Bae Byung Woo / Bae Bien – U

Okay, not sure how this works exactly. So in a previous post, I asked if somebody knew of the official site of Korean photographer Bae Byung-Woo. And a nice person by the name of Hsin Yin Low sent me the official site. However his name is different here. Bae Bien-U? Not sure how it works. Regardless, here is a nice repository of more of his works. The only thing that I am missing from this site are some of those more gritty pictures of age that were captivitating in the first post. Regardless. Enjoy!

Sascha Kleis

Still looking for some more information on this designer. Does anybody have anything? Please let me know. This work has no time, no boundaries and no shelf life. Truly amazing. I wish there was a website to point you to, but I’ve just a few samples I’ve dug up. Have a look see when time permits at the amazing work of Sascha Kleis for ECM.

Rosie Hardy

An arresting collection of self portraits from budding UK-based photographer Rosie Hardy. Thanks to Dave.

Bae Byung-Woo

This website is horrendous. But I have been seeing much of this gentlman’s work here and there in Seoul. And everytime I see it, I am always pleasantly astounded. Truly amazing work. Does anybody know if there is a website of his own out there where I can see more of his photos? Please let me know. In the meantime, enjoy the work of Mr. Bae Byung-Woo.

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

Just as every music enthusiast will occasionally toss the iPod or CD collection to one side, pull his or her vinyl collection out of the dusty box, and lie there listening to the nostalgic scratch of some long-forgotten classics – you can imagine my enthusiasm on recently discovering a series of interviews with my first memory wave of design celebrities or ‘rock stars’ from the 80’s and 90’s on Debbie Millman’s ‘Design Matters’ podcasts. If you were a student in either of these eras (which I imagine many of our readers where), then these come highly recommended (Chris was kind enough to cover some of this subject a while back). Brody, Saville, Fella, Carson, Glaser and Curtis are just to name but a few. This morning it was a cross-atlantic call with Vaughan Oliver, with notable mention of the much under-mentioned Chris Bigg. For those who aren’t over familiar, Oliver was thrust into the design limelight back in the late 70’s for his openly self-indulgent and somewhat rebellious artwork for the record label 4AD.

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Kenji Toma

There are a ton of imitators, but none of them come close to the mastery that Kenji Toma exhibits. Truly stunning work. Nice1.

Coming Soon

Seriously top notch branding work here, covering the whole spectrum with consistency and attention to detail to the very core. The inclusion of hand-crafted processes only adds to the overall panache. Coming Soon from Belgium…

Debbie Carlos / Human Nature

beautiful sensibility, this series puts a smile on a wednesday and needs a hug. your welcome mRO.

Shinkansen ver.2 | Daihei Shibata

This came link came from my friend Hideki. I love this video by Daihei Shibata. Nice1.

Tom Phillips / The Dead Photos

facing the reality of death in a rather light-hearted and well travelled manner. in the depths of my soul or stomach i found myself silently laughing as i browsed the collection. i may be sick, but either way this series is brilliant. nice1 indeed.


Raum Mannheim

Just returned from a short stint in Istanbul, where I had the pleasure of visiting the Istanbul Modern. What was striking aside from the exhibitions, was the sheer amount of top-notch print collateral on display: books, posters, stationery, notebooks galore. So as any curious designer would do I fell into the tourist trap of spending way too much in the gift shop but also as means to an end of researching which mystery design companies where behind all the products, in an attempt to discover some new hidden gems. One of which is Raum-Mannheim, who are definitely one to keep an eye on. Unfortunately little can be uncovered in terms of further information on this outfit (as the site is set in German), but the work clearly speaks for itself. Hurray for the euro-boutiques!

Colorcubic, Then Francesco Franchi

Colorcubic is a multidisciplinary creative studio founded by Michael John and Christy Lai. There are sneak peeks of a great deal of eclecticism going on here, but I’d been led to hear of them from seeing a post they did on this totally compelling publication – Intelligence in Lifestyle (featured here – check out that mast head for starters!). I was a bit gutted to discover their website is still under construction, but you can see more of their work on their Behance page here. So credit where credit is due, it turns out the magazine’s rich aesthetic is the brainchild of a one Francesco Franchi, who’s further delights you can see here on the Flickr stream.

Jimmy Soat

The uber talented Jimmy Soat has updated with some new pieces in his range. Again, the attention to detail and the high level of aesthetics are unmatched.