Jaye Rhee by Sp ct r / Sulki&Min

Another wonderful publication from the wonderful world that is Specter Press / Sp ct r design by that wonderful duo Sulki&Min. Here’s a bit of text from their site:

Jaye Rhee is a New York-based artist who regularly exhibits work at various international venues. Imageless is Rhee’s first monograph, which surveys her work encompassing video, performance, photography, and installation. The presentation of the body of work is punctuated by four essays: Carol Becker on the ‘Real Fake’; Raúl Zamudio on the ‘Art in Motion’; Sara Reisman on the ‘Performed and Crafted’; and Edwin Ramoran on one of Rhee’s projects, Bambi.

Graphic Design on the Radio

It’s been a while but recently started tuning into some updates at Graphic Design on the Radio. Grez, mentioned this a little while back. And its nice to see this still up and going and thriving. I link to this today for no other reason then to say it never fails to provide a bit of hope and a bit of warm feelings on any winter day for any struggling designer just trying to figure things out. Have a listen!

Ruud Van Empel

Discorvered on Design for Mankind’s blog, the work of this Amsterdam based photographer, Ruud Van Empel, is colorful, very graphic, sometimes “geometric”, with a very specific atmosphere for each photo.

News and many more nice pics to see on his website.

Print-Process

Print-Process was founded by Blam [Mark Blamire] in November 2010 and is a sister company to the ever-popular, online print/poster outlet Blanka. The unique service enables a fixed pricing structure, whereby the customer can specify his or her size of poster – depending on their requirements. There are some serious gems to found on here (some of which I’ve featured here); of both old favorites as well as new stars, available in high quality giclée reproductions. I’m surprised I haven’t come across this before, as the link came courtesy of my friend Joao who is currently chipping away at his newly-launched blog – Flat Times. Obrigado!

U&lc

Pretty stoked that back issues of U&lc, The Inter­na­tional Journal of Typo­graph­ics are available as pdf download here.

Wim Crouwel ‘In His Own Words’ By Toon Lauwen

Another nice gem now available by the wonderful folks at Typotheque, this looks like a beauty and surely one for all to digest as time and capacity allow. Here is a bit of text from Typotheque:

Wim Crouwel ‘in his own words’ presents a selection of lectures and articles delivered by Wim Crouwel between 1973 and 2006. Crouwel’s texts, who has lectured all over the world, document a lengthy and important career as a designer (professor and museum director) that spans from the early postwar years until the first decennium of the 21st century. The book mirrors a highly committed professional: a pragmatist, critical observer and at some decisive points: a utopian even. The outgoing/diplomatic character of Crouwel, who has always dressed immaculately, is shown in a small portfolio of portraits, made by different photographers over a period of almost sixty-five years.

A Minor Arc: Moon Jung Jang

One of our own, the mighty Moon Jung Jang is having an exhibition at the University of Georgia. If in the area, have a look see. The graphic simplicity and power is simply amazing. Have a closer look!

Poster Offensive

Poster Offensive’s Flickr set contains some really arresting designs. The collective was apparently first organized in 2004 as a response to George W Bush being elected for a second term as President of the United States! It’s a mixed bag in terms of artists. One that really stood out for me is this one from Jon Forss titled ‘Destroyer of Words’ (above).

Eight48

Eight 48 has just printed yet another awesome publication. This current issue is a collection of work based around the theme of poster design. The first 200 magazines sold will contain a limited edition A1 poster. Go get yours now.

Friends of Type

A lot of people out there find inspiration, but there a few out that make it. Friends of Type is a crew of friends who express their passion every moment they get. The founding members have been pushing each others’ creative buttons for years (Aaron Carambula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong, and Jason Wong). Occasionally, they have a few guest hitters step into the lineup (Matt Owens and Rob Alexander), but the four pump out a solid roll of type goodness steadily. Bookmark this site and keep an eye out on their store. Happy Monday.

Music Graphics

In light of the release of Tony Wilson’s memorial and the new England football team shirt, you will have no doubt seen Peter Saville’s name lately rearing to the surface of design journals and the blogosphere. So I thought I should dig through some of my archives to re-educate myself with some of the work which propelled him to fame and notoriety. Namely the work which Saville produced for the sector which every designer would love to prostitute themselves for – the music industry.

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Tobias Röttger

Some nice work from this Hort designer from Berlin.

Chivas Launches Limited Edition Tin By Alex Trochut

Award- winning graphic designer and illustrator Alex Trochut has just recently collaborated with award-winning scotch whisky Chivas Regal to launch a limited edition gift tin for the brand’s 12 Year Old expression. Here is an extract from a recent article about the new design:

“The gift tin (featured above), which will be available globally, was inspired by the Chivas Regal heraldry and label crest, and incorporates a contemporary, bold monogram based on the twists and movements of a steel ribbon. The tin, which has a dramatic metallic finish, is simple, elegant, contemporary and masculine – the qualities that perfectly match those of the multi-award-winning Chivas Regal 12 Year Old.”

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