Jessica Nielson is an illustrator and surface designer living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to taking on a variety of commissioned work, she offers her bright & bold paper and textile products to the US market through her Etsy shop. I adore that fact that her designs are irresistibly modern, yet still SO friendly! (As always, click to shop!)
I’m delighted to have discovered these exquisite works by Montreal designer Elizabeth Laferrière. Elizabeth “creates still and moving images that encompass her poetic, sensitive and spontaneous vision through typography, collage and video.” In this project, she took on the branding and promotional pieces for Bleury, a progressive vinyl bar in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. C’est merveilleux!
I first saw this video as part of the “Graphic Design: Now in Production” exhibition at the Walker Art Center. (It’s an AMAZING, not to be missed show that’s on the last leg of its tour: Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence from March 28 through August 10, 2014 – catch it if you can!) It’s a 2 minute synopsis of the heart and soul that goes into making just one issue of Little White Lies, a London-based bi-monthly magazine that lives up to its mantra of being “the world’s most beautiful film magazine”. I am totally inspired by their scrappy, artistic and passionate approach to creating a magnificent read that truly celebrates design. I’m also including a second video; one that shows a tiny bit of the work that went into creating the “Lawless” issue. Amazing.
I’m totally digging this “brand renewal” by Australian design firm Designworks. Created for the Benevolent Society, an Australian charity with a mission to “achieve lasting social change in society through building strong families and healthy communities”, it exudes a spunky, colorful exuberance that’s refreshing to see in today’s brand landscape.
“The basic idea is that when people come together change happens. In the wordmark letters are linked like a chain and their overlaying parts portray these moments of effective change. The colour system navigates through five brand pillars ‘Hope’, ‘Wisdom’, ‘Strength’, ‘Belonging’ and ‘Love’ while supergraphics create striking visuals.”
As you know, I’m a sucker for typography. And when I stumbled into what has become my very favorite Thank You note du jour, I had to learn a bit more. Turns out the designer is Brooklyn-based Bessie Anderson, who uses hand-set letterpress printing to create her small line of stationery products. (As always, click to shop!)
Valentines Day is this Friday! Time to share a warm sentiment with those you love; whether your honey, your friend or your mom. These are a few of my favorites from this year’s crop of Valentines Day Cards… (As always, click to shop!)