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Toko: PTW Architects

Posted: October 9th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: book, Design, Grid Systems, identity, International Typographic Style, Print | Comments Off

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Beautiful work by Toko for PTW Architects to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Toko designed a temporary identity and 9 bilingual books showcasing the firms work.


Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines

Posted: September 26th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: brand, Design, graphics, Grid Systems, identity, International Typographic Style, manuals, Merch, standards | Comments Off

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

After the success of Manuals 1, Unit Editions has just announced Manuals 2, which features graphic standards and corporate identity manuals for IBM, Westinghouse, Canadian Rail, Bell, Knoll, PTT, Montreal Olympics, Dutch Police and more. These manuals were designed by some of the masters: Georges Huel, Paul Rand, Allan Fleming, Total Design, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Alan Fletcher, Otl Aicher and more.

Manuals 2 will also feature my copy of the graph­ics man­ual for the 1976 Mon­tréal Olympics. Pretty excited that a piece of my collection is included.

The book includes essays, interviews and a forward by Lance Wyman, designer of the 1968 Mexico Olympic games.

Hardback with High Gloss Wrap
260 x 310mm
432 pages

You can pre-order a copy now.


Cartlidge Levene

Posted: September 8th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, Design, England, identity, Print, Wayfinding | Comments Off

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

A lot of great work from London based design studio, Cartlidge Levene.


City Sense Platform Branding

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, color, Design, identity, Print, Web | Comments Off

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

I really love the color palette and the overlaying of elements in this branding design by Irene Shkarovska.


DIA

Posted: July 28th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, broadcast, Design, identity, Motion Graphics, Print | Comments Off

DIA

DIA

DIA

A stellar collection of work from DIA, a New York City based strategic brand consultancy, design studio and production company.


Poplavok

Posted: July 21st, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, Design, identity, marine, nautical, Print | Comments Off

Poplavok

Poplavok

Poplavok

Poplavok

Beautiful branding work by Ira Smolikova for a restaurant named Poplavok.


P.A.R

Posted: June 25th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, Design, Grid Systems, identity, International Typographic Style, minimalism, spain | Comments Off

P.A.R.

P.A.R.

P.A.R.

P.A.R.

P.A.R is a design studio based in Barcelona made up of Iris Tarraga & Lucía Castro. I love their work, and their aesthetic. I really really love the branding work they did for the Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Universitarios a Distancia. So perfect.


Ibán Ramón + Dídac Ballester

Posted: May 19th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, Editorial, identity, Print | Comments Off

Iban Ramon + Didac Ballester

Iban Ramon + Didac Ballester

Iban Ramon + Didac Ballester

Iban Ramon + Didac Ballester

Spain based Ibán Ramón + Dídac Ballester has a great portfolio of simple, elegant work.


RTL Nieuws Redesign

Posted: May 7th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, Design, identity, News, video | Comments Off

RTL Nieuws is The Netherlands’ leading commercial news network, and it recently received a redesign by Mark Porter Associates, Smörgåsbord studio, and John Beckers, with on-air visuals by Universal Everything.

The redesign touches every aspect of the organization, from their digital platforms to the audio soundtrack. Overall, it’s really well done. The branding is very minimal and uses bold typography, iconography and colors to tell the story. The typeface used in the redesign is a customer version of Grafik by Commerical Type. The simple aesthetic really shines on live broadcasts where you don’t get distracted with a ton of visual info. The focus remains on the presenters and the information being communicated.

The excellent case study video above does a great job of showing off the new identity.


Solo

Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, identity, Print, spain | Comments Off

Solo Poko

Solo Poko

Solo Poko

A lot of great work from Barcelona based studio, Solo. My favorite is the identity designed for Poko.