Showing posts with label graphic design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label graphic design. Show all posts
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Ikko Tanaka


  















Another genius of Japanese poster design. Ikko Tanaka established his own studio in Tokyo in 1963, and is credited with developing Muji's identity, where he worked as art director until 2001. You wouldn't believe how much this guy has been ripped-off over the years by other "poster designers". This is the real deal; clean, effortless design created with a true illustrator's hand.

All images from this photo set.


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Good Design Comes in Small Packages















A beautiful collection of vintage Japanese matchbox designs, circa 1920 - 1940. Courtesy of Jane McDevitt, who has turned one of these designs into the cutest little iPhone background.

Loads more creative than your standard Redheads box, aren't they?

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Panayiotis Terzis








The wonderful collage and drawing work of Panayiotis Terzis caught my eye a couple of weeks ago when I picked up a booklet of his art at the MCA Zine Fair, entitled "Bluetooth". I instantly loved the use of inverted contrast, frottage-esque textures and simply the fact that he works in greyscale. And the themes are fascinating...trippy and dreamlike. I feel strangely connected to the giant spiders, probably because I spend most summers chasing those bastards out of my bedroom. The mirrored castle image is beautiful too, and may just be the perfect thing to fill up some irritating blank wall space I have. That's if you have some spare prints lying around Panayiotis?

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