April 2014

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Jackkrit Anantakul / Hello I Am JK

Jackkrit Anantakul via grainedit.com

Jackkrit Anantakul is a Bangkok-based graphic designer and illustrator.  With a client list that includes Monocle and Wallpaper he creates higly expressive work that is lauded for it’s experimental typography and often humorous imagery.  He previously served as senior art director at YouWorkForThem, but recently ventured out on his own with the launching of Hello I Am JK.

 

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Socio Design

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Consistently solid work from Socio Design, a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio based in London.

 

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Scott Balmer

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Enter the world of Scott Balmer, an accomplished illustrator from the UK. When he’s not playing tetris or dreaming of chocolate, he’s conjuring up brilliant imagery filled with mischievous characters and majestic beasts.

 

 

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Studio Beige

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Studio Beige is a Rotterdam-based design studio founded in 2003. With a love for typography they deliver striking, tactile and highly communicative designs.

 

 

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61 books with black type on white cover

61bookswithblacktype

Bernd Kuchenbeiser’s 61 books with black type on white cover lovingly pays homage to the printed word in all it’s glory. Created for a recent event at Vitsoe’s Reading Room, the book also serves as an analog companion to his impressive blog. Contained within is a cohesive collection of titles bound initially by the color (or lack of) of their cover. Accompanying each entry is a brief paragraph that details the qualities whether physical or conceptual that have attracted Bernd’s attention. Available at select Vitsoe shops, the book is free while supplies last.

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Riccardo Guasco

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Meet Riccardo Guasco, aka ”Rik”, a cartoonist, illustrator and painter based in Alessandria, Italy. Influenced by movements such as Cubism and Futurism he crafts rich compositions brimming with warm muted tones.

 

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Recently Received

The Book of Trees via grainedit.com

This week we’re excited to feature titles from Princeton Architectural Press, Laurence King and Sing Statistics. See all the books after the jump.

 

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Mike Ellis

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Lovely work from Toronto-based illustrator Mike Ellis. Using multicoloured LEDs the illustrations come to life within a three-dimensional house, exposing things that may not be seen under normal circumstances.

 

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Sponsor // Wallpapered Maps

wallpaper maps via grainedit.com

Over the last couple of years we’ve seen an increased interest in cartography. More and more books are being produced on the subject and there has been a rise in the amount of designers and illustrators choosing to focus in this area of work.  London-based Wallpapered.com has captured some of this excitement around map related imagery in their latest round of product offerings. Recognizing that large scale map graphics lend itself well to the modern home/office aesthetic they have created a series of wallpapers that can be easily applied to any room.  There is a diverse collection to choose from, but of special iinterest is the black and white relief map and the full color world map. See the complete collection here.

 

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Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse via grainedit.com

Remember playing the game Telephone as a child? The game that consisted of people passing around a phrase and then laughing at how the phrase gets distorted from one person to the other? Illustration project Exquisite Corpse is like the visual version of Telephone. The collaborative project invites illustrators to participate in a “never-ending” abstract illustration.  Each illustrator adds to the piece in sequence while only being allowed to see a small part of what the previous illustrator contributed.  The effect is a single, unifying illustration that seamlessly morphs into different ideas and interpretations.

 

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Brent Couchman Interview

Brent Couchman Interview #designinprocess

Born and bred in the Lone-Star state, Brent Couchman is a designer and illustrator that now calls San Francisco his home.  Noted for his generous use of color, he employs vibrant yet sophisticated palettes that elevate and accentuate the playfulness and meticulous nature of his work. He has received awards and accolades from distinguished publications including Graphis and Print and has established himself as an accomplished designer with a distinct visual voice. After stints at Fossil and Hatch Design he recently decided to venture out on his own with the launching of Moniker – a design and branding studio focused on timeless work and strong client relationships.  In our latest addition to the Design in Process series we chat with Brent on his creative process and the challenges of managing a studio.

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Kokoro & Moi

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Established in 2001, Kokoro & Moi is a multidisciplinary design studio with a focus on brand identity and interactive work. With a penchant for the curious and the extraordinary; they love asking questions, challenging accepted explanations and inferring possible new worlds.

 

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Nada

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Leeds-based designers Eve Warren and Thomas Squire have teamed up for an exciting project for Nada. The colorful packaging consists of distinct patterns which have been developed to reflect both differing pasta forms and flavours within the Nada product range.

 

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Font Men

 

Font Men is a short film about the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, who collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world. Produced before their recent and very public split, the film provides a rare glimpse into the forces that brought them together and the successful empire they built together.

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