A team of five designers has created a new brand identity for Russia’s tourist board, which references the graphic style of suprematist artworks. Read more
New York-based graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff, whose iconic designs include logotypes for New York’s MoMA and LA’s MoCA museums, has died aged 85. Read more
From postcards that respond to the politics, to posters suggesting vacations on Mars, here’s a look at some of the best graphic design and illustration projects of 2017, selected by editorial assistant Gunseli Yalcinkaya. Read more
We’ve pinned dozens of posters to our graphic design Pinterest board, including retro-style posters advertising Netflix’s Stranger Things, and selected works from a new exhibition focusing on female illustrators. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›
Dezeen is giving away five sets of three prints by creative studio Tom Pigeon, which are based on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Amanda Levete-designed entrance and underground gallery. Read more
Advertising agency 72andsunny has designed a logo and campaign for an initiative highlighting creative entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, with a long space in between the letters L and A that users can customise. Read more
Karen Kaler asked Daniel Jasper‘s Text and Image class to design a holiday greeting card from the Office of the President. A graphic designer herself, Mrs. Kaler wanted to highlight talent in the College of Design. The students developed prototypes and refined them based on her initial feedback.
Nick Brachmann was inspired by vintage stop motion Christmas movies like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He made the Kalers and a wintry backdrop out of clay, felt, wire, and plastic, then photographed the scene. “The biggest thing I learned from this about working professionally is that it shows when you care,” he said. “It’s so easy to look at something and just know how much actual time and thought went into it and that often times can make the difference between a good and great design.” His time and effort paid off – after much deliberation, Mrs. Kaler selected his design for her print card.
And because the class came up with so many strong designs, she picked two more for other occasions. An e-card to staff, students, and faculty featured an animated design by Collin Randolph.
Rachel Kelly designed a card to mimic the aesthetics of cut paper snowflakes. She noted that “one of the biggest challenges was figuring out how to capture Minnesota winter in one image. There are so many different ways to come at that problem so it was a challenge to come up with a design that would capture the feeling of winter without using clichés.” The Kalers will use her card for invitations to their New Years party.
Kelly said that the project gave her a chance to practice expressing herself within the client’s constraints. “I was able to learn a little more about how to find that balance between bringing my own personal style into the design while still meeting the needs of the client.”
The average American purchases 62 garments a year, watches 19 hours of TV a week, and eats over 2,000 calories a day. That’s a lot to take in.
Students Ron Ott’s graphic design class Design and its Discontents recorded everything they consumed for …