August 2014

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Pavlov Visuals

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Pavlov Visuals is a versatile design studio with an established presence in the U.S. and Amsterdam. Their uninhibited style pulls inspiration from the past, but remains fresh and contemporary. While there’s lots to admire in their portfolio, i’m especially drawn to their fluid line work and slick typography.

 

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Recently Received: NAVA

Nava Superbag

NAVA is an Italian brand that has strong roots in the design community. Established in 1970, they have a long history of working with the leading designers of the day. Nendo Projects, Massimo Vignelli, Enzo Mari, Naoto Fukasawa and Max Huber are just a few of the designers that NAVA has collaborated with over the years. The success of these partnerships has allowed NAVA to craft a functional yet undeniably stylish product line that supercedes vain fashion.  Many of these products have gone on to become icons that are still displayed in museums and galleries around the world.

We recently received a package from NAVA which contained items from the latest Michel Charlot collaboration as well as a classic notepad/daily planner designed by Max Huber during the early stages of the company. We explore these products in words and pictures after the jump.

 

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Blok Design

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Blok Design created this spirited campaign for Lucky 21, a film production company based in Dallas and LA. . Tapping into the company’s humor and passion, Blok crafted an identity system that is bold, yet still allows the brand’s playful voice to shine.

 

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Studio Alexander

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I love this identity kit created for Carin Wilson by Auckland -based Studio Alexander.  The slick and well-polished system was recently announced as a finalist in this year’s Best Awards.

 

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Sponsor // IKEA Launches Hypnotizing Time Travel Experiment

IKEA time travel

 

It’s no ordinary illusion. Together with hypnotist Justin Tranz, IKEA let young couples experience their future in a fascinating time travel experiment.

In the experiment, world-renowned hypnotist Justin Tranz put a young couple in deep trance before they’re being exposed with potential life-changing events in advance. Guided by Tranz, the young couple embarks on a time journey where different life predictions awaits them – from celebrating a birthday for their imaginary 6-year old daughter, to an odd meeting in the bathroom with the same daughters future boyfriend, years later.

 

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Chad Michael Studio

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Chad Michael is a designer & illustrator specializing in package design and unique branding. A recent graduate of the University of North Texas, he has already received numerous awards and accolades including the DSVC Top Design Portfolio and the Gary Baseman Illustration award.

 

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Martina Paukova

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Slovakian illustrator Martina Paukova initially studied politics before discovering that her heart desired a more creative outlet. She then enrolled in the Graphic Design program at the London College of Communication where she could further explore her passion. With a degree now under her belt she creates work that investigates and uplifts the body, the everyday and the banal.

 

 

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Sarp Sozdinler

Studio Sarp Sozdinler on grainedit.com

 

 

Sarp Sozdinler is an artist and designer living and working in Turkey. After stints at various design studios around Europe he returned to his native country to establish a practice with Mehmet Ali Turkmen.In addition to his studio work he maintains the type foundry 383c.

 

 

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Sponsor // Free Bitrix24 Account with 10 GB Extra Online Storage

Bitrix24 is currently offering a free account with 10 GB of extra online storage. If you are not familiar with it, Bitrix24 is a unified collaboration and communication platform. In plain English, this means that all the tools that you typically use to collaborate with co-workers and communicate with clients and partners are available in one place.

 

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Maxime Francout

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Maxime Francout is a French designer based in Montreal. With a love for hip-hop, plants, minerals and black coffee, he creates colorful illustrations that are youthful and fun. Recently he updated his website with some exciting new personal projects as well as work for publishing clients.

 

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Helmo

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Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez are the creative minds behind the French design studio Helmo. The two met during their studies in Besançon before pursuing separate careers in Paris.  They later reunited at the design collective La Bonne Merveille before launching their own studio.

 

 

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My Name is Wendy

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My Name is Wendy is a Paris-based design studio founded in 2006 by Carole Gautier and Eugénie Favre. Uniting their expertise in graphic and plastic art, they create highly expressive work that is bold and dynamic.

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ThemeIsle has graciously offered grain edit readers a 20% discount off all their themes. Please use discount code grainedit20 durng checkout.

 

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