Much like everyone else, I love the props, production design, and all thing visual on any Wes Anderson film. That’s way I was excited to discover one of the designers responsible for the amazing poster design, prop design, and all things graphic design related in his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel. So today I bring you the work of Annie Atkins, a Welsh-born, Dublin-based designer specializing in graphics for filmmaking.
Posted on July 31, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on July 30, 2014 by designquixotic
I discovered the photography of Andrew Jason Leung via Nubby Twiglet- a single somewhat haunting photo of a woman floating in beautiful blue water. A designer by trade, Leung’s images evoke a sort of haunting beauty and tell stories of places traveled, time spent. Below are some of my favorites.
Posted on July 29, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on July 25, 2014 by designquixotic
The very talented multidisciplinary designer Jessica Walsh always seems to be getting press for something…. posing naked with her boss, or more recently- sharing her experiments with dating online in 40 Days of Dating. Well, good for her. Besides all of those exciting things, she also happens to have an awesome studio apartment in NYC. I really admire the way she is able to utilize such a small space and infuse it with so much character, not to mention all that red and beautiful typography- such a well-curated little space.
Posted on July 24, 2014 by designquixotic
We Are Branch is the design studio of the very popular blogger behind Nubby Twiglet, Shauna Haider. I’ve been reading her blog for about 7 years now, and I’d say a big reason I never tire of going to it is Haider’s tireless focus on her design process, projects, and life shared, through the eyes of a very talented designer.
I’ve been very impressed by recent work of the studio, especially the branding for Olivine Atelier.
Posted on July 23, 2014 by designquixotic
I came across the amazing packaging design of Motif Fine Art Wine via Pinterest, and- as I’m sure you can see below- it really struck me as a unique take on wine packaging- beautifully executed (by Kristina Bartosova). As Motif describes their packaging concept:
“We believe the time is right. For a wine without many words. What we see, taste and smell, we write before anyone more. Therefore, there is Motif. Explained only by a name in the local dialect. And a pattern of color & form. A label, a word, a wine: Our Motif do you understand by the glass.”
Enough with words! Now for the pictures.
Posted on July 22, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on July 18, 2014 by designquixotic
In keeping with my fascination with brush-type scripts- today I’d like to share with you another great one- Finlek.The typeface has a real authenticity to it, and I’m excited to start using it in future projects. As described on Myfonts:
Finlek is a handmade typeface with subtle script characteristics. It draws inspiration from two 80s postmodern movements Memphis in Italy and Industrial Post-Punk in England. Contemporary approach to design carries the font into the twenty first century. Finlek was made to satisfy unconventional creativity, irrationality and a hunger for liberation from the dry rationalism. The font is a character with a dark side. It is a mischievous daredevil with style and free spirit, a misfit with an attitude. Finlek was designed to make a statement and stand out of the crowd. Details include 442 characters, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.
Posted on July 17, 2014 by designquixotic
Miji Lee is an illustrator and product designer based in Toronto, Canada. Lee is inspired by nature’s creations, exotic culture, and the uniqueness of individuals. I particularly liked her work with pattern- below. Enjoy!
Posted on July 16, 2014 by designquixotic
I came across the work of Hungarian-based designer Judit Besze via Pinterest, and I was immediately drawn to her use of color, typography, and vintage elements. Below is one of my favorite projects of hers- enjoy!