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01/23/2014: Les Graphiquants

Just one example from a nice sampling of Les Graphiquants, the Paris studio that specializes in strong typography treatments in all of their projects. The gradients and color accents in their work creates a layered feel and even the smallest …

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Image of the Day, July 25, 2013

Inventive business card design by Tommy Perez uses die-cut tabs and French Paper Pop-Tone color to create a interactive, dimensional and colorful promotional piece. Via Looks Like Good Design.

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Image of the Day, June 17 2013

Check out the ornate line drawings and strong typography used on this Urbis Magazine cover by Soulseven, aka Samuel Soulek, a Minneapolis-based graphic designer. Via Grain Edit.  

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Image of the Day, May 31 2013

Genis Carreras well exceded his kickstarter goal for a postcard book on Philographics, a series of sometimes complex concepts using simple shapes, colors and iconography. Via Design Boom.

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Image of the Day, May 22, 2013

Cool use of photography, type and color in this brochure for Aviva, a pensions and insurance company, created by Paul Belford Ltd. Retirement has never looked so bold. See more of the company’s work here. Via Grain Edit.

Wunderkammer of Color: March 2013 Edition

Hidey-ho, color fans. Time to crack open the Wunderkammer and explore the latest and most brilliant finds, like these dazzling CMYK-style earrings by Daisuke Motogi for Japanese design retailer massitem.com. (Hat tip to Design Boom and Proto-JP Tumblr for unearthing …

Q & A with Color Maven Jessi Arrington

Perched near the tippy-top of the pantheon of all-time color fans you’ll find Jessi Arrington, co-founder of the Brooklyn-based design studio WORKSHOP. Jessi debuted in The New York Times in May 2011 as a member of Studiomates, a co-working collective …

Pantone Celebrates 50 Years of Color

Pantone is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the release of a special, limited-edition Pantone Plus Series. The new kit includes 560 new colors for a total of 1,677.