People have been waiting for this for quite some time and Scott Hansen was teasing us real good. Well it wasn’t his fault as he wasn’t allowed to reaveal the design until it was available in Obama’s campaign shop. Now that the wait is over I know that it was well worth it. It is amazing how Iso50 manages to put so much inspiration into one single design. Now all I’m hoping for is a couple of close-up scans to see all the details.
If your lucky enough to live in California then you’re in for a treat. An artist (if you know his name please tell me) has transformed all his walls into pieces of art over a time of more than 2 years. Now that he sold the house he has to paint over everything. Before destroying everything though he offers us the chance to see his artwork one last time. I really wish I could be there…
Incidentally a lot of bold, block type was used.
The number one t-shirt community Threadless now offers prints. Every monday they will release 3 new poster designs in a limited edition of 250 each. It’s like framing one of their tees. Enjoy the beauty of threadless designs in your home without the need of a washing machine. Read the whole story on the official news board.
The UK-based designer and freelancer John Latham has it all: beautiful work and the greatest identity name ever. He works under the alias “Monkeysee Monkeydesign” and his art is influenced a great deal by Scott Hansen (iso50). Many artists try to recreate this style, but John really managed to capture the retro feel of it without giving the impression of a simple rip-off. As well as being a master at typographic design Latham, who only started in 2006, has a great sense for colours.
So here we are again with the free fonts list. Today I have restricted myself to ultra bold, techno style, fonts. I didn’t really know what to call them. Some might describe the fonts as retro or disco. The block letters are ideal for poster graphics. I bet you have all seen the amazing video of D.A.N.C.E by Justice. It offers a great illustration on how you can use this kind of fonts in simple, effective, t-shirt designs as shown in the screenshots below.
Please remember that although all fonts are free for personal and non-commercial use you have to check the indivual disclaimers to find out if and how you can incorporate them in commercial designs.
I’ve compiled a list of the best black and white designs featuring print and animation. When using only these 2 colours all that matters is the composition which makes it so much harder to produce something beautiful. You can’t rely on any colour schemes to simulate a feeling or speak to your audience. This makes it that much more special when you discover a gorgeous black and white design. I’ve got the idea for this post after stumbling onto the works of Maxim Zhestkov, a 22 year old director and designer based in Russia. He’s a genius and uses no colours whatsoever. Below are a few screenshots and prints by Zhestkov.
Works by Maxim Zhestkov
It’s been 3 years since the majestic album “Plans” and Death Cab for Cutie have finally released their new album called “Narrow Stairs”. The first single comes with a beautiful 8 minute long video. “I will possess your Heart” has the kind of melody you can lose yourself in. Have a look/listen for yourself. DCfC really manage to make a bond between design music and design. Their website has a lovely retro feeling and the new album cover is pure genius. Not to forget their concert posters (including works of Jason Munn). I’m off buying Narrow Stairs.