Lettering savant Erik Marinovich created this tUnE-yArDs poster for their show in San Francisco tonight and man is it amazing. Love the way the paint splatters meld and mingle together to help define the letterforms. And those colors! Great work Erik.
A’ Design Awards is an annual juried design competition honoring the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, and design-oriented companies worldwide to provide them with publicity, fame, and recognition. The A’ Design Awards are awarded annually in a wide range of categories.
The primary aim of the award is to create publicity and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future.
Recently The Finnish Cultural Foundation commissioned the Helsinki-based illustrator and graphic designer Jussi Kaakinen to create a series of several illustrations to promote their Regional Funds. The Foundation offers 17 funds (one for each region) and so Jussi created 17 illustrations, each showing a unique view of that part of the country. The resulting work is wonderful, offering a great insight into the architecture and landscape of the country.
T Magazine visited the Milan Furniture Fair last week and rounded up their three favorite designers from the show. The one that caught my eye was Ferréol Babin’s lamp titled Lunaire which looks utterly unreal, which you can see above. I love this piece because it reminds me of some celestial formation in space, like something you might see on Cosmos.
Babin says much of his work revolves around one central question: “How can an object produce a strong effect, an impressive impact, and then turn into a quiet and nonintrusive object when we want it to? That’s why light is my favorite ‘material,’ because it has this power to change a whole room in a second.”