Graphic Design

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.


During the D23 Expo, which took place in Anaheim, the first poster series of Star Wars‘ eight movie “The Last Jedi” was unveiled. All dressed with red capes, we can see Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren as well as the others characters of this third trilogy. The unforgettable Luke Skywalker and Princess Leïa also have their poster. In addition, the franchise also revealed the first images of the movie in a behind-the-scenes video. Directed by Rian Johnson the movie will be released on December 15. (via Fubiz)


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)


As a graphic designer – whether you work with a creative director at a design agency or you’re working from home as a freelancer – you’re bound to come into contact with some pretty frustrating clients. Whilst there’s no easy way to escape clients from hell, you can use their ridiculous requests for your own inspiration.

This project from Zerouno collates all the ridiculous quotes they’ve received from clients over the years and turns them into some rather wonderful typography posters. It’s a hilarious and often shocking insight into what clients want of their designers. (via Creative Bloq)


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Bloc Logos is a publishing project devoted to graphic signs and logotypes designed in communist Poland (1950-1991). “We are a group of enthusiasts digging for old logotypes from the times of the Iron Curtain. Our aim is for people to get to know the works of graphic designers from the communist Poland. A large part of their work has never been published in such form and remains unknown to this day, with many of the companies and institutions using these graphic signs ceasing to exist nearly 30 years ago.” (via LogoDesignLove)

This is a great idea. We truly need to make sure that the great logos of the past and its graphic designers are preserved and remembered.

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