Really nicely executed series of poster designs for the film ‘Buried’ starring Ryan Reynolds. However I wonder why the production companies always do this? I mean – you wouldn’t see a gig poster, brochure or book cover designed in two to three opposing styles simultaneously for the first edition or release. It’s almost as each one sets a distinctly different tone for the movie (I’m thinking homage to Hitchcock versus typically modern Hollywood). I guess I won’t know until actually I go and see it. Anyway they all look great, so here they are.
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.
I discovered graphic designer Neil Kellerhouse‘s work when I was looking at the poster for Casey Afflek and Joaquin Phoenix’s controversial project “I’m Still Here” which uses a hugtastic Didot HTF Italic. It turns out, though, I’d actually seen Kellerhouse’s work many times before, in Criterion Collection cases, dvd menus, and more recently, movie posters, including The Social Network.
I personally respect Kellerhouse’s elegant and spontaneous typographic and visual sensibilities, but he also seems to be an accomplished photographer in his own right. I look forward to seeing more of his work.
By no means is the viewing experience ideal, but AMagazine has put up the back issues of their magazines online. You can view the entirety of each individually curated issue along with their designer feature series. Enjoy.
The next rainy afternoon you get, hunker down with your laptop and pour through the pages of International Times. This seminal underground newspaper was founded in 1966 in London. It stop running in 1972, but would continue to make intermittent appearances into the 1990’s. The scope of the paper’s content is so broad to summarize here, but consider it an originating point influential counter-culture thinkers of the 60s’ and 70s’. If you are at all remotely interested in that time period, you owe it to yourself to spend some time with this online archive.
I was pretty amazed when I came across these WWII ships. They’re so stunning and modern. The ships look like they came straight out of a Lichtenstein painting. Dazzle Camouflage was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I. This technique did not conceal the ship but made it difficult for the enemy to estimate its type, size, speed and heading. Its main purpose was to confuse rather than hide. Brilliant.
Check out RISDs impressive online collection of maps and photos.
And here is a Dazzle Camouflage inspired boat owned by billionaire Dakis Joannou and designed by Jeff Koons.
A seriously offbeat and anti-digital Flickr photostream, scissors and glue style, from Joana Coccarelli in Brazil. Worth a peep, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the originals in all their glory.
Too. Beautiful. Not. To. Share. Enjoy.
Check out the work of 2m09cmGRAPHICS, a Tokyo-based design office.
Another case of uncovering the invisible designer here – I’ve recently discovered and been listening to Aeroplane, an alternative Belgian Disco pair who’s debut album ‘We Can’t fly’ not only features a host of upcoming guest artists adding to the strange ecclecticy, but also some pretty sharp cover artwork. Can any of our readers or contributors educate me as to who designed this? Judging from this piece alone, I’d expect to dispense some serious hugs.
Impeccable typography and art direction. Over 10 years in the game, Mr. Festino reintroduces us all to the craft of editorial design. Check out his latest work in Fortune Magazine.
Love it, love it, love it. Thank you Code&Theory for bringing a truly print-like experience to the web!
Our mysterious friend Christian Swinehart has developed an incredibly handy tool for NYC residents. Never get unlucky with found furniture gems again!