So much pile up blog - what an amazing graphic treasure trove...
(Pictured) Spanish movie from 1969 entitled "Un Dos Tres, Al Escondité Inglés." The title is based on a children's game, which is similar to "Red Light, Green Light."
"Canadian-Latvian literature magazine published around the world since 1950s. Experimental cover designs with national elements and style balancing between pseudo-amateur and highly professional creativity."
There's just too much to choose from in Simon Page's portfolio, I've chosen a print from his 'Year of Astronomy 2009' set for this blog update - jawdroppingly striking and beautiful, he clearly loves playing with shapes, pattern, texture, colour, type, all of it baby - Im inspired...
Experimental Jetset explains the design process from initial requirements/workshop/clients likes & dislikes through to all the design elements in all their required scenarios - it's a really interesting look at a very intelligent & detailed design process that shows the amount of thought and iteration that goes into designing a graphic brand.
Also, download the final styleguide at the bottom of the page: "The final and complete graphic manual ('charte graphique'). It was developed in installments; every time a certain design or template was approved, we added it to the manual. Sometimes the city council rejected something, months after the directors had already approved it; in that case, we didn't remove the design from the manual, but just added another chapter, in which we negated the previous chapter. In that sense, it's a manual that really shows the development of the graphic identity; it shows not only the remaining, 'winning' parts, but also the rejected proposals, and the failures."
I wish I'd designed them...
Web services covers therapy overview in A2, A3, A4 - see all covers www.flickr.com/photos/hulk4598/sets/72157622848122389/
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What typeface are you?
See http://www.pentagram.com/what-type-are-you/ (Password: Character)
"If you've ever sat down with a type designer, what you quickly realize is that they rarely talk about fonts in purely aesthetic or even functional terms: They talk about assertiveness or calm or friendliness. In short, they talk about personality traits. It makes sense, then, that your personality could be translated into a typeface. And Pentragram has done just that, in this lovely microsite, What Type are You? (Password: Character) It takes you through four simple personality questions, guided by a faceless psychoanalyst. (The analyst's 1920s Bauhaus office setting is a witty touch.) After answering the questions, the analyst spits out one of 16 typefaces, and an explanation about the design and how it exemplifies the characteristics you laid out. There's even a bit of history about each, and a list you can see of who else had the same results. (For example, "Virginia Heffernan," which just might be The New York Times's TV critic, is Bifur.)"
The labels date around the 1920s-40s and are soooo gorgeous - they feel really fresh & have a timeless style - go look at the flickr gallery for loads more of them, mmm / http://www.flickr.com/photos/maraid/sets/72157604922299315/