Revisiting − Stora Enso exhibition stand graphics
This is a project I did a couple years ago whilst working at Stora Enso. The brief was to create a typographic design to go on the exhibition stand walls. This design was created for Drupa exhibition in 2008. Drupa is a trade fair for print media industry. As it happens I really love typography, so this was an assignment where I could really enjoy myself playing with type. I really loved...
Anatomy of a stoning
My yesterday’s post about Harry Pearce was related to human rights. And so is this one. Stoning is something that you wouldn’t imagine happening in the 21st century. Unfortunately as we know there are still some countries that pursue to use this way of punishment. Canadian newspaper National Post wrote an article about the situation in Iran. And luckily for me to link this with...
I have been posting my visual favourites on ffffound since a few years now. It’s a collection of mostly great print work (at least to my eye…). The images have been collected from various sources, such as people’s portfolios and blogs. You are more than welcome to check out my account.
It’s not so often you get that emotional listening to a design lecture, right? Well I must admit that I did shed a tear today during Pentagram partner Harry Pearce’s D&DA President’s Lecture. This was one of the rare times that I see a lecture where a professional designer is sharing some of his work and ideology based solely on human ethics. I’m just asking myself...
Tree of Codes
Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book Tree of Codes published by Visual Editions is literally pushing die cutting on the verge. The book designed by Sara De Bondt Studio has already been referred as the book that could not be made. But as one of the greatest book designers alive Irma Boom has said: if you can do it by hand a machine can do it too. Personally I can’t wait to get my...
Jenni Rope has been an important figure in the Helsinki illustration/design scene for quite some time now. Besides being the other founding member of Napa Books she keeps frequently coming up with fresh work of her own.
Revisiting − A letter to my friend
This fanzine was my response to an illustration brief set by Rachel Cattle. The task was to observe and study someone, familiar or unknown. I decided to study a friend of mine who was at the time lying in hospital somewhere in Asia. I really wanted my outcome to reflect his mental situation as well as my feelings towards his current state. I can say that I didn’t feel that comfortable...
Fever Ray x 3
Three simple yet stunning videos for Fever Ray: Keep The Streets Empty For Me, directed by Jens Klevje and Fabian Svensson. Triangle Walks, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. When I Grow Up, directed by Martin de Thurah.
Magnum in Motion
I love great photography. I love great stories. No wonder I love Magnum in Motion. Photo: Cristina Garsia Rodero
Revisiting − Moooore Ident
Consider viewing if suffering from epilepsy. The video contains flashing lights. Moooore ident is a response for a brief to create a 30 seconds ident for a fictional TV channel. The video was made last winter. Our team of four students decided to focus on the theme of “when enough is never enough”. We were loosely inspired by the movie Seven. The channel’s audience would be...
Besides being my good friend, Sauli is an excellent photographer too.
Ministry of Stories
Some of you living in East London may have already spotted an slightly odd sounding shop called Hoxton Street Monster Supplies. The shop sells - as you already guessed - monster supplies like “Olde Fashioned Brain Jam” and “Pickled Eyeballs”. I wouldn’t mind doing my Christmas shopping there, I’m just not sure how my girlfriend would respond to a gift like...
Self Publishing Be Happy
Self Publishing Be Happy is a London based collective worth following. They describe themselves as “organisation with the aim of celebrating and promoting self-published books through events (such as fairs, exhibitions and conferences), publications and online exposure.” Interesting as well as inspiring.
This foggy Friday evening I happened to stumble across a beautiful video by Everynone: Even if the concept of the video isn’t totally unseen, the visual storytelling is very well constructed. I also like the fact that they didn’t stop there, but pushed the idea little bit further. Here’s a remake they made from different youtube clips: Whilst I was watching the remake...