Design Bulletin

Design Bulletin featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Monk Font

Monk seeks a balance between the openness and legibility of humanist sans serifs and a more regularized character of the square sans serif. Although originally designed as a Latin typeface it was decided early on that it needed a wider dialogue to include an Arabic version. Both Latin and Arabic design us the same rationale and the idea of shared geometry. The strength of the parallel design process allows the two languages to have balanced harmony and grace. Both Arabic and Latin work seamlessly together having shared counters, stem thickness, and curved forms.

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The Birth of a Book

The most important aim of the project was the preparation of a text about the design of books in the 16th century in Poland and the graphic design of the publication. The resulting book has a general and popularizing nature. The main goal was to provide the collected and structured material showing the formation of the Polish Renaissance book to people interested in the history of books, experienced and beginner graphic designers. The designed structure of publications presents the old prints in real size and the method of their production in additional elements like e.g. a dust jacket.

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Madame Butterfly

The idea of the designer behind the opera posters was to create an iconic portrait of a singing/shouting woman, the main figure in opera plot, as a symbol of uncontrolled passion. The goal was to show the tragic and dependent role of a woman in libretto of such operas as Madame Butterfly, Tosca or Norma in the form of iconic and expressive interpretation. On all posters the composition represents the final scene - culmination moment of the opera story. Designer was inspired by the suprimatic posters of Kazimir Malevich and by the painting of Edvard Munch "The Scream".

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WiseTribe

The Wise Tribe is an education organization that focuses on children between 0 and 12 years old. The brand's Chinese name "weisi" is a homonym for "wise" in English, which also means "thinking". They hope the brand can be more close to children, like the original tribe, accompany the growth of children. They believe that children grow up with infinite possibilities. Therefore, the brand should be like children, with infinite imagination space.

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ODTU Sanat 20

For the 20th year of ODTU Sanat, an annually held art festival by Middle East Technical University, the request was to build a visual language to highlight the consequent 20 years of the festival. As requested, the 20th year of the festival was emphasized by approaching it like a covered art piece to be unveiled. Shadows of the same colored layers that form the numbers 2, and 0 created a 3D illusion. This illusion gives the feeling of relief and the numbers look like they melted into the background. The vivid color choice creates a subtle contrast with the tranquility of the wavy 20.

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Dorina Nowill

The annual report Dorina Nowill is a publication that presents annual results of the foundation's performance, essential for the maintenance of its funders, which allow it to assist blind or with low vision people free of charge. The graphic project developed by Laika sought to bring the reality of the blind to the experience of reading the book, exploring the tactile sensation, as a relief in the printing of the cover, and the points printed in Braille, presenting the reader with aspects of the daily life of blind or with low vision people through Braille reading resources.

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