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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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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Why I've Watched UPA's "Gerald McBoing Boing" 100+ Times

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 17, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Entertainment Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, drawing

Like many working in animation today, I grew up obsessively drawing cartoons. It wasn’t until college, however, that I was introduced to the rebels at UPA

Working in a style that came to be known as “limited animation,” UPA was formed in conscious contrast to Disney’s perfectionism. Their films embraced applying design to animation in wildly interpretive ways. So much of their language laid the foundation for the future field of motion graphics.

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Archangels Bicycle Playing Cards Illustrated by Ginger Monkey

Curator: TypeEd
date: November 12, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Packaging Design, Typography
Tags: illustration
One day we went on an Internet shopping spree for objects adorned with whatever caught our eye. We ended up with eight decks of playing cards from Theory11 and three T-shirts from Hook & Irons. When the packages arrived, we realized we had just gotten an eye-popping shipment of Tom Lane’s fascinating artwork.
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The Foo Fighters' "Sonic Highways" Album Cover Art is Instantly Iconic

Curator: TRÜF
date: October 10, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Illustration
Tags: album art, music
We are big fans of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters here at TRÜF. Sometimes jamming out to rock is the best way to design in the studio. So we were excited for the new album and cover art for their upcoming “Sonic Highways." It's gorgeous and old school and we wish we had done it.
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