Color & Design

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09/02/2014: Beatles poster

While many promotional materials for the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night mimicked the style of the album, it’s interesting to see the how artwork for the same movie played for international audiences. For example, this rare poster used for promotion in Japan, takes a completely different approach with layered color, typography and illustration....

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08/19/2014: Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

Paul Rand’s 100th birthday was on Friday and his continued influence on design and culture is undeniable. His crucial essay, entitled Thoughts on Design, was written in 1947, revised in 1970 and then drifted out of print by the end of the decade. The book has been reissued with a new forward by Michael...

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07/03/2014: Design Observer site redesign

Nothing faces more scrutiny than when a respected graphic design source redesigns its website. Design Observer unveiled its new look early this week, and in addition to new contributors, the site received a facelift with new a color scheme, typefaces, logos and site structure hierarchy. Learn more about the changes here.

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06/13/2014: World Cup book

Another well-designed World Cup project, this one a collaboration between Hey and Studio DBD. The book project contains facts about players from each of the 32 teams playing in the 2014 games, and the book, as well as prints are available for purchase at Twenty Twenty Two. Check out more images here.

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05/02/2014: Takeshi illustrations

Unique perspective, geometric mixed media illustrations from New York illustrator Emeric Trahand who goes by the name Takeshi. Also a nice use of color and evoking typography in this personal project below, entitled Supernature. Check out more of his portfolio here. Via Subtraction.

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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 detail feels like a carefully considered choice. Check out more of their work here....

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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.