March 2014

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Hong Kong’s neon signs

Neon Signs of Hong Kong via grainedit.com

Hong Kong’s visual culture museum M+ recently released a fascinating documentary on the local neon sign industry. The short film titled “the Making of Neon Signs” features candid interviews with the craftsmen of this now dying art. Accompanying the documentary is an online exhibition that includes historical photos, articles and an interactive map that allows the public to upload images of their favorite signs.

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Sponsor // Marigny Typeface

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Type Supply is thrilled to introduce Marigny, a casual typeface drawn with serious typography in mind. The family combines the warmth of handwriting, the confidence of lettering and the functionality of typography into one package. It is distinctively legible at small sizes and lovingly distinctive at large sizes. Marigny is an excellent choice for any text that you want to feel warm, welcoming and alive.

Marigny has five weights, each with expressive italics, plus all styles have a variety of OpenType features that enable truly sophisticated typography. It looks as great on screen as it does in print. Want to see more? Head on over to typesupply.com.

 

 

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Inca Pan

Inca Pan via grainedit.com

Inca Pan is a Taiwanese illustrator with a knack for creating powerful imagery. Working with gouache and ink he conjures fantastical landscapes filled with bold colors and lush vegetation.

 

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John Soat

John Soat via grainedit.com

John Soat is a skilled multidiscplinary designer and recent transplant to New York City. With a diverse portfolio that spans illustration, type and motion graphics he easily transitions between fluid line work to projects with a more structured framework.

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From the Job Board: Penny Pop

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UI/UX Designer – PennyPop (SF,CA)

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Ben Roth

Ben Roth via grainedit.com

Ben Roth is a Berlin-based art director and illustrator. With a focus on music related imagery, he has successfully crafted a dynamic portfolio while operating within a minimal framework.

 

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Sponsor // Gist

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Gist is an inline slab serif font that features a retro yet modern vibe. With 20 weights and loads of OpenType features including ligatures, swashes and alternates, it comes primed with the tools to work on just about any project. But you’ll need to act fast! For a limited time only, you can nab all 20 Gist fonts for just $14

 

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Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka

Janine Rewell via grainedit.com

Grain Edit fave Janine Rewell recently updated her portfolio with these outstanding ads for Minna Parikka. With bodypaint work by  Saara Sarvas & Riina Laine,  Janine’s designs come to life in a celebration of Minna Parikka’s spring line.

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Timo Meyer

Timo Meyer via grainedit.com

Solid and consistent work from Timo Meyer, a designer and illustrator based in Bonn, Germany.

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Recently Received

Adventures in Letterpress via grainedit.com

This week we’re excited to feature titles from Laurence King, Chronicle Books and Baron Fig.  See all the books after the jump.

 

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Jessica Svendsen

Jessica Svendsen via grainedit.com

Outstanding type work from Jessica Svendsen, a recent graduate of the Yale School Art now working for Pentagram.

 

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Josh Emrich

Josh Emrich via grainedit.com

Josh Emrich is an illustrator and designer based out of Colorado. A former principal at Tenfold, in 2013 he broke off to form his own studio focused on branding and packaging design for craft brewers and artisanal entrepreneurs. His portfolio is filled with outstanding work, but i’m especially fond of his packaging design for Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. Through a series of labels he seamlessly merges slick illustrations, compelling typography and strong visual storytelling. Think Mary Blair with a twist of German macabre.

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Javier Garcia Interview

Javier Garcia Interview via grainedit.com #designinprocess

I was first introduced to Javier Garcia through his intoxicating blog, No Barcode, where he posts his latest vintage finds. It was here that I discovered that he is an accomplished illustrator and designer in addition to having an amazing collection of design related ephemera.  A resident of the Bay Area via Mexico he has developed an audience for his highly expressive and colorful illustrations. In today’s interview, the 4th part of our ongoing design in process series, Javier speaks on his passions outside of design, his workflow and more. Enjoy!

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Designbolaget

Designbolaget via grainedit.com

Designbolaget is a Copenhagen based design studio working at the intersections of art, fashion and culture. Founded in 2002 by Claus Due, the studio has been recognized with numerous awards.

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Sponsor // Infographics

Infographics take stuffy, boring ol’ data and present it all in a fun, entertaining and easy-to-understand manner. Visuals make all the difference. And with this incredible bundle from Ingimage, your data will never be happier! You’ll get 100 high-quality, premium infographics, all provided in EPS format for super easy customization and editing!

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Til Hafenbrak

Till Hafenbrak via grainedit.com

Bold and playful work from Till Hafenbrak, an illustrator living and working in Berlin.

 

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Chevalvert

Chevalvert via grainedit.com

Chevalvert is a visual design studio co-founded by Patrick Paleta and Stéphane Buellet in 2007. Based on an open and multidisciplinary approach to design, the studio conceives work that is smart and succinct.

 

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Edgar Bak

Edgar Bak via http://grainedit.com

Edgar Bak is a talented designer based out of Poland. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, he can now be found art directing for various magazines and teaching typography and information architecture classes at the School of Form in Poznan. He was also a driving force behind Projekt: The Polish journal of visual art and design published by United Editions. Read the rest of this entry »

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