Category “Grid Systems”

Uwe Loesch

Uwe Loesch

Uwe Loesch is a German designer born in 1943 in Dresden, Germany, and studied graphic design at the Peter-Behrens Academy in Duesseldorf. He’s a member of AGI – Alliance Graphique Internationale and has a collection at the MoMA. Most of his work focuses on poster design, and he’s done some great work.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.