Graphic Design

Design Curiosities: Hubert & Fischer

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Founded in 2014 by Philipp Hubert and Sebastian Fischer, Hubert & Fischer is a multidisciplinary design studio with offices in New York and Stuttgart (but soon in Berlin). Their latest book design for artist Michael Fliri’s exhibition “Where Do I End And The World Begins” at the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen is quite impressive. Like many of their artist monographs, the type and layout of the book was inspired by the artist’s work, in this case the shape of Michael Fliri’s sculptures. The book is out now via the ZF Art Foundation.

Design Curiosities: The Plant for Foxlow

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Wanting to start a restaurant that could really serve its neighborhood, Will Beckett and Huw Gott (the fellas behind London’s beloved Hawksmoor chain) opened the first Foxlow location on St John Street in 2013. It was an undeniable success. The second Foxlow location just opened in the neighborhood of Stoke Newington. This beautifully executed and refreshingly simple identity work was done by London-based design firm The Plant.

Design Curiosities: In Loving Memory of Work’s Liaison Headline





In Loving Memory Of Work is “A visual record of the political graphics and cultural outputs during the UK miner’s strike during 1984-85″. Curated and designed by Craig Oldham, this beautifully executed 168 page book captures Britain’s longest ever industrial dispute.

Oldham also worked with designer Aaron Skipper to create 2 original typefaces for the book. The first, Liaison, the headline face used throughout the book, was designed based on the Liaison Committee For The Defence Of The Trade Union (LCDTU) placards used during the strike. The second, Ferrymoor, was inspired by the NUM Ferrymoor Riddings Branch banner. Both typefaces will be available for download with proceeds going to the cause.

In Loving Memory Of Work is out now on Oldham’s own imprint, Unified Theory of Everything. Proceeds go to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.

Design Curiosities: Alter for Colonial Brewery Co.

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I like a well designed beer can as much as the next guy/designer, but at some point they all start to look the same. Melbourne based design studio, Alter really killed it with this can though. Colonial Draught is a Kölsch ale from Margaret River, Western Australia’s Colonial Brewery Co. Having not tried the beer myself, I can only comment on the clean, fresh, and refreshingly drinkable nature of the design. Cheers!

Design Curiosities: Oat for Row 34

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Island Creek Oyster Bar was our favorite restaurant in Boston. It came highly recommended by a friend, but all it took was a look at their site to get us to visit. Oat has done some incredible work for ICOB and a host of other amazing bars and restaurants. Their entire portfolio is top notch. I’m especially loving this more recent work for Row 34, a new oyster bar located in Boston’s Fort Point.