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For Office Use Only

For Office Use Only is a graphic and interactive design studio hailing from NYC. First discovered their work back in 2004 – we are 10 years later – they are steady holding pace.

Vast difference? More experience and expertise warranted garnering high-end cultural mostly entities and projects.

They are good. Very very good.

Outstanding projects

Presenting two outstanding projects by Josep Puy – a Barcelona-based (I LOVE BCN – missing tapas + cava) graphic designer, specializing in editorial and branding.

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Creation and branding design for Beige, dedicated to personal hygiene nature-based products and aromas of plants, trees and other natural elements for body care.

Who would have thought of using a ‘front-slash’ as replacement for the ‘i’ letter. LOVE it! The line palette is unequivocally ‘beige’ – tone friendly for everyone – no matter their cultural roots. Smart!

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The Studio is a new TV channel that offers programs based on contempory art and all fields of design.

Love the use of whiter shades of pale – in this instance baby blue and powder pink. The logo deconstructed typography is gorgeous.

Graphic design sitting nicely at the shore of edgy yet not too so. And what about the beer wraps! Subtle.

Typeaholic??

Love Type? Oh yes. Yes. And yes. So he. Typeaholic?? Oh yes. Yes. And yes.

Sweet branding suite and print collaterals circa? Guessing these were part of either his ‘student years’ or ‘early career’ portfolio.

Angus MacPherson is now a resident creative at Human After All.

126 Logos

Can you tell he’s busy? Can you tell he’s prolific? Can you tell he’s talentend? 126 logos retrospective poster by Mark Bloom aka MashCreative designed between 1998 and 2014?!?!

This is their shop!

Cover master

Rodrigo Corral studio creates conceptual design and art for prints, brands, interior spaces and film. New website just relaunched. Have a lookee.

He has created some of the most iconic visuals in publishing.

He is a master at cover design and some of his book and magazine covers are iconic.

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Sensitive topics PRINT magazine cover. Too bad the ‘glass ceiling’ syndrome is in the mix.

A type of Show #1

Strikingly creative typographic treatments.

Typography is no longer master of words destined for print or screen only. Recalibrated itself sorta speaking + was elevated to standalone media status by all walks of creatives – they use it to render a kaleidoscope of visual projects.

Featured: Remix approach + character shaping for a French university event: Festival Arsène / 2014

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Featured: Bar codes + visual illusion for the YES poster by James Unwin

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Featured: Stripes embossed illusion type for a RGB magazine Mexico commission by BlueTypo

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Featured: Stacked cards effect for the Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff / Penguin book cover by Matt Dorfman

AD: Jaya Miceli

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Featured: 3rd year visual communication dept student multi-facetted 3d-like typography poster by Itai Weinstock

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Featured: Offset cropping + multi-fonts style + orientations for an event poster for Salas Pasternak / 2013

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Featured: Faux pli steps in monochrome + creating a silhouetted font in this poster for Suedpol multi purpose cultural center by Feixen

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Featured: Broken words + grid + omission of letters for this Kuki Monstah DJ Set poster by Krzysztof Iwanski

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Featured: Vertical type (trunk / office building / beacon?) + overlapping triangles aka basic shape to illustrate a tree + map border reference in the Tree Scout poster by Eric Karnes

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Featured: Light shows through a life-size metal cut-out + fit-out of The Research Agency office by Jose Guttierrez

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Featured: Black handdrawn type painted over all white objects + wall for a Plakat Workshop poster by Katja Schloz

ndlr: Cooperation with Tobias Tilgner

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Featured: Tropical foliage + birds over guitar serve as canvas for deconstructed word in the Summer poster by Ricardo Garcia

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Featured: Naturalist collaged canvas themed invitation for Cathedral Arts Project’s annual fundraiser by Caitlin Robinson

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Featured: Soft gradient + 3d shadowed elements emulating a diagonal free fall movement in poster for a Ellie Goulding performance by Adam&Co

Paula Scher *

She is not a refiner. She operates on instincts; she gets it the first time or second or never.

She thinks clients like to buy process (time) and are afraid if you get it instantly!

She was told to illustrate with type.

She felt her hands had been cut off when the puter came around.

She thrives for this moment when she knows she has nailed it and lives for it!

Meet Paula Scher from Pentagram.

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Her design approach seems to be to stamp as many – and as much big BIG typography as possible.

Her knack at putting odds + odds = eccentric intrinsically beautifully balanced projects.

Her best work are letter driven – not picture driven. But her choice of visuals with off-center cropping and / or duotoning and / or monolithic subjects complete her expansive typography – perfectly.

Visual osmosis. Virtuosity.

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Guess it’s easy to understand why one of her books is titled: Make it Bigger! A journey into her three decades of design.

Must read!

Authentic Hyperkit

Hyperkit is a design studio and the collaboration between husband-and-wife Tim Balaam and Kate Sclater.

Their main preoccupation is ‘authencity’ and this seems to be conveyed in a simple manner – no extravaganza – communicating their ideas that empower every day life.

Each portfolio pieces renders exactly that.

