Clark Orr

Clark Orr on grainedit.com

A former designer for Johnny Cupcakes, Clark Orr now serves as a full-time freelancer focused on branding and packaging jobs. I especially appreciate his identity work for Powershift Labs – a UK-based development studio. In a simple yet elegant solution, Clark pairs a bold two-tone graphic with a custom script font.

 

 

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Sponsor // Tesla Themes

Tesla themes on grainedit.com

 

Built on the Tesla Framework, these WP themes are insanely customizable and mobile-friendly, thanks to their responsive design! For a limited time all 24 themes are available for almost half the price. See the complete collection here.

 

 

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Accept & Proceed

Accept and Proceed on grainedit.com

I love Accept & Proceed’s recent rebrand of the Eastern Electrics music festival. Working with illustrator Matt Johnstone, they created a campaign that is youthful and fun. The dense and highly detailed scene features a colorful cast of characters from past EE events as well as the likes of Kerri Chandler, Four Tet, Ellan Allien and Roue 94.

 

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Rationale

Rationale Design on grainedit.com

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Rationale is a multi-disciplinary design studio representing the likes of Sean Wolcott and Associates.  With a focus on branding projects, Rationale crafts work that is often straightforward and bold in it’s approach. I especially appreciate this identity system created for the Xerox Jazz Fest, which gives a solid nod to the era from which Jazz was born.

 

 

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Verena Michelitsch

Verena Michelitsch via grainedit.com

Verena Michelitsch is a New York-based illustrator and designer currently honing her chops at RoAndCo.  Recently, she launched a slick new website that is filled with work that is sharp and undeniably stylish.

 

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World Cup Posters by Andre Chiote

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Fans of architecture and the World Cup games will appreciate this poster series by Portuguese architect Andre Chiote.

 

 

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Brad Woodard Interview

Brave the Woods interview on grainedt.com

 

It’s hard not to get lost in the vibrant landscapes of Brad Woodard’s work. His colorful illustrations beckon a response of thought and feeling and invite us to view the world in a more gentle and naive way. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he migrated south to Austin (via Boston) where along with his wife, he set up shop as Brave the Woods – a small but dynamic creative studio. With a burgeoning product line and an impressive client list that includes Target and Old Navy, the gifted duo have established themselves as an emerging force in design. In today’s interview we chat with Brad about the software that drives his workflow, his passions outside of design and more. Enjoy!

 

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MAAN Design Studio: World Cup Stamps

Maan Design on grainedit.com

In the spirit of the World Cup games, MAAN Design Studio has created this eye catching stamp collection.  Featuring bold geometric abstractions of the participating teams’ flags, the 32 piece set is lovingly housed in a series of custom envelopes. See the stunning results after the jump.

 

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Simon Bent aka Volume2a

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I love this campaign Volume2a developed for Kubik -  a pop up music venue / art installation held in Melbourne. Working with a modular system they created a layered design that captures the fun and excitement of the event.

 

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Bendik Kaltenborn

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Bendik Kaltenborn is an illustrator and designer living in Oslo. In addition, he is the co-founder of the Norwegian comic collective Dongery and has received recognition for his cartoons including the prestigious Ministry of Cultures ”Tegneserieprisen” award.

 

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