Posts Tagged with “color”

Birds of Minnesota

Birds of Minnesota

Happy New Year! I’m back from a needed vaca­tion, fully rested. Hope every­one had a great hol­i­day season.

Birds of Min­nesota is a project by designer Tony Buck­land, that high­lights the birds found in the state. Each bird is illus­trated in a min­i­mal way with­out los­ing its essence. Really lovely collection.

You can pur­chase the posters here.

v-a

v-a

v-a

v-a

v-a

v-a is a design stu­dio based in Lis­bon and New York pro­duc­ing some won­der­ful work like this book­let. I espe­cially love the big block of color for the cover, com­bined with the clean grid-aligned type.

City Sense Platform Branding

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

City Sense Platform

I really love the color palette and the over­lay­ing of ele­ments in this brand­ing design by Irene Shkarovska.

271 Year Old Color Guide

1692 Boogert Color Guide

1692 Boogert Color Guide

1692 Boogert Color Guide

This blew my mind.

“Traité des couleurs ser­vant à la pein­ture à l’eau” is an 800-page color guide, writ­ten in 1692 by an artist known as A. Boogert. The book describes and shows in detail how to use and mix col­ors. I can’t even begin to imag­ine how long this took to make, and the fact that the col­ors are still so vibrant is aston­ish­ing. This is a work of art, and I would bet that most of what is in this book is still rel­e­vant today.

It’s also great to see that Boogert was also edu­cated in grid sys­tems. Have a look at how those swatches are organized.

A hi-res gallery of the entire book is avail­able here

Via Colos­sal

Circa 1983

Circa 1983

Circa 1983

Circa 1983

Circa 1983

Circa 1983 is a site fea­tur­ing the pho­tog­ra­phy of Owen Perry. A lot beau­ti­ful imagery here. Go through the gal­leries while lis­ten­ing to Boards of Canada for the per­fect view­ing experience.

Edwin Tse

Edwin Tse

Edwin Tse

Beau­ti­ful pho­tog­ra­phy by Edwin Tse.

Interaction of Color App

Yale Uni­ver­sity Press has released an iPad app ver­sion of Josef Albers’s influ­en­tial book, Inter­ac­tion of Color. Designed by Potion, the app fea­tures archival video of Josef Albers in the stu­dio and class­room, videos of prac­tic­ing artists, design­ers, and archi­tects dis­cussing how they use color, and 63 fully inter­ac­tive plates.

Looks like it’s really well done. I’m look­ing for­ward to it.

Navy Signal Prints

navy-signal-prints

Lon­don designer, Hana Tan­imura, has cre­ated this beau­ti­ful set of prints based on the inter­na­tional mar­itime sig­nal flags. I’ve always loved the min­i­mal and geo­met­ric design of the sig­nal sys­tem, so it’s great to see them avail­able as high-quality prints.

Each flag is a Giclée print on 310gsm Hah­nemühle Ger­man Etch­ing paper, in an edi­tion of 20, each signed and num­bered. The prints are avail­able in A2, A3 and A4 sizes.

Austria Solar Annual Report

Austria Solar Annual Report

Sorry for the long silence. I was work­ing on a big pitch and it con­sumed all of my time. Back to reg­u­lar posting.

To start this week off, he’s a gor­geous annual report designed by Ser­vice plan for Aus­tria Solar. Lovely use of color and type.

1000KM

1000KM

These incred­i­ble pho­tos are part of an edi­to­r­ial series shot by Vienna based stu­dio, ate­lier olschin­sky, for Nev­er­the­less Mag­a­zine. The color tones through­out the series are breathtaking.

Armin Hofmann—Farbe

Armin Hofmann Farbe

Armin Hof­mann — Farbe is an exhi­bi­tion at Galerie Susanna Kulli in Zurich that fea­tures a port­fo­lio of silkscreen prints where Hof­mann focused and played with color. The prints were cre­ated from 1989 to 1999, and they’re an inter­est­ing depar­ture from the work he’s famous for. If you’re in Zurich, this would be a great exhibit to see.

Akos Major Photography

Akos Major

Stun­ning min­i­mal pho­tog­ra­phy by Akos Major.

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