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Business Cards of Minimal Designers

Brockmann Rand Business Cards

I found this image while surf­ing around this morn­ing. Don’t know about authen­tic­ity, but sup­pos­edly, these are the busi­ness cards of Josef Müller-Brockmann, Paul Rand, Adrian Frutiger and Hel­mut Schmid. I’ve seen the Paul Rand card before, so that one could be legit. Either way, these are lovely. The Frutiger card is def­i­nitely the least functional.

Update: Michael Bierut con­firmed on Twit­ter that the Rand and Müller-Brockmann are the real deal.

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Dot Zero – Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero Issue 1

Dot Zero was a quar­terly by Uni­mark in part­ner­ship with Finch Paper that focused on the the­ory and prac­tice of visual com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Only five issues were pub­lished between 1966 and 1968, and Mas­simo Vignelli was the designer and cre­ative direc­tor of the mag­a­zine. Vignelli wanted to make the design excit­ing, but sim­ple, so he set all type in only two weights of Hel­vetica and every­thing printed in black and white.

Michael Bierut inter­viewed Vignelli about the mag­a­zine. Some nice insights on how the pub­li­ca­tion came about, and its production.

The folks at Ratio­nale Design have made avail­able a hi-res PDF of issue 1 of Dot Zero, and you can see some pho­tos of issue 2 here.

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Grids: Their Meaning and Use for Federal Designers

Massimo Vignelli Grids

Massimo Vignelli Grids

Massimo Vignelli Grids

“Grids: Their Mean­ing and Use for Fed­eral Design­ers” is a book based on a pre­sen­ta­tion given by Mas­simo Vignelli at a sem­i­nar for fed­eral graphic design­ers at the Illi­nois Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy on Novem­ber 10, 1976.

He cov­ers the basics of grid design, then shows how grids were used in some of the projects that he worked on. It’s a nice lit­tle read. Hi-res scan of the entire book is avail­able here.

Via Sean Wol­cott

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Eichler Homes

Darren Bradley

Darren Bradley

Eich­ler Homes was a com­pany, by vision­ary Joseph Eich­ler, that built over 11,000 Mid-Century mod­ern homes in Cal­i­for­nia between 1950 and 1974. Eich­ler was respon­si­ble for bring­ing mod­ern archi­tec­ture to middle-class Amer­i­cans. Eich­ler Homes com­mis­sioned some of the most promi­nent mod­ern archi­tects of the time includ­ing Anshen & Allen, Claude Oak­land & Asso­ciates, Jones & Emmons, A. Quincy Jones, and Raphael Soriano.

The pho­tos above were taken by Dar­ren Bradley and are part of a col­lec­tion of Eich­ler Homes that he’s pho­tographed. Also, be sure to check out his other Flickr collections.

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DIA

DIA

DIA

DIA

A stel­lar col­lec­tion of work from DIA, a New York City based strate­gic brand con­sul­tancy, design stu­dio and pro­duc­tion company.

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Mark Bloom Logo Poster

Mark Bloom Logo Poster

Mark Bloom Logo Poster

Mark Bloom Logo Poster

Mark Bloom (aka Mash Cre­ative) has designed this lim­ited edi­tion A2 poster fea­tur­ing 126 logos he designed between 1998 and 2014.

Each poster comes hand num­bered and signed by Mark, and it’s a hybrid of litho printed black with screen printed flu­o­res­cent yel­low ink on 250gsm GFSmith Nat­u­ralis Absolute White Matt.

You can grab a copy here.

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Poplavok

Poplavok

Poplavok

Poplavok

Poplavok

Beau­ti­ful brand­ing work by Ira Smo­likova for a restau­rant named Poplavok.

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RFRM

Reform

Reform

Reform

Reform RFRM is an online shop from the folks at Sans Form that fea­tures a col­lec­tion of min­i­mal poster designs by select design­ers. So far the shop has posters designed by Aesse, Duane Dal­ton, Saw­dust, Mash and more.

Want.

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Album Anatomy

Album Anatomy

Album Anatomy

Album Anatomy

Album Anatomy is a per­sonal project by Duane Dal­ton where he explores the imagery of some of his favorite albums. He started the project in 2011 and it’s now up to 70 designs.

An explo­ration in the art of reduc­tion. This per­sonal project breaks down album imagery into its purist form by dis­card­ing any unnec­es­sary information.This is achieved using a strict grid that dis­plays the rel­e­vant album details, which leaves a cen­tral void to con­vey a response to the album. This void is filled by my per­sonal response to an album. It can be influ­enced by the cover art, a key track or the over­all flavour of the album. The cho­sen albums have had an influ­en­tial and per­sonal impact on me. It is music I lis­ten to over and over again or more excit­ingly rediscover.

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World Cup Stamps 2014

World Cup Stamps

World Cup Stamps

World Cup Stamps

I freakin’ love these World Cup Stamps designed by Por­tuguese stu­dio, Maan. Unfor­tu­nately, it’s just a self-project. I’d buy the entire set if they were for sale. They also design some pack­ag­ing around it, and they put together a Tum­blr to show­case all the stamps.

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Fridolin Müller

Fridolin Müller

Fridolin Müller (1926 – 2006) was a Swiss graphic designer, edi­tor, and teacher who stud­ied at The Basel School of Design. He designed the poster pic­tured above in 1963 for the Eidg. Schützen­fest Zürich (Swiss Fed­eral Marks­man Fes­ti­val). One of my favorites. Saw one in per­son once, it’s huge.

You can seem more of his work here, here, and here.

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Studio Iknoki

Studio Iknoki

Studio Iknoki

Studio Iknoki

Stu­dio Iknoki is an Italy based design stu­dio by Chris­t­ian Jugo­vac and Francesco Greguol. They’ve done some great work, but I’m nuts for the work they did for “Acqua e Ter­ri­to­rio”, an exhi­bi­tion and the con­fer­ence curated by Lat­i­tude Plat­form. I love this very stripped-down style.

They have more of their work on Behance.