RAID

Great design for Raid from Art Center College of Design student David San Miguel.

“The objective of the new Raid packaging is to establish the brand as a strong toxic killer of insects.
The new Raid is unforgiving and dead serious.”

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Objectified: Letterpress Print

When Michael C. Place and the folks at Build were designing the Objectified film poster, the choice for the final design came down to two versions: one had a metallic silver background with white objects and text, the other had a white background with silver objects and black text.

The silver colorway sort of took over as the identity of the film, appearing on postcards, adverts, t-shirts, the DVD cover, etc., and we never ended up printing the white version.

The poster is printed in metallic black and metallic silver ink to A2 on Crane’s Lettra 300gsm paper and available in a limited edition of 100 numbered copies.

The Invincible Iron Man

Iron Man comic covers art by Salvador Larocca and Frank D’Armata, Marvel Comics.

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus

The Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus, by Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus, is a drawing machine illustrating a never-ending story by the use of patent drawings.

The machine translates words of a text into patent drawings. Seven million patents — linked by over 22 million references — form the vocabulary. By using references to earlier patents, it is possible to find paths between arbitrary patents. They form a kind of subtext.

New visual connections and narrative layers emerge through the interweaving of the story with the depiction of technical developments.

35 Great Social Media Infographics

Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. As you probably know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form and they act as a kind of visual shorthand, making information easy to understand and consume. They are driven by the same information as charts, but they’re often a better form of communication because of their pleasant aesthetics — charts and graphs can communicate data, but infographics turn data into information.

It’s very helpful to use infographics in presentations, reports, articles, etc., to convey concepts. Instead of poring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately explain what the data actually means.

Click on the image or here to view.

Rube Goldberg Machine

Ever heard of the Rube Goldberg Machine? It’s those overly complex machines that’s engineered to do one simple task. They often involve knocking things over and rolling balls to trigger the next set of motions. Sounds mildly interesting? Well one music group seemed to have integrated it with their music to form an interesting narrative in their music video.

Graphic Design Wins Oscar

Who’d thunk graphic design would actually win an Oscar for best animated short film? Logorama is an animated short film that uses nothing but some of the most recognized logos created in the past century and takes the viewer on an amazing adventure. Take a look!