Saturday, 28 November 2009

Monday, 23 November 2009

Nice Pond

Are a strategic branding and design agency based in the Lake District, Cumbria.

I admire their branding and packaging work

Here is an animation Nice Pond have created for Lakeland, I's simple use of type and colour really makes it a strong advert.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Studio Laucke - Amsterdam

I want to focus my work more into using solely typography. Studio Laucke do it well, all of their work is original and sets a new trend in the design/type world. I admire their use of font, layout and colour, and i will apply their considerations to my practice.

No-Do. Switzerland

graphic design studio based in neuchâtel founded by noémie gygax and yann do
in 2005, after graduating in visual communication from écal, lausanne.

art directors and designers working mostly
for the cultural sector, making: books, magazines, posters, identities, stationery, signage, motion graphics and websites.

Hans Gremmen

German Graphic Designer Hans Gremmen is a master of clean, precise type and layout, and stock/print finishes. I'd like to move my practice along these lines, focusing more on information I am communicating but adding that extra touch of subtle design that makes it stand alone from the rest.

latacagrafica - Barcelona

Promoting the Helvetica isn't anything new, everyone uses it, it's everywhere. I think Graphic Design Firm Lataca Grafica have done an impressive job. Excellent type structures photographed in some of the most welcoming places, really makes Helvetica appeal as more than just a typeface.

GVA Studio - Switzerland

GVA Studio is a consulting agency in design and communication, working for both private and institutional clients. We supply services such as art direction, book and magazine design, as well as event and exhibition concepts, packaging, product promotion, corporate identity, and web site development.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Monsieur Cabinet

Here are a number of wordplay designs by Monsieur Cabinet, They are witty and clever, often making you read the words aloud before you 'get' it. I like their interaction with an audience, and they relate to the xmas cards I designed for Tag: Pac. I plan to bring more of this style of interactive design into my practice.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Volcom Zine

Volcom, the skateboarding company, publish a webzine every month filled with quirky illustrations based around skateboarding. The content is fun, and most of the pages rely on concept and message through illustration...not just 'nice' illustrations. I think the webzine has a good view of its target audience and this is why the Volcom webzine works.