Kyle Tezak designed these icon collections to represent select films. Each film appears to get four icons, two colors, and a unique type treatment. You can see some of his work in-progress for this project on his Dribbble page.
I’m aware there are countless other projects that reduce films down to a few graphic elements. I particularly enjoyed this one because the elements are icons, not just squares and circles (albeit cleverly chosen ones). I find icon design trickier than poster design, and I am impressed with Kyle’s clear adeptness at the former.
BKK Architects is a great architectural firm based out of Melbourne, Australia (the house itself is located in Victoria). It seems a number of their residential projects utilize wood and lots of it. The vertical wall planks of the first few photos and slabs of rock of the chimney faintly remind me of mid-century housing.
Sister Crayon (who I just played with at SEMF, great band, be sure to check them out) put together a mix for Dublab. A bunch of cool stuff going on here and a couple Dusty Brown and Tycho tracks to round it all out. Enjoy.
I’ve been admiring Paul Gardner’s band posters this morning, great use of color and execution of ideas that aren’t too literal or same-y, you know like owls and hand drawn guitars, urgh I hope to see more posters like this around Brooklyn. I noticed one in there though that is a bit ISO50 Terrabyte-ish but i’ll pretend I didn’t see it.
If you’ve heard recently, the Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa is back. His return makes this the perfect time to share with you a project that I (Shelby) completed a few months ago for fun. The goal was to create a refined and informative infographic. At the time of creating this the Old Spice campaign entitled “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” was in full swing. Wieden + Kennedy were the brains behind the whole campaign and the results of their vision led to an exponential amount of social media buzz, exponentially exceeding the expectations.
The question was how do I design for this. Do I pair the design with what the brand has established or do I take an alternate route? At the time I was heavily inspired by the international typographic style and Massimo Vignelli. This explains for the minimal layout and geometric line angles similar to the New York City subway maps. This direction didn’t come immediately. I had toyed around with various versions that were far from being relevant to Old Spice or being easily readable. Although with the final version having the least amount of information, it felt the most appropriate.
Data was collected from the marketing firm Symphony IRI.
Typeface used: Helvetica Neue Ltd Std
Pulling out some long experimental cuts for you today, starting off with Dolphins Into The Future which was random purchase yesterday at Sound Fix, the record store clerk suggested it and i’m glad I picked it up. If you like the soft synths and VHS quality sound then this whole album is perfect for you, i’d suggest getting it on vinyl, it just got repressed.
Jane is an lo-fi loop based project consisting of Panda Bear(Noah Lennox) of Animal Collective and Scott Mou who’s one of the nicest record store people you can talk to at Other Music in NYC. I love 20+ minute tracks like this, I can let it ride out while I do work and really enjoy myself without fumbling thru iTunes.
Anika is coming to NYC in just alil more than a week! check the Stones Throw site for date in LA and NYC. Her tempo and raw delivery is exactly what i’d like to hear live these days.
To round out today’s playlist we have Solar Bears reaching for the stars with their remix of FUR, enjoy this calm Monday.