Archive for the ‘Print’ Category

Vintage Graphics from the 1980s

November 27th, 2012



So much respect goes out to the illustrators of these graphics. The graphics appear to have been from a science-fiction magazine or album art, though I’m not sure exactly. The detail of each is quite amazing, particularly the first few. More on Flickr.

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Braun Brochures

July 17th, 2012






These are gorgeous brochures for Braun collected by Das Programm. So simple, yet so effective. I’m not sure who the original designer is, though it could be Wolfgang Schmittel. If you know, let us know by commenting here or at the source post on AisleOne.

Wallpaper Magazine Cover Illustration

November 21st, 2011



Andrew Townsend created this cover illustration for Wallpaper* Magazine. The vibrant colors immediately drew my attention and made me realize that I kind of miss reading physical magazines every month.

Quadradao Studio

April 13th, 2011







Quadradao is a studio out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The top project (blue) was a promotional catalog for a cultural event. I’m particularly fond of the colors used and the treatment of the large type. The second project (brown) was a set of cards featuring the work of the studio.

Studio On Fire Letterpress Calendar Giveaway

April 3rd, 2011



Studio On Fire is one of the best letterpress shops around. Fortunately I have two of their letterpress calendars up for grabs. The calendar is letterpressed with four inks: tonal varnish, silver, copper and black.

To enter, comment on this post and leave your name and email address in the comment form fields. The two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday, April 8th, 2011. If you are a winner I’ll contact you to let you know.

Contributors:
Jan/Jul: Studio On Fire
Feb/Aug: Adam Garcia
Mar/Sept: Brian Gunderson
Apr/Oct: Jessica Hische
May/Nov: We Make It So
Jun/Dec: Aesthetic Apparatus

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Bulletin Publication from the 1972 Olympic Games

March 4th, 2011




The Bulletin was the official report of the preparations leading up to the Olympic Games. It appears they were released as far back as October 1968.

Catch up on the rest of the week’s posts here: A week of design from the 1972 Olympics.
Hit the jump to see more images via the 1972 Olympic Games Archive.

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Posters of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

March 3rd, 2011




These posters for the games weren’t just created for advertising specific events, they were also used for public relations to help the sports be understood throughout the world. Each poster had to fulfill requirements of being intelligible throughout international cultures and appealing to the majority of people.

The use of photographs bled into the design helped symbolize the sport and to be easily comprehended. Remember that old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words?

Catch up on the rest of the week’s posts here: A week of design from the 1972 Olympics.
Hit the jump to see more images via the 1972 Olympic Games Archive.

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Matchboxes of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

March 2nd, 2011





There were many great accessories done for the ’72 Olympics; matchboxes and lighters being of them. Although the design remained very consistent with the rest of the collateral pieces, it doesn’t become redundant or boring. The smaller presentation shows how great design should also work when scaled.

Catch up on the rest of the week’s posts here: A week of design from the 1972 Olympics.
Hit the jump to see more images via the 1972 Olympic Games Archive.

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Ticket Passes of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

March 1st, 2011




Ticket passes are usually the first things we throw away when passing through the entrance gates. Luckily for us the great 1972 Olympic Games Archive collected them and we’re able to see the continuation of simplicity throughout the design collateral.

As a kid I sometimes wish I would have collected things such as ticket passes. I’m sure it would have been interesting to look back at the design—if only I would’ve been into design at that age. Also it would have helped to be born twenty years earlier.

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Brochures of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

February 28th, 2011



The overly minimal and straight-to-the-point design was appropriate and entirely useful as an overheading design theme for the ’72 Olympics. These printed brochures focused more on the necessary information and excluded nonsensical riff raff—less really said much more.

Hit the jump to see more images all brought to us via the 1972 Olympic Archive.

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A Week of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

February 28th, 2011


The 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany had some of the greatest and most memorable graphic design of the 20th century. The pieces shown here throughout the week were all designed by Otl Aicher, an outstanding German graphic designer. Besides the work done for the games he also worked on the corporate branding for Lufthansa Airlines in 1969 as well as designed the “M” logo of the Munich Airport.

Tune in this post each day of the week or the front page of the blog to get the latest post.

Day 1: Brochures
Day 2: Ticket passes
Day 3: Matchboxes
Day 4: Posters
Day 5: Bulletin Print Publication

Screen Printed – D.Nine & Successful Speaking

April 25th, 2009


Two new projects have been added to the constantly growing project wall. The first is for Inspirational Minds (Inspirational Minds Live Lives), originally a Wanken sub-portfolio section but now expanded to encompass more range of ideas. This new project is titled ‘Successful Speaking Inspires Minds’ and it really is just that–successful speakers inspire you.

The original, still standing idea is to bring together lessons from inspirational speakers such as David Lemley, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Mau, and Seth Godin so that we can appreciate what they’re doing. To begin the project, I’ve started screen-printing posters. The first test run was in tabloid format, which to my eye seemed small. The next test run will be in a larger format (14/20 or 13/19 depending on screens). Continue reading to see images of the SSIM transparencies and exposed screen and test run of Dnine Series 1 posters.