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Network Osaka

Network Osaka

Derek Kim AKA Net­work Osaka recently launched a new site with a some great new work. I’m a big fan.

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AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

The unof­fi­cial site of Ital­ian designer and archi­tect, AG Fron­zoni, recently launched. A lot of great con­tent on here includ­ing his work, arti­cles, phi­los­o­phy and quotes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A5/06: HfG Ulm, A5/07: Rolf Müller

HFG Ulm

HFG Ulm

Rolf Muller

Rolf Muller

Hey folks, sorry for the long silence. I got a kid­ney stone, and I was out of com­mis­sion for a week. Feel­ing bet­ter now, so the posts will resume. Back to business.

Lars Müller Pub­lish­ers is releas­ing two new books as part of their won­der­ful A5 series. I’ve been wait­ing for these titles every since I heard about them in early fall.

The first is A5/06: HfG Ulm by René Spitz that cov­ers the his­tory of The Ulm School of Design founded by Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill.

The sec­ond book is A5/07: Rolf Müller, a mono­graph ded­i­cated to Rolf Müller who worked with Otl Aicher on the visual iden­tity of the Munich Olympic Games in 1972.

Both books will be avail­able at the end of this month.

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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.

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studio fnt

studio fnt

studio fnt

studio fnt

I’m lov­ing the work of Seoul based stu­dio fnt. A ton a great work that will keep you mes­mer­ized all day.

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30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter

Lars Müller Pub­lish­ers is really killing it this year with all these great titles. The just released title 30 Years of Swiss Typo­graphic Dis­course in the Typografis­che Monats­blät­ter explores the influ­en­tial design jour­nal Typografis­che Monats­blät­ter from 1960 – 90. The book includes works from design­ers such as Emil Ruder, Hel­mut Schmid, Wolf­gang Wein­gart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, Jost Hochuli and many others.

Def­i­nitely a must-have for any design­ers library.

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TM

TM

TM

TM

TM is a Geneva based stu­dio com­prised of David Mamie and Nicola Tode­s­chini. This duo is pump­ing out some amaz­ing work.

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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.

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Tank Boys

Tank Boys

Tank Boys

Venice-based inde­pen­dent design stu­dio Tank Boys have just launched a new site full of great new work.