Tagged: graphic design
  1. 15

    Aug 2014

    Paul Rand (1914 – 1996)

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    Paul Rand was an American graphic designer, and would have been 100 years old today. Best know for his corporate identity designs. Some of his well famous logo designs include IBM, UPS, Enron, Westinghouse, and ABC.

    Mr Rand pulled inspiration from multiple field including art, design, architecture, literature, and philosophy. By having such a vast pool of thought, by experimenting, and by confidently not being original, the work he produced was considered ground-breaking. He also understood the importance of humour in his work, the easiest way to make a client happy is to make them smile.

    Mr Rand’s work and words still resonate today. A brilliant place to find both is paul-rand.com. I will leave you with a couple of Mr Rand’s quotes, as one is just never enough.

    “Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, words and pictures – it is the designer’s job to select and fit this material together and make it interesting.”

    “Without aesthetic, design is either the humdrum repetition of familiar clichés or a wild scramble for novelty. Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance. Form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form.”

    Happy birthday and thank you, Mr Rand.

  2. 31

    Jul 2014

    Olle Eksell (1918 – 2007)

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    Olle Eksell is a celebrated and distinguished Swedish graphic designer. He is most famous for his iconic Mazetti Cacao Eye design.

    He was born in 1918 in Kopparberg. Mr Eksell, knew from very young age that he wanted to become an advertising illustrator. Between 1930 to 1941, he studied illustration and graphic art in Stockholm. After graduating Mr Eksell found work at the Ervaco advertising agency in Sweden. After getting married however, decided to sail to America where he and his wife continued their studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

    Throughout his career he worked on advertising posters, logos, postcards and products. His avant-garde, yet timeless, approach garnered him membership to the AGI, countless awards, and an honorary Professorship from the Swedish Government.

    A great place to find out more about Olle Eksell is on the official website. The best place to see more of his work is in the beautiful book aptly titled, Olle Eksell: Swedish Graphic Designer.

  3. 12

    Oct 2013

    Miguel Sousa

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    Miguel kindly got in touch with us via our official facebook fan page and boy are we glad that he did.

    His rather surrealistic work is a joy to look at. Although its predominantly illustration it does have a graphical vibe. His good use of negative spaces, typography and layout make him a fantastic modern editorial illustrator. Although he studied for a degree in graphic design he is now taking a masters in illustration and animation. We look forward to seeing more from this fellow.

  4. 4

    Sep 2013

    Juan Casini

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    The bright colours and perfect forms found in Argentinean Juan Casini’s work are to die for. On his website you’ll find some fantastic sketch books with lots of experimental collage and type cuttings, some great personal projects including ‘Animal Gods’, as well as client work for web, games, character design and more. Jolly good fun; mosey on over.

  5. 23

    Jul 2013

    Panfilia aka iThinkp.!

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    I love these zany vector creations by Italian graphic designer and illustrator iThinkp.! The website is full of mad characters, and I particularly like the one in the footer (a little runaway blob holding up an arm which is a holding up a pencil)! From looking at all the interesting projects on show, I can see that iThinkp.! brings a bit of fun to everything. And how about those bright colours!

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