One of my favorite small branding/design firms, Official Mfg Co. (or OMFG), has redesigned and relaunched their website complete with some new features, an updated shop and new projects. The Portland, OR based firm has created or been instrumental in branding, identity, and design for such great clients as Ace Hotel, Property Of apparel, Clyde Common and many more. I love the professional yet still personal touches the small group of designers bring to the site, especially the home page Instagram feed, which sometimes chronicles projects as they work on them, giving a great peek-behind-the-curtain into their process.
Be sure to also check out their great new work for Scandinavian clothiers Dunderdon, the Spirit of ’77 bar, and their in-store graphics for GAP. Well worth a click.
Visit OMFGco.’s new website here.
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Tagged branding, design, Graphic Design, logo, logos, OMFG, OMFGco, oregon, photography, portland, website
“There is no globally recognized logo for human rights. Together we can close this gap. Join the greatest creative challenge in history and submit your logo design now.”
This is the opening line that visitors to the recently launched HumanRightsLogo.net are greeted with. A call to (friendly) arms for all designers out there to create a universally understood logo, or symbol, to signify “human rights”, with a prize awarded by a prestigious jury of humanitarians. Though the premise and the problem seem simple enough, the undertaking is conceptually enormous, and with over 2000 submissions and growing, very few, in my opinion, are hitting the mark.
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Tagged culture, design, global, google, Graphic Design, human rights, logo, logos, nobel, technology
New logo and identity for The Honigman Group, a public relations, media and events firm based in Philadelphia, PA.
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Brooklyn based Hyperakt recently unveiled their fantastic UNICEF’s Voices of Youth identity, a smart and vibrant mark that should garner well deserved attention for the organization. Voices of Youth is not alone in Hyperakt’s portfolio as a thoughtful and modern approach to a good cause. While perusing their website I was especially drawn to their continued work for the grassroots organization, the North Star Fund, and their ability to build upon and expand from the identity design through event branding and collateral over several years. Inspirational work for sure.
Visit Hyperakt here.
Here’s the 37th edition of Weekly Stimuli a weekly installment of visual genius and creativity grabbed from my inspiration archives.
Enjoy the images after the jump.
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Tagged advertising, architecture, automobile, book jacket, branding, calendar, cars, clever ideas, clouds, corporate headquarters, darkness, design, exercise videos, france, french, glass, glassware, Graphic Design, illustrations, jazzercise, logo, love, memories, moscow, nostalgia, photography, photos, pictures, sci fi, science fiction, sky, starbucks, television, tv, tweet, twitter, valentine's day, winter
Here’s the latest installment of Weekly Stimuli – a batch of images from my inspiration archives.
Enjoy the images after the jump. Continue reading
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Tagged aerial, aerials, art, audi, branding, cars, commerce, culture, design, fashion, furniture, industrial, logo, logos, modern, photography, photos, pictures, technology
Amsterdam-based design firm COOEE has just showcased their identity system for New Prevention Technologies, a division of the GLobal Network of People Living with HIV. The system, with it’s multiude of different orientations and looks is wonderfully executed, based in visual representations of scientific methods and cellular structures. Both visually appealing and grounded in reality, it’s an excellent family that should appeal to it’s audience while providing an easier way for lay people to understand their cause.
Read and see more at COOEE’s website here.
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Tagged AIDS, amsterdam, branding, Graphic Design, HIV, logo, logos, medical, netherlands, science
Here’s the latest Weekly Stimuli, a batch of visual delights from my inspiration archives.
Enjoy the images after the jump! Continue reading
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Tagged advertising, art, art work, artwork, branding, Christian Dior, color, design, Dior, fashion, IBM, iceland, illustration, inspiration, kodak, logo, macaroons, painting, photography, pictures, polaroid, polaroids, retro, revolution, typography
Design Is History is an evolving web-based project designed to be a reference guide for graphic designers and students alike. From the author:
“Part of the graduate thesis of designer Dominic Flask, this site was created as a teaching tool for young designers just beginning to explore graphic design and as a reference tool for all designers.”
There’s holes in the history to be sure, with notable figures and firms still absent, but that’s the beauty of a resource like this, it can grow with time and become even more informational the more people get involved.
Visit Design Is History here.
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Tagged advertising, branding, design, design history, design is history, Graphic Design, identity, logo, resource, website
The work of Hyperkit, a UK design and branding firm, is rooted in simplicity and whimsy. There’s an abandonment of stodginess and an ability to embrace more childlike wonder in their designs that I find very inspirational. They also have a small online shop to purchase patterned cards or enameled alphabets.
Visit their website here.
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Tagged artwork, branding, design, hyperkit, identity, logo, minimal, pure, shop, simple, UK, united kingdom