Recently Eleni Kalorkoti was asked to create some brochure illustrations for the Australian Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and the resulting work is just perfect. While some illustrators might find it challenging to get the right tone for a series of illustrations about cemeteries, Eleni manages to get it just right, showing a perfect balance of tenderness and delicacy with both sweetness and consideration.
There’s some really great side work coming out of Palo Alto based designers Danny Jones, who also goes by the name YASLY. His Tumblr is filled with a collection of posters that feature all sorts of random shapes and patterns, lots of cool marbling and overall a very abstract vibe. If these were silkscreened I would snatch these up in a second, but unfortunately, I think they’re only a byproduct of his immensely creative brain.
The name of this typography display says it all. Uselessness is Gorgeous, or at the very least, what appears to be uselessness is. The 72 by 10 foot tall mural made of cigarette papers, glue and little wind power should really be viewed live but for those of you can’t make it to La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris anytime soon, here’s a small clip.
Work in a creative industry? Then chances are you’ve seen Stefan Sagmeister’sThings I Have Learned in My Life So Farkicking around the office. Sagmeister has managed to establish himself as one of contemporary design’s household names, and his book, a bible of sorts to the design-orientated. If you’re not familiar with Sagmeister, Things I have Learned, or modern design, then there’s no better time to grab Abrams Books’ updated release, which contains everything the book is famous for, and then some.
When it comes to the design of film posters there’s really only one person leading the way, and that’s Neil Kellerhouse. We’ve talked about his work many times before on the site and he’s honestly one of the most innovative designers out there, breaking the norms and clichés of major box office films.
His most recent work is for Jonathan Glazer’s new film Under The Skin, which features Scarlett Johansson who’s stalking and killing men. I won’t give anymore away, though the poster above does give you a hint of what she’s about. I think he’s done an amazing job on the colors of this piece, which to me feel referential to 2001. From what I’ve read the movie is supposed to be amazing, and I’m personally quite excited to see. You can see the full trailer below and judge for yourself.