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lo siento +81 magazine - surface and surfaceI’ve spent hours of my life so far bursting this stuff but never thought of doing this with it. Bubble wrap magazine cover for +81 Magazine by graphic design studio Lo Siento in Barcelona.  Lo Siento injected coloured water into the plastic bubbles to arrange the type for ‘Next Creativity’ edition.  Lo Siento have loads of ingenious projects on their site below so if you’ve an hour to kill you know where to go.

www.losiento.net

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Albert, Ernest and The Titanic - Jamie Murphy surface and surface

‘Albert, Ernest & The Titanic’ is a project Jamie Murphy (Fjord.ie) has been working on over the last two years.  It tells the story of the ship’s ill-fated on board printers, Abraham ‘Albert’ Mishellany and Ernest Corbin as they travel on the ship’s doomed maiden voyage. The book celebrates these two men who were responsible for the ship’s restaurant menus, stationery, note pads, programmes of events, crew and passenger’s calling cards, tickets.

I saw this book at the NCAD graduate show and it really is superb. It’s a limited edition book (36 copies) of 176 pages withand hand set text;  a unique adhesive-less binding and foreword by Colm Tóibín and is available through the site below. The ink used is called ‘Titanic Coal Ink’ which is made from coal recovered from the wreck site. You can watch a nice short below of the later stages of production by the very talented Rich Gilligan.

www.albertandernest.com

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Albert, Ernest and The Titanic - Jamie Murphy surface and surface

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Albert, Ernest and The Titanic - Jamie Murphy surface and surface

Albert, Ernest and The Titanic - Jamie Murphy surface and surface

Albert, Ernest and The Titanic - Jamie Murphy surface and surface

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leopold's day map rachel kerr surface and surfaceFor the day that’s in it here’s a beautiful typographic map inspired by Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin on June 16th 1904  in James Joyces Ulysses.  Designed by Dublin born graphic designer Rachel Kerr.

“The Leopold’s Day map is a stunning marriage of typography and cartography plotting all the streets alluded to by Joyce in Ulysses which were in existence on June 16th 1904.”

The Leopold’s Day map is the first piece in the collection to launch. These limited edition maps are available to purchase online here through Leopold’s Day.

www.leopoldsday.com

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leopold's day map rachel kerr surface and surface

leopold's day map rachel kerr surface and surface

Supermundane - Rob Lowe - Surface and SurfaceColourful work from English art director, typographer, graphic artist and writer Rob Lowe aka Supermundane.  Rob is the creative director of the quarterly alternative children’s magazine Anorak, watch the video below to see a sample from one of the issues.

“His graphic art, which depicts a world of intermingling shapes and expressionless life displaying hope, melancholy and beauty.”

You can find Rob Lowe’s commercial graphic design work and more personal work on his site below, also you can read his weekly poetry on his tumblr here.

www.supermundane.com

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Supermundane - Rob Lowe - Surface and Surface

Supermundane - Rob Lowe - Surface and Surface

Supermundane - Rob Lowe - Surface and Surface

Supermundane - Rob Lowe - Surface and Surface

Supermundane - Rob Lowe - Surface and Surface

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Helmo - surface and surfaceIncredible work from french design studio HELMO (Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez).   I love their technique of cleverly intertwining colour, form and type, coming at poster design in really innovative ways.

For “Bêtes de mode” (Fashion Animals) the blue and red animal / human portraits were displayed in the windows if Galleries Lafayette, Paris.  Transparent panels of Red and Blue were placed onto the panes of glass to alternate the visible images, a bit like those old-fashioned 3D glasses.

You can find loads more of HELMO’s work on their site below.

www.helmo.fr

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Helmo - surface and surface

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Dominique Falla - surface and surface - weareallapartSome playful hand made type from Australian tactile typographer Dominique Falla.  Dominique uses ingenious and in some cases massively time consuming ways to define positive and negative spaces in her typography. 

“Dominique Falla works in a variety of tactile mediums and combines digital creation with analogue output for exhibition and publication.”

I really like the simple concept of ‘Shared Vision… Wspólna Wizja…’ made for an exhibition of Dominique’s work in Poland.  When viewed from one angle of the concertina reads “Shared Vision…” and from the other it reads “Wspólna Wizja…” which translates as “Shared Vision…”.   Watch the video below which documents the process from design sketch to final product of a birthday card project last year.

www.dominiquefalla.com

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10 Christopher Monro DeLorenzo - surface and surfaceIllustration, graphic design and typography from American Designer Christopher Monro DeLorenzo.  Christopher’s work is Influenced by Pop Art, 1940’s cinema and street art and has worked with Johnny Cupcakes, Samsung, Smirnoff, Nidecker Snowboards and Wendy’s.

“His work brings together both a deeply-rooted knowledge of his craft and a voracious curiosity – a levity and playfulness that help him to elevate the everyday into something iconic.”

After leaving a position as Associate Art Director for Saatchi & Saatchi in NYC Christopher Monro DeLorenzo started Johnny Cupcakes in 2010 and it’s where you can buy loads of his great designs in t-shirt form.

www.chrisdelorenzo.com

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12 Unit Editions Surface and SurfaceReally nice video for Unit Editions by Spin.  Unit Editions is a new, ‘progressive publishing venture producing high-quality, affordable books on graphic design and visual culture.’

“We combine impeccable design and production standards with insightful texts and informative commentaries on a wide range of subjects.”

Uniti Editions is a collaboration between Tony Brook (Spin) and Adrian Shaughnessy (ShaughnessyWorks).  Lots of great books and posters here.

 

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