Moniker Designs Herman Miller's Illustrative Advocacy Report

Curator: Dan Blackman
date: September 16, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration, Information Design, Typography
Tags: branding, illustration
San Francisco studio Moniker, which is run by one of my favorite designers and illustrators, Brent Couchman, recently designed Herman Miller's report on environmental advocacy, inclusiveness and diversity. 
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"Women in Clothes," Real Women on the Why Behind What They Wear

Curator: Rodrigo Corral
date: September 5, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, Fashion
You can take the title at its word. "Women in Clothes," the new book out by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton (and 639 others), is quite literally about the clothes women wear. 

Beyond the cover illustration by Shapton, the concept of the book is just so good. It’s about getting dressed and the decisions women make when they perform this act. The content is based on responses to surveys from a huge group of women, and there’s nothing obvious, trendy or cliché about what they say. It was designed to expose why women wear, not what they wear, and it does just that.  
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How Did Artist Andrew Archer Get His Knack for Color? By Eating Crayons as a Kid

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 29, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: illustration
Few artists make my eyes water the way Andrew Archer’s illustration do. The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist creates sublime compositions accompanied by delicate and precise line work. However, I believe the real key to his work is his affinity for color. 
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Feixen's '60s-Inspired Posters for Swiss Arts Center Südpol

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 28, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Illustration, Poster Design
Tags: advertising, graphic design, Poster Design
Feixen, aka Felix Pfäffli, has to be one of my favorite contemporary poster designers. His bold and minimal work is reminiscent of '60s advertising: loud and confident, yet reductive. I’m especially envious of his series of posters for Südpol, an arts center based in Kriens, Switzerland.
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Artist Janine Rewell's Collab with Shoe Designer Minna Parikka

Curator: Karan Singh
date: August 25, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Illustration, Photography
Tags: art, branding, Fashion
I first discovered Finnish artist Janine Rewell’s work a couple of years back via her reps Agent Pekka. I’m pretty sure when this happened I wanted to put everything I’d ever made onto an external hard drive and then catapult it into the ocean. Her work is that good and I’m just that melodramatic. Keeping tabs on her has been a joy, and when this collaboration with Finnish shoe designer Marina Parikka dropped this year I was insanely jealous. 
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