Graphic Design

Design Curiosities: Basic Stamps by Duane Dalton


Duane Dalton is a Dublin born, London based graphic designer currently at SEA Design. Lately he’s been designing Basic Stamps, and they’re really good.

Observed: Chemistry Series by Martin Ålund






Artist Martin Ålund recently exhibited his painting suite called Chemistry, and released a book of the same title. The paintings themselves are dark and cloudy, with layers piled on and shaved off. They were made with a variety of substances mixing and reacting with each other, thus the name Chemistry. Among other things, it also deals with, “the chemistry that emerges between the different works, the personal chemistry in encounters among individuals, the inner chemistry of sensibilty and reflection, and the chemistry that emerges through the work process.”

I think far too often artists forget the importance of design when displaying their work. It is refreshing to see that this was not lost on Ålund. His online presence and monograph for this series match his artistic voice, and are incredibly beautiful. The book was designed by Bedow, and was printed in an edition of 600 copies—available at Konst/ig Books.

Design Curiosities: Tung for Mjölk

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I highly recommned stopping by Mjölk the next time you’re in Toronto. Great shop, great people, great branding.

Client: Mjölk
Design: Tung
Photography: Juli Daoust Baker
Project Documentation: Tung

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.