Archive for October, 2007

Keep it simple stupid!

Posted in Artist, Poster, Typography on 22 October, 2007 by nagorski

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The work above is by the designer and typographer Kim Min Goo. Its simple layout and great use of typography makes it an effect and visually eye-catching poster. On Kim Min Goo’s Portfolio site you can see that it doesn’t take over complicated graphics to be graphics that work. Its all in the proportions and layout that make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I like this kind of bold design, and think its always better to keep it simple.

Don’t Panic!!

Posted in Illustration, Poster, Website on 18 October, 2007 by nagorski

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The Don’t Panic Pack is a unique free publication found in carefully selected independent shops, bars, universities and art spaces. Also distributed outside alternative music events and launch parties, it contains all sorts of arts and culture goodies and information for cities all around the world with the emphasis on design and the future of our planet.

At the heart of the pack find the Don’t Panic Poster where a rotation of established and unknown, up and coming artists design around an issue that affects culture across the world. On this site find an interactive online magazine to further explore the issue raised on the poster where you can contribute to the debate with text, graphic design, illustration, photography, animation, music and film for all to see.

Did someone say Free Lunch?

Posted in Illustration, Poster, Typography on 15 October, 2007 by nagorski

I really love this strange and unique poster design. The orange and black work really well together and the layout is balanced, it is bold and very eye catching. What I like the most about it is the very clever idea behind it.The brief for the poster is simply ‘free’.

The designer chose to play on that making this poster seem like it came with something free, this being a free lunch. He achieved this by making the poster appear that items of food had been removed from it. I like the way he used dashed lines to symbolize that you need to cut something out to retrieve a free object.

Si Scott

Posted in Artist, Illustration, Magazines, Photography on 11 October, 2007 by nagorski

Si Scott - Casio Advertisement

Si Scott studied Graphics at Buckinghamshire Chilterns Uni. He is now a full time artist who works by hand with pen & ink to create his unique pieces. The combination of his love of drawing and typography is the basis of most of his work but more recently commissions from Angelika Buettner Photography have seen Scott apply his unique illustration style to other projects.

The past year has been a busy one! He finally went full time as an artist in April and has also produced work for a wide selection of commercial clients including BBC, Orange, BBH, Casio, New Balance, & New York Times. He exhibits regularly and has a solo exhibition coming in late 2006. He has also featured in Eye, Grafik, Contagious, Computer Arts and 1000 Type Treatments in the past six months. Si’s ambition is to work on private commissions and bring his original work to as many people as possible.

The video above is the introduction to the BBC show The Secret of Drawing. The video shows Si Scott’s unique style of drawing using developed flowing patterns spawning from typography. I really like this style of typography, it has a real elegant form but the high contrast pen on white paper lets it retain a modern look.

Si Scott Magazine Design

Posted in Artist, Magazines, Typography on 8 October, 2007 by nagorski

Magazine Design by Si Scott

This magazine layout about the WindJet land speed craft was designed by Si Scott. It uses a large photographic spread incorporating his signature typographic style. The flowing extensions of the type seem to suit the article well being wind like in there form. One of the other reasons I thought this article was suitable for my blog is the strong link with our subject theme ‘ Surviving the 21st Century’. The wind powered car could be something that could be more common in the future. As we continue to deplete the resources on our plant we may need to turn to wind power as a means on renewably sustained transport.

Blogtastic!

Posted in Architecture, Artist, Magazines, Photography on 4 October, 2007 by nagorski

Magazine Design

I thought a good starting place and a way of finding out what makes a good blog was to check out some existing ones. I just did a simple google search on (Graphic Design Blog). i found a lot of them weren’t really like the blog i set out to make, they contained designers work and developments of their design and not inspiration.

I then came across Strangersoul’s Blog. This blog was a group of influences that a graphic designer had grouped together. When looking through this a certain article caught my eye, this was a magazine layout much like ones we had to design for the G3 project brief.The layout shows a good balance and between the photo and the text. The image in the layout is a 3-year exposure shot of the New York Museum of Modern Art being built, taken by Michael Wesely. The layout and typography design is that of Si Scott.