Studio 8

studio 8

I stumbled across the fantastic work of Studio 8 earlier today, and after looking through their portfolio I was a little surprised that I hadn’t heard of them before. The quality and consistency of their work is quite good, and they’ve notched projects for clients large and small. (The above C is part of a typeface designed for Wired Magazine.)

There’s a very specific feeling you get when coming across quality work from a quality studio. I love when a studio goes beyond just making eye-catching design, and creates something smart and functional. Due to the nature of our blog format, I’m only able to show a fraction of Studio 8’s work. Please visit their site to see the breadth of work.

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studio 8

studio 8

studio 8

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studio 8

studio 8

studio 8

studio 8

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PLOC Magazine

ploc magazine

Fans of Alain Gree rejoice! Our friends from Anorak have teamed up with Mr. Gree for a new magazine entitled PLOC.  The inaugural issue features stories, games, coloring pages and activities all illustrated in Alain’s unique style. Pick up a copy here.

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Niessen & de Vries

Niessen de Vries
Niessen de Vries, the Dutch graphic design duo of Richard Niessen  Esther de Vries, have put together a portfolio that captures a strange but wonderful sense of composition using type. Their style focuses on the art of print and the techniques that draw the attention of graphic designers the world over, like overprinting, patterns, off-registration, large scale posters and (of course) amazing typography. While Niessen de Vries have a very fresh feel to their work, there’s also a great sense of post-modernism by exploring the page purely for arts’ sake.

Niessen de Vries

Niessen de Vries

Niessen de Vries

Niessen de Vries

Niessen de Vries

Niessen de Vries

Niessen de Vries

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Patrick Macomber

Patrick Macomber

The work of Patrick Macomber (aka South Yall) is pretty dang terrific. I’m always drawn to those designers that operate within a more minimal framework — it’s exciting to see someone arrive at a solution with the fewest moves possible.

This is the case with Mr. Macomber. His style is simple and elegant and he’s able to deftly navigate between various design disciplines: identity, illustration, packaging and more traditional design.

Check out South Yall.

Patrick Macomber

Patrick Macomber
Patrick Macomber

Patrick Macomber

Patrick Macomber

Patrick Macomber

Patrick Macomber

Patrick Macomber

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Roman Klonek

Roman Klonek

Roman Klonek is a Polish illustrator in Dusseldorf, Germany. His Eastern European roots are very evident in his work, which is often colorful woodcuts of natural scenes full of interesting characters. As Roman states about his work, “You will find a bizarre balancing act between propaganda, folklore and pop.”

Roman Klonek

Roman Klonek

Roman Klonek

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Hans Hartmann: Ein Leben fur die Grafik

hans hartmann

I was excited to receive a package from Hans Harthman’s daughter, Fanny Hartmann last week. Contained within was a copy of Hans Hartmann: Ein Lebenfur die Grafik, a 1991 monograph compiled by Fanny with contributions from Joseph Marti and Fred Zaugg. The book is filled with full-color illustrations and photos from Hans’s prolific career as a designer and artist that spanned over 5 decades. Hans Hartmann’s name is often absent from design history books, so most of the pieces are new to me. I’m surprised by the breadth and depth of is work.  I’ve seen examples of his posters and logos in the past, but I was unaware that he had ventured into sculpture, stained glass windows and exhibition design.


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hans hartmann

hans hartmann

hans hartmann

hans hartmann

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hans hartmann

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