Ed Nacional Interview

Ed Nacional interview on grainedit.com

I first discovered Ed Nacional at the end of 2009 as he was completing his studies at Parsons. He had recently taken on a design internship for the New York Times and was beginning to explore his capabilities as an illustrator. I was instantly attracted to his his bold no-nonsense use of type and stylish yet minimal use of color. Since then, I have enjoyed watching Ed grow as a designer and seeing the projects that have resulted from his efforts. Others have taken notice as well, as popular brands and platforms like Skillshare and Wanelo have sought Ed’s expertise and artistic sensibilities in developing their identities. In today’s installment of the Design in Process series we chat with Ed about his workflow, his passions outside of the office and more!

 

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Atelier Muesli

Atelier Muesli on grainedit.com

Founded in 2008, Atelier Muesli is the moniker of Paris-based designers Mytil Ducomet and Léa Chapon. Working with a variety of materials and processes including woodcutting, engraving and traditional printing they create work that is systemic and not limited to a single fixed expression.

 

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Jackkrit Anantakul / Hello I Am JK

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Jackkrit Anantakul is a Bangkok-based graphic designer and illustrator.  With a client list that includes Monocle and Wallpaper he creates higly expressive work that is lauded for it’s experimental typography and often humorous imagery.  He previously served as senior art director at YouWorkForThem, but recently ventured out on his own with the launching of Hello I Am JK.

 

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Socio Design

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Consistently solid work from Socio Design, a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio based in London.

 

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Sponsor // 81K Designers Shaping The Website Design Industry With Webydo’s Professional Code-Free Design Studio.

Webydo

Appealing to the professional and savvy designer, Webydo is the leading online design studio that enables designers to create, manage and publish their client’s websites completely code-free. The cloud-based, online website design platform is revolutionizing the professional web design industry and putting designers in the driver’s seat. Webydo enables web and graphic designers to create fresh, dynamic HTML websites without writing having to manually write code. Saving designer’s time and money, Webydo appeals to the professional designer and helps them to create successful and long lasting designer-client relationships. This is apparent through their integrated cloud hosting, efficient content management system (CMS), and the Webydo Dashboard that allows for intuitive management of thousands of client sites. The Dashboard also allows designers to bill their clients directly using the “Bill Your Client” feature, and, with the White Label feature, designers can put their company logo front and center on the login screen.

 

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Scott Balmer

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Enter the world of Scott Balmer, an accomplished illustrator from the UK. When he’s not playing tetris or dreaming of chocolate, he’s conjuring up brilliant imagery filled with mischievous characters and majestic beasts.

 

 

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Studio Beige

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Studio Beige is a Rotterdam-based design studio founded in 2003. With a love for typography they deliver striking, tactile and highly communicative designs.

 

 

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61 books with black type on white cover

61bookswithblacktype

Bernd Kuchenbeiser’s 61 books with black type on white cover lovingly pays homage to the printed word in all it’s glory. Created for a recent event at Vitsoe’s Reading Room, the book also serves as an analog companion to his impressive blog. Contained within is a cohesive collection of titles bound initially by the color (or lack of) of their cover. Accompanying each entry is a brief paragraph that details the qualities whether physical or conceptual that have attracted Bernd’s attention. Available at select Vitsoe shops, the book is free while supplies last.

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Riccardo Guasco

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Meet Riccardo Guasco, aka ”Rik”, a cartoonist, illustrator and painter based in Alessandria, Italy. Influenced by movements such as Cubism and Futurism he crafts rich compositions brimming with warm muted tones.

 

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Recently Received

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This week we’re excited to feature titles from Princeton Architectural Press, Laurence King and Sing Statistics. See all the books after the jump.

 

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