Massimo Vignelli Makes Books (video)

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All this week on the blog I’ll be writing about books, so I thought it would be a great idea to start thing off with this lovely video with Italian designer Massimo Vignelli discussing his approach to book design. The video – which was designed and animated by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Aron Fay – shows Vignelli explaining his design process and his particular reverence for the grid.

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Philip Kennedy

May 6, 2013 / By

‘Notes on Italy’ by Brian W Ferry

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I’ve been a fan of Brian W. Ferry’s ever since Danica wrote about his photography on this blog nearly three years ago. Since then he’s been honing his craft and building up a hugely impressive portfolio of work. Just the other day he launched a new portfolio site and it’s absolutely beautiful.

Ferry’s images have the ability to capture beauty in life’s small moments. His wonderful observations can highlight the sublime in the everyday moments of life. Beautifully lit, imaginatively composed and with rich textures, Ferry’s photographs are pictures of life they way I’d like to live it.

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Philip Kennedy

May 3, 2013 / By

Ruben Brulat’s ‘Paths’ – A Stunning Series Pitting Man Against Nature

Au temps disparu

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A few years ago I featured the work of French photographer Ruben Brulat on this site. His series Primates (2009) was a wonderful collection of images which captured man pitted against nature. His new body of work Paths takes off exactly where Primates left off and shows man once more merging with his hostile surroundings; often lost, small and vulnerable amid a strange exotic location.

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Philip Kennedy

May 2, 2013 / By

Fantastic Illustrated Posters by Sergio Membrillas

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Sergio Membrillas - illustrated poster 1

I love the work of Spanish illustrator Sergio Membrillas. Living and working in Valencia, Sergio has a strong and unique style. His colors hum brilliantly on the page, creating a soft and warm palette that contrasts perfectly with the strong and sharp lines that make up his images.

I discovered Sergio’s work after he contributed pictures to Beck’s illustrated song book Song Reader. Checking out his site you can see that he’s worked with a great variety of national and international clients including Die Zeit magazine, Human Empire and Random House.

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Philip Kennedy

April 30, 2013 / By