October 2014

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Design by Rifle



Stunning work from Rifle, a small but nimble design studio based in Madrid.



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Sponsor // The Retro Deck by Pocono Modern

Retro Deck by Pocono Modern

Support The Retro Deck by Pocono Modern on Kickstarter.

Bring a new level of class to your game with The Retro Deck by Pocono Modern. A bold deck of cards inspired by the simplicity and elegance of timeless Mid Century Modern design.  Designed by Joe Morelli and Pocono Modern, the style of the cards fits somewhere in between the sleek sophistication of Mad Men and the warmth and familiarity of The Brady Bunch.  One deck, with two variations will be produced by US Playing Card Company.


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Aron Vellekoop Leon

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I’m really enjoying Aron Vellekoop Leon’s work. His portfolio is filled with projects that showcase his uncanny ability to distill complex concepts into clear and visually compelling stories. A native of  Fuerteventura, Spain, he now calls Amsterdam his home.





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George & Harrison

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George & Harrison is a multidisciplinary design studio based in the Netherlands. Founded by Martijn Maas (George) and Maarten Stal (Harrison), the duo pair smart strategy with thoughtful execution to create work that stands at the vanguard of contemporary design.



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Marcel Hausler

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 Marcel Hausler is a designer living and working in Hamburg, Germany.  A recent graduate of  the Fachhochschule Mainz, he has worked for well known museums including the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin and the Gutenberg-Museum Mainz.


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Sponsor // Font Fabric

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With this deal, you’ll receive more than 90 different fonts! Included are 18 unique font families delivered to you in an .OTF file format. What’s even more amazing is that thanks to this Mighty Deal, you can save more than 95% off the regular price! See all the details here.


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Recently Received

Type Plus by Unit Editions

This week’s book picks include entries from Unit Editions, Princeton Architectural Press and Ridinghouse. See all the books and images after the jump.


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Justin Pervorse Interview

Justin Pervose Interview on grainedit.com

Continuing our series of process related interviews, we chat with illustrator and designer Justin Pervorse. A Bay Area transplant via Atlanta, Justin has been relentlessly perfecting his craft over the last decade.

I first caught wind of Justin’s talents during his tenure at Mailchimp, where he injected his infectious personality into a series of slick illustrations and campaigns for the email giant. He has since moved on to Dropbox’s internal design department, a position that has allowed him to further expand his creative capabilities. Through the support of his peers, Justin and his team have created a series of self-initiated projects that explore and uplift the spirit of the brand. In today’s interview we highlight one of these projects, delve into his workflow and discuss his earliest days as a designer.


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Jeremiah Britton

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Jeremiah Britton’s website recently caught my eye. With a diverse portfolio that spans branding, illustration and type, he easily transitions between fluid line work to projects with a more structured framework. An Oregonian by birth, he now calls Brooklyn his home where he can be found honing his chops at WeWork.


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Stefano Marra

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Stefano Marra is a versatile designer hailing from the southern part of Italy. His portfolio is filled with examples of work that highlight his ability to use texture and shading to successfully achieve a variety of effects. These skills have not gone unnoticed and have landed him editorial commissions from a variety of publications including Il Sore 24 Ore, Wired UK, and Datum.



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Ty Wilkins Interview

Ty Wilkins interview

It’s rare that I come across a designer whose work has as much personality and charm as Ty Wilkins. Hailing from Austin, Ty’s portfolio is filled with character-driven projects that showcase his mastery of color, texture and repetition.

Prior to launching his own studio, Ty worked for Gardner Design, where he developed branding, packaging, signage and redesigned LogoLounge. He also traveled extensively, which had a profound impact on his aesthetic sensibilities. Currently, Ty can be found developing advertising campaigns, editorial illustrations and identity work for a wide range of clients including Target, Monocle and Wired UK.  In today’s interview, Ty graciously shares his beginnings as a designer and grants us a glimpse into his creative process.


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Francesco Muzzi

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Brilliant work from Italian designer and illustrator Francesco Muzzi.


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