For WIRED Magazine‘s biggest interview to date, featuring Edward Snowden, illustrator Steve Wilson channeled his inner hacker to create a splash page with a hidden message. The issue focusses on the the recent NSA scandal made public by Snowden, so Steve designed a page that holds multiple secret messages within its vectored lines- which was then […]
There are few things more New York than Fashion Week, which wrapped up in the city on Thursday evening. Milk Studios asked illustrators Craig & Karl to put their spin on their favorite looks from designers debuting their Spring 2015 collections. The results were highly graphic and unmistakably Craig & Karl, while still maintaining the spirit of the individual […]
It’s no secret that design team Mogollon possesses a seasoned ability to create exotic, graphic patterns out of seemingly thin air. In their newest collaboration with swimwear brand, Welle, they put this skill to use to pair aquatic arrangements with luxury designs. While swimwear tends to be overlooked as autumn falls in the city, the marriage of […]
Designer Alex Trochut‘s most recent collaboration was with Foot Locker to lend his stylistic approach to the sneaker store’s signature graphic identity. Using only black and white vector drawings, Alex created a series of unique shoe illustrations to mimic the referee uniforms worn by Foot Locker’s employees.
The brothers behind design duo Brosmind have put their twist on the popular emoji by constructing over a thousand custom icons for the LINE application’s messenger portion. Emojis are small pictographs used to represent a thought or idea in instant messaging. For the majority of their users, they simply add flair to an otherwise boring text, and […]
Illustrator and designer Alex Trochut recently created a stunning visual for the cover of Vanity Fair’s appropriately named “Style Issue”, hitting stands in September. The special periodical is set to feature a list of 2014′s best dressed individuals, and so a luxe, hand-lettered approach ended up being the perfect solution. Feast your eyes on the final […]
The team behind creative studio Toby & Pete are masters of versatility. Whether it’s a still design, motion piece, or interactive animation, the studio never fails to knock it out of the park. Case in point: this hand-lettered typographic wonder created for Holly Black’s new book, “The Darkest Part of the Forest, was rendered painstakingly […]
For New Order’s latest gig in San Francisco, La Boca came up with a one-of-a-kind design that captures the new-wave essence for which the band is revered. Quite literally, in fact, with the use of colorful rings reminiscent of sound waves to make a powerful graphic statement. The progress shot below shows how a simple […]
UK based design studio, La Boca, recently lent their stylistic approach to put a new twist on an old classic. Below is their conceptual redesign for The Deer Hunter’s film poster. The standard printed edition will initially be used in cinemas across the UK for the re-release of the movie. At the same time, Dark City Gallery […]
Sean Freeman is passionate about typography, much like the former foundry, Hoefler & Co.; a New York City design giant for over twenty years. As a designer, Sean consistently gravitates toward the unexpected by incorporating new techniques in his work. For an article in New York Magazine‘s latest issue, he took the Gotham typeface put on the map […]
Brian Eno and Karl Hyde aren’t strangers to the marriage between music and stunning visuals. For their newest album, they took that union one step further by teaming up with creative studio, Toby and Pete, as well as technology and interactive guru Lukasz Karluk, to bring ‘Someday World’ to life through an augmented reality app called Eno • […]
Sean Freeman and creative producer Eve Steben went above and beyond on their latest project: a gig poster for The National. They gathered a few friends and a whole lot of plaster to arrive at a finished product that combines elements of sculpture and typography. “For this special creative commission, with their music in mind, we […]
The ever-groovy Mogollon created this mix just for It’s Nice That. MOGOLLON – IT’S NICE THAT : FRIDAY MIXTAPE by Francisco Lopez on Mixcloud
Next time you look at a piece of album art, consider the following: designers often go through hundreds of variations on even the most simple of designs in order to achieve the perfect harmony of graphic color, typography, and composition. Perhaps then, it goes without saying that the basics taught in design school for years […]
Mogollon is Spanish slang for “a lot”, but the work coming from Francisco Lopez and Monica Brand’s studio is never too much, effortlessly capturing the qualities of imagination and new-age whimsy in everything they produce. After only a short visit, it was clear that their success stems from staying true to themselves and following their […]
Adam Larson of Adam & Co. created this exquisite poster for Ellie Goulding’s April 19th performance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. “To me, there is a sense of sophistication mixed with limitless optimism in Ellie’s music. I wanted this to feel like it was post celebration where someone took a lavish bouquet […]
James Day landed the cover of Vanity Fair UK’s spring 2014 design issue with this still life photo he shot for the annual time piece feature. James and set designer, Brigit Hegarty, were asked to create images based around five different movements from the history of art; Cubism, Biomorphism, Popart, Surrealism and Brutalism.
Sean Freeman was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to create this type treatment for the opener of their most recent cover story. Sean applied a wood-block texture to each letter, giving the work a completely custom, hand-crafted feel.