DOMUS Industrial complex, Valvigna, Italy The most recent and largest factory designed by Guido Canali for Prada is laid out as something more complex and diversified than a mere manufacturing plant. It aspires to create a place that represents the most authentic spirit of the Italian brand in the context of a highly developed area lying along Italy’s longest motorway. Design Guido Canali. Photos Francesco Castagna Guido Canali and Prada When a client like Prada meets an architect like Guido Canali, it can be the beginning of a long string of reciprocal discovery and successful projects.
Illustrative Play with Geometry and Colour by Giacomo Bagnara For someone whose background was in architecture before becoming an illustrator, maybe it’s no surprise that draftsmanship and balance are so important in Giacomo Bagnara’s work. We really like the unique way Giacomo uniquely styles his forms, and even more so now that we know it’s something that drew him in while his studies were supposed to be taking him elsewhere. As well and the refreshing gentle curves in the shapes he creates, we also like the way he continues to try new things in his work. Whether it’s the grainy textures here or the slight overlay or colours there, Giacomo continues to play and experiment.
Here to There [oF] - "programmed illustrations" by @theowatson + Emily Gobeille aka @design-io / + WIN ONE! Inspired by the childhood memories of artworks on their bedroom walls, Here to There is a project by Emily Gobeille & Theo Watson (Design I/O) created two years ago, now available as a limited run of prints. For the project, the duo developed a suite of software tools using openFrameworks to programmatically build elements based around concepts like algorithm, permutation, cause and effect, and topology to name a few. More than 25 mini openFrameworks applications were created that would output graphics as postscript. The graphics outputted by the OF apps became the basic building blocks for the posters, which were combined with character design, narrative and illustration, to create the story of the two worlds of Here To There: the ‘City’ and the ‘Jungle’. Some of the apps would process input input images, while others were drawing tools which would be used to create custom elements for the posters. To read more about the project, visit the project page.
7 Free Editable Butcher Meat Cut Chart Illustrations The latest set of freebies I’ve been working on is a little unusual, but hopefully it will be the perfect resource for designers working on vintage style artwork based on the theme of BBQs, butchery, culinery or maybe even hunting. Download this free set of editable vector animal illustrations with hand lettering style text, similar to the traditional meat cut charts used by butchers. This free set of vector illustrations contains 7 animal meat cut diagrams based on classic vintage style butchery charts. Each one has been designed with editable text than can be customised to suit your own designs, which provides loads of options for how these resources can be used in real world projects.
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20 stunning examples of calendar design for 2013 Branching out into calendar design is a great way to bring in extra client work and earn more money, not to mention promoting your own portfolio or maybe the product you produce. In this showcase of great calendar design we've tried to provide a good cross-section of examples, that offer unique and innovative calendar design approaches to one of the most traditional of products. 01. Nearly Normal
bebe le strange bebe le strange 'Images -- millions of images -- that's what I eat' --William S. Burroughs (click here for pics only) alyptoph: Fresh Free Fonts for your Design Projects Its not been many years since fonts have increased in numbers. Now a days, there is an immense range of cool unique free fonts that is made available for designers to make optimum use of in different projects. Ask any designer and he will explain you the importance of picking up the right type of fonts that is in and gels well with the overall design. If the wrong choice is made when it comes to fonts, it can actually marr the whole purpose and the efforts can go down the drain asking the designer to make the changes. Sounds a weird idea indeed! Who would want to make the efforts again by making the mistake of picking up the wrong font.
Florence Boudet – Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration, Art, Language & Books Last week-end, I visited the exhibition Le grand Mess, by Théo Mercier, at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes. A big mess indeed, but somewhat organised and sometimes classified, reorganised or even recomposed. The exhibition presents a collection of what society unanimously considers as bad taste objects, such as big breasted mugs, aquarium fake stones, mundane indoor plants, kitschy gadgets…