Posts Tagged with “graphic design”

To Have And To Hold

Vintage Bags

Sorry for the silence. Sandy took out my power, so haven’t had much inter­net access. I hope every­one in the NYC area made it through the storm ok.

Now for some design good­ness. To Have And To Hold is an awe­some Tum­blr that fea­tures a col­lec­tion of paper bags from the 70’s and 80’s. The col­lec­tion is part of the Pre­ston Poly­tech­nic ephemera archive and is housed in their Library. Pretty cool.

Via ISO50

André Meca

André Meca

Some very nice work from André Meca. My favorite is this Lon­don Guide set in Akzi­denz Grotesk.

Roseta y Oihana


Roseta y Oihana is a Barcelona based design agency founder by Roseta Mus Pons and Oihana Her­rera Erneta. I absolutely love the iden­tity and pub­li­ca­tion design they did for the MCP’s (Com­mon­wealth of the Pam­plona) Envi­ron­men­tal Edu­ca­tion Program.

Arnaud Mercier Retrospective 1999–2011

Arnaud Mercier

Arnaud Mercier, co-founder of Area 17, passed away last year and a great site was put together in his honor. I didn’t per­son­ally know Arnaud, but his work was a big influ­ence on me. I’d always head over to Elixirstu­dio to get inspired. The work he did for Elan was my favorite.

Georg Staehelin

Georg Staehelin

Georg Stae­he­lin stud­ied under Armin Hof­mann and Emil Ruder and later went to work at Total design with Wim Crouwel and Benno Wiss­ing. Some inter­est­ing work. More at Think­ing Form.

Typographische Monatsblätter Research Archive

Typographische Monatsblatter Research Archive

Pre­pare to spend the rest of your day on this site. TM Research Archive is an incred­i­ble web­site that cat­a­logs cover designs of the influ­en­cial jour­nal, Typographis­che Monats­blät­ter. The site focuses on the issues from 1960 to 1990, the period that had the most influ­ence on mod­ern typog­ra­phy, and it fea­tures inter­views with design­ers that have con­tributed to the pub­li­ca­tion over the years, as well infor­ma­tion on the designer and type­face used for each issue.

The site was cre­ated by Louise Par­adis as part of her Mas­ter degree in Art Direc­tion at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lau­sanne, Switzer­land. The project con­tin­ued with the finan­cial sup­port from ECAL and the Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences and Arts West­ern Switzerland.

All of the issues pho­tographed were from the pri­vate col­lec­tion of Jean-Pierre Graber, the chief edi­tor of TM for over twenty years.

The site gives you a great sense of how the design evolved over the decades. My per­sonal favorites are the cov­ers designed by Yves Zim­mer­mann, Emil Ruder, Robert Büch­ler and Felix Berman.

What an amaz­ing resource to have avail­able to design­ers. Thank you Louise.

Graphic Design for Non-profit Organizations

Graphic Design for Non-profit Organizations

AisleOne reader, Sean Wol­cott, wrote in to tell me that Mas­simo Vignelli has given him per­mis­sion to dis­trib­ute a high-res PDF of his book, Graphic Design for Non-profit Orga­ni­za­tions. This rare book is by Vignelli and Peter Laun­dry, and was pub­lished in 1980 in part­ner­ship with AIGA. The book focuses on design and best prac­tices for non-profit orga­ni­za­tions, but the con­tent is a great resource in gen­eral and the teach­ings can be applied pretty much any­where. There are sec­tions on grids, typog­ra­phy, for­mats, logo­types, and color, just to name a few.

A big thank you to Mas­simo and Sean for mak­ing this valu­able resource avail­able to all.

You can down­load the PDF from here.

Wim Crouwel Poster

Wim Crouwel Poster

Not sure how I missed this. Here’s a great poster fea­tur­ing a col­lec­tion of poster designs by the leg­endary designer, Wim Crouwel. The poster was designed to coin­cide with the Wim Crouwel — A Graphic Odyssey exhibit, and it includes text by Adrian Shaughnessy.

You can pur­chase a copy over at Print Process.

Studio 2br

Studio 2br

Incred­i­ble work from Stu­dio 2br.

Unpublished Peter Seitz

Peter Seitz

The folks at Kind Com­pany made me aware of this Flickr set fea­tur­ing work from Peter Seitz that wasn’t pub­lished in the book, Peter Seitz: Design­ing a Life. I wasn’t aware that he designed the Braun let­ter­head under the direc­tion of Otl Aicher. Very nice.