Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Art of Alex Varanese

Bold typographic, illustrative pieces by Alex Varanese. Very strong aesthetic and design style! More here...

Studio Love: Springload Design

I have always admired the work of Springload Design, a web design and development company based in Wellington. These guys are pros at making websites easy to use! View more of their work on their website!

The Facebook interior redesign

Really wicked space for the Facebook head office, designed by Studio O + A. Looks like a fun place to work and hang out! Like the minimal colour scheme, with feature pieces of furniture and walls! Via lookslikegooddesign.

Nineteen Seventy Three Prints

Yus, just bought these prints from Nineteen Seventy Three. Love them! More here...

Friendly Type Love

I know its been around for a wee while now, but Friends of Type are constantly showing new work from a range of collaborators, and I'm really enjoying it! Lots of different styles, makes me smile every time I look at it!

I'll definitely be buying these prints when I get to the UK too!

Tea Please...

Love this set, found on supermarket. Pity the word TEA doesn't have more letters! You can also buy them seperately! Like the screenprinted packaging too!

Hand Screenprinted Fabrics

I am loving these patterns on textiles by Yuko Uemera. Simple, striking colours translate to gorgeous tea towels, towels, and other assorted fabrics. Her Etsy shop here. Via designvagabond.

Crayon Rings

Great idea by Timothy Liles. I want a set! Nice simple packaging too. On designboom, via @markjbradford. Buy them here.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Studio Love: Thomas.Matthews

Awesome selection of work from thomas.matthews design studio! Love that they do so much different stuff!

Studio Love: Caleb Everitt

Some great work by Caleb Everitt - Great to see lots of different styles in a portfolio! via ffffound.

Typeface Love - Brownstone

Typeface that I will definitely consider buying when I get to the UK! I love it on a background, and all the alternates and ligatures. Pretty nice borders included in the full set too! Check out more here. Via designworklife. Buy it here.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Claridges Hotel - Brand Overhaul

Striking work by Construct. Great application over a wide range of materials! Love it! Here's what they say...
Because it is a working hotel with a huge number of items traditionally branded (from teapots and egg cups through to slippers and dressing gowns), Construct's task of not just branding, but implementing a consistent and cohesive sense of identity throughout the hotel and the objects within it was by no means straightforward. In fact, the rollout of the new branding is ongoing throughout this year as there are so many different ideas to implement across a huge range of items.

As well as introducing a sophisticated colour palette of jade, gold, white and black, bold architecturally inspired chevron patterns appear on the inside of bags, envelopes and on various objects, publications and goodies guests at the hotel are lilkely to encounter. Here are a selection of images of some of the items (some are mock ups yet to be produced) that display Claridge's new look:
 Found via ffffound, on CreativeReview. More here.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Number Mill

Awesome project by Erik Marinovich. I love the logo - and the use of the crop on the business cards and stationary. Also love the letterpress invite, and the stock!

Camila Drozd

Great type work from Camila Drozd. Very whimsical and dreamy! Lovely!

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