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Image of the Day, 08/23/13: Stout Packaging Design

Emrich Office created this packaging for a Mexican chocolate stout by Copper Kettle Brewing. It features details and illustrations that evoke Aztec and other ancient indian cultures, upon which the recipe is based. The final label was printed using copper …

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Image of the Day, 8/13/2013: Album Cover Design

Jeff Kleinsmith, art director at Sub Pop, has kept the standards for design at the label high. This artwork, created by Sara Cwynar, for Washed Out’s Paracosm is the latest to evoke the mood of the music with design. Via …

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Weigh In: Rolling Stone’s August Magazine Cover

Rolling Stone is under fire on all fronts: social media, stores that sell their magazine, and pretty much all media serving the New England/Boston market. The controversy is centered on the publication’s August magazine depicting Boston Marathon rolling-stonebombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.

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Image of the Day, July 11, 2013

Packaging and brand identity for Stoats, a Scottish oats company by Robot Food. Check out more examples and a review of the direction on BP&O.

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Words to Live By

HOW Design Live created so much buzz on social media before, during and after the show that the creators of this year’s event have cultivated 23 of the most insightful sessions and will be providing access to them online at HOW Design University

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Image of the Day, July 5, 2013

Kansas City-based Vahalla Studios created this 3-color letterpress poster which makes good use of color, lines, shapes and typography.

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Interview: Skyping with Noma Bar

Read “Interview: Skyping with Noma Bar” written by Buzz Poole from the  June 2013 issue of Print. The prolific designer and illustrator shares his process for incorporating color into his work. Pick up your copy of The Color Issue to …