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Steve Wolf

2017-11-21T03:02:10+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Steve Wolf is a designer and illustrator who utilizes simple forms and stippled textures to craft gorgeous identity and packaging work. These stylistic elements are particularly evident in his collaboration with Sibling, an ad agency that specializes in culturally inclusive marketing. Wolf crafted naïve, yet intriguing arrangements for a promotional poster series for the brand. [...]

Stockio: Download 1000s of Free Vectors, Photos, Icons and Fonts

2017-11-21T03:02:06+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Pattern by Stockio Looking for free stock photography? Stockio is got you covered. Select from thousands of images that are available for personal and commercial use. Categories include nature, architecture and much more. In addition, the site offers a wide range of vectors, icons, fonts and videos – all royalty free. All of your downloaded [...]

Everyday Practice

2017-11-16T03:01:14+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Everyday Practice is a Korean design studio that has a passion for experimenting with different mediums. From animated GIFs to fine art sculptures, their portfolio is full of innovative projects made from a variety of materials. The studio is especially inventive when it comes to constructing unique typography. A very clever type treatment can be seen [...]

Recently Received Books

2017-11-15T03:01:03+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The Moderns by Steven Heller and Greg D’Onofrio Looking for some new inspiration or something to add to your winter reading list? Here’s a few of the titles that we’ve received within the last month or so. Included are awesome titles from Abrams, Blast Books, The Monacelli Press, Thames & Hudson, Wee Society and Princeton [...]


2017-11-14T03:01:34+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Ivan Weiss and Michael Kryenbül of the design studio Johnson/Kingston aim to create inventive work that challenges the norm. To keep their designs fresh and unique, they often craft bespoke typefaces and unconventional layouts for posters and websites. They then pair these elements with intricate textures and distorted imagery that signifies the mood of the [...]

Chiii Design

2017-11-09T03:00:54+00:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Chiii Design collaborates with organizations focused on art and culture. Based in Macau, the studio crafts work for creative events throughout the region. Last year, they designed the branding system for the Y Show, an exhibition that presents the portfolios of local and international art graduates. The identity features purple and pink letterforms strung across [...]

Fol Studio

2017-11-07T03:01:24+00:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Fol Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm that strives to be a “brand development partner” for their clients. Their strong branding skills are especially evident in their poster work for exhibitions and film festivals throughout Turkey. I’m particularly fond of their work for the art space Arter. For a retrospective on the controversial artwork of [...]

Kate Prior

2017-11-02T03:00:57+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Kate Prior is a London-based artist currently working as an in-house illustrator for Urban Outfitters. Her quirky aesthetic fits perfectly with the brand and speaks to its hip and outgoing customers. Her humorous drawings have also caught the attention of Google. Last year, the tech giant commissioned her to create a set of stickers for [...]

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