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.