No wonder London designers are so good, growing up seeing such beautiful type treatments day by day surely has its impact.
Outstanding work from Paprika, based in Montreal, Canada. The prints will make you drool, for sure. Emboss, foils, laser, diecuts, you name it. I also admire their identities, minimalistic, simple, most of them based on type and images — one doesn’t need a complicated logo when a good, clear&functional visual identity is present. Another thing to admire is their ability to create both rational, strong design and emotional, delicate design (check out their beautiful packaging).
The website contains links, templates, books, articles, just about anything that has connections to the principles of grid designing. You Work For Them also supports this great initiative (in case you didn’t know, YWFT has some of the best design-but-not-only books for sale).
The website is grid-based, of course, and it’s a pleasure to look at (check out the up-right-side button):
The initiative also has a Flickr group, join up and share your grid creations.
A short hint: This typeface is dedicated to all Romanian graphic designers. It takes inspiration from stencils in Bucharest during my visit in early March 2007. Go ahead with more stencils, they are better than most of commercial graphic design in your country now!
(found by Alin)
Thirty spokes unite at the single hub;
It is the empty space which makes the wheel useful.
Mold clay to form a bowl;
It is the empty space which makes the bowl useful.
Cut out windows and doors;
It is the empty space which makes the room useful.
This is definitely the perfect billboard. The copy says (larger image here):
“The Perfect Billboard. Eggshell white with romalian type. Nice. Raised lettering, a subtle 7 inch bone border, and just look at the tasteful thickness of the headline. All perched on four evenly spaced 3.2 metre powder coated stanchions. My god, it even has a watermark.”