Celine over at Counter-Print has dropped me an email about their latest book release. ‘Icon’ is the fourth book published by Counter-Print and contains over 200 examples of social media icons from many well-known, as well as up-and-coming, graphic designers and illustrators. This limited and concise canvas for self-expression is represented within this book through a host of examples collected from around the world – chosen for their creativity, intelligence and beauty.
Some lovely illustrations created by Build for a recent Stow Brothers [Walthamstow Estate Agents] direct mail campaign. The campaign highlights the Walthamstow Wetland Project which has recently been given the go ahead in the area. Each of the four mailers will feature a different bird that will inhabit the newly developed wetlands area.
Those crazy Russians [Scaling the Shanghai Tower] are back. This time they are up to no good in downtown Hong Kong. Directed by Nikolai Zheludovich and shot with with Vitaliy Raskalov, Vadim Makhorov, Arseni Khachaturan.
The City of Sydney has recently commissioned Toko to redevelop the Sydney Rides Festival identity and campaign to further strengthen and promote Sydney as a cycling city. The 2014 festival will focus on fostering a positive attitude toward cycling and will aim to bring about long term behaviour change. The bold and colourful campaign evolves around the immediately recognisable bicycle icon(ography) and dynamically transforms into different journeys and positiveness towards riders.
A few work updates over at Farrow with design and art direction for band Twin Atlantic and their most recent LP 'Great Divide'. As they explain; 'Conversations with the band and the album's title prompted us to think about flags. A flag was designed and produced for each of the four band members, and formed the basis of the overall campaign.
Love this documentary short now showing over at Nowness by filmaker Yuri Ancarani who spent nearly a year filming on Monte Bettolgi, a marble quarry in the Carrara region of the Apuan Alps, in Northwest Italy.
'Marble quarries are places so unbelievable and striking, they almost feel like they are big theaters or sets,” says Yuri Ancarani, the filmmaker behind today’s excerpt from the documentary, Il Capo (The Chief), which follows a quarry boss as he guides his men through the extraction process, using a silent language of gesture and sign.'