Roberto Montani

Roberto Montani

I’m throughly impressed with the quality and breadth of projects from Italian-based designer, Roberto Montani. His bold and often minimal approach to design results in work that is elegant, yet still remains playful and energetic.

 

 

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Update: Jolby & Friends

Jolby and Friends

Our friends at Jolby recently updated their site with an impressive line of new work including projects for Barista and St. Johns Bizarre. Also worth noting is their Spring Bloom print which is now available in their shop.

 

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Asuka Watanabe

Asuka Watanabe

Asuka Watanabe is a multidisciplinary designer, illustrator and occasional cookie artist.  A graduate of Tama Art University, she now splits her time between Tokyo and Los Angeles.

 

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Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action – Reprint

Ladislav Sutnar

On Tuesdsay, Designers & Books launched a special kickstarter campaign to reprint Ladislav Sutnar’s now classic Visual Design in Action. Published in 1961, the book has been out of print for over 40 years and due to it’s limited production, scarcely seen in the open market. If the campaign is successful, production will begin immediately and the book will be available as soon as this fall. To aid in the production, Designers & Books has enlisted an amazing team including Steven Heller, designer Reto Caduff and publisher Lars Muller. To support their efforts, please visit the official Kickstarter page and soon. Early backer discounts are available, but limited.

 

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Sarah Mazzetti Update

Sarah Mazzetti

Lots of new work to peruse and admire at Sarah Mazzetti’s site.

 

 

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The Heart Index

The heart index

The Heart Index is a not-for-profit design compendium, raising money and awareness for Heart Research UK. Created by Craig Atkinson and Grace Bond, the book showcases a collection of hearts designed and interpreted by a host of contemporary practitioners including Adrian Shaughnessy, Spin and Wim Crouwel. See all the details here.

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Spin: Identity for Simon Pengelly

Simon Pengelly identity by Spin

The folks at Spin recently launched a new identity for Simon Pengelly, a British furniture designer and founder of Pengelly Design.  Pulling inspiration from the graphic stripes found on Simon’s chairs, Spin crafted a minimal yet distinctive mark that reflects the spirit of the brand.

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Sindy Ethel

Sindy Ethel

Sindy Ethel is a Monterrey, Mexico-based interactive designer with a passion for lettering. Her brief, but well-curated portfolio is filled with work that showcases her thoughtful investigations into letterforms.

 

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Flomm

Flomm

What would a video game look like if developed in 1923 by a group of angry modern artists? Flomm attempts to answer that question and more. Part media art project, part design history lesson, Flomm is a historical game that recreates the struggle of modern art against the Tyranny of Tradition! Download the game here.

 

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Jesse LeDoux

Jesse LeDoux

I’ve long-admired Jesse LeDoux’s work and his earliest gig posters with Patent Pending are what sparked my interest in design and typography. In the early 2000s he was the in-house art director for Sub Pop records where he created iconic cover art for the Shins, Iron and Wine, Death Cab for Cutie and many others. Since leaving he has forged a solo career where the same level of craft and expertise has continued to permeate his work.  In his latest offering, Jesse has produced a Skillshare class that allows users to gain access to his vast knowledge of poster making and design. In the class, you’ll learn his favorite tools and techniques, preparing work for screen printing and much more. See all the details here.

 

 

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