January 2012

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From the Job Board: MTV, ATTIK, North Street

graphic design jobs

Senior Designer – MTV Networks (New York, NY)
Web Designer– North Street (New York, NY)
Flash Designer – ATTIK (San Francisco, CA)
Art Director – Column Five (Newport Beach, CA)
Graphic Designer – Column Five (Newport Beach, CA)

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Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis

I recently stumbled upon the charming work of Danielle Davis. Her lettering work pulls from both traditional typography and entirely modern calligraphic styles and she always puts a unique spin on each project. I especially love the small personal illustration touches on each of her projects. Keep up to date with Danielle’s work on her blog and be on the look out for her note card line, Local No. 633, hopefully coming out soon!

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Ted Parker

Ted Parker, Illustration

Ted Parker is an international man of mystery, whose work exhibits extreme joy in the most strange and comical of situations. This illustration, titled Jungle Coffee, was created to promote The Village Coffee and Music in Utrecht, Netherlands. Regardless of the subject matter, whether it be dogs smoking, lions dancing, or people and animals engaging in pure rowdiness together, one thing is for sure – Ted’s work is sure to put a big smile on your face.

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Justin Mezzell

The Florida-based illustrator and designer, Justin Mezzell, has a nice collection of work up on his site. I really dig his flat, straight-forward layouts working together with bright colors and warm textures. That topo-style map ampersand up there is pretty rad.

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Recently Received

design books

Here’s the latest titles to hit our shelves. This week’s entry includes pieces from Nieves, Pie Books, Nobrow, Chronicle Books, and Lars Muller.

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Jude Landry

jude landry

Jude Landry, the Mississippi-based designer and educator, has a nice collection of work. Rather than a specific style often repeated, Jude’s work feels more conceptually driven. The thoughtfulness and detail is evident in each project. At the core, though, it’s very approachable and readable.

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Burton Kramer Film Trailer

Last year we featured a book about the Canadian, designer, painter and educator Burton Kramer on grain edit. I’m excited to announce that the book’s editor, Greg Durrell, is set to release a full length film on Kramer’s work this spring.

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Hannah K. Lee

Hannah K. Lee, illustration

San Francisco based illustrator Hannah K. Lee offers some sage advice through beautiful hand-drawn type, taken from her zine Issues #1: Lessons of Adulthood. Not only does her portfolio boast wonderful lettering, but it also features an impressive collection of portraits done in a loose gestural style with bold line work and intricate mark making that’s hard to ignore.
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Herb Lubalin for PBS

herb lubalin

Here is a gem of a video documenting the trials behind the design of the great PBS logo by Herb Lubalin. The vintage motion graphics are perfectly imperfect and glowing, and its great to see all of the early iterations of the logo, which are documented within this post.

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Swissted is the project of one, Mike Joyce (the NYC-based designer, not The Smiths’ drummer). This project is fantastic — redoing flyers for classic hardcore punk and indie shows in the swiss modernist style. Lots of angular layouts, grids, transparency and scale. And he’s done so many! Take a gander, it’s fun to look through.

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From the Job Board: Column Five Media

column five media

Column Five is a SoCal-based design studio with a knack for creating eye-catching and persuasive infographics. Their client list boasts well-established magazines and firms that respect and appreciate good design.  If you’re fans of their work, you will be excited to know that they’re currently hiring for the following positions:

Graphic Designer – Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Must have strong typographic skills and use of space.

Art Director – See job post for full details.

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The work of McBess has been a source of illustrated inspiration for many new artists over the course of his half-decade-long career. A signature part of style that sets him apart with his natural ability to bring out shadows and highlights predominantly using thin tipped felt pens, a very big feat when working monochromatically. I love the use of lettering to give his illustrations more context, and the flowing, style gives another layer to already unique and intricate pieces.

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Thanks & We’ll Be Back Soon

swiss design
I hope everyone had a safe and joyous New Years. We’re taking a short vacation and will return next week.

Thanks to everyone who took part in our annual Holiday Giveaway Bash! The winners were announced via our twitter stream and facebook page last week.

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