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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.

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Graphic Designer – Leeds, UK

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Graphic Designer – Melbourne, Australia

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Monotype Website

Type foundry Monotype has launched a much-improved new website developed by consultancy iA, working with Monotype’s in-house team. Michael Evamy worked on copy for the new website while SEA worked on image art-direction.

Monotype creative director James Fooks-Bale says the aim of the new site was to bring in an entirely new architecture – “to move away from how we see ourselves to how our users see us” – while also “putting a more human face on to what we do”. Imagery is used sparingly, to let the type do the talking – “We’ve got thousands of typefaces and we wanted to surface them.”

We caught up with Digital Design Director Mark Boulton and he shared some thoughts about the intent, process and success of the project:

“Like most organisations, Monotype had original structured the website to naturally reflect how the business was structured. The challenge with this, of course, is that it didn’t map to how our customers think of us. For me, the biggest success of this new site is a simple information architecture designed to how our customers read about us and interact with us.

For me, the biggest success of this new site is a simple information architecture designed to how our customers read about us and interact with us.

The simple navigation – with hard rules about what can go up there and what can’t – means we have to think harder about how we drive users around by content rather than simply putting a link in a header and hoping. Coupled with a now consistent nomenclature, the site now relies on a model of stackable content objects (stacked by priority) to help people get around.

The challenges behind the scenes were quite considerable. The project was designed by iA in Zurich, together with the team at Monotype. But then the integration into a new content management system (Umbraco) was done in-house by a distributed team in Noida, just outside of Delhi; Bad Homberg in Germany; London and  Cardiff in the UK; and finally Chicago, Boston and Nashville in the US. Managing any project with so many moving parts, with so many distributed people, can be challenging. But we had good people, an agile development process, and strong vision.

For the digital design team this site is just the start. It’s the first ‘instance’ of our digital design language, which is a project we’ve been working for quite a while, in an effort to unify our brand across all digital touch-points.”


Sonos Studio

Interior design and architecture is a topic that we want to cover more often on FFF. So in search of my first article I came across this interesting branded space by wireless home audio experts Sonos last week. Sonos Studio is a collection of ‘acoustically tunable spaces’ where anyone can go to hear music as it should sound.

After the success of their L.A. Studio, which opened in 2012, London is now the next stop. Just off Redchurch Street, the Sonos Studio building was originally a printworks, most recently an industrial catering kitchen. While preserving the architectural integrity of the building, Sonos acoustically pimped out the entire space with a foot of mineral wool and a triple-skinned wall. Around the entrance there is a ‘sound-lock’ to ensure that the listening experience inside the building isn’t interrupted by noise from outside as people arrive and leave.

Retail designers Brinkworth, who were tasked with designing the interior and preserving the building’s industrial heritage, transformed the prominent corner site on Club Row into a ‘home’ for Sonos. The original windows are preserved, but screened inside by a line of mobile, vertical ‘louvres’ to improve the room’s acoustics.

The Sonos Studio interior also makes visual references to sound history throughout, with various design touches referencing everything from the shade of blue used at Abbey Road to the bathroom tiling at Stax Records. Even the timber floor was rescued from the former BBC World Service studios at Bush House on the Strand and given a new life.

Sonos Studio London will be open daily six days a week Tuesday – Sunday 10am-6.30pm. All live shows, screenings, listening parties, performance events and interviews and articles related to these events are available at

If you’re in London go and check it out!

More pics below…


Review: Logo Modernism

For the past 7 years, author and ‘logo detective’ Jens Müller has been compiling modernist logos created between 1940 and 1980. This ‘golden era’ of modernist aesthetic in art, architecture and product design also produced some of the most iconic and beautiful brand marks. A collection of approximately 6,000 such logos that now fill the pages of Logo Modernism, a new book out from Taschen.

Ranging from media outfits to retail giants, airlines to art galleries, the sweeping survey is organized into three design-orientated chapters: Geometric, Effect, and Typographic. Each chapter is then sub-divided into form and style led sections such as alphabet, overlay, dots and squares. Alongside the comprehensive catalog, the book features an introduction from Jens Müller on the history of logos, and an essay by R. Roger Remington on modernism and graphic design.

Eight designer profiles and eight instructive case studies are also included, with a detailed look at the life and work of such luminaries as Paul Rand, Yusaku Kamekura, and Anton Stankowski, and at such significant projects as Fiat, The Daiei Inc., and the Mexico Olympic Games of 1968.

This book is not only full-to-bursting with hugely important logos, it is physically huge! Probably the biggest book i’ve ever reviewed. It’s 432 pages, and almost A3 in size! I’ve no idea how much it weighs, but you certainly get a lot of book for your money. If you have an interest in social, cultural or corporate history, this is an unrivalled resource and deserves a place on your shelves (if it will fit).

Worth mentioning too that the book is multilingual (English, French, and German). It’s currently available through publisher TASCHEN or and


The Modern Magazine 2015

The third annual ModMag conference organised by Jeremy Leslie aka MagCulture takes place this year on Thursday 29th October. We can expect another celebration of creative editorial design as well as forward-looking advice and opinion on the future of the industry. The line-up of speakers is broad and quality – covering most areas of contemporary magazine-making: mainstream, independent, zine, digital, audio, free and branded. It adds up to an unmissable day of forward-looking, innovative publishing. We’ve attended both of the previous events and have been impressed by the quality of speakers and the intimacy this scale of event affords. If magazines are your thing, its one not to miss.

We spoke with a few of the speakers ahead of the big day to whet your appetites…

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Be part of the CRICK’s DNA

Cancer Research UK brought together onedotzero, Atomic and Sennep London to create a interactive experience to help raise funds for the Francis Crick Institute. To promote engagement, and show appreciation to donors, those who donate will see their name included in a DNA Helix (a nod to Francis Crick, famous for co-discovering the DNA molecule structure).

Using a custom 3D engine the DNA Helix maintains its structure and proportion, with the twists and coils promoting a sense of depth. Donor names sit proud alongside others that have donated, and key scientists involved in the research.

Visit the site and get involved!


Yellow: The Collected Book

Yellow is a celebration of illustration and the people who’ve made it their own, created by the rad team behind OFF LIFE, who wanted to show that illustration isn’t just a medium of pretty pictures; that it can be as powerful as any photograph or piece of writing.

They rounded up 52 of the world’s most exciting artists, allocated them each a week of the year and asked them to illustrate one news story that broke within their seven days.

The result is an entire illustrated year from 52 unique perspectives. And with the year nearly up, every piece has been collected into a beautiful hardback book that showcases what illustration can bring to the biggest issues of our time.

Artists include: Jean Jullien, Hattie Stewart, Supermundane, Malika Favre, Stanley Chow, Pete Fowler, Charlotte Mei, Martin Rowson, and (literally) dozens more of the most exciting artists working today.

Order your copy now!


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



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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Thanks for the comment about the work, can you elaborate on what you mean by not responsive?

Leigh Anderson on Photography by Anderson – What you see is what you get

very beautiful work, but the *new* site is not responsive?

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Hi, I was thinking about 5 minutes, where the parallax effect is. After that i recognized that parallax is the brand name and is not the html effect in there


Webdesign Agentur Browserwerk on Parallax Design

It’s been over 6 years and I still remember this guy’s pigeon postman.

Kirsten Murray on Nicholson Illustration

I can see this being on my birthday list!

petemandotnet on Counter-Print: Modern Heraldry

Hope Blissets bookbinders is in there!

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