Custom typeface design by Letters from Sweden for music hardware and software brand Ableton who's interfaces revolve around “turning the knob”. Ableton Sans embodies this movement by spiraling round strokes outwards. This typeface was developed solely for use in Ableton’s physical and digital interfaces.
'A style book introducing various categories of tools hand-picked by groovisions. From outdoor equipment to digital gadgets, we selected tools that are functional, simple and highly designed'.
Designer Wallace Henning has been in touch with news of the launch of his Kickstarter campaign that will hopefully, with your support and the with full agreement from the Department of Transport, see the iconic British Rail Corporate Identity Manuals, initially created in 1965, published as a new, high production book.
The book will feature a Foreword by Michael C Place, Creative Director and Founder of Build, Introduction by Tony Howard, former Head of Design at British Rail, now Managing Director of Transport Design Consultancy and an Essay from James Greenfield, Creative Director & Founder of Koto. To find out more about how you can back the project head on over here.
Japanese designer Kenya Hara has collaborated with photographer Yoshihiko Ueda on the latest MUJI 2015 advertising campaign 'Colors of Earth'. Looking for a landscape that exemplified MUJI's vision and philosophy they visited the coral reefs of the Raja Ampat islands in Eastern Indonesia.
'What would Earth be like without humans? There is a place where we can see a splendid example of this, where vast and overwhelming natural scenery unfolds: Indonesia comprised of over 13,000 islands. In the Raja Ampat Islands, at the tip of the “beak” of the condor-shaped island of New Guinea, where the waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans commingle, there is a place that is said to have the most biodiverse marine ecosystem in the world. The islands here protrude from the sea like clusters of mushrooms and do offer excellent scenery, but if you dive into the shallow sea surrounding them, spectacular and breathtaking coral reefs stretch before you. These photos capture scenes of Earth in which the sea, land, and sky appear fused into a single entity. Indeed, it’s like scenery from ancient times, before humans existed. One can intuit that this primordial environment was brought forth by the struggle for life. MUJI has tried to capture this tableau in photographs. Remember, we always take the natural world as our role model. MUJI’s colors are not necessarily always beige and grey. Continually gazing at natural materials, we would like to seize and reproduce the colors of Earth woven through the struggle for survival.'
This new publication comprises a notebook and an accompanying guide that offers absorbing diversions for the cold months ahead, covering the sister cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen. It also accommodates a collection of much-loved poetry, quotations, and seasonal recipes. Both companies welcome winter as a time of solitude, respite and creative harvest, embracing the poetic and slightly melancholic tone that characterises the darker months.
Inward: A Scandinavian Winter Guide will be available in Playtype Copenhagen and select stores in Sweden.
Lovely brand identity and application short film by Burgess Studio for Affinity Shipping LLP, a new shipbrokers founded by Richard Fulford Smith and partners, following Clarkson’s purchase of RS Platou for $440m in 2014.
Read more about the thinking behind the identity over at their blog.
Jon from Counter-Print has been in touch with news of their latest release from their popular logo series of books.
'Nature Logo' is a collection of nature-based logos categorised in sections such as trees, flowers, liquid, mountains and weather. The book contains 268 logos from some of the world’s leading design companies such as; Anagrama, Wolff Olins, StudioMakgill, Cruz Novillo and many more. The book is now available to purchase here.