Today I bring you the work of Francois Fontaine, a French photographer I discovered via Pinterest. There is something so striking about his aesthetic- the mix of lighting, the blurred quality… I feel as if I’m watching a noir thriller while looking at his work, which is also so deeply mysterious to me. Below are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
Posted on August 27, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on August 26, 2014 by designquixotic
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Posted on August 15, 2014 by designquixotic
René Gruau’s illustrations were a favorite of the haute couture world and during his life-long career he collaborated with fashion houses such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Schiaperelli and Dior. I discovered his work only recently, as well as this wonderful site called Fashion Illustration Gallery, which I suggest you check out as well.
Posted on August 14, 2014 by designquixotic
Today I would like to share more from the world of identity design- this time from Mexican-based designer and illustrator Elisa Ortiz. I really enjoyed the clean, simple and bold branding she did for Puerta Vieja- a hostel in Mexico. Enjoy!
Posted on August 13, 2014 by designquixotic
Crafting beautiful identities has been on my mind recently- so I’ve been doing some research and I am across this lovely branding by Acre. Co-founded in 2011 by T Y Zheng and Jason Song, ACRE operates from the industrial heartlands of Singapore. As they describe,
We are an art collective of idea crafters. We believe the collaborative experience between clients and ourselves ensure good design, clear communication and holistic brand projection. Whether they are digital or print, we are all good soil. We believe that untapped potential and limitless possibilities lie within the seed of every good idea.
Below is the beautiful identity for PACT- an open space where partnerships between like-minded businesses are housed.
Posted on August 12, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on August 7, 2014 by designquixotic
Jerome Beguier works under the name Zics, the name of his first graffiti pieces back in 2000. Now based in London, he combines his interior design background with street art influences to produce installations. Working on large scale projects or private comission, his projects can be found in France and the UK. He is a graphic designer at advertising agency, Karmarama by day and an illustrator and artist by night.
I particularly liked his Black Bones club poster, below. Enjoy!
Posted on August 6, 2014 by designquixotic
Tim Rotermund is a freelance designer and art director based in Germany. I came across his work via Tumblr and I was really into his branding work. I love his use of type, color and illustration that bring this identity to life.