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AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

The unof­fi­cial site of Ital­ian designer and archi­tect, AG Fron­zoni, recently launched. A lot of great con­tent on here includ­ing his work, arti­cles, phi­los­o­phy and quotes.

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Artiva Design

Artiva

Artiva

Artiva

I haven’t posted about Artiva in a while, and was happy to see a bunch of new work on their site. They def­i­nitely have a spe­cific look nailed.

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Manuals 1: Design & Identity Guidelines

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Editions Manuals 1

Unit Edi­tions just announced a new book titled Man­u­als 1 Design & Iden­tity Guide­lines. It’s a study of cor­po­rate iden­tity design man­u­als from the 1960s to early 1980s. The book includes man­u­als cre­ated for NASA, Lufthansa, British Steel, NYC Tran­sit Author­ity, Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, ABC, and more. The ABC man­ual is from my col­lec­tion that I’ve contributed.

I’ve been really look­ing for­ward to this book. Man­u­als are such a great learn­ing resources because they’re not only great to look at, but they also give you insight into the ratio­nale and think­ing behind each sys­tem. You get to expe­ri­ence what the design­ers were thinking.

The fore­word was writ­ten by Mas­simo Vignelli and the book includes text from Adrian Shaugh­nessy, NASA designer Richard Danne, Greg D’Onofrio and Patri­cia Belen of Dis­play, Armin Vit, Sean Perkins and John Lloyd.

Avail­able in March and you can pre-order now.

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Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs

Ken Briggs was a British graphic designer best known for the excel­lent poster and pro­grams that he designed for the The National The­atre in Lon­don dur­ing the 60s and 70s. Some of these won­der­ful designs are pic­tured here. He was the com­pa­nies first graphic designer, his work has had a huge influ­ence on the theatre’s design, even to this day.

Sadly, he passed away recently. We’re left with a col­lec­tion of work that is legendary.

Eye Mag­a­zine has writ­ten an arti­cle in his honor. The National The­atre also hon­ored him on their Tum­blr. They men­tioned that The NT Archive took in Ken Briggs’ col­lec­tion, and you can visit it by con­tact­ing them. If I ever make it to Lon­don, I’m def­i­nitely check­ing this out.

They’ve also dig­i­tized all of their posters, which can be viewed here.

And lastly, In 2009, Occa­sional Papers pub­lished The Mas­ter Builder: Talk­ing with Ken Briggs that details a con­ver­sa­tion between Sara De Bondt, Fraser Mug­geridge and Ken Briggs. The book also includes a lot of his work, but it seems to be out of print.

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Neue Grafik/New Graphic Design/Graphisme actuel 1958–1965

Neue Grafik

Neue Grafik

Neue Grafik

To say I’m excited about this would be an under­state­ment. Lars Müller Pub­lish­ers will be releas­ing reprints of all 18 issues of Neue Grafik. For those of you not famil­iar with Neue Grafik, it was an influ­en­tial jour­nal on graphic design pub­lished from 1958 – 1965 by Josef Müller-Brockmann, Richard Paul Lohse, Hans Neuburg and Carlo Vivarelli. It’s essen­tially the bible for the Inter­na­tional Typo­graphic Style. You can still get your hands on orig­i­nal copies, but a sin­gle issue can cost you a few hun­dred dollars.

This reprint col­lec­tion will include com­men­tary and is set to be released in Jan­u­ary 2014. I. Can’t. Wait.

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Designing News

Desi

Designing News

Designing News

Designing News

Designing News

Designer Francesco Franchi, known for his work on Il Sole 24 ORE, has writ­ten a new booked called Design­ing News, that explores the future of the news and media indus­tries. His per­spec­tive is based on his work for IL, and the book includes case stud­ies by Richard Tur­ley, Daniele Codega, Mark Porter, Oliver Reichen­stein and more.

The book will be pub­lished Gestal­ten, and will be avail­able very soon from their site. Time to drop hints to my wife for X-mas presents.

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Wim Crouwel — Het Nederlands Kamerorkest

Wim Crouwel

A poster or cat­a­log cover designed by Wim Crouwel some­time dur­ing the 60s. Perfection.

Via AGI Open London

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Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Gerald Cinamon

Ger­ald Cina­mon is an Amer­i­can designer and typog­ra­pher who was the chief designer at Pen­guin and stud­ied under Paul Rand and Armin Hof­mann. He’s also cred­ited with bring­ing the Swiss Style to the UK.

In honor of his work, SEA has pro­duced a book of his work and two screen prints. There will also be an exhi­bi­tion from Sept. 4 — Oct. 6 at the Insti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Art.

More info on Cina­mon here.

I’ve never seen Cinamon’s work until now, and it’s impressive.

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Rolf Müller

Rolf Muller

Rolf Müller is a Ger­man designer who stud­ied with Josef Müller-Brockmann, and from 1967 – 72 he worked with Otl Aicher on the cor­po­rate design of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Stel­lar work. Def­i­nitely one of the greats.

1976 Montréal Olympics Test Event Posters

Montréal Olympics Test Event Posters

Montréal Olympics Test Event Posters

Montreal Olympics Test Event Posters

Before the Olympics Games begin, the orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee has test events to pre­pare and rehearse things like trans­porta­tion, guest ser­vices, results/scoring, etc. The design teams also test things like print­ing and instal­la­tions, so they cre­ate an iden­tity dif­fer­ent from what they cre­ated for the real games. These are some of the posters cre­ated for these “test event” for the 1976 Mon­tréal games. I’ve never seen these before. What a gem.

ViaThe Cana­dian Design Resource

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Whitney Museum Graphic Identity

Whitney Identity

Whitney Identity

Whitney Identity

Whitney Identity

Whitney Identity

Whitney Identity

Exper­i­men­tal Jet­set recently launched a new web­site with a ton of amaz­ing new work. One of the projects that stands out for me is the iden­tity work they did for the Whit­ney Museum of Amer­i­can Art in NYC. EJ devel­oped the graphic iden­tity, and Whitney’s in-house design team used the sys­tem to design all the pieces.

I’m going to have to visit the museum and grab as much printed stuff as I can. Looks stunning.

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Flatmade

chicago convention capital

chicago has a great lake

chicago the town that van der rohe built

Flatmade’s story begins with a poster was cre­ated by John Massey for Con­tainer Cor­po­ra­tion of Amer­ica titled “chicago has a great lake”. They fell in love with the poster, and con­tacted Mr. Massey to print a new edi­tion of it, and he agreed. They now are pro­duc­ing other clas­sic mas­ter­pieces, which you can pur­chase directly from them. I’ll take one of each, please.