A collection of creative work in print, digital, typography, identity, advertising, packaging, illustration, graffiti, painting, fashion, photography, trends, & more.

The Bold Italics

The Bold Italics is a boutique multidisciplinary design studio operating out of Sydney, Australia. Headed by like minded trio Daryl Orillaza, Nic Chua and Paul Principe. The Bold Italics specialize in art direction & design for print. (via Ravi Vasavan)

Posted: December 30th, 2009 | Filed under: Art Direction, Design | 1 Comment »

Joshua Covarrubias

Nice mix of work from New York based graphic designer Joshua Covarrubias spanning identity, illustration, editorial, advertising and packaging. You’re probably most familiar with his Good Transparency work done at Kiss Me I’m Polish, but I also really enjoy his Operation Proofread 10 weeks 10 tips 10 posters project.

Posted: December 29th, 2009 | Filed under: Illustration, Information Design | No Comments »

Chris Labrooy

Chris Labrooy has a thing for 3D typography and his approach really sets it a part from what we’re accustomed to seeing from the likes of Serial Cut, etc. I love how he treats the forms as living environments. Clever and cool with flawless execution and great attention to detail.

Posted: December 28th, 2009 | Filed under: 3D, Architecture, Typography | 2 Comments »

mcbess | Matthieu Bessudo

Diggin’ the style of illustrator/director/musician Matthieu Bessudo aka mcbess. The guy does it all, and does it really really well. Below is one of his many illustrations, as well as a music video for The Dead Pirates track, Wood, directed by mcbess&Simon and produced by The Mill. He also has a new book out from Nobrow Press. (via: Creative Review)

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Posted: December 18th, 2009 | Filed under: Direction, Illustration | No Comments »

From Toy to King

From Toy to King is a (long) tongue-in-cheek, typographic animation based on some very elementary (often sarcastic) rules on becoming a “top-notch graffiti writer” in just 5 simple steps. (via: Clout)

Posted: December 18th, 2009 | Filed under: Animation, Grafitti, Typography | No Comments »

Mikey Burton

Currently based in Philadelphia, Mikey Burton is a self-proclaimed “hard-working creative person from the Midwest with a passion for design. There is letterpress ink on my blue collar and I wear my Ohio-shaped heart on my sleeve.” He also started a company with two friends called Little Jacket which has worked for such clients as The Sundance Channel, Wilco, Spoon (the band), MTV2, and the Cleveland RTA. Very impressive work from this dude, which I’m sure you’ve  seen around quite a bit lately, and deservedly so – but I had to post him here as well.

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Posted: December 15th, 2009 | Filed under: Design, Letterpress, Typography, Woodtype | 2 Comments »

WNYBAC | Wood Type

This blog details the daily trials and tribulations of creating a series of wood type fonts for letterpress use.  The project is the brainchild of artist, poet, letterpresser, and bookmaker Chris Fritton, and it is based in Buffalo, NY. (via Mikey Burton)

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Posted: December 15th, 2009 | Filed under: Typography, Woodtype | No Comments »

Journey To Zero

Journey to Zero – A beautiful, immersive experience detailing Nissan’s dedication to making zero emission travel a reality. This journey will be conducted under the watchful tutelage of Richard Saul Wurman, TED conference founder, author, and information architect. The initiative engages the imagination of some leading creative minds from architects, designers, and artists including the designer of the site, Nessim Higson, as well as Marcus Eriksson, Universal Everything, and PSFK among others. Beautiful.

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Posted: December 11th, 2009 | Filed under: Art Direction, Design, Digital, Interactive | No Comments »

Established & Sons

Brand new site for  Established & Sons, love their bold use of Didoni which has always been part of their branding system. The type, paired with large images & video, establishes a clean overall experience. (via It’s Nice That)

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Posted: December 11th, 2009 | Filed under: Typography, Web | No Comments »

Death Spray Custom

Death Spray Custom.

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Posted: December 9th, 2009 | Filed under: Bike, Painting | 1 Comment »