Creativity


One of the Graphic Design greats, Vaughan Oliver (1957-2019), and one of my favourites has sadly passed away. Mostly known for his distinctive visual style for the record label 4AD between 1982 and 1998 and for bands such as Pixies, Breeders, Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, Lush etc. The Guardian said his designs were “abstract, dreamlike, elegant”. Rest in peace Vaughan.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/29/vaughan-oliver-celebrated-4ad-graphic-designer-dies-aged-62

https://www.designboom.com/design/interview-with-graphic-designer-vaughan-oliver-12-19-2014/?fbclid=IwAR2d-D67wLD0xy8HEVztUiMXyLvft3MUrSdBh19J6zBRWX_9Eo3Hnaq4KEM

https://4ad.com/news/29/12/2019/vaughanoliver19572019?fbclid=IwAR3n-0nHwHQFn4OEDJpfxXoCuObS8xfr4HQSlleFqMYLn58zQvRz2nnnoTE

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-12-29/vaughan-oliver-4ad-designer-pixies-dead-obit

 

The Canadian branch of the Swedish furniture tycoon teamed up with Toronto-based marketing company Leo Burnett to create Cook This Page, an ingenious set of illustrated recipes which they unveiled at a recent IKEA Canada kitchen event. Each one displays drawings of the ingredients needed, and the prospective chef just has to fill in the blanks. The best part? They’re all printed on parchment paper using food-safe ink, so once everything is in place, the page can be rolled up and tossed in the oven.

http://www.boredpanda.com/ikea-cooking-recipe-posters/

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Three design students created the Polluted Water Popsicles project, which aims to raise awareness about rising water pollution due to rapid economic growth and urbanization. Water was taken from 100 different water sources in Taiwan and turned into frozen toxic popsicles before Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of Arts recreated them using transparent polyester resin. They even made wrappers for them that represented the different regions from which the polluted water samples were taken. While the trash in the water was varied, about 90 percent of it was plastic, and the popsicles contain everything from bottle caps and plastic bags to bottles and chopstick wrappers. (via Bored Panda)

http://www.boredpanda.com/polluted-water-popsicles-taiwan/

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Brighton-based illustrator Steven Wilson is behind the artwork for the new HG Wells series from Vintage Classics. According to the design department’s CMYK blog, Wells’ The Time Machine is also the latest addition to its 3D list of titles – which includes six Aldous Huxley novels with covers by La Boca – and comes with glasses supplied. All four editions are out now. (via Creative Review)

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Gotta love this.

http://adage.com/article/agency-news/top-companies-creatives-give-freedom/293445/

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