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Grain edit inspires hundreds of designers and illustrators each day with our fresh content and exclusive interviews. Daily posts are hand picked for the best of timeless modern graphic design, typography and illustration from the 1950s – 1970s and contemporary designers that draw from that period. We feature rare design books, vintage kids books, posters and mid century modern ephemera from our bookshelves as well as other designers’ libraries.
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26. Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action – Reprint

Ladislav Sutnar

On Tuesdsay, Designers & Books launched a special kickstarter campaign to reprint Ladislav Sutnar’s now classic Visual Design in Action. Published in 1961, the book has been out of print for over 40 years and due to it’s limited production, scarcely seen in the open market. If the campaign is successful, production will begin immediately and the book will be available as soon as this fall. To aid in the production, Designers & Books has enlisted an amazing team including Steven Heller, designer Reto Caduff and publisher Lars Muller. To support their efforts, please visit the official Kickstarter page and soon. Early backer discounts are available, but limited.

 

Ladislav Sutnar

Ladislav Sutnar

Ladislav Sutnar

 

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27. Sarah Mazzetti Update

Sarah Mazzetti

Lots of new work to peruse and admire at Sarah Mazzetti’s site.

 

 

 

Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti

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29. The Heart Index

The heart index

The Heart Index is a not-for-profit design compendium, raising money and awareness for Heart Research UK. Created by Craig Atkinson and Grace Bond, the book showcases a collection of hearts designed and interpreted by a host of contemporary practitioners including Adrian Shaughnessy, Spin and Wim Crouwel. See all the details here.

The Heart Index

The Heart Index

 

The Heart Index

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30. Spin: Identity for Simon Pengelly

Simon Pengelly identity by Spin

The folks at Spin recently launched a new identity for Simon Pengelly, a British furniture designer and founder of Pengelly Design.  Pulling inspiration from the graphic stripes found on Simon’s chairs, Spin crafted a minimal yet distinctive mark that reflects the spirit of the brand.

Simon Pengelly identity by Spin

 

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32. Sindy Ethel

Sindy Ethel

Sindy Ethel is a Monterrey, Mexico-based interactive designer with a passion for lettering. Her brief, but well-curated portfolio is filled with work that showcases her thoughtful investigations into letterforms.

 

Sindy Ethel

Sindy Ethel

Sindy Ethel

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34. Homework

Design by Homework

Impressive packaging and editorial direction from Homework – a Danish design studio with a focus on brand expression and communication for the fashion industry.

 

Design by Homework

Design by Homework

Design by Homework

Design by Homework

 

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35. Flomm

Flomm

What would a video game look like if developed in 1923 by a group of angry modern artists? Flomm attempts to answer that question and more. Part media art project, part design history lesson, Flomm is a historical game that recreates the struggle of modern art against the Tyranny of Tradition! Download the game here.

 

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36. Jesse LeDoux

Jesse LeDoux

I’ve long-admired Jesse LeDoux’s work and his earliest gig posters with Patent Pending are what sparked my interest in design and typography. In the early 2000s he was the in-house art director for Sub Pop records where he created iconic cover art for the Shins, Iron and Wine, Death Cab for Cutie and many others. Since leaving he has forged a solo career where the same level of craft and expertise has continued to permeate his work.  In his latest offering, Jesse has produced a Skillshare class that allows users to gain access to his vast knowledge of poster making and design. In the class, you’ll learn his favorite tools and techniques, preparing work for screen printing and much more. See all the details here.

 

 

Jesse LeDoux

Jesse LeDoux

 

Jesse LeDoux

 

Jesse Ledoux

 

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37. Owen Davey

Owen Davey

Owen Davey is an award winning illustrator whose work has graced the pages of Wired magazine, The New York Times and Nobrow. Working with a mixture of traditional and digital techniques he crafts fantastical imagery brimming with warm tones and gently nuanced textures.

 

 

Owen Davey

Owen Davey

Owen Davey

Owen Davey

Owen Davey

 

 

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38. Thomas Vanhuyse

Thomas Vanhuyse

Lovely work from Thomas Vanhuyse, a designer and illustrator from Ghent, Belgium.

