Kevin Brainard has some really strong book covers in his portfolio.
Kevin Brainard is a creative director, a designed an educator, and the principal of Pleasure—a design studio with a diverse group of clients including the branding, publishing, and entertainment industries.
I’m back home from a week in sunny Portugal, back to cold and wet Britain unfortunately. But I’m excited to extend summer a little by catching Jean Jullien’s beach themed exhibition!
Jean Jullien - La Plage, 12th - 29th September @ Beach London
La Plage builds upon Jullien’s recent London exhibitions Allo? at Kemistry Gallery and at Pick Me Up, Somerset House, in presenting sharp-witted visual puns that explore human interaction and social behaviours - in this case, at the Beach. The work in La Plage will draw inevitable comparison to the infamous British seaside postcards from the early twentieth century by the likes of Donald McGill; eschewing the overt suggestiveness, and replacing it with a more subtle, intelligent humour - made possible by Jullien’s outstanding understanding of composition.
These are so smart and funny, hope I can get down there to see the exhibition in person. You can follow some of his work on tumblr here - newsofthetimes.tumblr.com/ and he recently joined twitter @jean_jullien.
Previous posts about here Jean Jullien here
The Fabric of Design a design for a limited edition oyster card holder, designed by Andreas Neophytou.
I’m loving this, great use of the weird but iconic patters that all Londoners know so well! Very striking. It’s part of a series of oyster card cases that are celebrating the London design festival, and 150th birthday of Transport for London. You can find out more, and see the others in the series here, worth looking at the Noma Bar one too, brilliant as always!
You can follow Andreas Neophytou on tumblr here; http://blog.andreasneophytou.com/. I’ve been following him for ages, big admirer of his work! Lots of really lovely logos in his portfolio.
Egg nog packaging designed by N.Z based studio Alt Group. Beautifully minimal, but all about that top down view!
Food for thought by Allan Peters, Danielle Evans and the Target InHouse team;
We were faced with a challenge - no one in Canada realized that Target carried grocery products. Our idea was simply create beautiful headlines out of food. I did a little research and found a young and extremely talented letterer named Danielle Evans who had been experimenting with food and was really good at it. We wrote some lines, roughed a few layouts, found some beautiful surfaces and then flew her to the studio. It was a very organic process that came together in only a few weeks with a very small team.
Midnight drinks branding and packaging designed by Mucho.
We were invited to generate a new brand identity that could retain the tradition and elegance of cocktail making, whilst reflecting this revolutionary new method. Based on the geometric reinterpretation of the ‘M’ and the ‘N’ in Mid Night we created a system of triangles that when mixed with classic engravings of fruits generate a kaleidoscopic visual language. It really captures this new and fun way of creating cocktails.
Very nice, I always love logos that work as patterns. I came across this while browsing Mucho’s work today after seeing a few people on twitter sharing this really cool animation. Which is of logos they have designed; http://vimeo.com/44233096
Check out Mucho’s impressive folio here - www.wearemucho.com/
Hawt Sauce is the first in Telegramme Studios collaboration series;
We have teamed up with small upstart Holloway Kitchen to produce this limited edition, EXTRA THICK HOT SAUCE. 250ml of this versatile gourmet sauce comes packaged in a two sided, hand screen-printed, 90gsm recycled paper wrap, including serving suggestions and an awesome burger recipe.
Includes an exclusive 2 colour, screen-printed, A4 mini print to look at while enjoying this brilliant hot sauce. Small batch - limited to 50 bottles / prints.
This looks so nice! Buy it here store.telegramme.co.uk/product/hot-sauce
& follow Telegramme on tumblr! http://blog.telegramme.co.uk/
Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to see the brilliant typographer & lettering artist Seb Lester give a talk at the Museum of Brands in West London.
Above is the rather lovely print I received at the event, designed by Seb himself and printed by Brighton based screen-print studio A New Star in the Sky. It’s a silvery black ink on white paper, the photos really don’t do it justice unfortunately.
The talk was fantastic, expect to see a write up about it for my blog at work soon! After the talk I had the pleasure of meeting Seb, who is a very nice guy and grew up a few streets away from me! You can follow Seb Lester on tumblr here; http://seblester.tumblr.com/
The lecture was organised by Playdesk, which is well worth checking out if you fancy coming to some design lectures in London and for a drink or two after (here is me looking confused).