Posts Tagged with “system”

Build: Nike – Track and Field

Beautiful new graphic system by Build for Nike’s Track and Field brand.

This comprehensive graphic system includes — Typography, typographic messaging, graphic marks, and patterns, including bespoke numerals. Culminating in a fresh and bold visual centre for use in all Track and Field branded applications, from press advertising, billboards, wild posting, OOH, apparel and event branding.

Athlete photography by Carlos Serrao. Art Direction by Rebecca Parker (Nike).


Reissue of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

NASA Graphics Manual Reissue

Jesse Reed & Hamish Smyth, the fellas behind the wonderful 1970 NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual reissue, have announced a new Kickstarter for the reissue of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual.

The original manual was created in 1975 as part of a NASA redesign done by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, and it’s an important piece of American graphic design history. I’ve been on the lookout for years for a copy of the manual, but I still haven’t be able to find one. It’s super rare. That’s what makes this project so great. The manual will now be available to the general public, so everyone will get to enjoy it.

The reissued manual will be based on the Danne’s personal copy, and should ship in March 2016. Jesse and Hamish did an incredible job on the NYCTA manual, so I’m sure this reissue will be just as good. I’m definitely backing the project.

Here are the specs:

  • Images from the original presentation to NASA by Danne & Blackburn
  • 500+ word foreword by Danne, who has provided never-before-seen materials from the DanneDesign archive
  • 2000+ word essay on the culture of NASA at the time of the manual by Christopher Bonanos
  • Approximately 5lbs (2.3kg) on earth, 0.9lbs (0.4kg) on the moon
  • 9.5 × 11.5″ (241 × 292mm)
  • 200 pages including 10 gate folds
  • 93 plates printed from high-resolution scans of Danne’s personal copy of the manual
  • CYMK + 5 Pantone® spot colors
  • Hardcover with soft touch lamination and two-color silkscreen
  • Printed in Italy
  • 100 gsm Yupo Original and Perigord Matte 135 gsm
  • Stochastic printing
  • Red head and tail bands
  • Individually packaged in static shielding pouch

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts Identity

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin: The University for the Creative Arts

Spin has recently design this new identity for The University for the Creative Arts in England, that is based on the simple stencil. The identity will be applied to stationery, website, print, motion graphics, signage, and environmental graphics.

Burton Kramer Film

A clip from an upcoming short film about Burton Kramer by Greg Durrell. Kramer is know for designing the Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion identity system in 1974.

Pierre Bayle Foundation Identity


Almost Modern was commissioned by The Pierre Bayle Foundation to design a new identity system. They’re still working on it, but what they’ve done so far looks fantastic. Be sure to look at AM’s full portfolio. Their work is excellent.

Navy Signal Prints


London designer, Hana Tanimura, has created this beautiful set of prints based on the international maritime signal flags. I’ve always loved the minimal and geometric design of the signal system, so it’s great to see them available as high-quality prints.

Each flag is a Giclée print on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching paper, in an edition of 20, each signed and numbered. The prints are available in A2, A3 and A4 sizes.