 

 

Thomas Vanhuyse

Thomas Vanhuyse

Thomas Vanhuyse

 

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39. Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago is an art director/ designer who specializes in work for the art and fashion industries. Working with a variety of materials, he creates dense, layered compositions pulsating with color and light. I’m especially fond of his work for Laforet HARAJUKU in which he created a series of transparent sheets that when combined formed a unified graphic.

 

Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago

 

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40. Hulse & Durrell

Hulse & Durrell -Identity work for Canada curling

Ben Hulse and Greg Durrell first started working together in 2007 on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games and have been busy ever since. In recent months they have been immersed in a thoughtful rebranding of the national curling team. In addition, their latest identity campaign for Swimming Canada has earned them high praise in what Olympic medalist Brent Hayden says is a brand that ”honours the past while setting a bold statement for the team going forward”. I couldn’t agree more. Look for a new Hulse & Durrell site launching soon.

 

 

Hulse & Durrell -Identity work for Canada curling

 

Hulse & Durrell -Identity work for Canada curling

 

Hulse & Durrell -Identity work for Canada Swimming Team

 

Hulse & Durrell -Identity work for Canada Swimming Team

 

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41. Kelly Thorn

Kelly Thorn

Kelly Thorn’s playful type arrangements never fail to delight. A graduate of the Tyler School of Art, she now fills her days creating intricate yet elegant work for the fine folks at Louise Fili’s studio.

 

Kelly Thorn

Kelly Thorn

Kelly Thorn

 

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43. Gracia Lam

Gracia Lam

I am thrilled to discover the work of Gracia Lam. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, she crafts clever illustrations that reinvent and uplift the everyday and mundane.

 

 

Gracia Lam Gracia Lam Gracia Lam

 

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44. Michael Arnold

michaelarnold-4

Bold and playful work from Michael Arnold, a 22 year old illustrator from the UK.

 

 

 

Michael Arnold

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Michael Arnold

 

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45. A Friend of Mine Update

Design by: A Friend of Mine

Lots of new and exciting work since we last checked in at the folks at A Friend of Mine.

 

 

Design by: A Friend of Mine

Design by: A Friend of Mine

Design by: A Friend of Mine

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46. Sponsor // IKEA

In a new campaign, IKEA honours the things at home that usually get very little recognition. Conceived as an epic homage, the lamp, clothes hanger and even the wall-mounted hook behind the door, are all portrayed as true heroes.

 

Without thinking, we rely on them daily and it’s not until they’re gone that we miss them dearly. Unlike furniture we proudly place in the centre of a room for people to gather around and admire, the life of an everyday hero is secluded and sometimes, quite dreadful. But still, day in and day out, they do their best to improve our lives at home.

 

 

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47. Kyle Read

Lettering by Kyle Read

Kyle Read is an illustrator and designer based in Denver, CO.  His work has received awards and accolades from an impressive list of folks including the ADC, TDC, and the AIGA. In 2013 he was the recipient of the SoTA Catalyst Award for Promise in Type Design.

 

 

Lettering by Kyle Read

Lettering by Kyle Read

Kyle Read

Kyle Read

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48. Joseph Veazey

Joseph Veazey

I was excited to discover the work of Joseph Veazey. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, he has since moved onto positions at Adult Swim and Azede Jean-Pierre – an upcoming fashion label based in New York. His illustrations have been featured in American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, CMYK Magazine and Print.

 

 

Joseph Veazey

Joseph Veazey

Joseph Veazey

 

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49. Sponsor // Zelda Font

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Zelda is a gorgeous script font, from Artimasa, that is as classy as it is versatile. Use it on anything from wedding invitations to company branding. With more than 500 glyphs, you’ll get loads of OpenType features, as well as ornamental characters to keep you satisfied. See all the details here.

 

Zelda Font

 

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50. Graphic Means

Graphic Means is a new film by Briar Levit, that explores the tools and techniques employed in graphic design. Featuring interviews with Ellen Lupton, Adrian Shaughnessy and many others, the film traces design production methods from its beginnings with mechanical paste-ups and typesetting to its current state. Graphic Means is currently in fundraising mode and has reached nearly half its goal. To support their efforts please visit their Kickstarter page.

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