Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Deichmanske Library Identity

December 28th, 2010

Mikael Floysand completed this project for the Deichmanske Library as a final exam while at Westerdals School of Communication. The project included identity, promotional and editorial design.

The library’s goal is to become one of the most modern and functional libraries in Europe by combining the old library tradition with new digital media advancements. It will also function as a cultural institution, housing concerts, a café/bar, lectures & debates. The identity focuses on the many sides of the institution by building a brand that constantly evolves rather than being static, just as the library itself is supposed to.

The part I enjoy the most about this identity is that the logo is modular. It has more than just one form but when applied, it still is recognizable as the same/similar. Also the typefaces, color palette, and paper stock that were used give off a great european vintage vibe.

Synthesizer 76 iPad App

December 20th, 2010

Ever come across an app that is so beautifully designed that you buy it regardless of whether or not you’ll actually use it? Jonas Eriksson’s Synthesizer 67 app design is one of those prime things that I feel I need to get my hands on. The graphics are really great, so great that not only do I want to buy the app, but also an iPad.

Via Looks Like Good Design

Art Institute Portfolio Presentation

December 14th, 2010

For any of you in the Seattle area, I will be showing some of my work in my graduation presentation at Benaroya Hall Wednesday, December 15th from 1-3PM. This is a great time to meet you guys and show you a couple projects in person. I might even be taking emails for invites to Designspiration.

More information on the event page.

Vintage Airline Tags

December 8th, 2010

A collection a Day posted four sets of these great vintage airline baggage tags. Its quite a shame that the United States can’t adopt a better design for the tags. The design itself is far more appealing than the traditional baggage tags that we see.

Check out more baggage tags.

The 2010 Designers Wishlist

December 7th, 2010

Its that time of year when we all have to pull our best gift ideas out of our hats. This list is compiled of some reasonably priced gifts as well as some that may just stay on your own list for years to come. All are great ideas to give as gifts to your design friends or to even sneak them into your own stocking.

Hit the jump to see the items on the list and to share your gift ideas!


Herman Miller Collection

December 6th, 2010

What a beautiful yet small collection of Herman Miller’s graphic design from the 1930s to the 1970s. George Nelson, John Massey, Charles and Ray Eames, Tomoko Miho, Steve Frykholm, Donald Gwaltney, all contributed to the success of Herman Miller and its contemporary design. George Nelson actually designed the Herman Miller logo in 1947. He also designed one of the company’s first manufacturing facilities in 1958.

These were all of the Herman Miller items that I could find but if you’re daring, sift through this pool.

Hello Couture

December 3rd, 2010

Stumbled upon this elegant project by Ryan Atkinson on Behance. The project was a mini poster series that brought design, typography and a bit of fashion together as a collaboration.

More images on Behance.

Innis Arden Mid-Century Modern Remodel

December 1st, 2010

Build LLC recently completed a beautiful renovation to a mid-century modern home in Seattle’s Innis Arden neighborhood. On all of Build’s projects but this project in particular, they’ve done an exceptional job working key modern aesthetics into the structure and interior design.

As you work your way through the house your eyes will come to rest on one really great feature—the fireplace. The minimalist design using steel panels around a a clear front window really adds the needed touch to feel authentic to mid-century design. The wood selection of the house couldn’t be more relevant or better fitting than it is. Would you want to live here?

More pictures and full process behind the renovation: Part 1 & Part 2.


November 24th, 2010

30 x 46″ poster designed by George Tscherny in 1979.

JCPenny packaging designed by Marsha C. Adou in 1979.

JCPenny packaging designed by Lawrence Wolfson w/Art Director David Law, 1979.

Never would I have pictured J.C. Penny to have any design like this, but it did exist momentarily. J.C. Penny also used a logo set in Helvetica Light during their transition from a “Sears like” general merchandiser to a more streamlined department store.

Via Glaser Archives

Retro Airline Bags

November 22nd, 2010

Airlines Originals makes these bags look stylish. Get one of bags in the hands of a trendsetter and we may see it make a comeback. The bags actually are quite durable and would make a great alternative to the man purse. Although the cost feels a little steep coming in around $80-95.

Sony Ericsson Campaign

November 19th, 2010

Petronio Associates is the creative agency responsible for this Sony Ericsson campaign. They mainly focus on servicing fashion, beauty and art industry brands with advertising, visual identity, packaging and the brand’s overall direction.

The Desk

November 15th, 2010

There are always little bits of value hidden in these short videos. This particular one is part of a series that looks at how the shapes of objects and how they affect people in different ways on a daily basis. The rest of the series are also equally as interesting, check those out here.

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