graphic design

A Common Thread

design i like that seem to have a common thread of pastel colours and bold type.

01: footnote to a project by ok-rm / 02: pino by bond agency / 03: debbie teale id by brogen averill / 04: regina by tsto / 05: teatre cccb by hey studio / 06: literary classics from juniper books / 07: bar milano by established nyc / 08: academy by academy / 09: strata bakery by p.a.r. / 10: studio worldwide by studio worldwide / 11: bear rene by marque / 12: monograph of artist olaf mooij by studio beige

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Love vs. Design

i really like the idea of Love vs. Design where you can choose templates for your wedding stationery, personalise them  and then have them printed yourself (or get them to print for you). this obviously isn’t a new concept, but the fact is that there are some really nice designs to choose from – so it’s a pretty cool option for people who are on a budget and don’t have the luxury of hiring a designer to whip up their wedding invitations.

via design quixotic

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Anett Hajdu

i love the beautiful identity & packaging work that designer Miklos Kiss developed for fashion designer Anett Hajdu’s A/W 11/12 accessories collection. Miklos explains the design on his website:

Anett Hajdu’s accessories collection concept: in the chaos caused by contemporary and eclectic fashion trends, it is a pleasant feeling to turn toward to the style of puritanism what inspired by the nature and people costumes who are living with the nature. People and their everyday objects, animals and the atmosphere around the arctic circle provided a starting point for this design collection. Every single bag contains a unique individuality in hidden leather-jewels that helps us to perform as a part of the pure nature. These bags reveals the hidden animal from us. The packaging concept fits for the main design theory. The casing remind us for the meat industrial wrappings, the hunter accessories as well as a little Skandinavian sense.

and here’s the lookbook for the bags & headpieces from Annet’s website:

lookbook credits: all the garments : kepp showroom / clothes : adél kovács, teréz havancsák / shoes : szandra hofstaedter / bags and head pieces : anett hajdu / photo: peter hencz / creative conception: angie palmai / hair: kászon hortobágyi / make-up: richárd cs. fazekas / model: sara (icon)

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Decorated Playlists

okay, it’s official, i have found my favourite website in the world. Simon Foster is a designer and former DJ who has rolled his love of design and music into the magically epic Decorated Playlists. i have already made my way through Run For Cover Part One and Part Two featuring cover songs 99% of which i didn’t even know existed. not only is the music selection superb (and highly educational) – the site is an absolute dream to use.

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A Friend Of Mine

i briefly mentioned Melbourne based design company A Friend of Mine (quite literally) a few years ago when i was blabbing about how i like my coffee, and in the same breath how much i liked their identity design for a coffee bar in London called Milkbar . they are unsurprisingly still doing amazing design work – some of which i couldn’t resist sharing

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The Elements of Happiness

i discovered The Elements of Happiness by designer Laura Javier via Things Organised Neatly (great tumblr, highly recommended) and spent the next while paging through the online copy. it is beautifully designed and, certainly, an incredibly interesting read.

The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest prospective study of mental and physical well-being ever conducted. For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been following 824 individuals through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. In this book, I’ve taken 10 representative case studies and visualized their salient character traits, personal timeline, social supports, and physical health to draw conclusions about “the happy life.”

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