Swiss Federal Design Awards - Michael Kryenbühl / Ivan Weiss We are all familiar with Aki Kaurismäki's authentic everyday heroes: the taciturn garbage collectors, the dreaming supermarket checkout girls, the reclusive night watchmen. These melancholy, solitary figures are found not only in Finland, but represent the universal human being and the (sometimes rough and ready) vagaries of life. In their 272-page book Akilandia, created as a graduate piece at Lucerne University, Michael Kryenbühl and Ivan Weiss combine their collected impressions of eleven weeks spent studying Kaurismäki's cinematic world. They have called that world Akilandia and they guide the viewer through the films of the Finnish director.
SomeOne This is what we’re good at... Brand Strategy There’s a lot of waffle spoken about strategy. We prefer to call it a plan. Photoshop Old Photo Effect for image Picture before changes: After: Open original image in Photoshop. Go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur. Choose Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map Manual — Slice Slice works with world-renowned industrial designers to create innovative cutting tools for the home and office. Slice engaged us to create a more up-to-date brand mark and flexible system. The identity system needed to be easily applied to multiple packaging forms yet consistently deliver the brand message even in the absence of product and point of purchase materials. Manual approached the design of the logo and packaging in parallel. We realized there was an opportunity to forge a perfect unity between the logo and the graphic identity as expressed in the packaging. By simply cutting away at the word Slice at an angle, it not only made the logotype more edgy and dynamic, but also allowed us to exploit the angled slice across numerous packaging executions.
Visual Communication ProsHome - Carve Branding and Design Welcome to the carve design HQ! We are a boutique branding and graphic design studio. Want to see more? Welcome to the carve design HQ! mousegraphics greek extr greek extra virgin and organic olive oils 100% greek extra virgin and organic olive oils Wayfinding & signage The Barbican Arts Centre is one of the largest arts, conference and exhibition venues in Europe. Since its opening in 1982 it had suffered from a lack of wayfinding clarity. Cartlidge Levene and Studio Myerscough were commissioned to develop a new wayfinding and signage strategy as part of a major refurbishment of its public spaces to make the foyer navigable and welcoming. Working as part of an integrated team, with architects AHMM, we built on their rationalisation of entrances and realignment of routes to develop a wayfinding strategy that heightens intuitive understanding of the space. Graphic interventions act as wayfinding beacons and directional signs combine with large scale destination graphics to exploit new openings and sight-lines. Sensitive alterations and additions to the architecture, combined with a bold wayfinding language has created a clear, calm and uncluttered foyer.
HOME — Motion + Design Jigyasa is an interactive installation that incorporates augmented reality to explore the notions of curiosity and discovery and encourages participants to look beyond what they see at the surface. The piece is structured like a planet, which is peppered with quirky characters and various flora and fauna. The participants have to explore various regions of Jigyasa to see what each character reveals about itself and discover what hidden surprises lay buried amongst the trees. It’s a playful piece that helps create a sense of community as everyone participates in a collective quest while individually being able to explore different areas of the same planet. It also attempts to recreate a childlike desire to interact with fantastical creatures in an imaginary world and see a painting come to life.
Breathtaking Dreamy Vintage Photoshop Tutorial - iCanBeCREATIVE The final result of this tutorial: The first you open the original picture below: Press Ctrl + B (Color Balance) and set numbers as below: Your picture will look like this: High Tide High Tide is an independent design studio creating compelling visual narrative through innovative and interactive media tools. By partnering with a visionary group of photographers, illustrators, and developers, High Tide creates timeless design that conveys a unique identity and emotional resonance. From branding and marketing projects to limited edition publications and site-specific installations, High Tide communicates a vision that pushes the boundaries of traditional design. A native New Yorker, Danny Miller received his B.F.A. from UCLA before returning to New York to work as an art director at Atlantic Records. In 2009 Danny founded the Bear Cave, a creative agency that worked with global brands such as Nike and Heineken, helping to establish a creative vision for Warby Parker and others.
Font of the day: Gagalin Here at Creative Bloq, we're big fans of typography and we're constantly on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces – especially free fonts. So, if you're in need of a font for your latest design or just like to keep a collection so you're prepared, we may be able to help out. Every day, we're running 'Font of the day', where we'll be posting the best free and paid-for fonts the web has to offer. Subscription offer Gagalin by Iordanis Passas Design Museum of Barcelona – Lifeline Lifeline A visualisation about life expectancy at DHUB Transforming a data base into an info-experience. DEMO is an event structured around multidisciplinary collaborations between industry and craft exploring new creative processes and methodologies. In this context Domestic Data Streamers was eager to explore information about demographics and more specificly life expectancy. That's why we developed one of the biggest data experiences at the Design Museum of Barcelona