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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.


Studio Beige: Gimsel Supermarket

Posted: May 1st, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: brand, Design, identity, Print, Web | Comments Off

Gimsel Identity

Gimsel Identity

Gimsel Identity

Gimsel Identity

Studio Beige designed this beautiful identity for Rotterdam based Gimsel Supermarket.


Bureau for Visual Affairs

Posted: April 28th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, Design, identity, mobile, Print, Web | Comments Off

Bureau for Visual Affairs

Bureau for Visual Affairs

Bureau for Visual Affairs

A nice collection of web, mobile and print work from Bureau for Visual Affairs.


Socio Design

Posted: February 20th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, Design, identity, Print, Web | Comments Off

Socio Design

Socio Design

Socio Design

Socio Design

Socio Design

Here is another small design studio based out of London, that’s producing amazing work. Socio’s work is simply stunning. Not a single piece is subpar, and the level of detail that went into every project is astonishing.

This is the kind of work that you look at and makes you think “man, I suck!”. It definitely made me feel that way, dammit! But that’s a good thing. I think every once in awhile we all need someone or something to let us think that we suck. It motivates.


New Site: Mash Creative

Posted: February 19th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: branding, Design, identity, website | Comments Off

Mash Creative Kickstart

Mash Creative Kickstart

Mash Creative Kickstart

Mash Creative Kickstart

Mash Creative just launched a spiffy new site with a bunch of new work. I love the brand identity for Kickstart. Mark never dissapoints.


Manuals 1: Design & Identity Guidelines

Posted: February 13th, 2014 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Books, Design, grid system, Grid Systems, Guidelines, identity, International Typographic Style, manuals | Comments Off

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions just announced a new book titled Manuals 1 Design & Identity Guidelines. It’s a study of corporate identity design manuals from the 1960s to early 1980s. The book includes manuals created for NASA, Lufthansa, British Steel, NYC Transit Authority, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, and more. The ABC manual is from my collection that I’ve contributed.

I’ve been really looking forward to this book. Manuals are such a great learning resources because they’re not only great to look at, but they also give you insight into the rationale and thinking behind each system. You get to experience what the designers were thinking.

The foreword was written by Massimo Vignelli and the book includes text from Adrian Shaughnessy, NASA designer Richard Danne, Greg D’Onofrio and Patricia Belen of Display, Armin Vit, Sean Perkins and John Lloyd.

Available in March and you can pre-order now.