The concept behind Thesaurus goes back to 2014, when I was finishing my bachelor’s degree in visual communications at the Haute École d’Art et Design, Geneva. My final project, ‘Genèva’, was to be a type family inspired by the city of Geneva itself, an attempt to answer the question ‘If Geneva were a typeface, what would it look like?’ My research into Geneva’s typographical history led me to the fascinating work of the Estiennes, Robert (1503–1559), printer to King Francis I and later to the reformer John Calvin...

Pentagram's Harry Pearce and team have created a logotype for Pink Floyd Records, a new record label that is releasing already beloved and previously unheard music by of the world’s most iconic bands. “Pink Floyd’s impact on music is immeasurable, and is only seconded by their impact of visual culture. Famed by their relationship with the design collective Hipgnosis, their LP covers are part of the cultural consciousness, creating moments of shared experience for millions of people around the world” says Pentagram.

The story of graphic design in Canada has never been told. Until now. The tagline speaks for itself whilst Greg Durrell of Hulse & Durrell in Vancouver, Canada and Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit of Film First in Brooklyn, New York are gathering funds through Kickstarter to produce the first documentary about Canadian graphic design. Design Canada is a feature length documentary examining Canadian history through the lens of graphic design, detailing the creative processes and icons that defined generations 

Since it was founded just a couple of years back, in 2014, Koln Studio fronts every type of project. “We work for institutions, businesses and private customers in projects on different scales” says the design team of Koln, based in Madrid. “Our aim is to offer global and lasting outcomes, working from the initial idea up to the final production, looking for original and solid concepts that provide a design strategy and enrichment” add Daniel Fuente and Pablo Mariné, the two founding members of the team...

The branding is integrated throughout the interiors in environmental graphics that help make the space inviting and one-of-a-kind. The “W” logo is also emblazoned on custom tabletops in the café, and appears as a pattern in the custom tile of the bathrooms and even on the shower caps. The Personal Space is identified in blazing neon, and for the wallpaper in the beauty room, the founders commissioned the Brooklyn illustrator Joana Avillez to create a custom pattern of women...

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