Interview Magazine

Yes, another magazine post. I’ve re-discovered my love for the tabloid these days, and I can’t stop myself from writing about it. Interview Magazine is a publication with a long and revered history. Started in 1969 by Andy Warhol, its influenced is far and wide. It “celebrated the cult of celebrity” that Warhol was fascinated by. It was also started around the same time the tape recorder was introduced and therefore the interviews had a raw, unedited, and revealing nature to them. That “real” sense is what defined Interview for years both editorially and in terms of design.

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Simon Griffin

A friend of the Saville, Parris, Wakefield team, Simon, sends us a note and a link to some of the work they are doing. It looks like they are doing work directly with Saville, Parris, Wakefield and a fair share of great work of their own. Peruse, browse, what have you at your convenience. It was pleasing to find some OMD work from 1998 in here. In their own words: The OMD Singles is a compilation album of all OMD’s greatest hits. Andy McCluskey’s brief was to capture the band’s ethos, ‘human electric’, in one definitive image. A combination of human DNA scans and colours sampled from electrical diodes were used to create these models of chromosomes.

Here are some nice other bits too:

And just a few more:

Overall, nice work.

Joel Speasmaker and Anthem Magazine

Boston doesn’t have many great spots to pick up magazines. But the Barnes and Nobles in my new neighborhood has been able to satisfy my publication love. So, I was pleasantly surprised to revisit an old friend of mine, Anthem Magazine.

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architects, designers, art directors and directors setup to form an original fusion of ideas, images, movement and experience. based in nyc.


One of the Method SF visual designers sent this out today, so Jay and LA, and I’m sure quite a few more of you have already seen this. I thought it was worth sharing with everyone else who hasn’t checked it out. It’s the new Identity and Branding system for the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) here in New York, created by Michael Bierut/Pentagram.

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Huy Vu announced the launch of a project he has been working on over the summer with HunterGatherer. It is for Good Magazine. It’s a motion piece on the history of satellites. Very well done! I love the lo fi moments in combination with the animation. Check it out when you have the time!


images I’ve taken from UnderConsideration and a few other spots showing some of that current brand treatment. This is a long one folks. Bear with us. The following is from an exchange fellow Hugger Lisa and I had about a lecture we both attended along with some other Huggers, given by Willy Wong (senior vice president and executive creative director at NYC & Company, the City of New York’s official marketing, tourism, and partnerships organization) and Miriam Greenberg (author of “Branding New York City: How a City in Crisis was Sold to the World”) on the recent rebranding of New York City. Details »


Huy Vu is currently finishing up his degree at RISD.

Paul Lee is a designer from Los Angeles, CA.

Grant Dickson is currently a designer in London.

Jay Wilkinson is a designer in San Francisco.

Sunjin Kim is currently a designer in San Francisco.

Hideki Owa is currently a designer in San Francisco.

Nathan Eames is a designer in New York City. – I’ve been meaning to do this but have not yet done so. Apologies. But I will try to make it a habit from this point on. Been meaning to welcome the new folks that join GraphicHug here and there. GraphicHug is really hug happy to have Huy Vu, Paul Lee, Grant Dickson, Jay Wilkinson, Sunjin Kim, Hideki Owa, and Nathan Eames joining us. Thanks yous. Welcome. Group hug. Thanks.

Robert Samuel Hanson

Bumped into this yesterday and found some pleasure in these illustrations and typography. Thought I would share it with you all. Very nice drawings and restrained and elegant illustrative work. Nice work from Robert Samuel Hanson. awesome bugs / awesome owls.

Look at this awesome animal counter type:

Look at this awesome running tree!:

Great stuff overall:

Otl Aicher

A recent acquaintance of mine, the honorable Mr. Jory Hull just purchased and received one of these bad boys. He actually purchased the one above. This is all part of some piece of work, the branding of the 1972 Münich Olympics, designed by a team under the guidance of the legendary Otl Aicher. I’ve seen these prints and several others going about recently with the flood of Olympic good times and good feelings. It was great to see this in the flesh. This reminds me of the exchange that LA and I had discussed before, about the fall from grace athletics and graphic design have had. Or actually, it further cemented just how far things have strayed. How far things have fallen. How far things have gone. Just imagine lighting a cigarette with one of these:

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This Ain’t No Disco

Ever wanted to know how creative design agencies are from the inside? Ain’t No Disco is a portfolio of agency interiors around the world.

Saville Parris Wakefield

And some just plain good stuff.

Yesterday’s post on the Neu Alphabet lead me in the direction of Saville & Associates. A direction I had not been for quite some time and lo and behold, what is at the end of the pirate chest? A new site? A new name? How long has it been since I have been to this site? Anyways, to my pleasant surprise there is a nice little oomph oomph of new work. And as usual, impeccable. I think something can be said that even through the years, and even though as with most folks, I’m not sure how much design takes place at his hands anymore, the aura still exists.

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