These intricate laser-cut nori sheets were created for the Umino Seaweed Shop by ad agency I&S BBDO. The project was commissioned to reinvigorate the sales of nori seaweed following the 2011 Japanese tsunami. Each design relates to a different element of Japanese history or symbology, from ‘sakura’ (cherry blossoms) to ‘kumikkou’ (tortoise shell). More info on the Design Boom site. Thanks to Dan B for finding this one.
These concrete business cards created by French agency Murmure have been doing the rounds on various blogs this week, and kindly shared around our studio by Gav. I love the idea of using a heavy and uncharacteristic material such as concrete for something small and handheld like a business card. The typography and finish makes it have quite a precious and permanent quality to it, and they’re certainly memorable. I guess you wouldn’t easily lose it or throw it away.
Dan P spotted the forthcoming Haruki Murakami 1Q84 boxed set design by John Gall on Flavorwire’s list of beautiful literary box sets the other day: “I loved the vivid use of crisp translucent colour overlaying the grainy image; it manages to look very ‘of-the-80s’ while remaining beautifully contemporary. Get on my shelf.”
Jade found these beach drawings by Artist Andres Amador: ‘The sheer scale is amazing and the time it takes impressive, considering it will disappear when the tide comes in.” It reminded me of the snow drawings that were in a Friday Favourites a few weeks ago, which had a similar temporary quality to them. More images on Andres Amador’s site.
And finally, on a sillier note, I couldn’t help but share these Ninja Turtle Noses, found by Rory on Sad and Useless. I’m assuming they only work for a certain type of nose. And once you see them, you just can’t stop seeing them..
In: Art, Brand communications, Food and Drink, Product design, Structural design · Tags: Books, Business cards, Friday Favourites, Haruki Murakami, Illustration, Installation, Sushi