Paul Rand’s Logo Presentation Books

A trove of logo concept books from Rand. Many of these identity studies weren't approved. Still great to peruse.

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Spread from a logo presentation for a new Ford logo. A model T in red is part of the composition

Visions Not Previously Seen

Barbara “Bobbie” Stauffacher Solomon mixed Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop art stylings, essentially creating supergraphics, and in doing so shaped the history of design. / Revisiting this link for inspiration

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Graphic design by Barbara Stuaffacher. Very minimal geometric shapes and san serif type on a white background

Emma Bers

Dig the life and humanity of Emma’s graphic design. Bonus interview on It’s Nice That: If I’m Not Having Fun I Scrap It.

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Colorful loose graphic design posters

Akinterest

A digital moodboard organized in chapters, and publish a new one whenever the mood strikes by Joshua Blankenship. For when you need some visual vibes in your #moodscrolling #ffffound

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A mood board of cool graphics

Right On! A Documentary on Student Protest

AIGA has a solid deep dive (and video thumbing through pages) of this distilling reports of campus protests. David L. Burke's design keeps the vibe of a zine in a paperback format. It's gorgeous.

eyeondesign.aiga.org

Dave Rupert’s bookshelf

Tucking this sortable page of books read (or listened to) in my virtual folder of personal website inspiration. / via a secret RSS post in a roundabout way

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Screencap of the bookshelf section of Dave Rupert's personal website

Caitlin Keegan’s Corita Kent Series

Colorful visual interpretations of Some Rules for Students and Teachers / via Doug Wilson

caitlinkeegan.com

Illustrator with beakers that reads "Consider Everything An Experiment"

Cool things people do with their blogs

A lovely collection from Wouter Groeneveld of many folks building interesting features into their personal sites / via Yewknee

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Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs

NuForm

New type design practice and foundry from Erik Marinovich. Just cruise around the specimens pages to get a solid dose of vibrant type goodness.

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A graphic design layout showcasing fonts by NuForm

How Brian Lovin’s site works

Whoa. This is densely awesome. A personal website that operates somewhat like an OS. Thoroughly engaging and inspiring.

brianlovin.com

A screenshot of a personal website

Be My Eyes

This is awesome. An app that instantly connects a blind person with a sighted volunteer who can tell them what’s in front of them via screen sharing.

reasonstobecheerful.world

A person holds up a mobile phone camera pointed at a bike

Merlin’s GitHub of wisdom

Whenever you meet someone new, ask them what they're most excited about right now. Everyone interesting is excited about something right now, and they'd probably love to tell you about it. (And many more!)

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Random bits of wisdom typed out in white letters on a black background

Risolve Studio

Print and design studio run by husband and wife team Sebastian and Lyndsey Burke. They do everything from prints to books/zines. Filing away for later!

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Up close detail of Riso printing

Everything around you

Apple tips their hat to Steve Jobs 10 years after his passing. A moving short video.

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A black and white photo of Steve Jobs at a prototype computer

An interview with Frank Oz

There's some heaviness in this conversation with puppeteer and director Frank Oz, but I wish it was three times longer. And Stepford Wives wasn't that bad of a movie.

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A black and white photo of a man with a mustache, a bear puppet and a pig puppet with lovely hair

The Gap by Ira Glass

I've heard this audio a handful of times and seen it visualized perhaps more than once. But it never fails to remind me of the work. / via @misterbisson

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Burlap print with the words "THE GAP" on a line

Group X branding

An anonymous group of artists and curators making things happen in Philly. Now with a fine identity to mask their identity. Always solid seeing what Smith & Diction make. / via Under Consideration

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Group X by Smith and Diction

Gergely Gizella’s personal website

Is unlike any I have experienced. / via Belong.io

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A still from an animated personal website

My friend is a wizard

I can't wait til Erik gets his second vaccine and the fluorescent ombre beard he has dreamed about for years. But for now? I'm excited right alongside.

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An old wizard in a hat

Yamato Groups identity refresh

The presentation of this update is as lovely as every element combined. / via UnderConsideration

yamato-hd.co.jp

Yamato Group new symbol mark on a truck

Plus Equals

A quarterly zine in which Rob Weychert explores algorithmic art with a focus on combinatorics.

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Visual pieces combined to make new forms

A thread about how videogames can change a life

Sometimes Twitter showing what your friends liked is a very good thing. Also? Firewatch is a great experience!

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A sunset in a videogame

Bad Feeling

Editorial project fetching entries from online forums related to emotional and psychological struggles. / via Fonts in Use

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Ram’s Palettes

Colours taken from Dieter Rams legendary production collection for Braun. Made by Chad Ashley. / via Paul Bausch

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Dieter Ram's palettes

12 Legendary BMWs

I'm mostly here for the graphic illustrations / via AirBag

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BMW supercars

3:45 PM

A lovely animation indeed. "Don't live in the grand scheme of things"

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“YOU&ME&ME&YOU” mural by Anthony Burrill

So simple, so good.

