02.18.13

BVD has recently updated their website and portfolio with some absolutely inspiring work. It’s an equally inspiringly designed website as well.

If you can make 711 look that good. Well…

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01.18.12

“Swissted is an ongoing project by graphic designer mike joyce, owner of stereotype design in new york city. Drawing from his love of punk rock and swiss modernism, two movements that have absolutely nothing to do with one another, mike has redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into international typographic style posters. Each design is set in berthold akzidenz grotesk medium, all lowercase. Many of these posters are now available for sale in three different sizes at print-process. Every single one of these shows actually happened.”

This is a way awesome project that deserves the attention it’s been getting, I just wish I had thought of it first. There are some great layouts represented and it would be nice to see a big set of these on a wall. I’d imagine the experience of witnessing them in print is a totally different experience than taking them in as clever little thumbnails online.

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06.17.11

I think I have posted Swiss Designer Daniel Peter’s work before but his poster work has been grabbing a lot of attention lately and for good reason, much of it is classic international typographic style at work and it’s extremely inspirational at that.

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05.07.10

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Sex, art, surrealism, trompe l’oeil, violence and consumerism all slam together in the pop realist meets surrealist paintings of Swiss artist Till Rabus and there are moments of sheer brilliance happening in the mixto-art-soup that looks absolutely delicious. It’s rare that the word fabulous is apropos but alas here we are.

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07.05.09

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Devkick has put together a great little synopsis of inspirational examples of European graphic design dating through the 1950′s to the 1970′s. I have seen most of it but there were a couple of examples that were new to me. All and all there is some really great examples in the collection including references from De Stijl to International Typographic Style and it makes for a great inspirational resource.

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05.17.09

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Daniel Baer has some very nice graphic design work in his portfolio.

From his about section:
“Swiss-born Daniel Baer’s imaginative and elegant style of design and art direction had led to collaborations with clients in the fields of art, publishing and luxury retail. Baer’s diverse range of work spans multiple disciplines, including editorial, book, advertising and packaging design.”

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05.15.08

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Elektrosmog has a virtual smorgasbord of work for publishing. To spare myself from rewriting their biographical information, you can read it below copied directly from their website:

“Elektrosmog is a graphic design studio established by Valentin Hindermann and Marco Walser in Zurich 1999. Since then Elektrosmog has been producing numerous printed matter projects such as catalogues, artist books, magazines, posters, plastic bags and beer mats, as well as identities for film production companies, restaurants and exhibitions. Whenever possible Elektrosmog designs its own fonts, some of them are distributed through lineto.com. Regularly Elektrosmog collaborates with other graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or web programmers. In 2006 Elektrosmog expanded its team through Simone Koller.”

Their site can be a bit of a chore to navigate but once you get the hand of it there is page after page of attractive layouts to inspire.

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