Capacitor Design Network has done some seriously impressive work. They're responsible for designs for folks like Burton Snowboards, Om Records, Disney, Coca Cola, oh, and did I mention they designed the Microsoft X-Box logo with Portland based Cinco Design. They get my most under rated designers of the week nod. Killer stuff capacitor, keep it up.
by Josh Rubin
Active Endeavors created this cute logo collage for their most recent email update. Here's a guide to which brands the logos represent, all of which are for sale at Active Endeavors: The Tiger: Le Tigre The Terriers: Juicy Couture The Elephant...
Debbie Millman: Look Both Ways
A design veteran depicts her life's defining moments in a quirky collection of short stories
by Josh Rubin
Illustrating the outstanding moments of when design connected with her everyday life, Debbie Millman's quirky book "Look Both Ways" offers readers a lighthearted look at the design aficionado's past. An industry veteran, Millman's extensive career...
Happy Socks Holiday Cards
by Maggie York-Worth
by Maggie York-Worth The free-spirited Swedish label Happy Socks teamed up with six promising artists to add even more joy to the holiday season, collaborating on a series of cards starring their quirky socks in various settings. Riffing on the...
Paul Darragh's design studio launches in NYC with a gallery show dedicated to the East Village
by Fiona Killackey
Bemodern, otherwise known as Paul Darragh, grew up in a tiny farming community in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne, Australia, where he lived for the next four years. It was there that he first caught our attention and, not long after that...
Designing Penhaligon's Bayolea Grooming Line
The vision behind the heritage brand's comprehensive luxury range
by David Graver
With Penhaligon's introduction of Bayolea, their most comprehensive men's luxury grooming line to date, the brand has succeeded twofold. Having tested the entire product range for over a month now, it stands as an effective, enjoyable collection...
NASA Graphics Standards Manual, Reissued
The 1975 rebranding presentation gets resurrrected in hardcover form, exclusively on Kickstarter
by Nara Shin
The tale of NASA's two logos recently resurfaced, bringing to light a battle won, or lost—depending on who you speak to. During the Nixon administration, US government agencies were pushed to undertake visual makeovers through the "Federal Design...
Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
Illustrated prints of the food photographer's favorite designs
by David Graver
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975
Matthias C Hühne's tome is a comprehensive collection of mid-century airline advertising
by Julie Wolfson
In his new book, "Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975," Matthias C. Hühne captures the grandeur of travel in an era when passengers dressed up for their journeys. The large-format book features airplanes, world destinations, animals, flags and events...
Design: Logos 01
by Ami Kealoha
Logos 01 is an "essential primer" by designers for designers with blow-by-blow accounts of the logo design process. Since it showed up on my desk, it's been catching the eye of designers in the office and prompting them to say things...
Hurley x Dalek
Exploring Dalek's work on Hurley fixed-gears, workspaces, surfboards and more
by Ami Kealoha
With surfing at another high fashion moment (see the artful film our own Greg Mitnick recently shot for Proenza Schouler on the topic), Hurley's invitation to check out the U.S. Open of Surfing (of which the brand is the main sponsor) earlier this...
The Official Manufacturing Company
A creative trio of W+K and Ace Hotel vets taking on interiors, branding and marketing
by Adrienne So
The Portland, OR-based Official Manufacturing Company, made up of three creative types (Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley), come up with everything from signage and print materials to interior design for their clients. As the self...
Famed Dutch beer brand's new glow-in-the-dark bottle and a new design initiative at Milan's furniture fair
by Paolo Ferrarini
Combining the ice-cold feel of a metal can with the classic glass bottle shape, the new Heineken Aluminum is the best of both beer worlds. The design features graphics printed with invisible ink that, when exposed to UV light, reveal an amusing...