Design inspired by Nature: Flora & Fauna

Hong Kong based publisher Viction:ary have released yet another gorgeous design book: Flora & Fauna, Design inspired by Nature. The focus certainly rings a bell with the current, fascinating "Fashioned From Nature" exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum in London (sponsored by the European Confederation of Linen). Over 256 pages, the book explores various projects that took nature as a focus point - or main inspiration. "Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, (Nature) is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres. Flora & Fauna, Design inspired by Nature explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself."    

Daikoku Design Institute for the Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Designed by the Daikoku Institute (Nippon Design Centre, Tokyo), this series of posters are meant to advertise the 2016 programs of the Musashino Art University. As simple and efficient as good design can be.

50 years of David Bowie by Helen Green

Spanning a 50-year career, graphic designer and illustrator Helen Green compiled all of David Bowie's most impressive looks to celebrate five decades of success, from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke. By the way, if you happen to be in Paris between March 3 and May 31, don't miss David Bowie is…, a huge retrospective exhibition at la Philarmonie de Paris and previously showcased at the Victoria&Albert museum in London. He will never get old.

Box up your resume

A graphic design professor at the São Paulo School of Fine arts, Samuel Profeta published the final "Creativity and Innovation" project of the Graduate Diploma in Design Management his is supervising. The goal of this project?  Creating an unconventional resume in an innovative platform. All the informations (professional skills, experience, social media stats, contact) are printed on a cardboard package similar to milk or juice ones, as if they were texts from a product.

Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014): visually powerful, intellectually elegant, above all timeless

Massimo Vignelli passed away on May 27th, aged 83. Working with his wife Lella, Massimo Vignelli designed some of the most well-known logos and objects of our era: Ford, Lancia, IBM, American Airlines, Knoll or Bloomingdale's logos (this latter was made internationally famous thanks to the "brown bags"), the NY subway map, iconic plastic dinnerware for Heller or chairs for Knoll... Massimo and Lella Vignelli, co-founder of Vignelli Associates, spent decades designing packaging, furniture, interiors, products, transportation & architectural graphics, magazines and books, corporate identity. One of their most famous mottos? "We like design to visually powerful, intellectually elegant, above all timeless". Timeless, indeed.

Mike Ellis, Room For Rent

"Room For Rent" is an experiential installation imagined by Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer  Mike Ellis (The New Yorker, The Boston Globe). "Ellis designed a three-dimensional miniature house to contain a series of bedrooms which the gallery patron can view. With the help of multicoloured LEDs, the illustrations come to life within the house, exposing things that may not be seen under normal circumstances.