Category “Grid Systems”

Artiva Design

Artiva

Artiva

Artiva

I haven’t posted about Artiva in a while, and was happy to see a bunch of new work on their site. They def­i­nitely have a spe­cific look nailed.

Manuals 1: Design & Identity Guidelines

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Edi­tions just announced a new book titled Man­u­als 1 Design & Iden­tity Guide­lines. It’s a study of cor­po­rate iden­tity design man­u­als from the 1960s to early 1980s. The book includes man­u­als cre­ated for NASA, Lufthansa, British Steel, NYC Tran­sit Author­ity, Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, ABC, and more. The ABC man­ual is from my col­lec­tion that I’ve contributed.

I’ve been really look­ing for­ward to this book. Man­u­als are such a great learn­ing resources because they’re not only great to look at, but they also give you insight into the ratio­nale and think­ing behind each sys­tem. You get to expe­ri­ence what the design­ers were thinking.

The fore­word was writ­ten by Mas­simo Vignelli and the book includes text from Adrian Shaugh­nessy, NASA designer Richard Danne, Greg D’Onofrio and Patri­cia Belen of Dis­play, Armin Vit, Sean Perkins and John Lloyd.

Avail­able in March and you can pre-order now.

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs was a British graphic designer best known for the excel­lent poster and pro­grams that he designed for the The National The­atre in Lon­don dur­ing the 60s and 70s. Some of these won­der­ful designs are pic­tured here. He was the com­pa­nies first graphic designer, his work has had a huge influ­ence on the theatre’s design, even to this day.

Sadly, he passed away recently. We’re left with a col­lec­tion of work that is legendary.

Eye Mag­a­zine has writ­ten an arti­cle in his honor. The National The­atre also hon­ored him on their Tum­blr. They men­tioned that The NT Archive took in Ken Briggs’ col­lec­tion, and you can visit it by con­tact­ing them. If I ever make it to Lon­don, I’m def­i­nitely check­ing this out.

They’ve also dig­i­tized all of their posters, which can be viewed here.

And lastly, In 2009, Occa­sional Papers pub­lished The Mas­ter Builder: Talk­ing with Ken Briggs that details a con­ver­sa­tion between Sara De Bondt, Fraser Mug­geridge and Ken Briggs. The book also includes a lot of his work, but it seems to be out of print.

Argentina 78′ World Cup Poster

Argentina 78′ World Cup Poster

Totally for­got about this poster until some folks on Twit­ter reminded me about it. Beau­ti­ful work, but no info on who designed it. Argentina was going through a dark time then, so any info on it was prob­a­bly lost. A shame.

Neue Grafik/New Graphic Design/Graphisme actuel 1958–1965

Neue Grafik

Neue Grafik

Neue Grafik

To say I’m excited about this would be an under­state­ment. Lars Müller Pub­lish­ers will be releas­ing reprints of all 18 issues of Neue Grafik. For those of you not famil­iar with Neue Grafik, it was an influ­en­tial jour­nal on graphic design pub­lished from 1958 – 1965 by Josef Müller-Brockmann, Richard Paul Lohse, Hans Neuburg and Carlo Vivarelli. It’s essen­tially the bible for the Inter­na­tional Typo­graphic Style. You can still get your hands on orig­i­nal copies, but a sin­gle issue can cost you a few hun­dred dollars.

This reprint col­lec­tion will include com­men­tary and is set to be released in Jan­u­ary 2014. I. Can’t. Wait.

Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann

Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann

Next month, Lars Müller Pub­lish­ers is releas­ing “Poster Col­lec­tion 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann”, a book that show­cases a selec­tion of posters designed by Müller-Brockmann. No pho­tos of the spreads, but this is def­i­nitely going in my collection.

Index Magazine

Index Magazine

Index Magazine

Index Magazine

Index Magazine

The Har­vard Art Muse­ums have announced the launch of the dig­i­tal mag­a­zine Index, which pro­vides a dynamic and inter­ac­tive space for read­ers to dis­cover a broad range of con­tent and media pro­duced by staff at the Har­vard Art Muse­ums and from arts-related venues around the world.

The dig­i­tal mag­a­zine sup­ple­ments the printed edi­tion of the mag­a­zine with new con­tent posted each week­day. Index includes mul­ti­me­dia com­po­nents that put view­ers behind the scenes at the muse­ums and also pro­vides reg­u­lar updates dur­ing the final stages of the muse­ums’ ren­o­va­tion and expan­sion project in Cambridge.

Designing News

Desi

Designing News

Designing News

Designing News

Designing News

Designer Francesco Franchi, known for his work on Il Sole 24 ORE, has writ­ten a new booked called Design­ing News, that explores the future of the news and media indus­tries. His per­spec­tive is based on his work for IL, and the book includes case stud­ies by Richard Tur­ley, Daniele Codega, Mark Porter, Oliver Reichen­stein and more.

The book will be pub­lished Gestal­ten, and will be avail­able very soon from their site. Time to drop hints to my wife for X-mas presents.

Wim Crouwel — Het Nederlands Kamerorkest

Wim Crouwel

A poster or cat­a­log cover designed by Wim Crouwel some­time dur­ing the 60s. Perfection.

Via AGI Open London

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Ger­ald Cina­mon is an Amer­i­can designer and typog­ra­pher who was the chief designer at Pen­guin and stud­ied under Paul Rand and Armin Hof­mann. He’s also cred­ited with bring­ing the Swiss Style to the UK.

In honor of his work, SEA has pro­duced a book of his work and two screen prints. There will also be an exhi­bi­tion from Sept. 4 — Oct. 6 at the Insti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Art.

More info on Cina­mon here.

I’ve never seen Cinamon’s work until now, and it’s impressive.

Rolf Müller

Rolf Muller

Rolf Müller is a Ger­man designer who stud­ied with Josef Müller-Brockmann, and from 1967 – 72 he worked with Otl Aicher on the cor­po­rate design of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Stel­lar work. Def­i­nitely one of the greats.

Burton Kramer Film

A clip from an upcom­ing short film about Bur­ton Kramer by Greg Dur­rell. Kramer is know for design­ing the Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion iden­tity sys­tem in 1974.