Quim Marin Design

Quim Marin on grainedit.com

 

Quim Marin is a Barcelona-based art director with work that is consistently solid and well-polished.

 

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Studio Laucke Siebein

Studio Laucke Siebein on grainedit.com

 

Dirk Laucke and Johanna Siebein are the creative minds behind the award-winning Studio Laucke Siebein. With offices in Berlin and Amsterdam they focus on branding and interactive projects for corporate and cultural institutions. In addition to their design practice, the dynamic duo are visiting tutors at the ‘Hochschule für Künste Bremen’/Germany.

 

 

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Made You Look

Made you Look Film on grainedit..com

 

Made You Look is a documentary about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners the film explores the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era. Sam Arthur, Adrian Johnson, Kate Moross, and Anthony Burril are just a few of  the folks featured in this fine film.

Made You Look is due for limited theatrical release in 2015. For more info visit the official website.

 

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Recently Received

 

This is the World - Miroslav Sasek

 

Here’s the latest round of books and goods to hit our shelves. This week’s entries include items from Nobrow, Chronicle Books, Universe, Korero Press, Ryan Gillett and Mid Century Magazine.

 

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Pavlov Visuals

Pavlov Visuals on grainedit.com

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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Sponsor // CodeinWP: How to Build a Mobile WordPress Theme

CodeinWP is a PSD to WordPress development agency that provides quality themes to clients across the globe. Working with the latest technology they convert your static PSD files into pixel-perfect WordPress websites. In addition, they can provide sought after features and site enhancements including parallax scrolling and retina-enabled themes. In an ongoing series of blog posts CodeinWp explores the process of building a performance oriented mobile theme for WordPress. In part 1 they reveal some of the initial challenges. See all the details here.

 

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Studio Alexander

Studio Alexander on grainedit.com

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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