FormFiftyFive

Design inspiration from around the world.

What the FFF?

Founded in 2005 by an ever growing group of designers, illustrators, coders and makers eager to collect and share the best design work they came across, FormFiftyFive soon became an international showcase of creative work.

We scour the world’s best creative talent to keep FormFiftyFive a foremost collection of current design from both the young upstarts and well known masters. We’re constantly on the look out for new features that dig even deeper into what’s happening in the design community, so get in touch if there’s something you’ld like to see on here.

Have a look round, if you see something you love or hate be sure to comment, and drop us a line if there’s a juicy bit of creative gold you’d like to see on here.

Keep it real, the FFF team.

The FFF team

Glenn
Glenn Garriock — 1565 posts
http://www.garriock.com
Graphic designer – Uetze, Germany

Jack
Jack Daly — 1190 posts
http://twitter.com/Jack_FFF
Graphic designer & Illustrator – Glasgow,…

Lois
Lois Daly — 45 posts
http://www.twitter.com/the_loi
Lois Daly – Graphic Designer, Glasgow

Alex
Alex Nelson — 80 posts
http://twitter.com/lexnels
Designer/coder – Leeds/London/Melbourne

Guy
Guy Moorhouse — 46 posts
http://futurefabric.co.uk
Independent designer and technologist — London,…

Gil
Gil Cocker — 319 posts
http://www.sansgil.com
Designer & Maker – London, UK

staynice
Barry van Dijck — 125 posts
http://www.staynice.nl
Designer & Illustrator – Breda, The Netherlands

Gui
Gui Seiz — 135 posts
http://www.seiz.co.uk
Graphic Designer – London, UK

Chris J
Chris Jackson — 71 posts
Graphic Designer – Leeds, UK

Tom Vining
Tom Vining — 12 posts
http://moreair.co
Graphic Designer – London, UK

Tommy Borgen
Tommy Borgen — 15 posts
http://www.uppercase.no
Graphic Designer – Oslo, Norway

Clinton Duncan — 24 posts
Creative director – Sydney, Australia

amandajones
Amanda Jones — 26 posts
http://www.amandajanejonesblog.com/
Graphic Designer – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gabriela
Gabriela Salinas — 20 posts
http://gabrielasalinas.com/
Graphic designer – Monterrey, México.

Felicia Aurora Eriksson
Felicia Aurora Eriksson — 6 posts
http://feliciaaurora.com/
Graphic Designer – Melbourne, Australia

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If there’s a juicy bit of creative gold you’d like to see on FFF, or you’d just like to get in touch, email us on the address below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

You can also check out our guide to the perfect submission here.

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Sean Rees

Graphic Designer – London, UK

http://www.seanrees.co.uk


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Festive Spirit: Ragged Edge Christmas Cocktail Giveaway

Luke at London studio Ragged Edge got in touch about their Christmas giveaway in collaboration with mixologist Mr Lyan to blend Grey Goose vodka, spiced berries, grapefruit, cloves and ‘Christmas Cake Sherry.’

“Christmas is all about sharing so we thought we’d give away a few of our delicious Christmas cocktails. It’s Christmas spirit in a bottle.”

“All you have to do is follow us on either Twitter or Instagram and ‘RT” or ‘Regram’ our post. We’ll pick a few winners at random and send them out on 18th December. #ChristmasSpirit

Cheers, and Good luck!



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StudioPlaylist 07: HeyDays

It’s that time of the month where a new studio takes over the FFF jukebox, to end the year in style are Norwegian studio Heydays who grace us with a 55 track insight into the sounds of their studio.

You can listen to it via Spotify here!

Thanks guys!

