Talk about beautiful packaging. I love this packaging for Jacqueline Evans Naturopathic Skincare products designed by Australian firm Swear Words. The combination of the simple typography, the flour de lis and the excellent pastel colors not only look great but they also create a visual system that works well.
I’m really love pastel colors. I’ve been chatting with Duane King on how great these colors are and how little they’re used, especially on the web. Gotta work these colors into my next project.
Folks, sorry for the slow week. I got hammered at work and didn’t have much time to post. But I do have some juicy work from London based branding agency, Stereo. Pictured above is a nice site they’ve created for Consolidated PR, though I do see some widows in there. Also, be sure to check out the work they did for Half Each.
When it comes to my top three most influential designers of all time, the list includes Josef Muller-Brockmann, Wim Crouwel, and Otl Aicher.
Otl Aicher is a legendary designer and one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th Century. He’s responsible for many incredible designs, but he’s most famous for the work he did for the 1972 Munich Olympics. He created a beautiful and elegant design system on top of a functional grid system for the entire games that covered all visual aspects including posters, books, catalogues, flags, mascots, medals, tickets and stationery.
To honor all this work and to create an ongoing collection, this site was created. The collection includes pieces that span the entire visual identity for the games, many of which I’ve never seen before.
Recently, I’ve become obsessed with obtaining items from the games. Considering that the Olympics happened in the 70’s and it’s become pretty popular among the design community, most of it is hard to find and expensive. I’ve managed to get my hands on a few things, which I’ll be photographing and adding to my Flickr page very soon, but my “holy grail” is Die Spiele (The Games), a 3 volume set covering the design, execution and usage of the entire visual identity for the games. It’s a damn gold mine! I’ve seen it on ebay only 3 times in the last year and all 3 times I’ve lost the auction because the price went too high. I’ll get a set one day. Anyway, here is a nice Flickr set showing the interior pages of Die Spiele. Get a bib because you’re going to drool.