Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Peter Guthrie

July 15th, 2010








Yes, that’s right. These are all 3D renders. Peter Guthrie is a freelance visualization artist based in Falun, Sweden. From 1995-2000 he studied Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, then worked for a number of Architect’s Practices including RMJM Ltd. and Richard Murphy Architects in Scotland. His work is among some of most realistic I’ve ever seen in this field. So good in fact that I only found out that the Allandale House images were 3D by digging deeper and coming across Peter’s site.

I often wonder where visualization/3D artists should draw the line when creating super realistic environments or if they should at all. The only reason I say this is because Peter’s work is almost unidentifiable as 3D work.

Can you tell these are renderings?

You can see more of his process by rumbling through his blog.

Oxford Metrics Group Annual Report

July 12th, 2010





Z3—a design studio out of the United Kingdom—designed this beautiful annual report for their client Oxford Metrics Group. The report was hardbound with a pullout glued onto the cover.

Artiva Design

July 6th, 2010


Artiva Design is a creative studio located in Genoa, Italy and have been around since 2003. Their work is based on the interests of two designers, Daniele De Batté and Davide Sossi, in visual art, graphic design, illustration and multimedia. The thing about Artiva’s work that I just love—same goes for most of the international style works—is that it is pure and the message clear.

Apple Announces the Beautiful New iPhone 4

June 7th, 2010





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The first time I saw the new iPhone via Gizmodo I was very skeptical about the design simply because of the square-ish feel. On top of that I really just wasn’t to accept the change. All of the previous products had these beautiful rounded edges and just felt fluid in your hand. I now see this design as giving the phone more substance. The design to me just feels more modern. I would love to get my hands on this phone and also this house—what a perfect, modern fit.

See the key features.

Mid Century Flip Clocks

June 3rd, 2010




Prior to seeing the Mid Century Modernist’s post about flip clocks, I hadn’t the slightest interest in these type of clocks. However, I’m now very interested and am trying to find a clock like the first image of the 3D rendered Ricoh Clock. I particularly love the reversed type on all of thse and the beautiful number flip that happens as the time changes.

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Hexagonal Spaghetti Packaging

May 20th, 2010




Neal Fletcher designed this intriguing spaghetti package while in his second year at the University of Central Lancashire. I find this packaging particularly interesting in the sense that it divides up serving size. I find this helpful as I constantly over do the serving size every time when I make spaghetti.

Sustainable Typography by Autobahn

May 19th, 2010






Autobahn is a Netherlands-based graphic design agency. This project that they created was for a festival of performances to be held, triggered by twenty-five works of art. To help navigate people around the works of art, Autobahn created this typographic way-finding system.

Each of these forms were laser cut from sustainable polystyrene. After the event was over, the objects were rounded up and recycled. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the designers got their hands back on these beautiful foam pieces when the event was over.

V-One Jet Charter Branding

May 14th, 2010

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It’s been nearly a year and a half since I completed this project in school. The project was a self-initiated re-branding of V1 Private Jet charter. The reason for tackling this particular company was that their branding was loose. It looked as if the aspect of design throughout their brand had been lost sight of. Being that V1 is a jet charter service that offers their luxury-minded clientele on-demand private jet charter services for both domestic and international travel, I tackled this design in a whole new way than their previous mark.

The initial reaction when beginning the logo process was that the previous V-One was in resemblance of something too close to military and science (periodic table of elements). The new logo utilized a powerful mark in addition to hand-drawn type. The new logo represents aspects of their clients: luxury and exclusiveness. The logo’s “V” shape also incorporates a slice that enables the shape to be interpreted as a bird flying high, or a jet taking off up and to the left.

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New Bohemian Signs

May 7th, 2010






Stumbled across these awesome sign peices by New Bohemian Signs, a San Francisco based business. Their work is in hand-painted signs and have been doing it since 1993. Be sure to pay a visit to their website to see more of their stunning works.

Two Thousand Ten Calendar by AisleOne

April 30th, 2010

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This is a gorgeous limited edition 2010 calendar by Aisle One. The calendar size is 16.5″ x 23.5″ (A2) and is printed on Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110 lb paper. This is the same brand of paper as this other calendar I posted. I would love to have this hanging on my wall but it looks like they are sold out.

One Man’s Pantone Past

April 26th, 2010

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I came across this set of ridiculously cool, used-looking Pantone chips a while back and had to share them. I’m led to believe that David Hyde is the owner of these chips. The aged color and tears are really cool to reference, but other than that, there really isn’t that much to them.

Check out all of them on My Pantone Past.

Serif + Sans Serif Classification

April 19th, 2010






It’s a beautiful thing to see typefaces classified and grouped for us to quickly look at from day to day. Particularly I’ve found the Periodic Table of Typefaces to be most helpful. For nearly a year I had it as my desktop background. Every time I looked at my desktop I was looking at type and studying. You can grab the full desktop version here.

These next posters by Martin Plonka are all about Serif and Sans-serif classification. Besides being a beautiful set, I could see them being very useful in classrooms to help students understand the categories of type as well as seeing examples of the type in application. These posters are somewhat small but Martin covers these categories:

• Slab Serif
• Serif Old Style
• Serif Transitional
• Serif Modern
• Sans Humanist
• Sans (Neo)Grotesque
• Sans Geometric

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