— More music? Check out our previous playlists here: Studio Playlist 06: Koto Studio Playlist 05: Saffron Studio Playlist 04: Animade Studio Playlist 03: Eight Inc Studio Playlist 02: Anagrama Studio Playlist 01: Moving Brands



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British Rail Corporate Identity Manual: Kickstarter by Wallace Henning

A high spec reproduction of the iconic British Rail Corporate Identity Manual, now funding on Kickstarter

Leaves on the lines, the wrong kind of snow, and soggy stale sandwiches never really helped British Rail become a brand that was truly loved by the nation. Yet, in 2011 the readers of Creative Review voted British Rail’s ‘double arrow’ as their sixth favourite logo.

This book will celebrate British Rail’s identity in its entirety – not only its distinctive symbol. With full agreement from the Department of Transport – these iconic manuals initially created in 1965 will be published as a new, high production book.

Foreword by Michael C Place creative director and founder of Build. Introduction by Tony Howard, former head of design at British Rail. Essay from James Greenfield, creative director & founder of Koto.

The project has been created by Wallace Henning, a London based graphic designer. Through the research for his MA, investigating an identity for a renationalised transport network in Britain, lead to his passion and collection of British Rail design.

The Kickstarter campaign for the British Rail Corporate Identity Manual runs until 22 December 2015, and is seeking to raise £40,000. Visit the campaign to read more here



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Lust Pro Series: Positype

Lust is a serif typeface designed by Neil Summerour and released through Positype, described as a “typographic guilty pleasure”.

If Lust seems both new and familiar, that’s because it is. The series unapologetically channels Herb Lubalin, but produced with a deliberate, contemporary twist. Intended to be set large, the typeface boasts 3 widths and 5 weights and matching italics for both the Regular and Didone variants (that’s 60 fonts in total).

To celebrate the release of the typeface, photographer Daniela Nomura & Neil Summerour collaborated to create a “visual narrative” for the Lust Pro release, inspired by the human form. You can see the result here.

Lust Pro is currently 50% off for a limited time.




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Studio Playlist 06: Koto

It’s that time of the month where a new studio takes over the FFF jukebox, next up are Koto who grace us with a 55 track insight into the sounds of their studio.

You can listen to it via Spotify here!

Thanks Koto!

— More music? Check out our previous playlists here: Studio Playlist 05: Saffron Studio Playlist 04: Animade Studio Playlist 03: Eight Inc Studio Playlist 02: Anagrama Studio Playlist 01: Moving Brands



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Photography by Anderson – What you see is what you get

Photographer’s websites are notorious for being pretty bad. Rarely does a photographers website do justice to the quality of their work, as well as getting across the personalities of the photographer and the way they work.

What You See Is What You Get is a simple but playful campaign for husband and wife duo Photography by Anderson to raise their profile and demonstrate their most important rule: it’s got to be great. Personal or commissioned, big budget or small.

Don’t fancy playing the guess game? Skip straight to their lovely portfolio here.



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Pecker

*** NSFW(ish) ***

Introducing Pecker, the book, the bible of bang sticks, the one stop cock shop, is the world’s biggest collection of knobs, dongs, penis pencillings and schlong scribbles.

Pecker is the brainchild of designer and visual artist Jon Bland and copywriter Louie Zeegen, we caught up with them ahead of their upcoming launch at KK Outlet this Thursday to chat bollocks:

Pecker. How did the book come about? We lived together for a few months when Jon moved to London at the beginning of this year. After helping each other on various other projects, we decided to spend the time under the same roof producing something together. A penis book was the obvious choice.

What was your thinking behind Pecker? Is it all a clever social commentary on the domination of males in the creative industries? Or cause willies are funny? The beautiful thing about drawing a penis is that anyone can produce a belter. It’s as simple as that really, but yeah sure, the social commentary thing works too.

The book launch is Thursday 22nd at KK Outlet, can you reveal a bit about it? We’re taking over KK with shit loads of dicks and beer. It’ll be more like a mini exhibition than just a normal book launch. It’s a must for any penis enthusiast.

