Lamosca

Lamosca

Some of the work from Lamosca is pretty familiar, but I became reacquainted with them through a weave of who-did-what for a recent IBM campaign. One of the things they handle quite nicely is the combination of layout and illustration. Their colorful and bold illustrations give the work an immediate pop, but it’s paired nicely with legible, insightful layout. It’s nice when those two can live together in harmony.

Their work feels consistent and jives as a whole, without feeling bored, tired or expected. Among their standout work is their info graphics — which have a quirky, colorful liveliness that isn’t often seen in that area of design.

Also, fittingly, their information and data work live over at www.lamosca.info.

Lamosca

Lamosca

Lamosca

Lamosca

Lamosca

Lamosca

Lamosca

Like what you see? Great!

Check out these other jim dandies:

Design Coordination and Corporate Images
Chris Bettig / The Mountain Label
Carl De Torres

Tags, ,

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/OZl5F6-181g/

2011: Living in the Future

Geoffrey Hoyle

2011: Living in the Future was originally published in 1972, but has now been brought back to print upon realization of the book’s accuracy, inaccuracy, and irony. Geoffrey Hoyle, a science fiction author, future visionary, and product of his astronomer father, wrote the original text, predicting such glorious technologies as “vision desks,” “vision phones,” and personal automated breakfast factories. There is also talk of people only working 3 days a week, with a traffic-free commute. Playfully illustrated with wonderful projections of our modern-day utopia by Alasdair Anderson, this quick read would be great for both the coffee table and story time with the kids, so they can think about what those crazy people in the 70s were like.

Geoffrey Hoyle

Geoffrey Hoyle

Geoffrey Hoyle

Geoffrey Hoyle

Grab it from Laughing Elephant Books or Amazon.

——————–
Also worth viewing:

Sasha Barr Interview
Andrew Neyer
Neither Fish Nor Fowl Interview

Not signed up for the Grain Edit RSS Feed yet? Give it a try. Its free and yummy.
——————–

Tags,

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/2YUMQDgbdc4/

Designers for Japan

designers for japan
To Japan by Christopher Gray

Designers for Japan is a collective of imagemakers from around the world who were spurred on by the catastrophe of March 11th to do something, anything to help and to express our love for our friends and colleagues in Japan. Thanks to Print-Process Creative Review, prints are for sale at £30 for A2, £60 for A1 with all proceeds after print, paper and postage going to the The Red Cross / Shelterbox. In addition, there are plans for an upcoming charity auction. If you would like to contribute or help in anyway, please contact them at info@designersforjapan.com.

You can purchase prints here.

designers for japan
For Japan by Martin Venezky

——————–
Also worth viewing:
Japanese Graphic Design in the 1950s
Kurokawa Nakagin Capsule Hotel
Expo 70 Japan

Not signed up for the Grain Edit RSS Feed yet? Give it a try. Its free and yummy.
——————–

Tags,

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/V9vnaxuFp04/

Center of Attention

Simon Foster

Center of Attention is an online collection of vintage record center labels by designer Simon Foster. Simon’s collection contains some real colorful gems of labels, which seem to be mostly from the 60’s and 70’s, although he has a few more antique examples. Although the aging crisp graphics, imperfect printing, and retro typefaces are super intriguing, my favorite thing about these old labels are the classic song titles; with such great hits as “I’m Gonna Miss You (Like the Devil),” “T-R-A-M-P,” “The Machine Demands a Sacrifice,” and “Fattie Bum Bum.”

Simon Foster

Simon Foster

Simon Foster

Simon Foster

Simon Foster

Simon Foster

Simon Foster

Simon also just added to the site a collection of record sleeves, in case you’ve already had too many donuts this morning.

——————–
Also worth viewing:
Project Thirty Three: Vintage Album Covers

Vintage Cassette Tape Covers

The Jazz Loft Project

Harry Murphy Friends

Not signed up for the Grain Edit RSS Feed yet? Give it a try. Its free and yummy.
——————–

Tags, , , ,

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/eN7TaP37Vd4/

Introducing Liz Meyer

Liz Meyer

As you may have noticed, a new name has been covering all things typography related on Grain Edit. The name’s Liz Meyer, and it should ring a bell. Liz is a talented designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn, one half of Script Seal, and the newest addition to our Grain Edit crew.

