Category: Design / Graphic

What happened to the design blog?

This is a question we are seriously asking ourselves these days. As you may have noticed GraphicHug has recently come-back from a long hiatus and we can’t help but notice that the web-publishing landscape has changed radically. Did everyone retreat to Tumblr? Even many of…

L2M3

L2M3 is the design practice of German designer Sascha Lobe. Founded in 1999, the studio has focused primarily on designing visual identities for exhibitions and cultural institutions. In their own words they have “high standards of form and content”. A simple gander at their portfolio…

Studio Marie Lusa

An unassuming package would be how we describe the playful editorial work coming from Zurich-based Studio Marie Lusa. Founded by designer Marie Lusa in 2012 the four-member studio has an impressive portfolio focused on editorial and book design. Their work for artists and cultural publishers plays…

Ines Cox

In 2014, Ines Cox set up her personal studio operating as a designer in the field of graphic design and typography. Before setting out on her own, she was the other half of Cox & Grusenmeyer, who we wrote about earlier. Cox has an especially enthusiastic…

Bureau Grusenmeyer

Lauren Grusenmeyer is a Brussels-based designer whose independent practice demonstrates a strong intellect with a love of making. This combination of thought and action are seen throughout her portfolio works, which consists of posters, installations, exhibition designs for various clients and institutions around northern Europe.…

OK-RM

OK-RM has been designing classy and intelligent design projects since forming in 2008. The collaborative studio is run by founding partners Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath. We are particularly taken by their straightforward and direct approach to typography. You can see that no-nonsense attitude in their Billboard…

Julia

This London-based studio Julia has been crafting sharp graphics and type designs since forming in late 2008. The three partners Valerio Di Lucente, Erwan Lhuissier, and Hugo Trimm form an international team decided to work together shortly after graduating from the Royal College of Art. We have…

Wayne Daly

We don’t know much about the London-based graphic designer Wayne Daly, but we love his delicate typographic craft. His portfolio consists mostly of books and exhibition materials for contemporary galleries and publishers. Even his online portfolio demands patient consideration like his book designs. He is…

Eline Mul

We really enjoy the playful range of Eline Mul‘s work. The recent CalArts MFA alum blends her Dutch design education with American confidence. Check out her work!  

Ghazaal Vojdani

Strong typography and fun visuals by London-based independent designer Ghazaal Vojdani. The work strikes a nice balance between intellectual, trendy, and whimsical. Working with designer Mark Owens, photographer David Brandon Geeting, and Bidoun magazine Vojdani runs with cool company.

COMMON NAME

Stellar work from NYC-based studio COMMON NAME. The work by Yale MFA alumni Yoonjai Choi and Ken Meier, along with a team of collaborators, is sharp and smart. They have a successful practice at a time when small studios are increasingly rare in NYC. Working closely with…

Sean Kuhnke

Amazing work by Yale MFA Sean Ervan Kuhnke. If you have been to the New Museum in New York City recently you have seen his strong typographic work. We are also very impressed by his Risographic printing. Nice1.

Mike Willis

Solid work from English designer Mike Willis. His retro style makes us long for days past and more physical music packaging.

Motoi Shito

Exquisite work from Tokyo-based Art Director and Design Motoi Shito. The delicate sense of typography and color really add a fresh touch to projects for luxury and fashion clients.

CLANDA

Clanada is the collaborative graphic design practice of Lana Caver, Natash Chandani and Danielle Aubert. Their studio moniker is a clever amalgam of their respective names. The three designers have have worked for a variety of organizations including AIGA, Columbia University, GSAPPP, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit,…

Lester Beall

“The way a man lives is  essential to the work he produces.  The two cannot be separated.” – Lester Beall

DixonBaxi ReFresh

Updates to the always solid design studio of DixonBaxi / Formula 1 Brand Sting / Sony Max Channel Branding to name a few.

Brazilians are Hardcore

Every late night spent at every studio I have worked in has been shared with a Brazilian designer. I am not sure where such discipline and rigor comes from, but it’s very much present in their culture. A couple studios from Brazil are showing a…

Hinterland Studio

Hinterland is a New York-based multidisciplinary design studio. We create books, magazines, brochures, identities, packaging, illustrations, and more. We believe that the best work comes from a close collaboration between client and studio. We have a passion for solving design problems and for integrating all…

IYA Studio Launch

IYA collaborates with like-minded clients and agencies to create innovative and well crafted ideas across the fashion, lifestyle and sport sectors.

Non-Format / David Bowie

Taking inspiration from the notion of Axis Thinking (the brainchild of frequent Bowie collaborator Brian Eno) the design depicts a series of mixers with sliders positioned so as to describe each Bowie album within Non-Format’s own framework of extremes.

Colin Snow

Young graphic designer, who resides in LA. Keep your eyes on this fella. Solid work Mr. Snow / hug1.

Wim Crouwel A Graphic Odyssey

March 30-July 03 2011 The Design Museum celebrates the prolific career of the Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel in this, his first UK retrospective. Regarded as one of the leading designers of the twentieth century, Crouwel embraced a new modernity to produce typographic designs that…

Toormix

Toormix is a Barcelona-based design studio. “Playing with brands since 2000.” Worth a look.

Building Fashion At HL23

Watson & Company set up temporary installations under the High Line at HL23 for Building Fashion. Building Fashion pairs fashion designers with architects in an installation series exploring the intersection of architecture & fashion through integrated store and exhibition design.

Catherine Griffiths

While in New Zealand, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Catherine Griffiths, who from my short time there, I can equate to perhaps something akin to an artery, heart, or hub. She was and is a connector, an invigorator and a catalyst. She…

Eps51

The portfolio of Eps51 epitomizes the offspring of a multi-culturally informed design sensibility with impeccable conceptual flair.

Alison Haigh

Alison Haigh was nominated winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the Grafik Design Awards 2010 by none other than Peter Saville. She has an intriguing (and somewhat slightly bewildering in parts) selection of work in her portfolio. It’s certainly worth checking out when time…