The vintners at Australian winery Between Five Bells, have a very unique take on how to market a wine, giving buyers much more than simply a finely aged beverage. One thing that makes them stand out is their adherence to a policy of “transparency in winemaking;” meaning they share much of the recipe and growing conditions of their wine. In fact, long before knowing what to do with the data on their new 2010 Geelong Red, they kept careful notes on the conditions of vineyards, vintage conditions, ferments and finished wines. That knowledge has now been passed on to their customers in another unique move: labeling their new wine with a detailed infographic sharing the information. [Read more...]
The way these clever illustrations play with closely related concepts is really fun. Created by artist Alvaro Arteaga Sabaini, each image is worthy of time to decipher it’s deeper and often humorous meaning.
Arteaga is worth a closer look too. At his website alvarejo.com you’ll find his personal works, along with commercial design created for such companies as Nike, Microsoft, Griffin and yes, Threadless tees. [Read more...]
“Very proper, these Star Wars prints are.” Old Timey Star Wars, a personal project by New York based designer Nick Agin, puts our favorite characters from a galaxy far away into somewhat updated attire. Backgrounds of a more modern and mathematical appearance mesh well with the figures, and lend a further element of some alternate reality. See more of Agin’s personal and professional work, along with a selection of prints for sale at cargocollective.com. [Read more...]
This poster is made in a highly unique way, as the typography is made up completely of bicycle parts. Studio On Fire inked up almost every piece of a bicycle, from cranks to handlebars and then pressed them on paper. These master shapes were then digitally scanned and arranged to spell out Godspeed. You can buy the poster for $20 at Studio on Fire. [Read more...]
I Love Doodle (aka Lim Heng Swee) has been pumping out a clever and often cute drawing every day for the last 202 days. Part of his Doodle Every Day project, that’s a long time when you consider that almost every one is something worthy of printing and keeping around to put a smile on your face (don’t fret… you can get prints here). If you’d like more smiles, you can get them on Twitter, Facebook or at ilovedoodle.com. [Read more...]
If we were to look up into the branches of our ancient family tree, many of us would see limbs from our past that ended prematurely in the huge pandemics which have swept the world. In my tree for example, two relatives on oposite American coasts died of Spanish Flu in the same year.
Created in a collaboration between GOOD and Column Five, this graphic details the ten deadliest pandemics both past and present, with a key explaining normal symptoms, estimated death tolls and the years they ravaged the world. If that sounds bleak, just make sure you notice how many of these global crisis’ have been cured in just the last century. What cures will the future hold? [Read more...]
When you see Tatiana Plakhava’s designs, they seem to capture the energy of tiny particles colliding in the Large Hadron Collider, revealing an explosive and colorful beauty. Her highly complex designs combine science, illustration, photography, and music, which makes her one well rounded individual. She graduated from Moscow State University with a Master in Social Psychology and then studied at the High Academic School of Graphic Design. Her clientel has ranged from Procter & Gamble Russia and HP, to Playboy USA and Wired Magazine, UK. You can find her on facebook and her personal site or an excellent interview about her by Russel Shaw, here. [Read more...]
Originally Printed in 1929 – Image source
Life Savers: the iconic round candies “with the hole” have been around since way back in 1912. This selection of the brands classic ads ranges from 1929-1960, showing just how far advertising has come in layout and political correctness. It’s just a guess, but I’m pretty sure the brand would be happy to leave their days of notorious ‘black face’ advertising behind. [Read more...]