The year I discovered Sagmeister


Nike – W+K Amsterdam

Human Printing Press for Nike by Wieden and Kennedy Amsterdam. Elaborate, creative but compared to other W+K/Nike work – I am not too sure.

‘The idea behind the ad ‘The strategy behind the film is ambitious: a desire to inspire Turkish sports fans not just to watch their favourite sports on TV but actually get out and participate themselves. To do this, the agency turned to a number of Turkish sports stars, including footballers Burak Yilmaz and Enes Ünal, to use their skills to help create an unusual poster for fans.’

‘The machines in the film took around three weeks to create, and then the whole thing was shot over two days in a massive warehouse outside Istanbul.’

Seen via @stbridelibraryCreative Review’s Ad of the week have an interview with the creatives behind the campaign – words and imagery CR.



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Erik Kessels @ D&AD

Via the D&AD on twitter

Erik Kessels student brief: ‘It always rains in your country. Make a poster for visitors to the UK explaining why so much rain is attractive. Don’t be sarcastic. After all, rain can be romantic, useful or beautiful.’ More work featured on the link (the shortlist).

Work featured Becky Wilkes – Staffordshire Uni: Nick Yates – Manchester School of Art

Becky Wilkes

Nick Yates 1

Nick Yates 2

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Magma: The Woods print

Added to my wish list…

Magma have teamed up with Redstone Press to produce three new prints – The Sunset, The Snowman & Bear Cub – and one re-print – The Woods – for winter 2011.’

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As real as it gets

How to describe this…half the fun for me was to work out what this was when I got the link from a designer at work, cheers Cam. (Shamefully took probably a bit too long!)…check it out on Flickr…(print and poster work for

credits: agency : Bates141 Jakarta, creative director : Hendra Lesmono, art director : Andreas Junus & Irawandhani Kamarga, copywriter : Darrick Subrata, account executive : Nitya Priyahita, photgrapher : Anton Ismael

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Carlton Brewery by Cornwell

 – seen some other work by these guys on 1983, checked out their site and really like the look of this work they did for Carlton Brewery. Words and pic from their site.

“The Carlton Brewery is one of Melbourne’s largest urban renewal projects. It features commercial, residential and retail environments. As Grocon’s brand and communication advisor, we set up the nomenclature and a brand identity system to support all phases of the project. Our New City Living campaign came out of the project’s Pixel building, the first totally carbon neutral building of its type in Australia.”

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French & German Film Festival 2010 – The International Office

In New Zealand, the Goethe-Institut, the Alliance Française, the German and the French Embassies have been active for many years fostering cultural cooperation and bringing films over here that otherwise would not have reached their Kiwi audience. Last year, the first German Film Festival in New Zealand commemorated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The French Embassy has for four years in a row organised a similar festival in different cities around the country. Typeface: Haas Grotesk. Stock: Media Satin

From The International Office. Words and pics from their site.

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German Film Festival 2011 by The International Office

“Madman, adventurer and obsessive, Werner Herzog, with his eye for interesting people is one of the most significant personalities of New German Cinema. Typeface: Helvetica Neue. Stock: 100gsm Media Coated”

More work from The International Office coming out of New Zealand (2nd post of the night) one more to come. Words and pics from their site.

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This Crooked Way by The International Office

New Zealand’s moody, antipodean atmosphere evoked by clothing through monochromatic colour palettes and textural layering captured through beautiful photography from Meighan and David. Photography: Meighan Ellis & David James. Typefaces: Franklin Gothic, Brunel. Stock: 150gsm Photo-grade.

Seen via 1983
Designed by The International Office – not 100% sure of where they are based but I think this work looks awesome. Words + pics from The International Office.

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More from Flickr or FFFound…

Nice posters / design devices used…
I think from Flickr or Found –

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Derek Richards (pantone calendar)

Derek Richards was commissioned to create a calendar for Pantone.

‘the main aim for me was to make this calendar relevant on a global scale. with the colour wheel being universally recognised, i used this and combined it with a mosaic made up of 1440 different images to create my main graphic. to answer a question i have been asked a few times, no ‘special software’ was used to produce this. the grid was build in Illustrator and i placed all 1440 images by hand in (as close to as possible) some sort of colour order.’

From the Behance Network
Seen via What Makes Us again! Definitely the blog to follow – stunning selection of inspiration.

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