Posts Tagged With identity design

Grapus Poster: Expo Grapus

This poster was made in 1982 by Grapus, mainly illustrated by Pierre Bernard. This poster, Expo Grapus, was supposed “to represent the studio, for a retrospective in Paris” (Poyner). In 1982, Grapus was an internationally famous design group despite the fact that their work was more anarchist, rebellious, and punk then the popular modernism seen…

The Rising Sun and the Olympic Emblem- Yusaku Kamekura

Yusaku Kamekura’s works for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics are notably what launched the graphic designer into international fame, specifically his work “The Rising Sun and the Olympic Emblem”, which was made in 1961. Kamekura was commissioned by the Olympic committee to complete this project of posters to market the 1964 Olympics. Kamekura’s style is evident…

Yusaku Kamekura

Yusaku Kamekura quickly became one of the leading designers in the post World War Two graphic design scene, and one of the pioneers of Japanese graphic design. Kamekura successfully blends both Western and Eastern design techniques, demonstrated through the rational design principles and traditional Japanese elements in his work. To this day, Kamekura is still…

Gotham

Gotham is a typeface created by Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. It is a font owned by Hoefler & Co. It was created in 2000 when GQ asked for a masculine geometric sans serif. It was specifically commissioned by Frere-Jones, but because they both were in a partnership, Hoefler & Co rightfully owns the typeface.…

Virgil Abloh “The-Ten”

Virgil Abloh’s “The-Ten” for Nike is one of the most influential and iconic projects by this designer, and ever. “The-Ten” is Virgils take on ten of Nikes most iconic Sneaker silhouettes, including the Blazer, Air Jordan I, Air Max 90, Air Presto, Air VaporMax, Converse Chuck Taylor, Air Force 1, React Hyperdunk, Air Max 97,…

David Lance Goines – Guinness Poster

David Lance Goines created this poster in 1973 as a tool for self-promotion. The image was printed using seven colors on an 18″ x 24″ sheet of paper using color offset lithograph printing, like Goines’s AIDS Prevention poster that I posted about previously and many of his other poster designs. As I mentioned in my…

David Lance Goines – AIDS Prevention Poster

This poster was designed by David Lance Goines in 1985 for James Brown, M.D., the Director of Student Health Services for the University of California at Berkeley. The poster is entitled “AIDS Prevention,” and it was created as an interesting visual way to warn students against the dangers of AIDS. Goines has his own printing…

Netflix Transgender Awareness Week

In 2020, Netflix commissioned Kate and Studio Moross to create ten portraits of transgender talent featured on the platform to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week. All the portraits were of actors featured in Netflix productions, including Laverne Cox and Lachlan Watson. One of Kate’s goals is to use their voice to help others expand beyond gender…

Spice World

In 2019 Studio Moross joined Creative Director Lee Lodge as part of a core creative team to manage the art direction and design across the screens and stage for the Spice Girls UK and Ireland tour. Since at the time, the Spice Girls had not been on stage in seven years, this tour was significant.…

Heroism In Media

Performing services for an individual, group or organization; a hero is one who is willing to risk their lives in defense of certain ideals. “The key to heroism is a concern for other people in need” (Zimbardo 2011). Heroes serve great deeds to society and also function as an indicator of that society’s morality and…

ART AGAINST AIDS | Dan Friedman

ART AGAINST AIDS is one of Friedman’s later works, made in 1987. This work was made for a coalition of artists and galleries to have an exhibition to raids money to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. From what I can gather about Friedman and his personality, he most likely did this poster for…

CBS Eye Trademark – William Golden

William Golden’s design of the Columbia Broadcast Station “Eye” logo was created in 1951. Frank Stanton, President at the Columbia Broadcast Station at the time, asked William Golden and his team to create a new logo for CBS to differentiate themselves from other networks. He wanted the design to seem more modern and less bland.…

Mor­pho­log­i­cal Typogram Pro­gramme

Karl Gerstner’s mor­pho­log­i­cal typogram pro­gramme was published in 1968. It is one of the many books that he wrote about art and graphic design. The mor­pho­log­i­cal typogram pro­gramme contains principles that Gerstner used in his world-renowned graphic design. These principles include systems and defined parameters that graphic designers could learn about and use in their…

Michael Bierut

Growing up in the 1960’s in a Cleveland suburb, Michael Bierut got an early start to looking at the world through a designers lens by watching a television program that taught drawing lessons and subsequently the design process. He went on to study graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art…