April 2011

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Andreas Neophytou

Andreas Neophytou

Lovely work from London’s Andreas Neophytou. He’s got a slick, contemporary style, with a hand firmly in the past as well. I love his clean lines and colors, as well as his conceptual talents. His portfolio is a swath of smart work—a good example being that mark above, designed for William & Son.

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Eric Ellis

Eric Ellis

Chicago, Illinois based designer Eric Ellis produces clean and colorful graphics via a mixup of classic and contemporary influences. A recent graduate of Columbia College, and now an employee of Ogilvy & Mather, Eric is steadily continuing to create a plethora of awe-inducing imagery for us. For more of Ellis’ work, dig around through his site a bit, and be sure to also check out his great collection of #2 pencil sketches, Noon Studio.

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New Giveaway this Monday

New giveaway this coming Monday! Up for grabs are goodies from Blanca Gomez, Jason Munn/The Small Stakes, Tad Carpenter, Invisible Creature, Brent Couchman, Will Bryant, Jay Ryan and many more! Be sure to join the Grain Edit Facebook Fan Page or follow us on Twitter so you can be involved in this giveaway.

Have a great weekend!

Owen Gildersleeve

Owen Gildersleeve

The tactile typographic & illustrative paper work of Owen Gildersleeve is amazing. As someone who has often ruined design projects by improper cutting, I can really appreciate the minimal & perfected result he gets from such a complicated process. I also enjoy the fact that the “typeface” that he uses is distinctly his own, creating a sort of signature across all of his work. Read the rest of this entry »

Quadradão

quadradao

Dutch-inspired Brazilians making amazing design? Yes!

São Paulo based Quadradão is doing just that. I was pretty excited to run across them, they have a very impressive body of work. Such big, fat, bold shapes and colors. In design school I remember trying to get Helvetica to look this good.

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Heath Killen

Heath Killen

Australian designer Heath Killen creates “visual communication with purpose & poetry.” You may be familiar with some of his work from his multitude of experimental redesigns of movie posters. Heath creates stunning and vibrant compilations of color, shape, and emotion, to give expressive imagery to works of jazz, theater, film, and more. Heath appears to be one of those designers who never stops experimenting, which seems to have resulted in a rather unrecognizable lack of separation between personal and client work.
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Doyald Young Poster

Doyald Young poster

At the end of last year, Josh Higgins started a collaborative poster with Doyald Young that was to be a gift to a mutual friend. Sadly, Doyald passed away before the project was completed. The day after his passing, Josh contacted Jessica Hische who graciously brought the project back to life. A limited number of these  letterpressed posters are now available and proceeds will be used to set up a type scholarship in Doyald’s name.

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Emmanuel Romeuf

Emmanuel Romeuf
Emmanuel Romeuf is a talented French designer and  illustrator with a knack for creating fun and whimsical illustrations. In the past, he’s designed shirts for Human Empire, and today we’re featuring a collection of communications he’s created for Gites de France. This collection is thoughtful in its execution from beginning to end, with its logo design and stationary to its travel brochures and postcards. With colorful details and playful images, these ephemeral items are definitely worth seeking.

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Marius Roosendaal

marius roosendaal

We’ve posted work from the wonderful, self-explanatory project Make Something Cool Every Day in the past. The concept of the project is succinct, and it’s impressive to see the consistent quality of work from various contributing designers.

Marius Roosendaal is no exception. He’s been at the project for awhile, and his contribution is very nice indeed. First of all, I love his range of typography, layouts, type design and imagery. His work is very inspired and consistent.

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Jeff Rogers Hand Drawn Fonts

jeff rogers fonts

Merry / Designed by Jeff Rogers

Texas native and talented letterer, Jeff Rogers, has just completed 5 new hand drawn fonts for YouWorkForThem. Grab the goodness here.

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IC Full Circle Show at Super7

invisible creature

We’re excited to announce that Invisible Creature will be showing a collection of work at Super7 in San Francisco, opening on April 23rd at 6PM. Included in the collection will be a number of illustrations from their late grandfather, Alfred Paulsen. In addition, they will debut the first colorway of Leroy C., the newest member of Super7′s Monster Family!

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André Beato

André Beato is an incredibly talented typographer from Portugal that I came across lately. The thing that strikes me most about his work is the fact that he creates unique minimalistic compositions while maintaining interesting & intricate typographic forms. The balance that he has found in creating his projects is quite inspiring. Check out the rest of his site and don’t forget to download the great iPhone wallpaper that he made to support Japan relief efforts.

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Timbuktu Magazine

Timbuktu Magazine, Olimpia Zagnoli

Timbuktu is the first iPad based magazine specifically designed for children. The magazine combines imagination and technology to engage youngsters in news and stories centered around interesting topics. With a bold and brave graphic style and clear and focused interaction design, Timbuktu is on the cutting edge of educating kids in a fun and informative way.

Art Director Olimpia Zagnoli, whose work we’ve featured previously on the site, chats with us today about her latest project, giving us insight to her new role as well as some juicy tidbits about the magazine.

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Jordan Gray

jordan gray

Jordan Gray is a designer and illustrator living in Missouri. Currently he’s an art director at Berstein-Rein, and on the side creates some real gems, like the album packaging shown above and below. As a designer, Jordan posseses the illustration skills for the a project like this to succeed – the composition, illustration style, palettes and concept all fit together so nicely.

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Jeremy Pettis

Jeremy Pettis

Jeremy Pettis is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based designer who creates some really amazing throwback typographical treatments. You may be familiar with his “26 Types Of Animals” project, in which he creates unique bespoke treatments through an alphabetical list of animal types. Jeremy’s website is dedicated mostly to that project, but you can find more real gems of work by digging through his flickr.

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Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey

wim crouwel

If you’re unable to visit the Wim Crouwel retrospective at London’s Design Museum, you can still pick up the exhibition catalog. Designed and published by Unit Editions the catalog contains Crouwel’s posters, documents, manuals – even his stamps and personal photographs -  presented in the raw, bare-concrete setting of the Crouwel archive. Also included is an interview with Wim conducted by Tony Brook, the exhibition’s curator and the book’s co-editor.

Available now at Unit Editions.

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Maria Corte

maria corte

Maria Corte is a Spanish illustrator with a flair for bright colors, textural accents, and engaging compositions. This illustration, created for the project “100 Cities for Peace,” demonstrates her knack for communicating essential details in an interesting way. She has a diverse collection of work, ranging from editorial and children illustrations for print to vibrant paintings and moving images.

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