1. thedsgnblog:

    Swing Estudio    |    http://swingestudio.com

    "Label design for artisan beer Diablos Joe, for microbrewery Tyris."

    Swing is a multidisciplinary studio, specialized in graphic design, communication, branding and illustration, based in Valencia, Spain. The studio is composed of Pilar Cabot and Xavier Lacruz. 

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    (Source: behance.net, via divisionsofdesign)

     
  2. rosenbergjordan:

    Check out The Liaisons, a cool band I made album art for.

    (via alwaysinstudio)

     
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  4. richerconcept:

    Love when art direction and typography have nothing to do with Adobe Creative Cloud.

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  6. youandsaturation:

    Tokyo Cafe

    Tokyo Cafe is a casual, Japanese-inspired cafe that serves a unique and hearty array of western and Japanese dishes and desserts, a varied selection of specialty drinks, and premium Japanese drip coffee in a setting that is elegant yet relaxed, classic yet youthful.

    More: STATIONERY OVERDOSE

    (via alwaysinstudio)

     
  7. thedsgnblog:

    Snøhetta    |    http://snohetta.com

    "The Central Bank of Norway announced on October 7 two winner proposals for the design of the new banknotes. Snøhetta’s design will be the foundation for the backsides of the notes, while The Metric System’s design will be the starting point for the fronts.

    When contrasts come together, as when soft meets hard or digital meets analog, a dynamic is created. Our cubical pattern first of all represents pixels; our times visual language. Secondly, it represents mosaic; surface décor put together by different materials of different colors which together create a picture. The cubical pattern constructs the coast, the horizon, and the motive; just as we humans construct our societies on the coast. We have chosen black and white photos to enhance the colors of the cubical pattern, as well as to complement the Norwegian style and tone. The pictures contrast the rational system, and have motives with both direct and indirect storytelling.

    Our goal is to bring people into creating their own interpretations and associations. You will never know exactly what or how, but the design invites you into the beauty of boundaries – the transition between digital and analog, soft and hard – a dynamic that creates tension and life; just as the boundaries of our coast. ”

    Snøhetta Design is a award winning, transdisciplinary brand design agency incorporated within the Snøhetta offices in Oslo and New York. Snøhetta Design clients have projects integrated with Snøhetta Architecture or without any relation to architecture. Our work, regardless of graphic design, interior, landscape or architecture, are projects where we nurture concepts.

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  8. thedsgnblog:

    Quotes on Shit    |    http://quotesonshit.tumblr.com

    We all use so much shit. We collect shit, buy shit, steal shit, trade shit and then throw shit away. So what happens with all this old shit? Is there a life after it leaves our hands? Shit winds up in our garbage, on our streets, in our landfills, and in our junk shops. QOS feel bad for this abandoned and rejected shit so they’re rescuing these objects and breathing new life into them by giving them a voice with words. They want to turn old shit into new shit, and give them a second chance to be loved and help find this shit a new home. QOS is a side project by Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman.

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  10. thedsgnblog:

    Anagrama    |    http://anagrama.com

    "Argo is a consultant’s agency located in Romania. People who are part of this firm, specialize in art investigation and history with a main objective: Discover new artistic work. As a consultant’s agency we created a modern museum-like sensation using a simple color palette. In addition, an emblem inspired on a compass is implemented for the sole purpose of highlighting the brand’s main function, to discover artwork. Argo utilizes it’s own art pieces for its brand communication achieving a sense of belonging and pride to their own work."

    Anagrama is an international branding, architecture and software development firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. Their clients include companies from varied industries in countries all around the world. They create the perfect balance between a design boutique and a business consultancy, from focusing on the development of creative pieces with the upmost attention to details, to providing perfect solutions based on the analysis of tangible data. 

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  11. escapekit:

    Lewis&Nielsen

    American design studio Bunker3022 created branding development for landscape design company 

    Lewis&Nielsen

    (Source: behance.net)

     
  12. artdirections:

    5 WAYS TO UNLOCK CREATIVE BLOCK

    By Andy J. Miller

    My design buddy Jason Sturgill recently suggested I do a post on creative block. Little did he know, it was something I was already thinking about, having had a little bit of trouble with it myself recently.


    1. CHANGE YOUR MEDIUM

    I recently moved to Columbus, OH and I realized that the way you discover new things in a city is by getting lost.

    Eventually though, you quit getting lost, you sink into habit, you getefficient and you stop discovering new things (whether the city has more new things to offer or not).

    When you develop a craft, say drawing for instance, it becomes that efficient, go to habit for creativity. The problem is, in creativity,efficiency is not your only goal. Usually, you’re trying to find something new.

    I draw for a living, but when I get stuck with drawing it helps me to turn to words and writing. When I finally get somewhere I go back to my comfort zone, my craft.


    2. DROP PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS

    I am unashamed to say I have been devouring the back catalog of Sam Weber’s illustration podcast “Your Dreams My Nightmares”. Honestly? In my opinion? It’s one of the best podcasts out there, and if you’re an illustrator, you’ve got no excuse, you need to be listening to it.

    I recently listened to his conversation with Lisa Hanawalt and something she said struck a chord with me: sometimes she stresses out when someone hires her for an editorial job. The reason is that she has all these preconceived notions on what editorial work looks like…then she remembers that they are probably hiring her to do something funny, like she always does.

    Often it’s pressure of some kind that is hampering our creativity, and for me it often comes from preconceived notions.

    When you unlock and open the door wide open, and you quit thinking of what should be, you can start focusing on what something could be.


    3. ESTABLISH CLEAR DEFINITION OF THE PROBLEM.

    My wife and I are TERRIBLE at choosing where we want to eat. I used to want to just jump in the car and decide on the way. She hated that process…and for good reason.

    It is much more efficient if we sat, took the time and determined where we wanted to go, before we set off.

    It’s my temptation to jump in the car and get going because it feels more productive.

    But what happens is I’m now trying to do two things, drive and brainstorm all at the same time, and neither am I doing very well.

    When you have a creative task it’s easy to want to jump in the car and getting moving.

    It feels productive.

    However, more often than not, if you don’t know what you’re tying to achieve or where you want to go, it’s nearly impossible to get there!

    I find when I’m feeling really stifled and confused about a project it’s because I didn’t take the time to understand the problem before hand.

    Sitting down at the beginning and clearly defining the parameters is key to feeling confident and successful in creative endeavors.

    Without understanding the problem, you can’t recognize the solution.


    4. DISMANTLE YOUR FEAR.

    Why are you more likely to win games when you have the home court advantage

    I think part of it is confidence.

    When I think I’m good at something, my head is clear.

    When I try to do something that I’m not sure I’m good at, or I suspect I might even be bad at it, in the back of my mind there is this distracting chatter. It’s the other team’s fans yelling “you suck!”

    There’s actually science that proves that this negative back chatter hurts your performance.

    One thing that always helps me as a general rule: talent is sort of a myth, really there’s just hard work.


    5. MAKE SURE YOU’RE IN THE OPEN MODE

    Recently I listened to a talk about creativity by John Cleese on YouTube.

    His main point was that at any given time, you are either in the openor closed mode and that creativity happens when you’re are in the open mode.

    He says it better than I can, but I took away this: often, when I’m hitting a creative wall, it’s because I’m working and not playing.

    It is in play, or the open mode, where we find creativity. Like in point 2 of this article, dismantling pressure of any kind is essential to getting into this play zone.

     
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  14. type-lover:

    GREAT BLACK MUSIC
    Book design and signage of the exhibition at the Cité de la Musique.Type designed for the project. In collaboration with Doc Levin.
    by Hélène Marian

     
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