Tomasz Biernat Reveals the Inspiration Behind his Diverse Design Style

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 22nd 2013
Tomasz Biernat Reveals the Inspiration Behind his Diverse Design Style

These include; branding typography, car design, Chinese artwork, pastel drawings and t-shirt design. Biernat’s portfolio can be seen over at both Behance and Dribbble where he displays a striking selection. Inspired by this, we asked Biernat to explain his design journey so far… Tell us about you and your design style? I have been a graphic designer for several years and am mostly self-taught. It was art classes at school that helped me decide what I wanted to do.... CONTINUE READING

The Art of the Ambigram: An Interview with Nikita Prokhorov

By: Neil Tortorella on Mar 20th 2013
The Art of the Ambigram: An Interview with Nikita Prokhorov

For the uninformed, an ambigram is a word, art form or other symbolic representation, whose elements retain meaning when viewed or interpreted from a different direction, perspective, or orientation. There are various forms of ambigrams including rotational, mirror-image, chain, symbiotograms, 3-D and perceptual shift among others. The earliest known non-natural ambigram dates back to 1893 in works created by artist Peter Newell. Newell published two books of invertible illustrations, in which the picture turns into a different image entirely... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Designer Jean-Philippe Dugal Talks Bar Branding, Telling Us About His Newest Project, Le Chasseur Restaurant

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 15th 2013
Graphic Designer Jean-Philippe Dugal Talks Bar Branding, Telling Us About His Newest Project, Le Chasseur Restaurant

Dugal realized Le Chasseur’s design dreams via his work for them creating its brand identity. Business cards, menus and a slick logo are just some of the components of this branding project. We spoke to Dugal, finding out about the designer himself, and his vision for Le Chasseur… Tell us about your recent collaboration with ‘resto-bar’ Le Chasseur in Montreal, Quebec Le Chasseur is the result of a great complicity between the owner, Mathieu Ménard and I. What is... CONTINUE READING

Medusa: A Beautiful New Script from Type Foundry ReType

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Mar 13th 2013
Medusa: A Beautiful New Script from Type Foundry ReType

But as Medusa evolved Espinoza moved beyond his original inspiration, adding elements such as redrawn ornate capitals, swashes and ligatures and a set of small caps “carefully designed to produce an all-cap setting that is stylistically harmonious with the classic copperplate script,…” As Espinoza explained in our interview, certain facets of calligraphic typefaces that lend them their beauty and grace can be compromised in the translation from calligraphy to typography, a fact that Espinoza was particularly mindful of in... CONTINUE READING

Brand Development Consultancy Studio Lost & Found Discuss their Recent Collaboration with Knee Deep Wines

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Mar 8th 2013
Brand Development Consultancy Studio Lost & Found Discuss their Recent Collaboration with Knee Deep Wines

As well as his role within Studio Lost & Found, Daniel also works as a sessional lecturer in the Master of Communication Design program at RMIT University, passing on the extensive knowledge and experience he has gained in strategic brand development. Rebecca McKeating began her career as a chartered accountant, before using this business acumen for the management of Lost & Found. Rebecca’s commercial experience includes previous employment as the financial controller of two Margaret River wineries. In addition,... CONTINUE READING

Pyrrha Studio Outline the Cultural Importance of Graphic Design and Introduce their Newest Venture, Nikko

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Feb 28th 2013
Pyrrha Studio Outline the Cultural Importance of Graphic Design and Introduce their Newest Venture, Nikko

From here he went on to study at the graduate school within the Art Institute of Chicago. It was at this point that Kim recognized his love of design, mainly due to it being a “wonderful marriage of both the traditional and the creative”. We asked Henry Hongmin Kim to tell us more about himself, and the work of Pyrrha Studio … Photocredit: Pyrrha.net What is the ethos behind Pyrrha Studio? Design is everything. Graphic design is an analytical... CONTINUE READING

Interactive App by Pop Leaf for A Clockwork Orange

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 21st 2013
Interactive App by Pop Leaf for A Clockwork Orange

The infamous classic novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange, has been created into an interactive app by Random House in conjunction with Cambridge based developers Pop Leaf. The app is exquisitely executed and designed, and is enriched with archived materials and various media to make re-visiting this classic novel an engaging, exciting experience. The app is an entire reading experience, and encompasses archived imagery, videos, text and behind the scenes information in a beautifully designed interface. Literature lovers... CONTINUE READING

Losttime Creative: Interview with Illustrator and Designer Dan Robinson Miller

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 15th 2013
Losttime Creative: Interview with Illustrator and Designer Dan Robinson Miller

Dan Robinson Miller is the man behind Losttime Design. He is an incredibly talented graphic designer with an expert eye for layout, color and balance. Away from the day job he is equally super savvy with creating amazing illustrations in Illustrator too; a really gifted guy. I have had the pleasure of working with Dan on some Cherry Sorbet projects as one of my team, and his versatility and creative eye always impresses me. We actually met via Twitter... CONTINUE READING

Design in Event Production: An Interview with FiveCurrents

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 12th 2013
Design in Event Production: An Interview with FiveCurrents

Usually design-related buzz around large-scale events like the Super Bowl is all about the ads, which ones hit the mark, which didn’t and how much did they cost. But there’s more design at work than in the ads shown between plays. There’s the design behind the events themselves. Every element of the event contributes to the viewer or participant’s experience. We interviewed Jared Sweet, an award-winning art director, show director, and creative director with 15 years experience and current... CONTINUE READING

Firebelly Design’s Camp and You are Beautiful U Project

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 5th 2013
Firebelly Design’s Camp and You are Beautiful U Project

Firebelly Design have quite an incredible mixture of projects and approaches. As a designer trained across the disciplines of textiles, art and illustration I was drawn in by the cross-media installation project of the “You are Beautiful U” work. Firebelly are an agency specialiZing in socially responsible design, and are “committed to cultivating connections between human beings and ideas, inspiring conscious thought and action”. Firebelly Design make the bold step each Summer to shut the studio doors and work... CONTINUE READING

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