Ianis Soteras, Marseille based graphic designer and illustrator

Monday, 26 June, 2017

Illustration by Ianis Soteras

Fantastic illustration, branding, and lettering work by Ianis Soteras, a French freelancer graphic designer based in Marseille.

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Millie Cooper, Sydney based freelance graphic and web designer

Monday, 13 March, 2017

Design by Millie Cooper

Millie Cooper is a Sydney based freelance graphic and web designer, doing awesome minimally styled logo, identity, and branding work. This logo for Jethro’s Cafe, located in the Sydney suburb of Double Bay, is but one example of her style.

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Revisit the Cold War decades through Soviet Logos

Monday, 13 March, 2017

Image by Rokas Sutkaitis

If you pine for the Cold War decades, and the USSR, or Soviet Union, let Soviet Logos take you on a trip down memory lane, through a growing collection of logos of Soviet era companies and enterprises, curated by Lithuanian brand designer Rokas Sutkaitis.

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What if the world’s best known brands had originated in the USSR?

Tuesday, 30 August, 2016

Design by Mike Levchenko

Saint Petersburg based graphic designer Mike Levchenko re-imagines well known global brands as if they had been designed in the Soviet Union, during the height of the Cold War.

Brilliant.

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Hi, I’m an illustrator and graphic designer, here’s my latest record

Monday, 22 August, 2016

Design by Rocco Dipoppa

London based illustrator and graphic designer Rocco Dipoppa certainly knows how to make an impression on clients, he presents them with a vinyl record, one that plays, that comes in a hexagonal shaped sleeve.

It’s just one part of his adept identity branding, that also includes business cards, letterhead, and project agreement forms.

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The dying of the light of the neon signs

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

There’s no denying the visual, artistic even, allure that neon signs have over other illuminated banners, but as a means of brand identity they are becoming ever less prevalent.

As this Hong Kong produced short documentary demonstrates though, their manufacture is by no means straightforward, and is even potentially hazardous, and this doubtless has played some part, though there are other factors, in the demise of the neon sign.

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Take away the branding and what do you have? The product

Tuesday, 25 February, 2014

Minimal branding by Mehmet Gozetlik

London based art director Mehmet Gozetlik takes well known package design and strips it back to the most basic elements. I’m liking the results. Take the design of a can of Guinness stout, above, I thought the third version was about right, but the more I look at the fourth design, the more I like.

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Some old school type for the digital generation

Thursday, 29 August, 2013

vintage labels and branding

A fantastic collection of vintage and old school instances of typography and branding… all served up on a single web page to boot.

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Soon cigarette packet design will only be found in a museum

Monday, 24 September, 2012

Posted only because of my interest in design… The Museum of Cigarette Packaging. Even though I’m no smoker I’ve always found the design of cigarette boxes to be somehow intriguing.

It’s something we’re not going to see much more of in Australia, come 1 December this year though, when it becomes mandatory to sell cigarettes in olive-brown plain packs that bear no branding. It will be interesting to see what impact this has on cigarette consumption locally.

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Those clouds in your coffee could be text messages

Thursday, 10 May, 2012

Textpresso

While Textpresso allows coffee drinkers to order brews via text messaging and then prints a code in the coffee foam identifying its owner, I can see the concept being expanded upon to feature advertising and marketing messages. I could go for that so long as the coffee was free of charge.

Via prosthetic knowledge.

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