Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Sunflowers and Van Gogh branding

The brilliant and evocative Van Gogh Museum branding by Koeweiden Postma. The distinctive 'brush strokes' pattern works really well with the Rietveld inspired cubist shape. Sunflower colors are also used in the museography very well.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Rijksmuseum branding by Irma Boom Office

The Rijksmuseum logotype, branding, typefaces and color palette, which is based on the colours found in the collections masterpieces, are exhibited and explained in the museum. Nice detail.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Amsterdam loves bikes logo

Logo on floating bike park and free bike repair workshop, Amsterdam.

Friday, 19 July 2013

My Mon'op brand review

My Mon'op banding review on the new look Brand New site.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

France & UK stamp design - a different philosophy...

A new version of the Marianne stamp has been unveiled by François Holland, creating polemic, of course. Interesting to compare the different national design philosophies. France has Inna Shevchenko, the founder of Femen. The UK has the Arnold Machin bas-relief of Elizabeth II originally created in 1966 and updated.
Inna Shevchenko on Twitter says:
"Femen sur les timbres français. Maintenant, tous les homophobes, extrémistes et fascistes devront me lécher le cul avant d'envoyer une lettre !"
The design, illustration, layout and typography quality is seriously lacking in this retro-kitsch Ciappa and Kawena version of Marianne.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The semiotics of 'no entry' signs

The 'no entry' branding for Société Générale always amazes me.
A white horizontal bar on a red ground is a universal symbol for no entry. Société Générale have even gone to the extreme in not writing their name on the brand lock-up. To me it is unwelcoming and says walk on...

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sardine tin typeface

Tin Type is one of the excellent creations produced during the typeface design course I run at the Ecole Bleue. Design Margaux M.
For further examples visit the school website. Portfolio 3.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

En Vie / Alive aux frontières du design

With the news dominated by 3D digital printing, this example of biotechnology and nature in design is  intriguing: vases, packaging 'printed' by bees...
En Vie is at the Fondation edf.