Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

Great work coming from Argentina-based Estudio Tricota. Shown above is their work for Calma, a music festival — I love the movement in the piece and all of the small, considered typographic details.

They do a good job of maintaining consistency with their previous branding for Calma, creating a new visual aesthetic but keeping some of the elements in place. These posters represent a fraction of their portfolio and capabilities. Check out their Behance for more branding, identity and editorial work.

Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

Estudio Tricota

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Dragon Brush App

Grain edit fave John Solimine recently teamed up with Andy Hullinger and NY-based app development team Small Planet to create a new interactive storybook called Dragon Brush.

Based on a traditional Chinese folktale, Dragon Brush is the story of Bing-Wen, a young boy who loves to paint. When given a magical brush that makes drawings come to life, Bing-Wen must use his art and his wits to outsmart the greedy Emperor.

Dragon Brush Features narration by Matt Berninger and music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, from the acclaimed band, The National. Check out the site for more info.

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Graphic Design: History in the Writing

graphic design history in the writing

Graphic Design: History in the Writing (1983–2011) comprises some of the most influential published texts about graphic design history. The book documents the development of the relatively young field of graphic design history from 1983 to today, underscoring the aesthetic, theoretical, political and social tensions that have underpinned it from the beginning. Included in the anthology are texts by Ellen Lupton, Robin Kinross, Massimo Vignelli, Steven Heller, Victor Margolin and many others.

Visit occasionalpapers.org for more info and to pick up a copy.

(via Swiss Legacy)

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Amperbranch

amperbranch

Thanks to Ryan Putnam for sending us this sweet Amperbranch print! This limited edition print is letterpressed on 65pt natural recycled coaster stock and makes for a wonderful gift for nature lovers and type aficionados alike. Also available on the amperbranch site are downloadable wallpapers for your phone, pad or desktop.

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Heartwork 2012

heartwork 2012

Heartwork is a project designed to raise money for art supplies at Target House—this wonderful home-away-from-home for the families of children facing long-term treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The idea is simple. Every year, a group of talented artists are selected to create a series of 11″ x 14″ giclee prints with a specified theme, this year being the word ‘HOPE’. Each edition is limited to only 10 pieces and signed/numbered by the artist.

Here’s a sample of the prints available in this year’s Heartwork benefit.


heartwork 2012
“In Bloom” by Aesthetic Apparatus

heartwork 2012
“Love Grows” by Don Clark / Invisible Creature

heartwork 2012
“Dream Butterfly” by Gina Triplett

heartwork 2012
“Finding Hope Through Friendship” by Jessica Hische

heartwork 2012
“Hope Garden” by Lab Partners

heartwork 2012
“Feather-Finder” by Meg Hunt

heartwork 2012
“Growing Hope” by Nate Wragg

heartwork 2012
“Special Delivery” by Ryan Clark / Invisible Creature

heartwork 2012
“Hope” by Julia Rothman

heartwork 2012
“Spring” by Jason Munn

Pick up a print at the Heartwork website

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Julianna Brion

julianna brion, illustration

Julianna Brion is a Baltimore, MD based illustrator with a wonderful eye for details and beauty. She creates memorable images, such as this book cover illustration for Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. I love the way she uses pencil in all of her work, which has a nice textural quality that I can’t get enough of.

julianna brion, illustration

julianna brion, illustration

julianna brion, illustration

julianna brion, illustration

julianna brion, illustration

julianna brion, illustration

To see more of Julianna’s work, check out her website and be sure to pick up a print or two from her shop.

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Brad Woodard

brad woodard

brad woodard

Fresh work coming from Mr. Brad Woodard in sunny Southern California. Brad’s an accomplished designer/illustrator and an info-graphics whiz to boot. I love his color palettes, form-making and how deliciously his illustration style bleeds into his information graphics. The two play very nicely together.

Currently, Brad is a designer at the very cool design/data vis studio Column Five Media, and a writer for Visual News. And he’s got some prints for sale up in his shop.

brad woodard

brad woodard

brad woodard

brad woodard

brad woodard

brad woodard

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Page 1: Great Expectations

great expectations

Page 1: Great Expectations is a typographic experiment designed to explore the relationship between graphic design, typography and the reading of a page. The book features contributions from 70 leading designers and typographers, all of whom have reinterpreted the first page of Charles Dickens’ novel. The text was chosen in part because it directly references lettering as Pip searches for clues about his family from the letterforms inscribed on their tombstone. The brief encouraged the contributors to explore, challenge or celebrate the conventions of book typography. Each layout is accompanied by a short rationale explaining the designer’s decision-making process.

Contributors include: William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, Robin Kinross, Experimental Jetset, Erik Spiekermann, Sam Winston, Phil Baines, A Practice for Everyday life, Tony Chambers, Morag Myerscough and more.

great expectations

great expectations

Pre-order your copy here.

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Herbie

herbie font

Meet Herbie, the latest display font from Morten Iveland at the Infamous Foundry. As the name might indicate, Herbie is inspired by Herb Lubalin’s work and the decorative style and kerning of his era.


herbie font

herbie font

herbie font

Download Herbie here.

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Matt Chase

Matt chase

I’ve been a fan of Washington D.C.’s Matt Chase for quite a while now. Matt has a lot of versatility as a designer/illustrator and I’m always impressed with his ability to work with a gamut of styles. He transitions so well between smart identity work, engaging, colorful illustration and on-point lettering.

Be sure to check out his shop, too.

Matt chase

Matt chase

Matt chase

Matt chase

Matt chase

Matt chase

Matt chase

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