Posted: November 15th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: braun, Design, posters, Print, systems | Comments Off
systems is an exhibition of commissioned poster designs and ‘60s Braun products, that is curated by das programm and produced in association with Braun.
Thirty-four leading graphic designers and studios were invited to produce a poster design on the theme of Braun systems design. The list of contributors includes Experimental Jetset, Spin, Bibliothèque, Derek Kim, Neubau, almost Modern, Hey, Lundgren+Lindqvist and many more. I’ve also been asked to contribute, which is a great honor for me to be included in such an amazing group of designers.
I also designed the official website, which is hosted here on A1. We will be adding six new designs everyday, so be sure to check back.
The exhibit will take place from Nov. 25 – Dec. 31 at the Walter Knoll showroom in London. The works will also be available for purchase as a limited edition of A1 prints, individually or as a cased set.
I’m very excited to be a part of this great exhibit, and I wish I could experience it in person. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area. More info below.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 31
Walter Knoll London
42, Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6EA
+44(0)20/77 96 59 50
Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: book, Books, Design, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, posters | Comments Off
Next month, Lars Müller Publishers is releasing “Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann”, a book that showcases a selection of posters designed by Müller-Brockmann. No photos of the spreads, but this is definitely going in my collection.
Posted: September 12th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: chairty, Design, Events, Life, posters, Water | Comments Off
For those who aren’t familiar with Charity: Water, they’re a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world. Most of us take clean drinking water for granted, but not everyone is so lucky. Here are some stats to ponder:
90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
For their September Campaign, Charity: Water invited 14 designers to create limited-edition India-inspired posters. The poster featured here was designed by Jonathan & Melissa Motzkin of Makewell.
The posters are only $20, and 100% of profits will go to water projects in Orissa, India. Get one here. Get some nice art to decorate your walls, and help get clean and safe water to people who need it.
Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, posters, spain | Comments Off
Some nice work by Barcelona based studio, Marnich.
Posted: July 17th, 2013 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: 110c, crane, crane lettra, cricket design works, custom letterpress, hand illustration, herb, Illustration, Letterpress, letterpress printing, minneapolis, pearl white, Poster, posters, spice | Comments Off
Cricket Design Works is a full-service visual communications consultancy based out of Madison, Wisconsin. We printed their multi-colored business cards a few years back and completed this tasty poster duo for them just this past winter.
Appealing to both our eyes and taste buds, these illustrative posters were letterpress printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White cotton stock wtih three inks, a green, an orange, and a brown common to both versions. Nestled amongst a massive amount of foodie knowledge, the illustrations keep solid areas of color to a minimum, really showing off the letterpress impression with some hand drawn line work.
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: August 27th, 2012 | Author: Antonio Carusone | Filed under: Design, Graphic Design, grid system, Grid Systems, International Typographic Style, posters, Print, Swiss | Comments Off
Some very nice work from Switzerland based studio, Bureau Collective.
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
Nike Branding System/span>
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.