Archive for April, 2019

Gert Dumbar: Dutch National Police

Another equally iconic design by Dumbar is that of the then newly unified, Dutch National Police. According to the Studio Dumbar website, “This landmark project began when the merger of the State and Municipal police, two previously autonomous organizations, created one unified national police force. A new identity was required to signal this change to…

Terry Irwin

Before looking any further, no, she’s not the naturalist wife of the legendary crocodile hunter. Trust me, it was my first thought too (and apparently every search engine’s as well). Terry Irwin is an esteemed graphic designer who has made a name for herself in her over 40 years of experience in the field. There…

Gert Dumbar: Dutch Railways

The main idea of his design work is in creating unique, bold, and innovative brand identities. The first example of his work that comes up the most, as it is arguably his most iconic piece, that’s still being used today. I’m of course talking about his logo design for the Dutch Railways. It was a…

Fabien Baron Zara Logo

Fabien Baron has a lot of experience with redesigning logos and revitalizing brands. Calvin Klein, Dior, Coach, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar all owe at least some part of their popularity and success to the attention Baron has given them with his designs. His newest venture in logo design has been with Zara for their F/W 2017 season, and…

Volume 30 Cover Simplicissimus

Thomas Theodor Heine, and the remainder of his editorial, published this volume of Simplicissimus on October 26th, 1931 pushing the same style and satirical messages he had been for the past many years.  This was near the end of Heine’s time with the journal, as while he began in 1896, creating the editorial with Albert…

Fabien Baron Interview Magazine

  This cut-out is from a collaboration between Miguel Enamorado and Fabien Baron’s section in Interview magazine, and features Baron’s signature penchant for bold, striking typefaces contrasted and surrounded by white space.  This fascination for strong font and contrast stems from his father, who worked as a magazine editor and gave Fabien his initial interest…

Thomas Theodor Heine

Germany in the late 1800’s was going through a great number of changes in its governmental and social structures, giving rise to new art and cultural opportunities as well. These upheavals would, of course, lead into the world wars many years later, but preceding those tumultuous times would be the time that Thomas Theodor Heine…

“Koshimaki-Osen” – Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo’s poster “Koshimaki-Osen,” which can be literally translated as “Loincloth Hermit,” is a work the artist produced in 1966 in advertisement of an upcoming theatrical event which was to be put on by the Gekidan Kara-Kumi troupe. The poster, advertising a show open only to those above 18 years of age, as evidenced by…

Magic, Nonsense, and Macramé

When one thinks of a traditional graphic designer, one’s mind immediately goes to 2D print, branding, logos, etc. However, Stephen Doyle not only creates inspiring 2D projects, but also loves to bring his projects to life into our 3D world. This project, Stephen Doyle’s interlaced chairs, creating a venn-diagram from bird’s eye view, is a…

Robert Brown John

Robert Brownjohn was born in 1925 in Newark, New Jersey. His father, a bus driver, died at age twelve. He did the title sequence for the second James Bond Movie, and it was really good! His addiction to drugs, specifically heroin, and his fast-paced lifestyle led to his untimely death at the age of forty-four.…

Fabien Baron

Fabien Baron is an art director and magazine editor, famous for his influential work with Vogue magazine and brands such as Calvin Klein, Givenchy, and Fendi. He was born in Antony, France in 1959. As the son of a newspaper designer, Baron began his own passion for graphic design in 1976, when he began to…

Peter Bil’ak – Fontstand

in 2015 Bil’ak and Andrej Krátky started a font rental website, Fontstand.com. Fontstand.com is described as music streaming for fonts. Fontstand is an app for mac that allows users to rent typefaces from designers and foundries of high caliber. Instead of having to buy a complete font family, it allows users to rent specific fonts…

Peter Bil’ak – History Project

In 2008 Bil’ak released the History typeface system, which examined layering across time and cultures. This project used styles from all times throughout history eventually being narrowed down to 21 fonts with one font from each century. History originally was proposed as a typeface system that, when selected, would randomly choose a font from a…