Thanks to Jonny for sharing these punk posters which have been recreated in Swiss Modernist/ International Typographic style, by graphic designer Mike Joyce. We’ve grabbed a selection here but you can find lots and lots of lovely ones to covet on the Swissted website.
Italian design studio Happycentro created this intricate origami invitation as part of luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s new Osaka store’s opening event. Combining the “precision and pureness” of the traditional Japanese art of origami, the invites are crafted meticulously using offset printing, transparent, silver mat, pearl and rainbow foils, dry embossing, silkscreen and die-cuts. After the long 3-step printing process is completed, they are folded by hand 34 ways to achieve the finished product. Watch the entire process in the behind the scenes video below. (Found by Audrey T, via Behance)
I loved these poster campaigns created by Lowe SSP3 for the Colsubsidio Book Exchange in Columbia. Entitled ‘Come with a Story and Leave with Another’ – which is pretty much what you do when you visit a library – the message is cleverly illustrated through these simple, dual-image paper cutouts. The campaign won a bronze at the Cannes Lions Awards recently. Found via FeelDesain, Neatorama and more on Lowe’s blog.
Stephanie came across Festina Profundo’s diver’s watch via the Epica Awards: “The packaging is so good you almost don’t want to open it. Created by German agency Scholz & Friends, to me, this design perfectly articulates what a good idea is. So innate it’s like it’s always been around in the first place, no wonder it won gold!”
Yuri Suzuki has created a radio using the London Underground map, as part of the Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum. Using Harry Beck’s original design as a framework for electric circuitry seems like a genius idea, and it’s a great way of illustrating the relationship between the components that make up a radio. Thanks to James L for finding this, via DesignBoom. The work is on show at the Design Museum until January 2013 and you can see more about the making of the project here.
Thanks to Jade for sharing the ‘Ten Green Bottles’ limited edition packs created by Terence Conran for Gordon’s Gin: “Individually they are not that exciting but as a collectable set they are lovely. Each design has a number worked into the pattern and is inspired by Conran’s patterns from the 60s. You can even download the designs for all your digital needs. There is a nice little Q&A on the Conran blog too.”
Aimee found this adorable children’s book by Sanjay Patel via Super Punch. The story of Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth is based on Hindu mythology, about an elephant that learns to love himself despite his facial deformity, and writes a great epic along the way. With vibrant graphics accompanying the story, this looks like it would be a lovely read for kids and adults alike.
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