Supernew Supergraphics is a collection of the best architectural, environmental and interior graphic design. This all-new book shows how the current generation of designers and architects are blasting typography and graphic forms across walls – even landscapes. It shows how they are distorting space and warping entire buildings with colour, typographic messages and abstract shapes.
As London College of Communication (LCC) graduates prepare to exhibit their work at Summer Shows 2015, two members of staff have been especially busy, working on a visual identity for the yearly event. Design duo MuirMcNeil have a created an original aesthetic, partly inspired by their interest in exploiting the mutability of alphabetic signs. Hamish Muir is Lead Tutor BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design and Paul McNeil is Course Leader for MA Contemporary Typographic Media. In their bespoke visual that focuses on the architecture of typographic design, MuirMcNeil have created an identity that confronts traditional letterform. As they explain;
“As graphic designers who often employ a typographic approach, information hierarchy mediated in carefully structured ways has always been central in our design work…
…There are no mysteries in the systems we use – no traditional skills, trade secrets or black arts are employed. We are not type designers in this sense but graphic designers interested in developing processes, generating forms and systems to work with.”
Sam from Spin has been in touch with news of a recent identity they created for Simon Pengelly, a British furniture designer. The idea for Simon’s identity came from a visit to his workshop and noticing the lovely graphic stripes on the edge of the plywood used on one of his chairs. The various iterations of the marque reflect different thicknesses.