16.12.14 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Watch Aaron Draplin Design A Logo in 15 Minutes

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Here’s a good one for all you graphic designers out there. Watch everyone’s favourite logo designer, Aaron Draplin, design a logo in 15 minutes. This is the sort of content that I was dying for around the time I was in school. Actually, watching this is exactly how I felt when I first started as a co-op in the concept art department at Electronic Arts. All these seasoned illustrators and designers were making stuff all around me, and I was just sitting there, watching every thing they did, soaking it all up.

Watch the video below.

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Studio FNT (Form & Thought)

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Graphic work by Seoul, Korea-based Studio FNT (Form & Thought). More image below.

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Eric Hu

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Beautiful graphic work by New York-based designer Eric Hu. More below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Designer Illustrator Linda Linko

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Works by Helsinki-based designer and illustrator Linda Linko. Her designs are mostly handmade, avoiding the use of any computer programs until the final stages of each work.

“I like incompleteness. If everything’s polished to perfection, where’s the space for imagination?”

Lots more work below.

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04.12.14 by Jeff

Emer Tumilty

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Poster designs by Glasgow-based Emer Tumilty. More below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Norway’s Beautiful New Kroner Banknotes Designed by Architecture Firm Snøhetta

snohetta-norway-money01Architecture firm Snøhetta’s design submission.

Norway’s currency just got a beautiful makeover courtesy of Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Norwegian graphic design firm The Metric System. The images you see here are Snøhetta’s designs but the final banknotes feature The Metric System’s designs on the reverse side. Norges Bank asked several firms to submit designs, all of which you can see here.

*Edit – Thanks to Helene Brox for the heads up about all the different designs (the version with the kids’ drawings is her favourite and maybe mine too now).

Snøhetta is the architecture firm currently working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the designs they submitted are images of Norway’s coast pixelated according to the Beaufort wind scale.

See more of Snøhetta’s designs as well as the final design below.

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08.10.14 by Jeff

Film Posters by Illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki

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These are definitely some of the best poster designs I’ve seen in awhile. Terrific compositions and colours by Poland-based designer illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz. More below.

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11.09.14 by Jeff

VHS Skateboard Series by 5Boro

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It’s been a while since I bought a skateboard but this series of VHS inspired decks by New York brand 5BORO is fantastic. If anyone knows who designed them please let me know (I searched for a design credit for awhile and came up with zilch).

*Edit – The designers behind these boards are Mark Nardelli, Matthew Tapia, and Max Vogel Razauno. Thanks to Gerry, Daniel and David who helped me track them down via Facebook.

Have a closer look at each deck below.

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