Posted: April 5th, 2013 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 100% PCW, 130, custom letterpress, Design, Letterpress, minneapolis, mohawk, mohawk options, Poster, posters, Studio On Fire Products, summertime, three inks | Comments Off
Sure, it’s technically only spring and there may still be snow on the ground (okay, there is for sure still snow on the ground), but our thoughts have turned dreamily to the hazy days of summer. Inspired by our favorite parts of the season, this poster is hand illustrated and letterpress printed with three inks.
Printed on Mohawk Options 130# cover (a 100% post consumer waste sheet), the poster measures out to final size of 13″ x 20.” It’s available for purchase in our online store, so go ahead and “get some fun!”
Posted: December 21st, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 110c, crane lettra, custom letterpress, four inks, letterpress printing, pearl white, Poster, poster offensive, posters, store, Studio On Fire Products, what we do | Comments Off
Our latest print, which has also been added to our online store, is a poster created for the 6th installment of Poster Offensive (a bipartisan political poster show that happens every two years, coinciding with elections) which was hosted by Big Table Studio in downtown St. Paul this past November.
The poster measures out at 13″ x 20″, with four inks (three beautifully overprinting and a fourth offering some sage words of wisdom) letterpress printed in our Minneapolis studio on Crane Lettra Pearl White 110 lb cover.
Posted: June 15th, 2012 | Author: September Industry | Filed under: branding, Communications, Hort, identity, Nike, posters, Print, stationery | Comments Off
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation — Corporate Identity
When we began working on the new identity of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation we decided to search for a solution that would relate more to the original ideas of Germany’s most influential Modernist school instead of relying on the visual clichés connected to Bauhaus – it seems almost impossible to use circle, square and triangle nowadays without it coming across as ironic or historicist. Apart from stationery, brochures, posters, tickets, website etc. the new identity also included the redesign of the signage of Gropius’ famous Bauhaus building. This factor making it even more important that a clear distinction could be made by visitors what was apart of the original structure and what new additions we had made.
We thought a generic design would work best in order to make this distinction. The new identity was created by using strict typography, a minimalist layout, standardised formats and no colour. Being the most generic and incidental typeface, Courier was selected as the new corporate font. To guarantee a unique identity we changed the capital “A” of Courier according to Herbert Bayer’s well-known logo on the front of the Bauhaus Dessau building. Additionally, the new Bauhaus Dessau logotype is always set vertically. The entire typographic system consists exclusively of common system fonts, an approach connected to the original Bauhaus ideology that demanded functionality and designs based on the potential of mass-production.
Typefaces Used: Dessauer Courier & Arial Black
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Nike USA commissioned us to develop a system that easily allows them to design printed matters in a very short time, to communicate the special moment of a day. There are different kind of solutions possible. Pure typography vs. a strong image from the game – or all together as one poster. C l e v e l a n d – C o l o u r s vs. Lakers-Colours. Let the game begin.
Typeface Used: Magnificent Momentum (Custom)
Calle Underground Branding
We were commissioned to work on the branding for Calle Underground. We developed a visual system for printed matter – like flyers, posters, catalogs – as well as moving image, events and apparel.
Calle Underground is a sub-brand of Calle. The identity is an interaction between two layers. The spontaneous use of the Calle typeface on the format, as well as the interaction of the doodles, create a flexible system that can steadily expand. Both levels communicate rhythm and movement, improvisation and action – like in street soccer.
Typeface Used: Super Grotesk
Nike: Witness Campaign
Nike USA commissioned us to design the key visuals for the WITNESS campaign. LeBron James is playing in different cities and is wearing a special shoe. Therefore we came up with these nice letterpress images.
Typeface Used: Custom
Nike: The World Is Watching
Oliver wanted to provide notecards for the fashion press at his Spring/Summer menswear show at the finale of London Fashion Week 2012. The solution uses a single sheet of folded paper to hold four A6 cards.
Typeface Used: Custom
HORT began its inhabitance back in 1994, under the previous stage name of EIKES GRAFISCHER HORT, named after Eike König the original founder. HORT is a direct translation of the studio’s mission — a creative playground — a place where ‘work and play’ can be said in the same sentence. Once a household name in the music industry HORT is now, a multi-disciplinary creative hub. Not just a studio space, but an institution devoted to making ideas come to life. A place to learn, a place to grow, and a place that is still growing. Not a client execution tool, HORT has been known to draw inspiration from things other than design.
Having admired HORT’S approach to design for quite some time now, it only recently dawned on me that HORT have never actually been featured on SI! So today I can finally atone for this “crime” and feature a nice selection of their newer projects with more to come in the near future (at this time of writing, HORT were having some trouble accessing higher-re versions of other projects).
Big thank you once again to Eike and Elizabeth for making this feature possible and I hope you, dear SI reader, enjoyed this feature :)
Posted: May 21st, 2012 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Denver, Design, Graphic Design, grid system, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, olympics, posters | Comments Off
The 1976 Winter Olympic Games were originally awarded to the city of Denver, but they withdrew after some financial concerns. But during the bid, Massimo Vignelli designed a few things, including this wonderful candidate poster. This is one of my personal favorite posters from that era, the way the 76 is cropped off acts as a teaser.
Posted: April 20th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 140c, Design, french poptone, Ice Cream, Letterpress, posters, prints, shop, store, Studio On Fire Products, sundaes, three inks, whipped cream, wieners | Comments Off
With warmer weather starting to slide in, we designed this pair of prints to celebrate summer’s tastiest treats. Featuring wieners (tube steaks, anyone?) and ice cream sundaes, these were printed with three inks on French Poptone Whipped Cream 140C.
Sorry, we can’t split the set, only sold as a combo meal. Available in our shop.
Posted: April 2nd, 2012 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, Graphic Design, posters, Print | Comments Off
I’ve featured Bardhi’s work numerous times. I guess you can say I’m a fan of the work. He has updated his site with a bunch of new work.
Posted: March 28th, 2012 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, Graphic Design, grid system, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, minimalism, modernism, Music, posters | Comments Off
I usually hate when the swiss style is abused and used a gimmick, but this is fun. Graphic designer Mike Joyce has taken vintage punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers and redesigned them in the International Typographic Style.