Who’s Peckers can we expect to see on show? There are some big names that we’re super chuffed to have inside our book, such as Ian Wright, Marion Deuchars, Jean Jullien and Mike Perry, but also people who aren’t illustrators at all, just massive cock lovers. There’s a healthy mix of superstars, professionals and total novices. Cock lover no. 1 Mr Bingo has written us a lovely foreword too.

Who’s Peckers have been most impressive so far? We’re big fans of George Heaven’s – he drew in it about 10 minutes at the Kiosk Independent Book Fair in Peckham that we had a stall at. Quick, hilarious and disgusting – the perfect pecker. We’ve had other great ones from Stella Murphy, Li-En Yeung and Leon Karssen. After seeing thousands, we are hard to shock now, so generally the more bizarre the better.

How long does it stay up for? Just over a week, but the book will pleasure you forever. Mum’s Christmas present sorted right? www.pecker.world

Anything else to add? We continue to receive dick every day but it’s fine – our inbox is massive. We hope it never stops: mailsack@pecker.world — Thanks Louie and Jon



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MultiAdaptor: Quiqup

Andy Hills from MultiAdaptor has been in touch regarding their latest branding project Quiqup, “A new brand for the freshest, most flexible player in on-demand delivery”.

“A truly flexible brand was required to reflect a truly flexible service. Unlocking and liberating the ‘loop’ in the Quiqup Q, we developed a framework to consistently communicate this quality, that is infinitely adaptable but instantly identifiable.”

Thanks Andy



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Lantern

New Studio Lantern [founded by designer and friend of FFF Ryan Tym] have been in touch about their new project for Dover.

“The new logo is inspired by the cornerstone brickwork of the town’s most historic landmarks, including Maison Dieu and St. Mary’s Church, also depicting the iconic castle in an abstracted form” explains Lantern’s Director, Ryan Tym.

Will look forward to seeing the studio grow, good luck with the new venture Ryan.



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Studio Playlist 05: Saffron

Next up on the FFF jukebox are Saffron, who are the fith in our Studio Playlist series to gift us with a 55-track insight into the sounds of their studio.

You can listen to it via Spotify here! Thanks to Rashna and Rémy for taking the time.

— More music? Check out our previous playlists here: Studio Playlist 04: Animade Studio Playlist 03: Eight Inc Studio Playlist 02: Anagrama Studio Playlist 01: Moving Brands





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Mr Bingo: Hate Mail, The Definitive Collection

We caught up with Master of pens turned master of beats Mr Bingo about his incredibly successful kickstarter campaign for his upcoming publication Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection.

FFF: If your kickstarter was in fact ‘a bit like an election’, then you won it by a landslide, smashing your target within 9 hours of launch! Cheers! Yeah I was pretty blown away by how quickly it reached funding to be honest. I’ve never done a kick-starter before so I was a lot more cautious with my prediction and crossed my fingers that it would make it’s funding by the end of the 28 day campaign period. When it did it in 9 hours I was like “what the fuck?”.

FFF: Any words of encouragement to anybody on the verge of backing? Yes, back the fucking thing. Only backers will have their name printed in the book. After the funding period, the book will be made and will be available to buy, but you don’t get your name printed in it!

Also, as the funding continues I’ll be adding ‘stretch goals’ which is another kickstartery (not a word) thing I learnt about. I’m yet to announce any but the idea is that if we reach certain targets, all the backers will receive an extra gift! Plus some maybe slightly more ambitious ones and possibly a charity donation. News to come soon!

There’s also going to be new rewards added every monday so they should look out for those. Plus the great thing about Kickstarter is that you can change your pledge (up AND down) at any time so if you see a new reward popping up that you really like, you can potentially ‘swap’ over to it.

FFF: Why did you choose the medium of rap for your kickstarter video? How did it come about? I love rap and I’ve always wanted to do one so this was the perfect excuse to do a dream project (the rap video) but with a reason behind it, rather than just putting it out there and people going “Oh Bingo thinks he’s a fucking rapper now”.

