August 2013

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Two – Think Work Observe

think work observe

Stunning work from Think Work Observe, a graphic design studio based in Udine (Italy) founded by Piero Di Biase and Alberto Moreu.

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Roger Dario

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I recently discovered Toronto-based designer and art-director Roger Dario. In a relatively short amount of time, he’s built an impressive body of work and a client list to match. Featuring a wide range of thoughtfully executed projects, his portfolio proves he is a flexible designer and is well worth a look.

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House Industries for Chronicle Books

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Our friends over at House Industries have teamed up with Chronicle Books for a special stationery collection. Featuring notebooks, labels and postcards, each set is decked out in metallic ink, thick type and the usual embellishments that you’ve come to expect from the House crew.

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Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon is an American designer who, at an early age, moved to the UK where he would eventually become the chief designer for all paperback typography at Penguin. Heavily influenced by Swiss design, he created book jackets and posters that were bold and iconic – something unique and forward-thinking for book publishing in the 1960s. To honor his contributions to British design, an exhibition has been organized at the Insti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Art. In addition SEA design has produced a stunning book as well as several prints.

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Rick Berkelmans AKA Hedof


Rick Berkelmans is the man behind Hedof, a oneman design studio based in Breda, Netherlands.  Drawing from a wide range of influences and a love for traditional printing techniques, he creates work that is a vibrant mix of images, typography and color. Many of his pieces are humorous in nature and feature a playful cast of characters that morph in and out of each other. Immerse yourself in his world at the recently revamped

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You Can Now Magazine

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Creative member network YCN has launched a brand new Members’ Magazine. The inaugural issue of You Can Now Magazine is Designed & Art Directed by Matt Willey and Edited by YCN Founder Nick Defty. It fittingly takes the theme ‘Begin’ as its editorial starting point and follows on with a visually loaded series of ideas, essays and inspirations.

The publication’s opening section presents a ‘celebration of getting started’ and includes an extended feature on the business of launching a new magazine with input from a spread of magazine maestros including Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture), Dan Crowe (Port), Robert Bound (Monocle) and Charlotte Rey (ACNE Paper), among others. All are illustrated by rising French star Tiffany Beucher.

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Recently Received

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Tiny Pencil: Issue One – The Forest Issue
64 pages / 21cm x 27.5cm

Filled with lush, monochromatic landscapes, the Tiny Pencil is a new artzine that celebrates graphite-based illustration in all its glory. Founded by Amber Hsu and Katriona Chapman, the inaugural issue explores the theme of “Forests” and features sketches of fantastical funghi, wizards and eerie woodland creatures. Included are contributions by Raymond Lemstra, Kristyna Baczynski, Nick Sheehy, Luke Pearson, Lizzie Stewart. Ward Zwart, Liam Stevens and many others.

Pick up a copy here. Also Tiny Pencil issue 2 is now available for pre-order.

More book picks after the jump.

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Emiliano Ponzi

Emiliano Ponzi

Based in Milan, Italy, Emiliano Ponzi is an award-winning illustrator with a strong sense of color and composition. Stripping away superflous elements, both visual and textual, he creates stylized and symbolic landscapes that become backdrops for his satirical musings.

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Tell a Story

tell a story

Portuguese advertising agency MSTF Partners firmly believes that there’s no better way to remember a journey than a book and that nothing makes one travel more than reading. With this in mind, they developed Tell a Story, a mobile book shop that sells translated Portuguese books, as a way to promote literature  as “postcard” of their culture.

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Mattson Creative is Hiring

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We were first introduced to Mattson Creative through their brilliant series of tribute posters for Showtime’s Dexter and have become big fans ever since. In addition to the studio’s inspiring side projects, they’ve created award-winning work for an impressive client list including Apple, CBS, Cartoon Network, Hasbro, DreamWorks and Target. We just received word that they currently have a position open for a Senior Graphic Designer in their Southern California office. This could be an amazing opportunity for one lucky designer!

For more details and to apply for the position, please visit their website.

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Josef Albers Interaction of Color iPad App

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color, Yale University Press has released an interactive iPad app for the now classic book on the subject. Beautifully designed by Potion, the app features the original set of over 140 color studies as well as the full text. In addition, a variety of experts and scholars provide commentary on Albers’ theories and work.

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