- Olle Eksell Site & Shop
- This Is Forest — Joel Speasmaker
- MVM — Magnus Voll Mathiasson
- Art School Cliche Spotting
- Posters Discovered in Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
- Vinyl Documentary: To Have & To Hold
- Partisan Memorials in Former Yugoslavia
- Up in the Air- Opening sequence
- Geoff Mcfetridge: Where the Wild Things Are Title Design
- Nikkatsu – Japanese actions films
Tom Froese is a Canadian designer who revels in color and has a real flair for finding the humor in everyday life. Recently Tom updated his website with a vibrant collection of new works, including projects for Offscreen, Herb Lester and Walrus magazine.
Werewolves! vampires! spiders with top hats! These are some of the creatures featured in a new monster picture book series by author, illustrator, and character designer Ralph Cosentino. Inspired by his love for monsters this collection pays homage to the folklore and stories he admired as a kid.
In the first book, readers are invited to rediscover Frankenstein, not as a menacing beast but as a gentle giant with a love for reading and foreign languages. Joining him in his adventures are a chubby bat named Claude and a lovable cat named Bela. Together they explore alternative uses for windmills and learn the finer points of Spanish music and dancing (I suspect the later pays homage to Ralph’s own background as the son of Argentinian flamenco dancers). To help bring the story to life, Ralph employs auditory phrases and expressive typography to encourage parents and children alike to immerse themselves in the experience and pretend to be their favorite characters.
After years of burning the midnight oil, Ralph is ready to bring the series to light (but don’t tell Dracula!). To secure a copy and earn cool stuff along the way, you can help support his efforts via this Kickstarter campaign.
Feast your eyes on the work of Anne Jordan, a book designer and recent winner of Print magazine’s New Visual Artists :15 under 30. Along with her husband – designer Mitch Goldstein – she maintains a small design studio in Rochester, New York. Through process-driven experiments with unconventional materials and techniques, she crafts work that embraces the elements of chance and limitation.
Sabbath is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Monterrey, Mexico. One of my favorite projects from the firm is a self-intiated branding campaign for a fictional thermos company called Ownluck. The thermos features a unique compartment system that allows the user to store three distinct liquids. Building from this key innovation, the team devised a visual language that incorporates a series of three line divisions into the logo and packaging. See the complete campaign here.
I’m excited to discover the work of nju:comunicazione, a multidisclipnary studio from the South of Italy. With a diverse portfolio that spans branding, illustration and packaging, they easily transition between work that is sparse and restrained to projects that are highly expressive. See more here.
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Lovely work from Marijke Buurlage, an artist living and working in the Netherlands. With a love for animals and plants she crafts vibrant landscapes and precious moments that appear to be frozen in time. Many of her illustrations can be found gracing the covers of books and magazines along with posters and prints. Explore her world further at marijkebuurlage.com
Here’s the latest round of books and goods to hit our shelves. This week’s entries include items from Nobrow, Chronicle Books, powerHouse Books, Unit Editions and Princeton Architectural Press. See all the books after the jump.