FormFiftyFive

Design inspiration from around the world.

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 — 1582 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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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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Metazine

METAZINE is the brainchild of Nottingham based mag-man Matthew Gill, responsible for the Raw Print evenings. As the title suggests METAZINE is a magazine about the making of magazines. Issue 1 is an archive of the Raw Print talks as they happened from October 2014 through to May 2015 and the subsequent follow-on interviews conducted during the summer of 2015. It’s a beautiful and tactile risograph-printed publication, published last week and lovingly put together by Matt and the Raw Print team. It’s already pretty hard to track down, Ideas On Paper is probably your best bet.

Here’s Matt explaining a bit more about the genesis of the publication..

It all began in 2010 when I established RAW PRINT as a platform to host zine fairs and as part of my research as a lecturer in Visual Communication at Nottingham Trent University. Then in 2014 I collaborated with Alex Smith from Ideas on Paper in Nottingham to host the RAW PRINT Public Lectures. Our aim is to celebrate the exciting and dynamic nature of independent publishing in the 21st century. As a result we have witnessed a series of amazing talks by independent publishers who have given us some rare insights into their world. We are interested in what the realities are of working in independent publishing, what are the challenges now and what lies ahead in the future?

The featured speakers are: Sanj Sahota, The Quarterly Eli Ankutze, Joshua’s Magazine Miranda West, Do Books Rachel & Jody, Another Escape Lindsay & Clare, Ballad Of Timba Smits, Little White Lies Alec Dudson, Intern Steve Watson, Stack Emma & Luke, The Recorder Simon Lyle, Hot Rum Cow Mike White, Boneshaker Jeremy Leslie, magCulture

Check out a flick-through video here by Steve of Stack Magazines.



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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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OFFF Barcelona 2016

You guys know we’re big fans of the OFFF festival in Barcelona. So we were pretty excited to find out about their 16th official book called Archetype. Featuring more than 100 designers, artists, filmmakers, coders and creators like Stefan Sagmeister, GMUNK, Plenty, Gemma O’Brien, Paula Scher, Sougwen, Signalnoise, Matt Lambert, Conrad Roset, Annie Atkins, Anthony Burill… you get the idea. It’s going to be awesome!

Until we find out more about the book we highly recommend you snap up one of the last tickets available and head to Barcelona from 26th – 28th May.

You’ll get to see the Main Titles by Gavin Strange and Merlin Crossingham from Aardman Animations! Witness a special surprise by Joshua Davis and MIA former drummer and activist Kiran Gandhi. An exclusive inspiring talk by Signalnoise and Wes Anderson’s concept illustrator Carl Sprague.

ANd if you’re feeling flush slpash out on a workshop. Create music with handmade instruments with Lullatone, create your own glowing product with typography workshop by Letters Are My Friends or learn about Art vs Design with The Six and Five studio. Reserve your seats!



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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.

Read more



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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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Really nice work! Love it!

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thanks for the hint, guys!

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Without a doubt my favourite is the otter. They hold hands to avoid floating away from each other and mother otters fluff up their babies by blowing air into their fur so that they float meaning the mums can swim …

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Beautiful!!! I love butterflies – a symbol of hope growth and flourishing!

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