Erik Spiekermann and MetaDesign successfully modernized Berlin’s underground signage by blending tradition and technology, continuing the modernist legacy in typography. The resultant information system is efficient, visually appealing, and highly acclaimed. Further enhancements, including interactive information kiosks, are ongoing.
Dutch artist Dick Bruna, born into a prestigious publishing family, chose art over publishing. His signature style, influenced by artists like Matisse and Léger, is identified by bold, simple lines and primary colors. His most recognizable creation, Miffy, is a children’s literature and design icon.
During a shopping spree in Sydney, the author rediscovers Moleskine hardcover notebooks at Milligram. He appreciates the notebook’s perfect blend of design and function, symbolizing durability, facilitating writing as a therapeutic and creative practice, and invoking nostalgia for the traditional art of writing.
Poster Journeys: Abram Games and London Transport” offers a unique insight into the brilliant mind of Abram Games and showcases his iconic poster designs. With rarely seen sketches and a comprehensive exploration of his working methods, this book is a must-have for design enthusiasts, history aficionados, and art lovers alike.
dd a vibrant touch to your space with the Keith Haring Posters Dance Figures Wall Decor Art Print. This unframed 8” x 10” art print showcases Haring’s iconic graffiti-inspired Dance Figures in a burst of multicolor energy. Explore the legacy of the renowned artist and bring a piece of art history into your home. Made with high-quality printing and durable materials, this versatile poster is perfect for any room. It also makes a thoughtful gift for art enthusiasts. Order your Keith Haring Posters Dance Figures Art Print today and let your walls come alive with creativity and inspiration.
Branding: In Five and a Half Steps
by Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson is one of the world’s best brand consultants and graphic designers. His book, Branding, looks at every step of the development process needed to make the most straightforward and most immediately appealing brands. It has more than 1,000 illustrations of the world’s most successful corporate identities.
Back in 1968, Danish design student Susanne Koefoed developed the International Access Symbol and as ubiquitous as it became, there is a passivity to the design that is arguably addressed by the latest Accessible Icon. With its own emoji and increasing acceptance across the globe, the new symbol started as a street art project in the Boston area that tackled stereotypes of disability and the built environment.
In the turbulent days of May 1968 in Paris, a group of artists calling themselves the Atelier Populaire created posters that were vital in spreading the call to unite student and workers. The propaganda of the French revolt was fed by immediate pressures. The day by day events – the disruption of classes at Nanterre University led by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the supporting student demonstrations in Paris, the police invasion of the Sorbonne and its occupation by students, the barricades, and the government’s reaction and referendum…
Logos That Last is a book that shares the unique creative process of graphic designer Allan Peters, who has designed hundreds of logos for top brands and personal passion projects. It includes detailed case studies, tips for creating outstanding logos, strategies for extending logos into brand systems, and advice for turning passion into profession.
When the Japanese company Sanrio first launched “Hello Kitty” in 1974 as a greetings card for children, this patented brand cartoonlike image of a cat (a lucky emblem in Japan) was applied to over 1,000 products ranging from domestic appliances, computer keyboards, personal stereos, and credit cards to sweet wrappers, T-shirts, and eyelash curlers
Peace was first published as Lukova’s visual commentary on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, and later the artist reinterpreted it as a serigraph poster. Arguably one of Lukova’s most well known and most copied images, Peace asks a question: do we protect peace by creating endless wars?