I very much enjoy this letterhead design by Anton Stankowski. The grid-based structure and asymmetrical layout create a really interesting visual. This letterhead is part of James Phillips Williams’ collection that he often features on his blog, Amass. Check out the site, it’s a keeper. He also owns another gorgeous letterhead that was designed by Herbert Bayer.
If you want more letterhead goodness, head over to the blog Letterheady. The site features a ton of excellent letterhead designs of well known figures like Babe Ruth and Henry Ford. My personal favorites are the letterheads of Houdini and Charlie Chaplin. I can surf this site all day long.
Former Art Director of Monocle magazine, Ken Leung, has received a lot of attention recently on his new consultancy called Modern Publicity. And rightfully so, his work for Monocle is stunning. But personally I find the identity work for Vanity Fair to be the best piece in the portfolio.
Ken sent me some background on the project:
As a background to the project, I was commissioned by Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair to propose a redesign for the magazine – the brief was left open to see what I would come back with.
Given such an amazing opportunity, I envisioned the project as not just a magazine redesign but a complete brand relaunch, also proposing an accompanying corporate identity programme. I wanted the stationery to feel timeless, intelligent and reflective of the magazine’s heritage, whilst also being fresh and modern in it’s use of colour.
I think Ken accomplished exactly that. The identity has a timeless and sophisticated look, at the same time feels modern and minimal. Love it.
Mucca Design has created a stunning package design for Brooklyn based gourmet store, Brooklyn Fare. The branding features a proprietary typeface by Mucca called Fare Serif that is used everywhere and a 4 color system. Another aspect of the minimalist branding that I love is the edgy, humorous tone of the copy.
You can see more of this project on the Mucca newsletters as well as the Eat Me Daily blog.
Jamie Conkleton is a recent graduate of University College Falmouth and is extremely talented at such a young age. If you’re in London and need some fresh talent, definitely scoop this kid up.
Here is some excellent work by UK based designer, Tom Crawshaw. Pictured above is a gorgeous wedding invite printed on 540gsm duplexed Cool Grey and Mid Green Colorplan.
After 3.5 years at SEA Design, the talented Matt Judge is looking for a new challenge. Definitely check out his portfolio, which is filled with excellent work. Matt is also one of the founders of inspiration blog Design Assembly.