Graphic Design News

Graphic Design News featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Dicecal

The Dicecal is a 12-sided 3D calendar with an extra feature: you can also use it as multiple role-playing dice. The decorative and creative design comes very handy to everyone who, like most gamers, are often in need of various dice. Each side shows not only a month of the year with the days but also a result of a roll using a 2-3-4-6-12 sided die as well.

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Chirming

When Sook was young, she saw a pretty bird on the mountain but bird quickly flew away, leaving only sound behind. She looked up in the sky to find the bird, but all she could see was tree branches and forest. The bird kept on singing, but she had no idea where it was. From very young, bird was the tree branches and big forest to her. This experience made her to visualize the sound of birds like forest. The sound of bird relaxes mind and body. This caught her attention, and she combined this with mandala, which visually represents healing and meditation.

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Reflect

Music is constantly chaotic and evolving, but always personal. This was the inspiration behind this generative system which fuses the artist’s identity with some of his musical journey’s aspects. The system fostered the team’s attempt to architect DjSarhi’s brand identity by capturing momentary tales of his music, whilst representing them in ‘Rorschach blot’ inspired ‘VIBEs’. By algorithmically mixing various seed inputs relevant to the musician, the system can iterate unlimited generations of curated design motifs – each telling a different and unique story.

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BASF Trend Book

The global trend book “Under the Radar” is a unique communication tool that provides an annual, profound and structured overview on global color trends for the automotive industry. It aims at showing the significance and variations of color in different regional market and has established as a constant company for the designers of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) by offering specific trend and color information together with 65 color samples. The design intents to capture and explain these global and regional trends in usable format and an expressive way.

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Lale

The designer, Michael Parson, has long been curious of the possibilities that Opentype scripts now offer type designers. Thanks to this technology, design is no longer limited to the basic forms but can be enhanced with additional glyphs, ligatures or other features. He wanted to explore how to integrate these options into the less explored world of dingbat fonts. The resulting font, Lale offers a range of visuals that can be accessed by simply typing a sequence of signs, either letters; for the flowers, or numbers, for the stems. Both can be combined for a total of 4680 combinations.

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Purveyance

The intention of this piece was to create a brand for an innovative tracking and payment system for fruit suppliers. The brand needed to symbolise freshness and quality while being adaptable into a wide range of brand uses on- and offline. The logo perfectly reflects the research, colours, keywords etc identified in the process, and is unmistakably modern, corporate and fruit based, while remaining friendly and approachable. The slogan is reflective of the fact that this brand and the app will accompany the produce throughout it’s journey from the stage of picking through to arrival in store.

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