Posts Tagged with “Design”

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.

Design is One

Design is One

Design is One is a film by Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra, that takes a look at the life and career of Lella and Massimo Vignelli. It’s playing this week at the IFC Center in NYC.

The poster for the film, that is pictured above, was designed by Massimo Vignelli.

Glory Glory

Glory Glory

Sometimes I wish I lived in the UK, so that I can attend all these great design exhibitions. Glory Glory is one of them, an upcoming exhibition and book of large format typographic posters based on football (soccer) chants. Some of the contributors are Ben Bos, Wim Crouwel, Bibliothèque, Build, Craig Oldham, Experimental Jetset, Mash Creative, SEA, Spin, Dave Sedgwick, and many more.

The exhibition will take place tomorrow at:

Hoxton Arches
37 Cremer Street
London E2 8HD

All proceeds will go to British Blind Sport.

This great exhibition is curated by Nick Blakeman, Alex Brown and Craig Oldham, and sponsored by Gavin Martin Colournet and GF Smith.

I haven’t been able to find any of the posters that were designed for the event, but Dave Sedgwick sent in his awesome contribution, which is pictured above. His piece uses football studs to create the type and the chant is of the Argentinian team, Boca Juniors. It’s made of wood and acrylic, and the rest of the chant is etched into the wood around the edges.

Great designers, great design, for a good cause. Sounds like it’s going to be a fun time. If you’re in London, be sure not to miss this.

A graphic design must satisfy the problem, but it can achieve a life of its own, transcending the assignment.

– John Massey

Massimo Vignelli Makes Books

In this video created by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Aron Fay for Mohawk, Massimo Vignelli discusses his process of designing a book using a grid system. He draws out each page on paper, including the photos. To me this seems so inefficient, but it works for him. It’s so fascinating to get a glimps into his design process.

Along with the video a small limited edition journal with Vignelli’s grid from the film is printed on 100 interior pages made of Mohawk Superfine. You can get a copy of the journal from Mohawk. Got me one!

The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.

– Charles Eames