The design and advertising studio Skyrill (run by two brothers) have put together and experimental type study titled ‘Fluid’. They have detailed images available outlining the project at their blog. There are some striking ‘type as image’ visuals that resulted from the project.
Irish Graphic Design Duane Dalton has some excellent minimal posters in his portfolio including a series titled ‘Album Anatomy’ that includes some great work centered around a few of my personal favorite bands.
We are digging this series of letterforms created under the theme ‘microorganisms’ by designer and typographer Ruslan Khasanov.
Allan Peters is a Minneapolis based Art Director, Graphic Designer and Typographer with some clean, simple and air-tight work in his portfolio including some exceptional type work for Nike.
The great guys at Form Fifty Five recently caught up with Barcelona based typography wizard Alex Trochut after this year’s OFFF event to talk candidly about life and design. It’s an insightful and fun little interview.
French graphic designer Pierre Vanni has recently updated with all kinds of strange new and very French projects. It’s minimal, brimming with personality and will definitely make you scratch your head in a good way. His portfolio reads more like a dive into the subconscious mind of a French designer than it does like a book of real project work.
The Submarine Channel has been piling on all sorts of inspiring content lately. They tout themselves as ‘world’s premiere destination for original transmedia dramas, documentaries and genre-defying entertainment.’ They recently posted a wonderful interview with the amazing designer/typographer Wim Crouwel. He is arguably one of the best at what he does in the world and has influenced and inspired generations of designers. It’s rare in this business to see someone stay at the top of their game for such a long time. Not to be outdone, Submarine also recently posted another great interview with Droog Studio. Keep an eye on Submarine, it’s nice to see a concerted effort at building some great content that lives beyond traditional broadcast.
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.
There is some crazy colorful dimensional typography happening in the portfolio of Polish designer/typographer Piotr Tarka. From the looks of his book his work is attracting some big clients as well. He’s not shy about his use of color and love of pop.
Designer Oliver Munday has updated with some OMG WTF NEW work and it might provoke some of those reactions considering just how good his work is. There is all kinds of tasty stuff in there and if you are reading this Mr. Munday, I would love a print of the poster pictured in this post.
Mash Creative (who reached out to us) and Design Museum recently released a new series of minimal yet affordable products as a part of their State of the Obvious line. The entire collection is available only through the Design Museum shop and features some beautifully designed pieces like iPhone and tablet skins.
Creative Director, Mark Bloom had this to say about the release:
“Extending the philosophy & thinking behind our branded State of the Obvious collection, we have designed a set of products exclusively for the Design Museum.
The design of these products has been heavily influenced by the International Typographic Style from the 50’s and 60’s & shows an evolution from our original S/O/T/O collection. It has been designed to appeal to typography and design lovers alike.
At S/O/T/O we design and produce products which not only look good but also have a useful function.”
Weird, colorful and just plain fun works of design, illustration and typography are being produced by Spanish creator Osman Granda. He’s not afraid to experiment with color and just about everything else and that’s where the fun comes into play.
“Jamie Wieck is a design factotum; he is a designer who illustrates, an illustrator who directs and a director who writes. He is member of the cross-discipline design studio Airside.”
As could be expected from such a succinct, clever and intelligent description you will find more of the same in Wieck’s portfolio of project work.
Hype for Type recently released another stellar pack of typefaces including ‘Nagasaki’ (my personal favorite) by Tom Muller. It looks like something you might have seen on the cover of a sci-fi novel from the 70’s. Hype for Type has been really smart about who they’ve worked with so far and this new series is a fine example of their careful curation of typographical talent (try and say that 3 times fast).
Richard Perez AKA Skinny Ships updates his Flickrfolio once again with more fun work. His style and approach is definitely evolving and his work is getting more interesting along the way.
Marius Roosendaal is a graphic designer from the Netherlands with a keen eye for simple typography, an interest in sci-fi and an ability to keep things likeably minimal.
Portuguese graphic designer Rui Ribeiro has some clean and classic minimalist work in his portfolio that clearly isn’t afraid to use negative space.
Polish graphic designer and typographer Karol Gadzala has some slick yet simple work in his Behance portfolio including some likeable apparel work for Nike.