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
You can pre-order a copy now.
A lot of great work from London based design studio, Cartlidge Levene.
I really love the color palette and the overlaying of elements in this branding design by Irene Shkarovska.
A stellar collection of work from DIA, a New York City based strategic brand consultancy, design studio and production company.
Beautiful branding work by Ira Smolikova for a restaurant named Poplavok.
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.
Spain based Ibán Ramón + Dídac Ballester has a great portfolio of simple, elegant work.
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.