19:19

Branding for Manifesto Roasting House by Bienal Comunicación Branding for Manifesto Roasting House by Bienal Comunicación Branding for Manifesto Roasting House by Bienal Comunicación Branding for Manifesto Roasting House by Bienal Comunicación Branding for Manifesto Roasting House by Bienal Comunicación Branding for Manifesto Roasting House by Bienal Comunicación Branding for Manifesto Roasting

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SŽDC by Studio Marvil

Posted 08/09/2017 - 18:04

According to Pavel Zelenka, partner at Studio Marvil, the official name is nearly impossible to remember, even for native Czech speakers, so the designers aimed for a simple symbol that was easy to recall. It’s based on the letter Ž for Železniční (“railway” in English), and symbolises railway lines linked by a track switch.

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Waddesdon Wine

Posted 07/28/2017 - 06:57

Circles that form a stylised bunch of grapes isn’t new, but when the name of the brand begins with a ‘w’, and when the aim is to balance the tradition associated with Rothschild wines with a more modern approach to the wine business, the grape-like monogram is an ideal fit.

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How to get design clients

Posted 07/25/2017 - 08:11

A snippet’s transcribed below (edited slightly because I’ve never been great at speaking while thinking).
How do you get higher-paying design clients?

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Ian Cartlidge on identity design

Posted 07/21/2017 - 13:05

Ian Cartlidge, co-founder of London-based studio Cartlidge Levene was awarded the Royal Designer for Industry distinction in 2013. There’s an interesting interview with him on designboom. Here’s an excerpt along with some of the studios identity work.
Ellis Miller identity.

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Brand Identity & Packaging for Huxtaburger by Pop &...

Posted 07/19/2017 - 19:50

Brand Identity & Packaging for Huxtaburger by Pop & Pac Brand Identity & Packaging for Huxtaburger by Pop & Pac Brand Identity & Packaging for Huxtaburger by Pop & Pac Brand Identity & Packaging for Huxtaburger by Pop & Pac Brand Identity & Packaging for Huxtaburger by Pop & Pac Brand Identity & Packaging for Huxtaburger by Pop & Pac Brand Identit

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Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio“Packaging...

Posted 07/14/2017 - 20:37

Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio Packaging for The Living Food by Francesc Moret Studio Packaging fo

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Business Cards Design for Boris Guina by Bunch“Set of business...

Posted 07/14/2017 - 18:56

Business Cards Design for Boris Guina by Bunch Business Cards Design for Boris Guina by Bunch Business Cards Design for Boris Guina by Bunch Business Cards Design for Boris Guina by Bunch Business Cards Design for Boris Guina by BunchBusiness Cards Design for Boris Guina by Bunch“Set of business cards for artist Boris Guina.

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Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama“The purity and...

Posted 07/11/2017 - 19:23

Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for Tequila Casa Pujol 87 by Anagrama Packaging for

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Evolution of the LEGO logo

Posted 07/10/2017 - 09:11

Photo by Faiz Zaki, in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
The story began in 1932, when carpenter and joiner Ole Kirk Kristiansen established his business in the village of Billund, Denmark, manufacturing stepladders, ironing boards, stools, and wooden toys. His son Godtfred Kirk Christiansen started working in the business alongside him, aged just 12.
The first product line, 1932.

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Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co.“Poste...

Posted 07/06/2017 - 06:31

Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co. Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co. Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co. Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co. Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co. Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co. Brand Identity for Poste & Co. by Stitch Design Co.

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Design Research Unit

Posted 06/30/2017 - 11:47

The Design Research Unit (DRU) was Britain’s first consultancy to draw together expertise in architecture, graphics, and industrial design.
Ilford Limited (photographic materials), 1966.
Spread from the Design Research Unit monograph by Michelle Cotton.

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A few things #10

Posted 06/22/2017 - 11:42

Tuna by Megu.
In a boost for Instagram dopamine hits, restaurant owners are branding their food and drinks. The seared tuna stamp isn’t too enticing, but the ice cubes are smart. Via Brand New.
Ice by Pacific Cocktail Haven (PCH).
The most important quarter-inch in business, a great read, via Jerry Kuyper.

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Tech Tuesday: Real Stone MacBook Covers

Posted 06/20/2017 - 00:02

Probably one of the most unique products we’ve seen for stylizing your MacBook, Bambooti – the same folks that released a line of Wooden backs in 2016 – have come back to KickStarter with a new line of MacBook covers made out of real stone.

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OneMethod Celebrates Sweet 16 with Stunning Studio Space and More

Posted 06/19/2017 - 10:48

From humble beginnings as a suburban home studio, internationally acclaimed digital and design agency OneMethod has grown, evolved and kicks off their 16th year in a stunning new studio space in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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Tech Tuesday: Device that turns any surface into a connected control

Posted 04/11/2017 - 00:01

This Tech Tuesday’s feature is Knocki: A neat little device that attaches to household or office surfaces (walls, tables, doors, furniture, countertops, etc) and connects to your devices and software – making the surface a touch sensitive input.  Different patterns of taps can initiate different actions – a double-tap could turn on the lights, while a triple-tap could arm your home security sys

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Do Not Hold In Hand After Lighting

Posted 01/02/2017 - 00:58

Fireworks are not a toy. Or at least not a safe one. But if you were going to use “state-approved fireworks,” you probably used them the other night to help ring in the New Year.

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Designer of the Week: Roberto Villazon

Posted 01/01/2017 - 07:30

PRINT’s latest Designer of the Week Roberto Villazon is founder and creative director of Hi-gloss, a brand strategy and creative agency. With more than two decades of experience in the creative and design industries, Villazon has built a go-to creative shop for travel, luxury brand and hospitality design, and he’s helping brands in these industries to engage consumers in new ways.

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Weekend Heller: Last Day Of A [Fill in Blank] Year

Posted 12/31/2016 - 00:29

2016 is almost over. I am reminded of what H.L. Mencken wrote for the Baltimore Evening Sun on July 26 1920, and reprinted in the book On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe.
Mencken cynically opined on the difficulties of good men reaching national office…

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7 Brilliant 2017 Calendar Designs

Posted 12/30/2016 - 13:21

This was a pretty messy year. A contentious election, war across the world, and all manner of tragic deaths among creative people. Personally, I need to take a break from it all, and what better way to do so than with the beauty of calendar design.
Join me and ease your mind with these lovely 2017 calendar designs, gathered from around the web:

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When Politics Was Art

Posted 12/30/2016 - 00:58

The original Monocle was an American satirical magazine, published from the late 1950s (as stapled pamphlet and assorted newsletters) through the mid-1960s (as a perfect bound magazine) edited by Victor Navasky, editor emeritus of The Nation.

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Brand Identity for Flygl & Bille by Kind“Kind is behind the...

Posted 12/29/2016 - 17:46

Brand Identity for Flygl & Bille by Kind“Kind is behind the concept development, name and visual identity for ‘Flygl & Bille’, an exclusive brand of cream, coffee and aquavit-based liqueur that is both medicine and nectar for refined palates. 'Flygl & Bille’ combines the best Norway has to offer as regards coffee and aquavit.

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