AisleOne http://www.aisleone.net An inspirational resource focused on graphic design, typography, grid systems, minimalism and modernism. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:30:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Il Capo http://www.aisleone.net/2014/films/il-capo/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/films/il-capo/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:30:26 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6148




This is an excerpt on NOWNESS from the documentary, Il Capo (The Chief) by Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani. The film follows a marble quarry boss who uses simple hand gestures to guide his crew. The topic is fascinating, but what strikes me the most about the excerpt is the wonderful aesthetics created by mixing the beautiful landscape, excellent cinematography, and a super minimal sound design. All you hear are the sounds of the machinery and the massive marble blocks being extracted. It’s all wonderful and worth a look.

Via Kottke

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Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture Branding http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/mark-tessier-landscape-architecture-branding/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/mark-tessier-landscape-architecture-branding/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:21:27 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6142 Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

Mark Bloom and Paul Hutchinson collaborated on this beautiful identity, book and website for Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture.

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Tomasz Berezowski http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/tomasz-berezowski/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/tomasz-berezowski/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:26:52 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6135 Tomasz Berezowski

Tomasz Berezowski

Tomasz Berezowski

I’m really enjoying the work of Polish architect and graphic designer Tomasz Berezowski. His design work is looks like it come right out of the 60s. Simple, typographic design.

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Toko: PTW Architects http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/toko-ptw-architects/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/toko-ptw-architects/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:36:21 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6128 Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Toko PTW Architects

Beautiful work by Toko for PTW Architects to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Toko designed a temporary identity and 9 bilingual books showcasing the firms work.

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Hartmut Esslinger http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/hartmut-esslinger/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/hartmut-esslinger/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:06:52 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6117 Hartmut Esslinger Wega

Hartmut Esslinger Wega

Hartmut Esslinger Wega

Hartmut Esslinger is a German industrial designer who founded Frog, and is mostly known for creating the Snow White look for Apple during the 80s.

I personally love the designs that he did for German audio and visual manufacturer Wega, which eventually became part of Sony. The aesthetic has a bit of the Braun/Rams feel to it, but it’s also very unique. More organic and fluid. But you can clearly see that Esslinger and Rams had the same approach to product design during those days.

Seeing wonderful product design like this always makes me wonder why aren’t more designers/companies designing like this. Apple has proven that consumers appreciate beautiful, minimal design, so why do we see so much ugly shit? I don’t understand.

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2015 Rationale Calendar http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/2015-rationale-calendar/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/2015-rationale-calendar/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:52:41 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6112 2015 Rationale Calendar

2015 Rationale Calendar

2015 Rationale Calendar

Sean Wolcott of Rationale designed this minimal wall calendar. It comes in two version, Sans and Serif, and the dates are presented in two columns with space for notes.

The spiral bound calendar measures at 11x17”, and is printed on high-quality 100# Cougar cover stock.

You can purchase one here.

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[Sponsor] Shillington School http://www.aisleone.net/2014/sponsors/sponsor-shillington-school/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/sponsors/sponsor-shillington-school/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:02:51 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6108 Shillington School

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Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/manuals-2-design-identity-guidelines/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/manuals-2-design-identity-guidelines/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:19:00 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6100 Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

Manuals 2

After the success of Manuals 1, Unit Editions has just announced Manuals 2, which features graphic standards and corporate identity manuals for IBM, Westinghouse, Canadian Rail, Bell, Knoll, PTT, Montreal Olympics, Dutch Police and more. These manuals were designed by some of the masters: Georges Huel, Paul Rand, Allan Fleming, Total Design, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Alan Fletcher, Otl Aicher and more.

Manuals 2 will also feature my copy of the graph­ics man­ual for the 1976 Mon­tréal Olympics. Pretty excited that a piece of my collection is included.

The book includes essays, interviews and a forward by Lance Wyman, designer of the 1968 Mexico Olympic games.

Hardback with High Gloss Wrap
260 x 310mm
432 pages

You can pre-order a copy now.

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Carl Brett http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/carl-brett/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/design/carl-brett/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:28 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6088 Carl Brett

Carl Brett was an Irish graphic designer and teacher who worked in Canada since 1954 and helped pioneer modernism in Canada. He was a founding member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and served as president on two occasions.

Couldn’t find much info on him, and only found this gallery of his work at a small resolution, and some sort video interviews with him.

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Leica M Edition 60 http://www.aisleone.net/2014/photography/leica-m-edition-60/ http://www.aisleone.net/2014/photography/leica-m-edition-60/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:24:21 +0000 http://www.aisleone.net/?p=6085

Anyone have $20,000 to drop on this Leica?

To celebrate of the 60th anniversary of M camera, Leica produced the limited edition Leica M Edition 60. The kit includes a Leica M-P digital camera and the Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, both created by Audi Design.

This is more of a collectors item than anything, but it’s amazing to see the amount of detail that went into it, even down to the packaging and presentation.

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