May 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

MTV Australia promotional ad by Julien Vallee.


January 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Four icons by Kyle Tezak.

January 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

I constantly look back at these posters with awe. What an amazing combo of clever color pop and body abstraction. From Russian graphic designer Zhishi.

Also from their portfolio: this poster with some flying boobs. Does anyone know Russian? Deciphering the message here is definitely a priority.

From Negative to Positive

October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

London-based, Israeli-born graphic artist Noma Bar grew up in a very Bauhaus-inspired setting.

Part graphic design, part political statement, part humor, part caricature– he developed an undoubtedly unique style that takes full advantage of negative space. Not simple, but efficient.

In his own words:

“I do a lot of drawings. I have more than 60 sketch books. When I go to the computer I already know what I’m doing.  Almost all the conceptualizing is done. I look where many people don’t look. For example things on the floor. A lot of things happen on the floor. I look at negative spaces. I would look at the space between two cars, instead of the cars. In a sense I’m always looking and getting all the wrong information.”

My kind of sex appeal

September 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

A unique pin-up calendar done by EIZO, a Japanese display company which specializes in medical equipment.

Finally a pin-up collection that I can appreciate because it’s a little silly and a little creepy. Plus, I kind of like how emphasized the shoes are.

Bank Note Proposal

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

I came across these images yesterday and was intrigued to find out more about the project. Design office Dowling Duncan create a set of bank notes for the Dollar ReDesign Project by designer Richard Smith.

I think it would be amazing to see a nation with a modern look to its currency. I love this design, but…I just don’t think Obama is worthy of the $1 over Washington.

In their own words:

Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.

Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.

Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.

Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.

$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.

Durex by Andrej

August 13, 2010 § 3 Comments

I’m always seeking creative new applications of typography. I found these incredible concept ads on the beloved Behance Network by Andrej Krahne. Pay close attention to the words used and where they are located. In the artists words, this is the project:

Communicate the joy with Durex.

Dont tell it demonstrate it.

Type shows like X-ray the inner feelings during the act with Durex.

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