IWANT design

IWANT is the studio of John Gilsenan, Creative Director. From fine arts – to printers’ shops – to agencies and now to freelancing – he is a prolific and consumate master of the visual arts.

His style is so eclectic – it defies any categorizing. Let’s agree – it is stamped by a rare gift of imagination.

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His dazzling collection of sleeves designs will leave your jaw on the floor.

IR = Loves you

Her portfolio is extensive and expansive. The breadth of her creativity is constantly paired to remarkable conceptual ideas with a thang of ubiquity and sweetness – in any and all of the branding suites – packaging what-not she enterprises.

There you go – Snap! What a tagline: A sweety branding studio. That loves you.

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No wonder there is so much ‘charmingness’ in her work. Passion. Color. Experience x repeat ad infinitum = Isabela Rodrigues / Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Noon (-5GMT). Netdiver Mag resurfacing. Honey, I'm back!

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PRPL short for Purple Rock Scissors has such a great culture - should be universal.

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A type of Show #1 strikingly creative typographic treatments.

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Moodboards #1 aka branding collaterals staged in a visual assemblage.

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Anastasia K. That flowery interface blew me away. Exquisitely designed.

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A little (www) Story. In 1995, JF and I started a little company – Netdiver.

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Paula Scher * is not a refiner. She gets it the first time or second or nsever.

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365 Project. Have you a personal project? You should.

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Authentic Hyperkit is a design studio collaboration between a husband-and-wife.

/ Elsewhere

 

Reasons to be Creative

RTBC 14

Reasons to be Creative is a conference for web designers, coders, & anyone with a creative mind. It is about discovering the best in art, design, code, & inspiration.

Upcoming: September 1-3

 

Balboa Technology

Balboa Technology

We offer full range hosting: Shared,cloud, managed virtual dedicated servers, dedicated servers. Domain registration and DNS services. SSL, trust and site security services. Streaming (ShoutCast and ICEcast) services.

Consulting and IT services.

Data centers around the world.

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Promo code: 20% off first year hosting.

 

Uniqlo

Uniqlo LifeWear. Clothes for a better life. Every day. You feel it instantly. So confortable - so right - so you.

 

UPPERCASE magazine

UPPERCASE magazine is for the creative and curious. Much of the written content, photography and illustration is commissioned from our subscribers.

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The Brand New Conference

The Brand New

The Brand New Conference is a two-day event organized by UnderConsideration, focusing on the practice of corporate and brand identity.

Upcoming: September 25-26

 

Glug events

Glug - This is Notworking™.
Talks, banter and intoxicated enlightenment for the creative industry.

Upcoming: October 9 / Edingburgh

 

Future of Web Design

FOWD / New York

Conference for designers and front-end devs. Learn all about UX, responsive design, CSS, web performance and workflow, and more.

Get 10% off 2 day pass - promo code: NETDIVER

Upcoming: November 3–5

 

AIGA 2015

AIGA 2015

Provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with design heroes.

Upcoming: October 8-10 / 2015

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Portfolios {c/y}
Mastering the prerequisites of communication design or interactive media.
Top creatives.
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/ Insider info

Work$paces interviews

Workspaces+

I have done interviews with movers + shakers. Preparing a new formula: Designers shoot their space + fav projects + share creative insights about their creative path.

Stay tuned.

 

Special Feature issues

Special Feature issues

SFi is a self-curation experiment coupled with a minimalist interview by people in the design industry I admire.

By invitation only

 

Netdiver Vintage edition

Netdiver Vintage edition

What was new in design worldwide — sort of a very unofficial record of web history as captured from {1998 - onwards}.

Over 2.4K+ projects.

 

Netdiver Best of the Year

Best Of The Year (BOTY)

Netdiver Best of the Year is the long awaited release of featured projects / talents who made a lasting impression in the previous year.

 

Netdiver Mag is sweet

You've got a terrific product or service or event and wanna reach a fabulous international audience?

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VBG

VBG stands for Visual Brain Gravity. A producer and developer of concepts, products and brand experiences. Driven by vision.

 

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Join to share new projects with 2.4K+ other likeminded creatives.

 

Cupcake Ipsum

Cupcake Ipsum

Tired of how boring lorem ipsum got? Chocolate bar caramels lemon drops jujubes apple pie chupa chups soufflé icing.

 

MailChimp

Mailchimp

Design, send and track beautiful email campaigns completely free.

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RePrint

RePrint

Downloadable calendar to print onto the reverse of your misprints to get a second use.

/ by Screenshots

What matters to you x 50

Netdiver long-standing visual trademark: the 200 x 115 thumbnail galleries.

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/ Illustration

Vast array of drawing styles

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/ Imaginative

Conceptual designs standing out

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/ Industrial

Product / packaging design / workspaces +

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/ Motion

Brilliant storyboards / motion / vfx

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/ Photography

Some of the sharpest eyes shooting

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/ Portfolios

New wave of design / interactive / mobile stars

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/ Powagirrrls

Women who rock the design scene with more than pink design

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