Linda Linko's Branding and Illustrations for Pastor Restaurant

Curator: Lotta Nieminen
date: November 26, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Illustration
Tags: Lettering, signage

This branding from the desk of Finnish designer and illustrator Linda Linko for the Helsinki based restaurant Pastor is such a joyful combination of illustration and design that it has to bring a smile on your face!

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Deutsche & Japaner's Branding for Speicher7 Hotel

Curator: Lotta Nieminen
date: November 25, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design
Tags: art direction, graphic design

Speicher7 is one hotel I wouldn’t mind staying in, if only to hoard all the printed material created by creative studio Deutsche & Japaner. Located in the city of Mannheim, Germany, the hotel has used their identity design to brand everything from menus to soaps and laundry bags.

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Benjamin Critton's Branding for Picture Room

Curator: Lotta Nieminen
date: November 24, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design
Tags: graphic design

Picture Room, the art store offshoot of Soho bookstore McNally Jackson that specializes in rare prints, posters, and art publications, doesn't only host work from the likes of Dexter Sinister and Robin Cameron (opening in January), but also has a killer branding.


Behind the visual identity is artist and designer Benjamin Critton, whose work I’ve admired for a while now.

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CRCR's Envy-Inducing Tumblr

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 21, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Film, Illustration
Tags: animation, illustration

Do you ever look at something and just think: sigh. French collective CRCR’s has a tumblr  chock full of enough production gifs, illustrations, and doodles to keep me humble. This stuff is pure cool. Happy Friday!

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Brutus Collective's Animated Thriller with Payoff

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 20, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, video

I’m usually able to look at a video and take an educated guess on how something was made, but "Horde" by the Brutus Collective eluded me. The film features masterful cel and 3D animation, in addition to an eerie stop-motion-like varnish that coats the each scene. 

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