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What the FFF?

Founded in 2007 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 — 1576 posts
http://www.garriock.com
Graphic designer – Uetze, Germany

Jack
Jack Daly — 1191 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 — 321 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 — 72 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 — 27 posts
http://www.amandajanejonesblog.com/
Graphic Designer – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gabriela
Gabriela Salinas — 21 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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Radim Malinic’s ‘Book of Ideas’

Radim Malinic [Brand Nu™] is a award winning freelance art director and graphic designer based in London. He takes a multidisciplinary approach working across art/creative direction, digital illustration, typography and music video direction to form a practice based around ‘positivity, message and meaning’.

He’s just released the Book of Ideas – a product of what he’s learned both when starting out in the industry and in the ten years since he decided to go it alone and embrace freelance life. It’s a journal of creative direction and graphic design; a collection of thoughts, musings and observations and acts as both portfolio and opinion piece, quite successfully. Compact in size and high in quality production values you can grab your own copy here.

256 pages / Paperback / Full colour litho print / 148 x 210mm Printed and bound in the UK




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La Revolución

Javier Arizu got in touch about a project he just completed with Anna Berbiela, Guillem Casasús, Carlos Bermúdez for La Revolución, a Mexican take away in Sant Cugat, Spain.

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




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Define Magazine

Define Magazine launched in October of 2015. It’s an quarterly publication – each issue focuses on one word defined by a unique group of artists through various mediums. Issue 002 launches today and it’s all about shape. More than 30 artists added their voices and perspectives to the issue – a typographer, collage artist, crochet artist, photographers, painters, florist, hair stylist – just to name a few. To add your voice to the discussion, just use the hashtag #DefineShape when sharing.

Define Magazine was created by Kinfolk co-creator and founding designer, Amanda Jane Jones. Issue 001 and 002 are available for purchase here.




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Interbrand Australia

Interbrand Australia are a studio at the top of their game, hot off the heels of their rebranding of Sydney Opera House which has deservedly been doing the rounds on the design blogs, is their playful rebranding of another Australian instituation, the Australian Design Centre.

ADC Concept Video from Interbrand Australia on Vimeo.

ADC Brand Video from Interbrand Australia on Vimeo.

“Having established kids as ADC’s new primary focus, we needed to find a way to communicate with them (without excluding our other audiences). So we created a colourful and customisable identity system, inspired by building blocks – the universal symbol of creativity, discovery, and learning through play. But it’s not all fun and games. While the system encourages curiosity and experimentation, it always puts what matters most at the centre – no matter whether that’s a global issue, an exhibition title, or simply the name of a visiting child.”




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Studio XL

The Mexican design studio XL has just published their new website, including great new projects. They are a young and emerging studio based in Monterrey, focused on branding and design experience, and have projects ranging from stationery design to web development.

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Spiros Halaris

Spiros Halaris is a multi-disciplinary Illustrator, Designer and Art Director. Originally from Greece, he was trained at the University of the Arts London and has studios in London and New York, where he’s currently based. He’s got a portfolio of beautiful work for the likes of Vanity Fair, Vogue UK, The Telegraph and Sunday Times. I particularly like this recent commission by MoviePilot Magazine for their Oscars coverage.



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D8 Update

Strategic design & branding agency D8 kindly sent us a copy of their latest coveted publication to coincide with the recent revamp of their site (which at only 4 letters long has a very enviable url!) This issue, their 7th, has a loose focus on illustration and includes some of their own recent illustrative work (by the likes of Steven Bonner, Jack Daly and many more) not to mention some fantastic commissions including Noma Bar and Andy Lovell. Beg, steal or borrow a copy, its a thing of beauty! (..or just check out their site)




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Gemma O’Brien

Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist and designer specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. After studying Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Gemma worked as an art director at Animal Logic, Fuel VFX and Toby & Pete before deciding to fly solo as a commercial illustrator in 2012. Her typography work takes on a variety of forms, from calligraphic brushwork, illustrated letterforms and digital type to large scale hand-painted murals.

She splits her time between advertising commissions, gallery shows, speaking engagements and hosting hand-lettering workshops around the world. Her clients include Adobe, Volcom, Heineken, Kirin Cider, QANTAS, Heinz, Angus and Julia Stone and The New York Times. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

 



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Studio MH

After 8 years working under the alias Destill, designer and illustrator Mike Harrison has launched a personal rebrand, now working under the name Studio MH.

Having previously been known primarily as an illustrator, Mike’s skill-set had evolved and a change was required to reflect that. As a result a stronger brand identity was developed, presenting a fresh face to his body of work, which now includes some excellent design projects.

We think the upgrade looks great and beautifully utilises the excellent Semplice Labs.



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OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out

Whether or not you’re a fan of their music, the creativity and originality behind OK Go’s music videos is undeniable.

Created in collaboration with front man Damian Kulash’s sister Trish Sie, the new video “Upside Down & Inside Out” is an acrobatic display, which makes the most of zero gravity choreography, made possible as the entire thing is shot in a nose-diving S7 Airlines plane! That’s right, no wires, no green screen… no gravity.

To find out more about what goes into making a video such as this, head over to OK Go’s site.



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Awesome work. Love the style texture and movement. Might need to buy a print or two!!

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