Friday, 29 May 2009

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Art Vandelay

This is another beautiful magazine from Analogue Books from Art Vandelay where they have showcased a number of designers, all different in their approach. each designer was also commisioned to produce a print that will go in to the Art Vandealy archives that will expand as each quartily issue in produced.

File Magazine

This is a FANTASTIC newspaper, i ordered this not knowing the whole contents but after seeing it in Borders i was really excited about getting it! Even though it is a newspaper the beauty of it comes from the layout of each page, the whole thing is so simplictic with few images and words on each page. The negative space really makes your appreciate every aspect on the page, the words, images, the bleed thought, page number and pages that are left blank but have traces of the contents of the previous page where the ink has still been wet. This is not like a everyday newspape, i wouldnt sit and read it on the bus and then throw it away, and i dont flick through all the pages looking for something interesting to look at, i want to read every page. It also comes with a DVD containing shome short films and music videos that are reviewed in the newspaper, you also get a limited print from Geoff Mcfetridge.
i found and bought this on Analogue Books where there are so many beautiful books and magazines that you can actually buy.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Origional approach to packaging design

Plan B - l'atelier in-seize

Levi's - Farrow Design

Guldkorn 1999 - 2gd

Fig-1 - Bruce Mau Design

More paperwork

Another book iv looked at, this book reviews the use of paper in Graphic Design, it looks at books, architecture, fashion and product

Studiomama - Nina Tolstrup
Very simple, very robust, and very pratical.
above: The offcuts from the hangers slide together into a pancil rack
Below: The mailer is pre-cut so that it can be folded into the candel holder.

2pm Limited

Shigeru Ban Architects

Spectator cut + paste


Book: hat-trick design
Egg box: Lippa Pearce design

Choosing and using paper

Choosing and using paper is a book iv been looking at and have been amazed, it dosnt look like much but it has some beautiful designes, here are some of my faviourites, they are all scanned so sorry if the quality is a bit poor.
Never judge a book by its cover.

Squires & Company
This project is called 'two peas in a pod' and basically it is a mailer for the announcment of for the birth of two baby boys, they use the packaging of real pea seeds as well as recycled paper. the concept of this piece is very angelic and a beauitiful way to announce a birth.

Squires & Company
This project was for a pulp image concept from a photographer who needed to show his photoshoots. they have used cardboard for the envelope and printed into it, i always appreciate design that is using these cheep recycled materials.

Volume Inc.
This is a book of 'how to make (almost) everything' it is recusable by having the spine doubled as a ruler and the back cover becomes a picture frame. It has a very simple layout and simple illustrations but it was the cover that i engadged with, the recycled stock and letter press.

Aloof Design
This notebook was inspired by Mulberrys iconic leather agenda, but this notebook was made with one sheet of card board.

This company use very loc cost materials and techniques, these boxes were exhibited at 100% East. They used screened print stencils and stickers, on the boxes.

Johnson Banks
'Send a Letter' was a set of 26 die-cut letters that were used as postcards for people to send from their 'post office' in the V&A. wouldnt you just love to get one of these though the post.

This was a book that was produced to be used in everyday life, it includes things like a place setting, picture frames, a pop up pen pot and stencils, the book can be adapted by the owner. it uses many different stocks and weights and so the book is more alive as you turn each page.

Craig Kirk

Craig Kirk
Matchboxes is a series of matchboxes that folds out into different scenes and instulations, his first was the Glastonbury matchbox where it folded out into the scene of a music stage and campers.
'Its not about things in the matchboxes, its about things coming out of them. Suprise, inspire, smile.'

B&W Studios
75th anniversary annual appeal

Annual Report: Feed Me

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Thought and Motion letterpress poster

I again found this on Studio On Fire the designer thought was Jeff Johnson at Spunk Design Machine, it was designed for Minneaplois University, it is a mixture of vector graphics and raster, and even though there are only 3 inks used the half tones and block colours overlayed give the whole piece much more dimension