Show Boat: Thirst

Curator: Firebelly Design
date: December 10, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design
Tags: opera, Poster, promo

Thirst produces work that is bold, beautiful and unexpected. Beyond having the vision and technical skills, Thirst has the exceptional ability to speak to—and back up—their ideas.

Throughout this week on Design Envy, each of our posts will feature an aspect that we value greatly within our studio. Today’s post speaks to trust.

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Shanghai International Marathon 2013: Benny Luk

Curator: Adam Wong
date: December 4, 2013
Categories: Brand & Identity Systems Design, Typographic Design
Shanghai International Marathon 2013 is one of the latest designs by Hong Kong–based designer Benny Luk. Chinese and English typography design in the posters highlights the regional features of Shanghai. The overall design is arresting, with visual symbols of marathons and the road-like shapes of the typography.
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Bewogen Beweging poster: Dieter Roth

Curator: Julia Zeltser
date: April 17, 2013
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: Dieter Roth, MoMA, Poster

I recently visited MoMA with my husband and kids. Pushing a stroller, I rushed through most of the exhibition “Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth.” (A Swiss artist, known to me for his unusual geometric books). Untouched by his cold graphic work, I paused in front of a high contrast poster for Bewogen Beweging (“Moving movement”), a traveling exhibition of kinetic art in 1961. Roth participated in and designed the poster for the exhibition. 

The poster has a black background with silkscreened white and die cut circles. The bottom of the composition is set in sans-serif typeface, similar to Interstate. Since the artwork was hanging sandwiched between two glass panels on the white museum wall, the die-cut holes revealed the white wall beneath, and together the printed and cut shapes visually overlapped. Imagine copies of this black-and-white poster pasted on walls previously containing advertising, or paint, or brick. These circular “windows” revealed glimpses of life underneath. The poster intended to be viewed differently depending on its environment. The museum’s white walls didn’t do justice to the artist’s original intention!

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Letters Poster: Ross Moody and Richard Perez

Curator: Chris Rushing
date: December 11, 2012
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: letters, Poster, screenprint, Type, Typography
A smorgasbord of letters, this piece from Ross Moody and Richard Perez instantly became a favorite of mine. Over the course of a few days, they collaborated to create a collection of original letterforms for this two-color screen print. 
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Bassnectar poster: Adam and Co

Curator: Fathom Information Design
date: November 26, 2012
Categories: Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: music, Poster
We decided to get the whole studio involved in the submission process, so each day this week, we have a different person providing a piece of work and their description. Today is James Grady, and his post follows.

I recently came across this poster for Bassnectar by Boston-based designer and illustrator Adam Larson of Adam and Co and Amsterdam-based photographer Marcel Christ
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