Category: Graphic Design

Design One chose to open the new year with an artist who has great eye for usability and art. Pieterjan Grandry graduated from the St. Lucas school of Arts in Antwerp and now works across multiple design fields. However, the most thrilling of it all is his “Crap Is Good” concept – one of the very fine developments under this caption is the gif player box, a simple yet genius device that works simple and has unparalleled visual effect – moving image in stylish and simple box. His engagements stretch to logo and identity design where he is equally skilled. Should you feel already excited about Pieterjan please proceed to his site where there is so much more to enjoy and discover.

When speaking of simple yet unseen graphic approach is difficult not to mention Magpie Studio. The graphic design practice nestled at Perseverance Works, London shows a style of its own others only could envy. The studios clients list is least to speak impressive – Royal Mail, D&AD, Apple, Print Lounge and many more, mainly those who cherish exceptional work rather than tones of non-sense propaganda collateral. Here, Design One picks up only few just-getting-the-idea images, however, should you visit their site you will feel the true scale of their work. Design One’s favorite is the “Imagine the possibilities”, a series of illuminating thoughts from Robert  Horne, massively impressive posters both as visual and as copy power (only two of the visuals pictured above). Enjoy!

Design One is back to blogging after long summer with this massive young talent – Fleur Isbell. Recently graduated from Bath Spa University, Graphic Communication, Fleur is having a great eye and large scale ideas in digital experimentation. Furthermore, these experiments end up gracefully with smart modern touch, exactly within the taste radar of  Design One. Besides the great visual language you may also enjoy the Isbell’s blog which is equally exciting. Indeed, the Design One blog could hardly give the full details of Fleur’s work but if it triggered your curiosity the job is well done, now switch to fleur.isbell.net and enjoy.

It’s easy to write for someone whose work is a great mixture of unconventionalism, surrealism and bravery – leaving the images to speak for themselves is often enough instead of using various epithets and labels. However, some information on Darracott’s way might be of good use to those who are not intended to visit his site. Tom has graduated MA at Saint Martins and joined the Village Green design studio where he worked across diversified spheres of visual aesthetics for wide variety of clients such as Fabric Club, 032c Magazine, Nike, etc. Since April 2011 Tom Darracott runs his own design practice. For those really curious on his work please pay a visit to his site.

Design One chose to kick-off the new year with this outstanding logo – mark for Erykah Badu’s Beautiful Love Productions, a group working to create social change through economic, artistic, and cultural development. It represents only a tiny piece of the bold portfolio of Decoder Ring, Austin, TX. The multidisciplinary design collective specialises in collateral, identity and poster art, with special emphasis on design for music for a bands like Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie. For closer inspection check  www.thedecoderring.com

This time design one finds its daily dose of inspiration from an ambitious and stylish Medusateam based at Lerida, Spain. Their scope of work stretches from identity to motion graphics and web design made with brilliance and style. The images shown here are just a tiny still powerful portion of what might be expected on their official site www.medusateam.com

Another catch of the design one radar comes from Australia. Toko is a multifaceted creative practice started at Rotterdam and relocated 2 years ago near Sydney. Their touch always leave a great mark of solid and concept related aesthetics. From logos and event graphics through magazine design to campaign and new media graphics, it all deserves more than mentioning – for better perspective www.toko.nu

Refined graphics knows no boundaries and altitudes – here it is a very well design spoken  australian design agency called Mash. Founded in 2002 at Adelaide Mash are proving there’s no shortcuts to high creative standards. Their scope of work seems to be quite similar to that of design one – multidisciplinary creative strategists believing that great brands are built (except the greatness of product itself) upon creativity and originality. Many more brilliant examples of their work are available at www.mashdesign.com.au