Hailing from Melbourne, Australian designer Sam Chirnside creates some fresh graphical work. Sam’s visual themes tend to weigh on the cryptic side with his use of darker imagery and glyphic geometries to create stunning type. I really enjoy his use of grainy textures to add dramatic tone and give the work the perception of being rendered in pencil. Sam’s client list includes Volcom, 55dsl, and Handsome Clothing. On his website he also holds down a great inspirational blog with his own work sprinkled in.
- Olle Eksell Site & Shop
- This Is Forest — Joel Speasmaker
- MVM — Magnus Voll Mathiasson
- Art School Cliche Spotting
- Posters Discovered in Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
- Vinyl Documentary: To Have & To Hold
- Partisan Memorials in Former Yugoslavia
- Up in the Air- Opening sequence
- Geoff Mcfetridge: Where the Wild Things Are Title Design
- Nikkatsu – Japanese actions films
The second issue of Bracket magazine is now available. This latest issue features 16 visionaries who have pursued their hunger to create change in the world. Included are interviews with Seth Godin, John Maeda, Kate Bingaman Burt, eBoy, Underware and others. Pickup a copy online or select shops in Singapore, New York and Berlin.
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!
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.
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.
Australian designer Les Mason passed away in 2009, but his work lives on in this beautiful limited edition publication designed by Dominic Hofstede. Les Mason: Epicurean Magazine 1966 – 1979 features color reproductions of covers and a selection of internal spreads from the 77 issues of Epicurean Magazine that he served as creative director. Les was an influential figure in the Melbourne design community and many consider this to be his defining work.
You can pick up a copy at The Narrows.
Mimmo Castellano is an award-winning graphic designer and photographer who got his start in the port city of Bari located in the South-East corner of Italy. It was here that he landed a position with Laterza, a prominent publishing house, where he designed many of the book covers. This collaboration would last for over twenty years. In the late 60s he moved to Milan to further his career as a designer and taught at the European Institute of Design. In more recent years he has been researching digital imaging connected with photography and photomechanics.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Grain Edit Holiday Giveaway Bash! It was great to see all your comments. We randomly selected our winners this weekend.
Our winners will be listed at the bottom of the Grain Edit Email Update and Grain Edit RSS Feed. For those of you who subscribe to the email updates, the email should arrive tomorrow morning.
Special thanks goes out to:
Poster Cabaret, YouWorkForThem, Chronicle Books, Soundscreen Design, Script & Seal, Rilla Alexander, Josh Brill/ Lumadessa, No Brow Magazine, Blanca Gomez, Friends of Type, Ty Wilkins, Ingela P Arrhenius, Silnt, Dan Stiles, Jessica Hische, Scotty Reifsynder, enormouschampion, Marcus Walters, Invisible Creature, The Tree House Press, Jolby, Greg Pizzoli, Jason Munn, Brent Couchman, Paul Tebbott, Luke Bott, Esther Arts, and Dan Matutina.
Please take time to visit their sites.