There’s more to Liz than just her love for Thanksgiving, as evidenced by the photo above. To give you a better feel for our East Coast correspondent, we’ve conducted a little interview with her that you’re sure to enjoy! Without further a do, please welcome Liz…

Liz Meyer

What brought you to Grain Edit and what are your favorite things about the site?
I have never been a big blog-reader but I would always check out Grain Edit (seriously). [It’s] probably because the work featured was actually inspirational to me, as opposed to posts that were an arbitrary mix of new work. I think it’s great that GE has a real “voice” on the internet, standing up for cool modern design.

Liz Meyer

Liz Meyer

Liz Meyer

You’re responsible for curating most of the typography we feature at Grain Edit. What do you look for in the artists you feature?
I always want to make sure that everyone I post inspires me in some way. Of course I have a specific style of design and typography that I gravitate towards, but I think it’s really important to see a range of styles that are beautifully executed to keep you at the top of your own personal game.

What is a typical day for you like?
It usually begins with a bagel coffee. I find it really hard to focus for the most part, so if I don’t get started working while I eat said breakfast, I will have trouble getting into it. I often find myself working straight through the night until around 2am; so as you can see, I’m living the freelance dream!

What are 3 of your favorite books and albums?
Albums:
Sigur Rós – Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do
David Bazan – Live at the Grey Eagle
Maria Taylor – 11:11
(I definitely have a type)

Books:
Aesop’s Fables
The Stories of Ray Bradbury
+ many others, mostly short stories

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
While I am working during the day from my “home studio,” I watch all of the terrible daytime television shows…[a] real slightly embarrassing guilty pleasure…

———

Three cheers for Liz! We’re super excited to have her on board, and can’t wait to see more exciting features from her in the future. To see more of her work, be sure to visit her website, as well as Script Seal – the multi-disciplinary design studio she shares with her better half, Gavin Potenza. Also, be sure to stop by their shop for some awesome prints and other goodies. I’d like a tote bag please!

Also Worth Viewing
Script and Seal Posters
Gavin Potenza – Homage to the Stamp
Welcome Grace!

Not signed up for the Grain Edit RSS Feed yet? Give it a try. Its free and yummy.

Tags, , ,

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/VwOqzehcc24/

Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh is one of those people that, as a designer, is everywhere at once. Since her work encompasses such a wide array of styles that you’ve probably seen something that she has created without knowing that she did it, which is probably what makes Jessica such an excellent Art Director. She has a great way of putting a fresh spin on each project that comes her way, and I’m excited to see what she produces in the future as an artist at her latest postion with Sagmeister, Inc.

Tags, , ,

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/1NgU-TjeUWg/

Carl DeTorres

carl detorres

I love the range of work from Oakland, CA based designer Carl DeTorres. With multiple projects from Wired and IBM (among others), Carl’s work communicates very clearly. His directness and visual viewpoint, combined with his inventive form making and interesting palettes make for consistently compelling design.

It’s nice that on his site, in addition to his corporate work, there’s room left for sketches and experimental exploration. It makes sense, though, because this experimentation is evident in much of his client work.

carl detorres

carl detorres

carl detorres

carl detorres

carl detorres

carl detorres

————
Also Worth Viewing
Matthew Lyons
Aaron McLaughlin
Mark Weaver

Not signed up for the Grain Edit RSS Feed yet? Give it a try. Its free and yummy.

Tags, ,

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/96ysgp1D_M8/

From the Job Board

designer jobs

Recently Added to the Grain Edit Job Board:

Graphic Designer/Illustrator – fredflare.com (Brooklyn, NY)
Data Editor – GOOD (Los Angeles, CA)
UI Designer – GOOD (Los Angeles, CA)
Senior UI Designer – GOOD (Los Angeles, CA)

You can subscribe to our job listings via RSS, Email or follow at Twitter and Facebook.

——————–

Not signed up for the Grain Edit RSS Feed yet? Give it a try. Its free and yummy.

——————–

Tags

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/eXL8JtjI-Vo/