Our friends over at C100 have a new website up with a lot of great work. Check it out!
A great site dedicated to startups and how design works. startupsthisishowdesignworks.com
Travis Collier and his friend Ryan Romero have started their own creative studio called Clou and we got together with them to talk about their studio, design, and their home town of Vancouver . Keep reading to check it out!
This post is long overdue, but Travis Collier and his friend Ryan Romero started their own design agency a while back called CLOU and they were hired to do all the creative direction for The Cheaper Show, a huge art show in Vancouver. The video after the jump documents the process of printing the book for the show and has a great interview with Travis and Ryan. Check it out!
Besides having a semi-frustrating flash site, I had a great time browsing through designer, Marc Atlan’s new website. Filled with a bunch of new work, as well as plenty of great archived content. I love the simplicity of Atlan’s work and I’m always inspired when I see his stuff… Especially what he’s done for Helmut Lang and Comme des Garcons.
Javas Lehn is a designer and one of my best friends who I met while we were both working at Superbig Creative in Seattle. Out of coincidence, Javas and I ended up quitting Superbig on the same day. I moved to Vancouver to work for MacNeil and Javas went to work for Hornell Anderson in Seattle. Over the past few years, Javas has got to work on some amazing projects at Hornell, including all the work for the Starbucks VIA packaging and a re-brand for Mammoth Mountain. In another random turn of event’s Javas and I are both going to be taking another big step in our lives at the same time. We are both moving to New York in the next few months (yes, you heard it right, I’m moving to New York). To get ready for the move and look for work in New York, Javas has launched a new portfolio site with a nice edited selection of work, as well as some really impressive photography. You can check out Javas’ site here – javaslehn.com as well as his Tumblr and Flickr!
Elwood, the graphic designer behind Federal and Seventies just updated his portfolio. He’s got a bunch of great work in there, so check it out!
My friend Javas Lehn sent me a link to Erick Anthony Hamline’s site the other day. I browsed through a few project and was very impress, but as I went through his whole site tonight, I came across a Team Dilly poster that we had on Defgrip last year. How random! Anyway, Erick’s design work is amazing and he has some really great posters and inspiring letterpress pieces.
Our good friend Caleb Everitt has updated his portfolio with a slew of amazing new design work! Keeping the site very simple, everything is displayed on a single page letting his work for clients like Mutiny, Hufnagle, and MTV take center stage.
*UPDATE* Check out our previous Q&A with Caleb HERE.
The guys at Morning Breath from Brooklyn, NY have updated with a new website. The site is more of a blog format with a SERIOUS archive of all their work showcasing everything from their current poster work to their old Jay-Z album covers! Make sure to spend some time on their site and keep reading to check out some of their work. p.s. Andrew and I are out in Brooklyn, so if anyone reading this from NY, hit us up!
Brandnew, one of the best brand identity websites around has a great roundup of the best and worst identities of 2009. There are some great examples of both good and bad identities like the above beautiful Paul Rand designed Yale logo (on the left) that was dumped for the new version (on the right) and surprisingly enough the re-brand for Aol. pulled in the top spot of best identity of 09!
Mutiny has had a great ad camping going over the past year that consisted of a perfect formula: great photography, simple typography, and a new little graphic element for each ad. The ads are also very consistent with out being to repetitive. With the photo as the main focus, each ad is able to take on a life of its own while staying true to the campaign.
Advertising giants Wieden + Kennedy just launched a new website this week. With offices all over the world and a client list that will make your jaw drop, it can get a bit overwhelming trying to understand everything that is W+K. Their new website organizes all their work by each office and they have really edited down the selection of work shown to keep your head from exploding. Along with their work, they have a very active blog that is updated by all the different offices, a WK Entertainment section which is an “arts and culture digital content delivery platform”, a People section with photos of everyone who works for W+K, and so much more. Check out the new W+K site at wk.com and keep reading to check out some of their work as well as some of their classic commericals.
Ill Studio is a collective of 10 French creatives – photographers, designers, typographers, illustrators, motion designers – that all work together on a wide range of projects. I was drawn to them through their work with clothing company Six Pack and I’m really in love with all of their print and t-shirt designs.
Tom Chung, brother of Andy Chung and industrial design student at the Vancouver art school Emily Carr, has been killing the GIF scene lately. With an eye for short catchy video clips, his tumblr blog originalgifs featuring only work of his own creation has proven to be popular on ffffound as well as other tumblr sites of all things GIF.
Hit the jump for some exclusive defgrip GIF creations by Tom Chung as well as a short interview with the man and a tutorial on how to make them yourself.