The new Google Fonts makes it easier than ever to browse open source fonts and learn more about the people behind them. Using the Material Design framework, Google created a design that scales across different screen sizes and devices, and updated the entire of the site, from the overall interactivity all the way down to the logo design. Nicely done!
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“Our first port of call was to look at all those bits of work you see for Universities which have a photo of a student on campus and the words Tomorrow, Future, Potential or Professionals in them, and ask ‘can we try and say something different?’
The idea arrived that, for all this talk of the future, it’s now which defines what you do next and the experiences you get whilst at University start the journey. So rather than focusing on tomorrow all the time we wanted to celebrate today (especially given the campaign was geared towards getting bums on seats at the Open Days). Hence the campaign idea that ‘Everything Starts Now’.
We put a number of ideas to client as to how we could articulate that (I think there were about 8 or 9 in all… one of which involved staging a massive race… that didn’t happen). The winning concept was one where we take existing students, ask them to make an exhaustive list of everything they’ve done since being at Huddersfield from joining table top gaming clubs to designing costumes to traveling and used that as the basis of a brief for our illustrators.
We made it our mission to let the illustrators do their thing. The client totally bought into that and were amazing about it: ‘Include some Huddersfield centric stuff and we’ll trust you’ they pretty much said (I’m paraphrasing).
The finished article is popping up all over Yorkshire and Manchester with digital moving advertising, online and print. The first 30 second film has been produced with our good friend Joe Brooks for Marthe with the other two to land in the next month or two.
We art directed photography with Nick Eagle who took about 1500 shots for the films. It’s been emotional.”
When it comes to media branding, there are few that do it better than DixonBaxi. Turn up the volume for this one.
Counter-Print have announced the launch of their 10th book! It’s a pocket-sized (115x150mm, 112 pages) book titled, ‘Book Cover Design from East Asia’ and is a compendium of more than 100 book covers from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
It features the work of Wang Zhi-Hong, Nakano Design Office, The Simple Society, UMA/design farm, Hayashi Takuma Design Office and many more.
Get your copy directly from Counter-Print.
Darren at Six got in touch about their brand new portfolio website which is an absolute treat to explore. It’s close to impossible to choose some favourites for a feature so make sure you go and have a proper look for your self.
In this latest episode legendary skater Rodney Mullen talks about expectations, fear of failure and the importance of being true to yourself.
Give it a watch!
The FutureLondonAcademy are launching their British typography and branding week. The course will run from 27th June – 03rd July 2016 in London and will be packed with workshops and lectures from the some of the most exciting companies in the UK, such as Jonathan Barnbrook, Ged Palmer, David Pearson, Luke Powell & Jody Hudson-Powell, Moving Brands, Mark Bain, Europa and Dalton Maag.
Check the FLA website for full details and costs.
We have all (well most of us) been there, the thankless task of trying to design your own logo. So many possibilities. So many options. Where do you start…
Designer & Illustrator Tim Smith found himself at the same crossroads and couldn’t decide on what logo to use on his new website. So, what he did instead, was approach his favourite designers, artists and illustrators out there to do a version of his logo! Each week he’ll be featuring a different logo by a different guest artist.
So far he managed to involve: – Mr Bingo – Pete Fowler – Olly Gibbs – Jean Jullien – Annie Rickard Straus – Alex Griendling – Stanley Chow
With more to come.
Keep an eye on mypoorbrain.com for future updates.
His work explores the movement, juxtoposition, and interaction of fighters yielding interesting, dynamic compositions.
Lorenzo at Nerdo got in touch about their latest animation entitled ‘BEER’. An interpretation of the poetry of Charles Bukowski.
“The composition is a manifesto of the author’s way of life, this is why we decided to go inside the author’s mind, and it is not a safe journey. A brain solo without filter, a tale of ordinary madness, showing how much loneliness and decadence can be hidden inside a genius mind.”
I love it!
Yuta Takahashi, art director and designer based in Shikokuchuo, Japan.
Dave Penn, aka Sixfingers, designed and animated the main titles for a six-part CNN documentary series.
A solid visual identity playing with the concept of Mexican Revolution by this team of ex-Mucho staff.
— Full credits
Design and Art Direction: Anna Berbiela, Guillem Casasús, Carlos Bermúdez & Javier Arizu
Illustrations: Anna Berbiela
Photography: Roc Canals
Stationary photography: Jan Luengo
Video animation: Gerard Mallandrich
Love this animation by Stockholm based Brikk for a Bike friendly Workplace. A fun project, which challenges companies to make their workplace more bike friendly. And by doing so, assuring that more people choose to go by bike in the morning.