Amber Asay

amber asay

Meet Amber Asay, an up and coming BYU graduate whose designs consist of a combination of clean illustrations and elegant typography. Although her portfolio consists primarily of student work, Asay is currently working in Orlando, Florida as an intern with the Disney Design Group, and will undoubtedly continue to produce intriguing designs.

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Asay’s redesign of the Voyager Shop in San Francisco was inspired by the shop’s collection, which features unique items from all over the world. The organic palette accurately reflects the spirit of San Francisco, while the vintage maps play off the shop’s name. The logo was crafted with the inspiration of infinite quality.

amber asay

amber asay

In another rebranding endeavor, Asay conquers Muse, an Italian fashion art magazine. Drawing inspiration from the Greek mythology stating a muse as a goddess, Amber plays off the curves of the typographic logo in a parallel with femininity.

Check out Amber’s other works on her websiteblog, and Twitter.

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Italian Motorcycles from the 1950s and 1960s

50cc astor super sport

50cc Astor Super Sport 1969 /Itom (1948–73), Turin, Italy / Courtesy of Stewart Ingram

During the Second World War many of Italy’s motorcycle and automobile manufacturing facilities were destroyed by allied bombing. To aid in the post-war economic recovery of these industries, the Italian government revised a highway code which reduced the minimum driving age to fourteen. With this, motorcycle manufacturers could create a new class of vehicles aimed at the younger generation. What these bikes lacked in power, they easily made up in style.

In 2012, SFO curated a small collection of these motorcycles for an installation in their international terminal. Included in the display were pieces by Itom, Benelli and MV August – all of which are scarcely seen on the roadways of Europe let alone the U.S. Although these vehicles have long ceased production, their legacy lives on through their iconic design.


Giulietta Super Sport

50cc Giulietta Super Sport 1959
Fratelli Peripoli (1957–80), Vicenza, Italy

Competition SS 52 Gobbetto

125cc Competition SS 52 “Gobbetto” 1952
Moto Rumi (1950–63), Bergamo, Italy

48cc Record Sport

48cc Record Sport 1968
FB Mondial (1948–79), Milan, Italy

Images via SFO

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Erin Jang

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Erin Jang is a New York based designer and illustrator with an incredible body of work that pops with color and elegant simplicity. Under the moniker The Indigo Bunting (a small and vibrant bird), she most recently signed on as a partner with Paperless Post, where her cheerful stationary designs are available for every occasion. She also chronicles her love for food through her illustration project titled Food Sketches, where she creates abstract drawings of food eaten and shared with family and friends.

No matter what project she tackles, Erin’s bright and fun personality shines through her work. Be sure to visit her website and blog, and be sure to pick up a calendar (as seen above) and more from her shop.

erin jang, illustration, design

erin jang, illustration, design

erin jang, illustration, design

erin jang, illustration, design

erin jang, illustration, design

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Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

Mr. Chris Rushing is a designer/illustrator/art director working in NYC, at Time Warner. He has a great number of interesting projects and a nice site with which to neatly house them. It looks as though while working at TW Chris has had the chance to create some great web and interactive experiences —  these projects are interesting, and well worth a look. What really attracted me to his work, though, was his skill in lettering and illustration. I love the pinache and wit throughout his portfolio. In general, I’d say his work is smart and succinct; interesting and engaging without being overstated.

A number of his prints are available for purchase at Society6.

Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

Chris Rushing

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siteInspire

site inspire

If you’re looking for a fresh dose of web design inspiration, I highly recommend siteInspire. Recently redeveloped, the site features over 2700 examples of web and interactive design each hand picked by the guys at Howells-Studio.

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Leah Reena Goren

Welcome to the light, airy world of Leah Goren. Her illustration style is perfectly California, with bright yet washy shades of yellows, oranges and blues. Leah is one of the very few young illustrators to break the mould of paper and explore other mediums—namely textiles. You can see her work gracing the dresses and iPhones of girls on city streets everywhere.

Take a look at Leah’s blog and her treasure-filled Etsy shop for more inspirational work ( maybe a few new outfits)!

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Chris Burnett

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Nice design and lettering from Chris Burnett, a senior at Cal Arts. I love the mix of accessibility and exploration within his work. Looking forward to seeing more after he finishes up school.

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chris burnett

chris burnett

chris burnett

chris burnett

chris burnett

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Olle Eksell Documentary Needs Your Help

olle eksell documentary
Early last year, we featured the Olle Eksell tribute site. Johan Anderson, the driving force behind the site, has just announced his latest project – a documentary on Olle’s life and work. The film plans to highlight Eksell’s contributions to Swedish design as well as generate international awareness for this underappreciated visionary. To achieve this, they are seeking additional funding to shoot and edit conversations with respected designers both within Sweden and abroad. If you would like to donate to this effort, please visit their fundraising page.

*Note: The fundraising amounts are in Swedish Krona. I believe if you use Paypal it will handle the conversion from Dollars/Pounds/Euros etc. to Krona for you.

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