Omotesando Koffee

This hidden gem is to become one of Tokyo’s key community players amidst a recent wave of ‘new generation’ coffee shops. It’s owner, Eiichi Kunitomo – operates the serving process from within a kiosk-inspired minimalist steel cube, located within a traditional Japanese house which forms the outlet and the basis of the shop’s distinctive identity. Details »

David Lewandowski on Tron

In early 2010 a small team of designers and animators were brought together by Digital domain to do the on-screen interface graphics for Tron Legacy. This team included GMUNK, Jake Sargeant and David Lewandowski.

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OCAD University

“Brand are not dead…anything is possible”. Bruce Mau Design’s re-brand of OCAD University is a must see.

DixonBaxi ReFresh

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

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 project elements—from overall concept to specific detail—to present a unified message.

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.

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 captured the essence of the emerging computer and space age of the early 1960s.

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.

Character San Francisco

Character is a design agency based in San Francisco. Partnering with numerous eminent companies, Character helps create, extend and rejuvenate brands.

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Swisscom Re-Brand

Check out this awesome video that captures Swisscom’s visual brand guidelines by Moving Brands. Also, here is a video documenting some of their logo explorations.

Sulki & Min

While doing some random searches in our database, it has come to my attention that we’ve never done a post on Sulki & Min. During my brief time here in Korea, and the chance moments I’ve seen them, interacted with them, or seen something they’ve created, I’ve only walked away thinking the more they are quite amazing. I am only starting to now become adjusted to the design scene here and having now met quite a few designers and design studios, I have to say, this studio consistently stands out to me.

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ManvsMachine

ManvsMachine is a design and motion studio based in London, England. Those of who live in the UK might recognize some of the work they did for a little channel called E4 and Five? They’ve collaborated with some of the world’s most prolific agencies on motion projects (including the late, great Precursor R.I.P), and the sheer attention to craft in their print work also warrants a look. This is first-rate material across the board.