Thursday, October 23, 2014

Golden Bee - 10 Picks

After returning from judging the 2014 Golden Bee Global Biennale in Moscow (along with Reza Abedini, Jonathan Barnbrook, Eric Belousov, Lech Majewski, and Guta Moura Guedes), as well as opening the show for the SVA NYC subway posters, Steve Heller asked me to choose 10 from the 1300 posters of the Golden Bee show, and to describe why I like them.

You can read more about it here: http://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/bite-of-the-golden-bee/

Below are a series of posters by Kum-Jun Park, which won the Grand Prix:





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A History of Graphic Design by Guity Novin


Guity Novin, is a painter and graphic designer, who has founded the Transpressionism Movement (Ottawa, 1994). A movement in painting that demands from its viewers to participate in the creation of art through the conduit of their common human memories.

She is also writing A History of Graphic Design, and The History of Graphic Design in Iran. (Both of which are digitally available by chapter.) She has some unusual aspects and good examples from Iran. It's worth visiting the sites. In Chapter 58 of A History of Graphic Design, Novin also includes some samples of the Op-Ed pages during my time as art director at The New York Times.
http://guity-novin.blogspot.ca/2012/04/modern-newspaper-magazine-layouts.html

More of them can be seen here:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/20679521/New-York-Times-Op-Ed-Pages






Friday, October 17, 2014

Ristorante and Bar Del Lago


We designed the visual identity for the Italian restaurant and bar, Ristorante and Bar Del Lago (del lagotranslates to at the lake), two entities under the same roof, at The Broadmoor Hotel.

Below are the logos that we designed to symbolize a lake and ripples on the water.
Collateral design ​includes menus, greeting cards, wine lists, napkins, coasters, patterns, etc. Menus and greeting cards are made with wooden veneer.