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Design Curiosities: Winkreative

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Founded by Tyler Brûlé in 1998, Winkreative is a Zurich-based branding and design agency with 50+ employees and clients in 15 countries. In 1996 Brûlé launched the incredible Wallpaper* magazine. As you probably know, Wallpaper* was an instant hit, even earning Brûlé the British Society of Magazine Editors Lifetime Achievement Award. Wallpaper* is now available in over 50 countries. In 2002 Brûlé sold his stake in Wallpaper* to focus on Winkreative. This guy knows what he’s doing, Winkcreative is producing some amazing work. I highly recommend checking it out.

Design Curiosities: Athletics

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Athletics is a New York-based design firm founded in 2004 by Jason Gnewikow, Matt Owens, and James Ellis. I did not know until just recently that Athletics founding partner Jason Gnewikow was the guitarist and art director for one of my all-time favorite bands, The Promise Ring. This was an exciting and unexpected discovery for me. It was the work of musician graphic designers like Jason that got me into this business in the first place. In addition to Athletics, Jason is a partner in the newly launched hotel, The Graham & Co.

If you have a second longer, I highly recommend checking out this ancient-by-internet-standards video of Jason talking about his earlier work for The Promise Ring and Jade Tree Records.

Design Curiosities: Acapo Identity by Anti

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Anti is a multi-disciplinary advertising and design agency with offices in Oslo and Bergen. They recently did some really nice work for Acapo, a Norway-based intellectual property law firm. The color palette, the icons, the custom typeface, and the identity itself are all working together beautifully on this one.

Design Curiosities: Leftloft for dOCUMENTA (13)

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Leftloft is a Milan-based multidisciplinary design studio founded back in 1997 by Andrea Braccaloni, Francesco Cavalli, David Pasquali and Bruno Genovese. I’m really liking this work they did for dOCUMENTA (13), a contemporary art exhibition held in Kassel, Germany every 5 years. This work is from 2012, but I think it’s holding up nicely.

Design Curiosities: Conor & David for ROADS

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Conor & David did an amazing job repackaging these classic titles for Dublin-based publishing house, ROADS. How do you bring new life into classic titles, like these, that have been packaged and repackaged hundreds of times? I guess like this.