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You&Me&You&Me Mural

Block Studio

Greg Storey posted a link to this site for design agency site and though I can't read it, I love how different it is.

blockstudio.tw

Nix & Kix

Admiration for a very nice logo with some good tangential links.

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Enzo

VITTI brought on Mike Freedom to bring this character to life for their brand. This is a great story of how that came to be and their process. (Built on exposure.co - which is a great tool for sharing stories)

journal.vitticycling.cc

this book you are holding…

is an unkempt garden. Saw this posted on Fonts in Use and thought I'd share it with my friend DJ and also here. Been thinking about print a bit more of late.

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Japan by Car

Gorgeous illustration by James Gilleard / via Seth Werkheiser

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An illustration of a Japanese road scene in pink and blue tones

Original Pattern Brewing Company

A bit zeitgeist of modern design, but I still like looking at this identity very much

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Esquire magazine, September and October/November 2020

Lovely art direction across the board

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Nashville Design Week 2020

This event has passed, but I stumbled upon the site and fell in love with their take on gradients (and lovely type to boot). Who says you can't make Squarespace look neat!

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Colorful abstract shapes in gradients with blue type set on top

World Chess – Official FIDE Gaming Platform

There are indeed some nice design elements on this site and the store is stocked well / via @Brilliantcrank

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World Chess Site

Chris Davies’ Middle Eastern Kitchen brand work

Dig this identity and packaging "inspired by Middle Eastern ceramic tiles, which are often used in their kitchens." / via UnderConsideration

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1972 U.S. election, CBS News

Akihiko Seki's graphics are sublime

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Omsom

Found via UnderConsideration, but these Vietnamese, Filipino and Thai spice starters look awesome. A bit pricey, but SUPER pretty.

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Omsom spices and asian dishes very colorful

The Typecraft Initative

"Working with Indian craftswomen to create beautifully designed typefaces, while also inspiring them to learn design skills via training workshops" / via UC

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The Young Jerks have a new website

I could look at this CAMP project page for hours

youngjerks.com

ALLSHIPS | A Creative Community

"We stand for quality over quantity, substance over numbers, cohesion over conflict, opinion over algorithms, thoughtful content over snackable, sugary, viral hits. We stand together, not apart." / via Luke Beard

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Buro Destruct

Bookmarking this Flickr stream for when I need some typographic inspiration

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various colorful record covers from the 60's and 70's

Cascara Negroni Cocktail

I wished I lived in Australia / via photographer of said product @PeteDillon

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A bottle of negroni cocktail with a very simply designed label with left aligned san serif type and a circle cut out of the label in the center

Netlify Reaches One Million Devs

That's one glorious timeline design (and animation)

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John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

...walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.

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Black and white portrait of John Lewis

New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Filthy Food by Mother Design

I really enjoyed the brand reintroduction video at the end.

underconsideration.com

Subway Diagram Detail Series

Six posters designed by Massimo Vignelli, Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse in 2013 / lovely, via Swiss-Miss

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Online Archive at Letterform Archive

It goes on and on and on! / via Austin Kleon

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Intern Magazine — Syddharth Mate

His work is sooo good

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Matt Stevens – Good Movies as Old Books

I see these show up on the socials and am delighted every single time. Nice to see them all together.

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Mid-century Uruguayan Graphic Design Proves that Creativity Flourishes With Limitations

AIGA on the platform that showcases old and rare graphics and illustration work hailing from Uruguay between 1950 and 1980 started by Martín Azambuja

eyeondesign.aiga.org

Grafica Ilustrada del Uruguay

A trove of beautiful design and illustration / via AIGA

graficailustrada.uy

Robopoetics

Nice spin on website design by Konst & Teknik

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Apple – Join us. Be you.

Beautiful twist on Apple logo / via Raul Gutierrez

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plork, n. plôrk 1. : a portmanteau created by Corita Kent, combining the words “play” and “work.”

"We need a third word–one which combines the two concepts and allows us to recognize them together as one responsible act necessary for human advancement. We combine the abstract and the concrete, the joy and the labor." – From "Learning by Heart"

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Corita Kent’s nice website

Design and development by Ben Barry

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Why Greg Lutze Created VSCO and the Importance of Anti-Social Sharing

I saw the documentary on Mr. Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and realized there is a difference between a job and a purpose. Building VSCO into a successful company is my job, but it’s not my purpose. Like Mr. Rogers, now I believe my purpose is to love people, or as another way to say it, to help others win.

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The First and Last Time Mister Rogers Sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” on TV

My computer automatically links to such things

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