Thursday, April 29, 2010

Match Calendar

The idea was to create as unique a calendar so that the process of its presenting would become an outstanding event. Alongside with this, it was important to expose theidea of "energy", as it is predetermined by the name and logo of the company. Each page is a month and it looks like a comb made of matches that correspond to the days. The matches are real and the construction of the calendar is absolutely safe

- 9.8 inches wide, 5 inches high.
- Bound on metal spring 1.2 inches diameter.
- Silk printing 2 colors.
- Matches are dipped in a special chemical solution and covered with sulphur, striking surface stripes are applied on both sides of a stand base.

*Info provided via Yurko Gutsulyak's Behance portfolio.

My heart just melted a little. How smart and useful!
Design by Yurko Gutsulyak

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Minimalist Pencils

Gorgeous packaging concept by Swann Marchon from Austria.
These would look stunning on any creative's desk. I don't know if I'd ever use these though, I'd feel too guilty sharpening them and getting them dirty. Stunning nonetheless.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Clayton Cubitt

Clayton Cubitt might be my new favorite photographer. He would be the Alexander McQueen of photography. The images above are from the Zink Magazine 'Raw Flesh' cover feature. Most of his work is definitely outside the box and is very graphic. I urge you to check out his website and look at his work, it's shocking and we all know how much I love the shock factor.

*Warning: when checking out the portfolio, make sure no children are around. A lot of photos are considered offensive and of highly graphic nature.

Monday, April 19, 2010

So You Need a Typeface

Chart by Julian Hansen, a student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Minus the typos, it's a pretty cute idea. Follow the Comic Sans Route.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lotta Nieminen

Art direction, illustration and layout by Lotta Nieminen  for the anniversary issue of  Tuli&Savu, a Finnish poetry magazine. In collaboration with Janine Rewell. 2008. 

Just gorgeous.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lumadessa | Josh Brill

Gorgeous minimal illustrations by Josh Brill. His artwork has been exhibited at Addo Novo, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Fabrica’s Annex and May 1st Reboot 2005.

These are some of the limited winter edition art prints that are signed and numbered. You can browse/purchase these beautiful and affordable prints over at Lumadessa.

I will be purchasing a silver edition print myself, and may have also found my third tattoo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One Color NY Subway Map

Brooklyn based designers David Heasty and Stefanie Weigler of Triboro have produced a new New York City subway map printed in a single color–florescent red. The map has been printed in a limited edition offset-litho run of only 300 pieces. At 45 x 58 inches the poster is the same size as the large MTA Subway maps that are located at entrances to New York Subway stations.
The new design strips away the familiar color-coding of the subway system routes while still maintaining a level of hierarchy and functionality. All lines of the map are forced to conform to an underlying grid of 45 and 90 degree angles, yet surprisingly, the landmass contours here are more true-to-life than on the MTA map. The florescent red color becomes an unpredictable variable, as legibility can change completely under different lighting conditions. The neon effect can be intense and retina-burning under certain lamps, washed out and unreadable in other environments, or glow otherworldly under black-lights.

I agree with the whole legibility issue due to its neon red color, may be very difficult to read as it is an informative poster. I'd love to see the eldery's reaction to this approach. Mind you, you'd be able to spot a map a mile away with this color. I think it's a stunning piece regardless.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Orange Box

Beautiful Identity work for Black Umbrella by New York based Designer/Studio Lucie Kim/My Orange Box. Projects vary from indentities, websites, posters, animations and illustrations to an output of self-published work. Lucie Kim currently teaches at Parsons School for Design.

I thoroughly enjoy the MyORB website, you can check out more of her work here.