Studio Swine Explain the Modernist Influence Behind their Sao Paulo Design Collection

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Aug 28th 2013
Studio Swine Explain the Modernist Influence Behind their Sao Paulo Design Collection

Based in London and Sao Paulo, Studio Swine has worked with an array of high profile brands including Veuve Clicquot and Droog. They have also exhibited at the Barbican and the V&A, as well as appearing at New York and London Fashion Week. In addition, Studio Swine recently received international acclaim with awards such as the Gold Prize at BIO23 Biennale of Design Slovenia and recently being nominated for Designs of the Year Award 2013 at the Design Museum... CONTINUE READING

Cody Petts Discusses the Concept Behind his Striking Pine Typeface

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Aug 15th 2013
Cody Petts Discusses the Concept Behind his Striking Pine Typeface

In addition to Pine, Cody’s other work includes a musical identity tribute to Eric Church, a ‘Tabasco Dynamo Sauce’ packaging project and a Palace Theater re-brand proposal. After checking out Cody’s portfolio on Behance.net we wanted to find out more about this upcoming creative, asking in particular about any advice he has for other design students… You are a student at the University of Wisconsin Stout in the Multimedia Design program- when did you first become interested in design?... CONTINUE READING

Lockstep Studio Introduce New Advertising Concept, “Say I Love You”

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Aug 5th 2013
Lockstep Studio Introduce New Advertising Concept, “Say I Love You”

Using Kickstarter to raise support for their campaign, Lockstep need to raise sufficient funds before Wednesday September 4th in order to go ahead with the ads. An array of positive messages make up the design mission including “Say I Love You”, “Enjoy The Park” and “Grow The Good”. Here at GraphicDesign.com we were intrigued to find out more about this innovative initative, putting our questions to Lockstep studio… “Say I Love You” is an innovative take on the world... CONTINUE READING

Tobias Hall Unveils Striking Re-design of Zizzi Ristorante’s Menu Suite

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Jul 23rd 2013
Tobias Hall Unveils Striking Re-design of Zizzi Ristorante’s Menu Suite

Tobias Hall is a freelance illustrator, letterer, designer and mural artist who also works closely with UK restaurant chain Zizzi as their in-house designer and art director. Since graduating in 2010, Tobias Hall’s impressive portfolio includes lettering for The Sun newspaper’s TV Magazine and a mural for the newly refurbished Holiday Inn hotel in Camden, London. Tobias recently re-designed the menu suite for Zizzi, embarking on a mission to inject further Italian inspiration and individuality into the brand. Holiday... CONTINUE READING

Nicole LaFave Interview: Design Womb’s Striking Collaboration with Curry Up Now

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Jun 27th 2013
Nicole LaFave Interview: Design Womb’s Striking Collaboration with Curry Up Now

Nicole LaFave is the creative who set up Design Womb, an independent branding and graphic design studio based in Chicago. With an industry portfolio covering food, restaurant & beverage, beauty & fashion, technology & electronics in addition to individual clients the capabilities of this company are immediately clear. Having recently moved from San Francisco, Design Womb has tackled several projects across the globe. Here at GraphicDesign.com it was Design Womb’s work for Indian restaurant Curry Up Now which caught... CONTINUE READING

José Guízar’s Windows of New York Illustrations Reveal Another Side of the City

By: Evan Johnston on Jun 19th 2013
José Guízar’s Windows of New York Illustrations Reveal Another Side of the City

Scrolling through them isn’t like scrolling through any other webpage, the New York part of my brain tries to figure out how far in the city I’ve gone by randomly swiping the trackpad; and the more imaginative side wonders if someone has closed the shutters on 219 East 4th Street since the last time I scrolled by, or if that cat will still be there the next time I refresh the page. Like Jessica Hische’s Daily Dropcap, it’s a... CONTINUE READING

Communications Designer Darrin Crescenzi on the Importance of Brand Positioning

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on May 31st 2013
Communications Designer Darrin Crescenzi on the Importance of Brand Positioning

Darrin Crescenzi’s portfolio is spectacular, with particularly striking designs from his time spent with Nike. The impressive ‘Sigils of the Houses of Westeros’ poster also stands out; this re-brand of fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’ was named one of the ‘Best Branding Projects of 2012’ by Fast Co. Design. In addition, Crescenzi’s other projects include pieces for contemporaries such as designer, director and illustrator Adam R Garcia. We wanted to find out more about the inspiration behind Darrin Crescenzi’s... CONTINUE READING

“The Creativity Workshop” Impact on Graphic Designers: An Interview with Founder, Shelly Berc

By: Matt Cannon on May 30th 2013
“The Creativity Workshop” Impact on Graphic Designers: An Interview with Founder, Shelly Berc

She believes that creativity is a common denominator of humanity and she is passionate about educating individuals and organizations about how to develop this uniquely human gift. Berc emphasizes that many of the creative thinking processes that a scientist, a CEO, and an artist go through are extremely similar, even though the outcomes are as different as can be. In 2000, she left academia to dedicate herself wholly to The Creativity Workshop, which she founded in 1993 with Alejandro... CONTINUE READING

C J Hancocks Interview: Creative Juice and Learning Curves

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on May 15th 2013
C J Hancocks Interview: Creative Juice and Learning Curves

Charlotte’s creative projects include York University Freshers’ Week 2012 branding and publicity campaign, a set of autumn wedding stationery and most recently, the logo and website for the Mat Davis Foundation. We wanted to find out more about Charlotte’s progression from design student to professional freelancer and web-developer… Tell us about yourself- when did your graphic design journey begin? I’m a graphic/web designer and self-proclaimed design addict. I love designing all sorts of things from logos to posters but... CONTINUE READING

No Entry Design: Transitioning from a Street Artist to a Designer

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on May 2nd 2013
No Entry Design: Transitioning from a Street Artist to a Designer

No Entry Design is an artist whose multi-disciplinary work ranges from typography to graffiti. The talented designer specializes in many areas including print and web design, photography, photo retouching, and hand-painted signage. No Entry Design’s portfolio features projects such as the full branding of Brooklyn’s Sweet Chick Restaurant and original illustration ‘Its the thought that counts’, an alternative Christmas message emblazoned across a wine bottle. The creative journey of No Entry Design is a fascinating one, beginning with a... CONTINUE READING

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