Hey folks, I’ve been out of town for the last few weeks, which is why it’s been quiet around here. But I’m back and the posts will be back on a regular schedule.
Timeless: Massimo Vignelli is an exhibition curated by design studio Husmee, and Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse, that honors the work of Massimo Vignelli. It’s open now until April 18, 2015 at the Okendo Cultural Centre in San Sebastián, Spain.
The exhibition includes original work from Vignelli and a series of posters designed by a select group of designers and design studios, that include Atlas, Toko, BVD, Hey Studio, Mash Creative, and Spin.
Reform RFRM is an online shop from the folks at Sans Form that features a collection of minimal poster designs by select designers. So far the shop has posters designed by Aesse, Duane Dalton, Sawdust, Mash and more.
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.
systems is an exhibition of commissioned poster designs and ‘60s Braun products, that is curated by das programm and produced in association with Braun.
Thirty-four leading graphic designers and studios were invited to produce a poster design on the theme of Braun systems design. The list of contributors includes Experimental Jetset, Spin, Bibliothèque, Derek Kim, Neubau, almost Modern, Hey, Lundgren+Lindqvist and many more. I’ve also been asked to contribute, which is a great honor for me to be included in such an amazing group of designers.
I also designed the official website, which is hosted here on A1. We will be adding six new designs everyday, so be sure to check back.
Next month, Lars Müller Publishers is releasing “Poster Collection 25 Josef Müller-Brockmann”, a book that showcases a selection of posters designed by Müller-Brockmann. No photos of the spreads, but this is definitely going in my collection.
For those who aren’t familiar with Charity: Water, they’re a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world. Most of us take clean drinking water for granted, but not everyone is so lucky. Here are some stats to ponder:
90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
The posters are only $20, and 100% of profits will go to water projects in Orissa, India. Get one here. Get some nice art to decorate your walls, and help get clean and safe water to people who need it.