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07/28/2014: Trident gum packaging

Props to Hani Douaji for his clever packaging solution for Trident X-tra Care gum. While it might be easy to make the leap that the rows of hard-shelled gum look like teeth, the execution of the illustrations and logo placement …

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07/25/2014: Robby Leonard portfolio site

Bright, retro, and wildly entertaining, New York-based designer Robby Leonard’s portfolio site has deservedly garnered a lot of attention recently (it was also recently included in the June issue of Print). It was included on this list of 40 inspirational …

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of Shakespeare

A notable quote from Shakespeare, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 146 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The …

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07/23/2014: Four & Sons magazine

A digital magazine combining dogs and culture might be enough for most people, but the team behind Four & Sons has also assembled a beautiful print edition. It’s first issue was just made available and everything about it – from the …

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07/22/2014: Typography with mail

Type Directors Club awarded Niral Parekh’s “Type of Letters” project with best in show in its annual Communication Design competition. The project involved a customized mail sorter and using various envelopes, postcards and packages to create a number of typographic …

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07/21/2014: Kid O packaging

Bold colors, san serif fonts and simple, clean design. Studio Lin does an excellent job reflecting the style and clean design of the Kid O baby toys. Other nice touches include turning line art versions on one side of the …

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07/17/2014: Muriza typeface

Jürgen Schwartz & Jakob Runge created this striking slab serif typeface Muriza. The typeface, which gathers its name from an area known for forested mountains, valleys and clear air, also has a handsome, 2-color specimen booklet that goes a long …

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Chwast’s Quote: The Illustrated Words of George Bernard Shaw

A notable quote from George Bernard Shaw, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 145 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check …

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07/15/2014: Lebron in the New York Times

When the story broke that Lebron James was returning to Cleveland after four seasons in Miami, newspapers were faced with the challenge of how to present one of the biggest breaking news sports stories of the year. The New York …