Simon C. Page: International Year of Astronomy & Beyond

Simon C. Page aims to excite and stimulate emotions in his work as a graphic designer. His International Year of Astronomy series is a collection of exceptional geometric minimalism drenched in retro sci-fi vibes. Here’s a look at the full collection, starting with the initial prints in 2009, and his continued exploration of the theme in his 2010 Beyond series.

 

FabricLive Album Artwork

I first came across a FabricLive album after downloading an alternate version of Morgan Geist‘s track “24k”, featured on FabricLive. 11. I was immediately captivated by the album artwork, and was pleased to discover that the entire catalog of Fabric releases features artwork of equal calibre. This post will focus on a small handful of the over 130+ exceptional pieces of artwork that can be found on each album released through the Fabric label.

 
FabricLive Album Artwork on February 3rd, 2013

VH1 Unveils New Logo

VH1 has unveiled a new logo that they claim has finally caught up with “who they’ve always been.” In an effort to rebrand themselves as a network that has gone far beyond showcasing music videos, the new logo incorporates a plus sign to represent how VH1 has become the “ultimate mashup of music, pop culture, and nostalgia.”

 
VH1 Unveils New Logo on January 9th, 2013

10 Minimal Concert Posters

It’s always nice to see what good designers can do with the concert poster format, as there are no set rules in place for how it should look, other than the fact that it has to include certain pieces of information such as the band name, venue, date and time. Here are a handful of great poster designs I’ve come across with more of a minimal flare.

 
10 Minimal Concert Posters on December 27th, 2012

Creating Color Mosaics With Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Illustrator’s blend tool can be used to create simple blends between colors and shapes. In this tutorial I’ll go over how to use the tool to create an easy color mosaic, and how to then turn that image into a favicon for your website or blog.

 

Matt Needle: Film & TV Posters

Matt Needle is a graphic designer out of Cardiff, UK who began freelancing in 2007 while attending the University of Wales, Newport. In between clients, Matt designs movie and television posters with a minimal flare to keep his creative juices flowing,

 
Matt Needle: Film & TV Posters on December 4th, 2012

The Art of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

I recently stumbled upon the website for Sword & Sworcery EP, the video-game project from the collaborative team known as Superborthers. The website describes it as “a record you could hang out in,” with Jim Guthrie providing the sounds and music to this project, creating the perfect marriage of pixel art and 8-bit music.

 

Dieter Rams: Ten Principles of Good Design

It’s not officially a design blog until Dieter Rams is mentioned, so I feel it is only proper that my first post covers his iconic Ten Principles of Good Design. In a speech delivered in 1976, Rams addressed his concerns on the depletion of natural resources, and how the future of design has to do away with what he called “thoughtless design.”