So it’s just something that had to happen sooner or later. I’ve been rapping in the shower, rapping in the car, in lifts, whenever I’m alone, for too long. I needed to get it out there. Haha!

FFF: ‘If publishing was cars then this book’s a fucking Rolls Royce’, sounds tasty! Can you tell us any more about the book? Yeah, the lyrics say it all really. I’m lucky to be working with Darren Wall who’s a super duper art director and publisher. Darren’s already got a reputation for his own books which he self publishes through his company Read Only Memory. He really knows what the fuck he’s doing and he likes making beautiful printed things so it’s gonna be great. From the very beginning we decided that we wanted to make a high production book with expensive materials and using the best printers, sparing no expense to make a lovely product. That’s why the initial fundraising target was quite high for a publishing project, it’s all going into the production.

FFF: Humour is a constant in much of your work, have you ever considered a career in comedy outside of illustration? (the ‘rewards’ is one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time) Not really. What I’m doing already is a kind of comedy I s’pose, but it’s just in a written or drawn way. The idea of doing traditional comedy like ‘stand up’ or filming something and then expecting people to watch it and find it funny is quite daunting. Making funny art seems a lot easier. Maybe one day though, I’m open minded. I like to do funny ‘talks’ actually, which again is a safer way of doing stand up, because people are expecting a talk about your work so if you can make it funny, it s a nice surprise rather than the frightening ‘Go on then, make us laugh you fucking comedian’ mentality that comes from a stand up crowd in a comedy club.

FFF: What’s your favourite cuss? (Or what’s your most favourite cuss delivered to you?) There are too many to chose from dude. I think one of my favourite ones from this book is “YOU ARE SHIT WITH BOATS”.

I get a lot of shit from people in Twitter, some of it’s great. My parents diss me quite a lot as well, they think I’m a right prick. I don’t know why? (To be fair I am sipping a pineapple cocktail as I type this).

FFF: Do you ever run out of hateful things to say? No not really. There’s a lot of stuff to hate. Sit on any tube carriage, look around the pub, look on any street, there are so many cunts among us and they’re all beautiful inspiration making work.

FFF: What’s next on your ‘fuck it list’? I sometimes tell people off for dropping litter in the street. Telling someone off and then them turning round and stabbing me would be next on my ‘fuck it list’.

FFF: Anything you’d like to add? Can I give a shout out to everyone involved in the film! Rex & Luke (Oldie) for making the thing, Jowey Rowden for all his help, Darren Wall for being my partner in crime on this, India, Craig, Claudia & Ernest for helping with the film, Eli Sostre for the beats and Greedy, OUST and DC Scribbla for doing their thing too.

— Photography courtesy of Claudia Rocha



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MultiAdaptor: NCVO

Ben from London-based branding agency MultiAdaptor has been in touch about their latest project rebranding NCVO (formerly the National Council for Voluntary Organisations) – the umbrella body for the UK’s voluntary sector.

“Our research surfaced a key insight, which highlighted that NCVO tended to be perceived as passive rather than active within the sector. Our idea was to transform them into a proactive voice within both the voluntary industry and the public eye.

We activated the ‘V’ to become an ‘amplifier’, creating a more dynamic strapline treatment in the process. An overarching visual style using the the angle of the V helped to then tie communications together with a distinct look, while still being flexible.”

View the full case study here. Sterling work.



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There isn’t going to be an EPL sponsor after this season i think, part of the rebrand.

James on EPL – New Identity

I think it looks really cool!

Agree with Peteman, think the shirt badge looks a bit ‘weekend charity match’.

Think it’ll definitely appeal to the youth!

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Peteman – Isn’t this a season (or the future?) without an outside sponsor, but rather a host of sponsors? We won’t be seeing a return of a ‘Barclay’s Premier League’ for a long time I do believe.

Ben on EPL – New Identity

Loving the new EPL marque and the other elements shown above. Not too sure about the shirt badge. I’m also wondering how the league sponsors will be incorporated into it?

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