So I am starting a simple post series of my inspiration derived from my saves on Designspiration. If you haven’t got a chance to check out the site now is the chance. I was invited earlier this year to be a member of the site and have utilized this wonderful resource quite frequently. So above is just Projection 1 from the JetstreamProjector Designspiration inspiration bank. In these projections I will be posting just small selections of my most recent saves. The Projection 1 feature includes a wonderfully designed poster for the band Vintage Modernists, the essential Dieter Rams’ “10 Principle Principles of Good Design” poster, as well as a beautiful poster of the great Massimo Vignelli’s “5 Phrases to Live By.” Many many more to come.
Check out more of what inspires me: JetstreamProjector on Designspiration
Also, check out Bruce Mai’s inspiration: Threefoureight on Designspiration
Here is splendid ad for Gant Rugger. I found out about video by doing a little digging on the work of art director Albin Holmqvist who is also the man behind the amazing typography of the EF – Live the Language videos. Holmqvist really did a great job at creating the typography to complement the subject matter in a nostalgic manner. It really has that old fashioned feel which was achieved by the vintage filmography and type style and most importantly the fashion.
Perhaps by paying attention to this quick tutorial, the viewer may adopt a few pointers on how to gain an impeccable sense of style.
Commercial for Gant Rugger
Directed by NEWNEW by Fashion Tale.
Typography by Albin Holmqvist.
So I just placed my order today for Neil Krug‘s Pulp Art Book! I’ve been waiting over a year now for it to be released and now it is finally here. Being one of my favorite photographers, his work never seizes disappoint me. Here a taste of some of his latest work. The colors are absolutely amazing. I really need to get a hold of some expired polaroid film.
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I just stumbled on this beautiful video by The Tearist for Memoryhouse‘s “Caregiver” and I was spellbound. The song is hauntingly beautiful and really stabs the soul with a pleasant rush of purity. The video adds another dimension to the music creating something very surreal and mesmerizing. The clips are sampled from scenes of “Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors” by Sergei Paradjanov. Memoryhouse has really become one of my favorites over the last year and I am so anxious to hear their new album set to be released very soon.
I’ve been meaning to post this for quite some time. I ran across it a few months back while I was getting my daily AisleOne fix. I found the Galileo poster after digging through the resources. The design is by Gottschalk + Ash Ltd. for The Theatre Company at the St. Lawrence Center. What captivated me about this poster is the simple grid use and the hauntingly enthralling symbol in the center of it symbolizing Galileo’s vision of space. Absolutely brilliant!
Here are some really amazing vintage book cover concepts by Norwegian designer Morten Iveland. So believe it or not these are not actually vintage book covers but were created to visually look as if they were. Iveland did a great job of achieving this effect with his wonderful attention to color and especially paper texture.
The logos above are some highlights from the mid-seventies edition of The World of Logotypes by Al Cooper. Choosing marks based on their strong graphic quality Amy Henderson isolated the logos individually and into a three part series on here site Aqua Velvet. I’ve seen the book in person and I have to say that seeing the logos isolated like this really changes the way they I perceive them. Their true aesthetics are reflected so well with the surrounding white space and no distracting interruptions of that space. Check out Part I, Part 2, and Part 3 of the Aqua Velvet series. You can also check out all of the logos on Eric Carls Flickr who graciously took the time to upload each page of the extensive book.
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I just found out about the Danish duo Syntaks today as I browsed Ghostly International. This beautifully hypnotic video is for the track Blue Sunshine off of their debut Ylajali. The colors, layering, imagery work so well with the video to create a gorgeous visual experience.
Here is the pairs approach to their music: a wash of color, fleeting glimpses of half-remembered imagery both heavenly and apocalyptic, and vertiginous shifts in scale superimposed over its creators’ faces. Syntaks’ Jakob Skott directed the clip, and his clear love of its subject matter (his musical collaborator and romantic partner, Anna Cecilia) is apparent throughout.
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My friend Jack shared this video with me today…all I can say is that I am still speechless after seeing this masterpiece. It is usually hard for me to call a short film/video a masterpiece but Alex Roman really capitalized with this one. He captures the essence, in a unique manner, of some of the worlds most breathtaking designs from furniture to architecture through the lens of vintage camera(s). The compositions he creates within each frame take on there own life as well suck you in to this dreamlike world.
The videos were created using 3dsmax, Vray, After Effects, and Premier. But what amazes me here isn’t just the execution, Roman crafts truly beautiful images with impeccable taste, something often missing from highly technical productions such as this. The man perfectly rendered a Mies van Der Rohe and an Eames, give him a medal! Maybe I can get some VR googles and map his work to the interior of my house and pretend to live in some modernist paradise. —Scott Hansen/ISO50
Roman is able to create nostalgia attaching emotion with these stimulating visual compositions. As you are watching the video you realize that all of the subjects, that are sometimes surrounded by nature, have been created by human beings and are some of the most highly studied and admired in art and design history. Roman took supposedly took a year off to create this film and I have to say it wall all worth it!
This video really inspired me and really took my mind to another world. It also really made me appreciate the timeless objects we have created around the world. To really appreciate all of the wonderful effects Alex Roman created to compliment these wonderful designs and architecture I would highly recommend that you watch this at full screen on Vimeo to get the full experience. WATCH IT HERE!!!
Oh and I forgot to mention this video is a FULL CG animated piece so that means it was created entirely on the computer. You probably won’t believe me until you watch this but don’t watch it unless you’ve watched the one above:
Compositing the Breakdown (T & S)
Noel Martin, who was a renown self-taught typographer and designer, studied drawing, painting, and printmaking at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He later became an instructor there and was the long-time designer for the Cincinnati Art Museum, as well as a prolific free-lance designer. Martin was celebrated for modernizing museum graphics and industrial trade catalogs with his wonderful blend of classical and modern typography. In 1953, he was featured in MoMA’s landmark design exhibition, Four American Designers, along with Herbert Bayer, Leo Lionni, and Ben Shahn.
His spiral-bound self-promotional piece, Identity Programs, presents some of his iconic minimalist logos. I absolutely love the simplicity and timelessness of his work. His color choices are quite interesting as well using de-saturated warm hues in most of his work.
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