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  • Daniel Peter’s design narrative is full of melodies

    A graphic designer based in Lucerne Daniel Peter likes to narrate stories through design. A musician at heart Peter was “charmed of nice album covers and concert posters”, elements which formed his interest for printed matter, visual concepts, photography and typography. After having worked for several design offices, including Studio FeixenSchauspielhaus Zürich and Velvet Creative Office in Lucerne, Peter is now a self-employed "graphic artist" whilst being involved in numerous side projects.

    One of such was being part of the “Detective Bureau”, a Lucerne based studio alongside Mathis Pfäffli, Nadine Gerber and Christoph Barmettler. “Founded 2009, “Detective Bureau” was for three years an alliance of graphic designers, illustrators and politically highly committed people, but also a space for young arts, discussions, designs and coffees. We organized exhibitions in the fields of arts, illustrations, videos, and did readings and workshops” says Peter. 


    Check his experiments in good design in his newly updated site here

    Image Credits: 

    Image 1: Done with Hi, Megi Zumstein & Claudio Barandun, Image 2: Daniel Peter, Image 3:Daniel Peter, Image 4: Done with Alice Kolb, Image 5: Daniel Peter, Image 6: Daniel Peter, Image 7: Done with Studio Feixen, Image 8: Done with Velvet Creative Office, Image 9: Done with Velvet Creative Office, Image 10: Done with Velvet Creative Office and Johanna Benz

    Done with Alice Kolb
    Done with Alice Kolb
    Done with Studio Feixen
    Done with Velvet Creative Office
    Done with Velvet Creative Office
     Done with Velvet Creative Office and Johanna Benz
  • Filimonas Triantafyllou navigates the TEDx realm in type

    TEDx Thessaloniki 2017, the event which was held this April in the Greek city, appointed Filimonas Triantafyllou to design the visual language and identity of this year’s brain-storming adventure themed “Reading the compass”

    “The visual language produced for all the communication materials, derives from the content of this year's event theme” says the art director. “That is that, in our overloaded daily life it is quite often to feel disoriented, confused and lost in all the information. As a result it is very easy to lose the true coordinates to our original goal, or even need to change our initial route to another, different direction. The idea of being confused and disoriented in information and the state of mind that would call for the recalibration of one’s inner compass are conveyed through the above typographic approach”.

    “The event’s visual language –in order to become sufficiently legible and understood– asks the reader for a small effort to recalibrate his/her normal way of reading information. This effort peaks during the event, when the reader is heavily exposed to all the different designed materials. During this period this ‘visual language’ starts becoming more of a ‘visual voice’ and offers an experiential understanding of the themes content”.

    See the full project here

  • Swiss design is strong with Cécile + Roger Design Studio

    Led by designers Josef Müller-Brockmann at the Zurich School of Arts and Krafts and Armin Hofmann at the Basel School of Swiss Design -often referred to as the International Typographic Style or the International Style - Swiss Design originated in Switzerland in the 1940s and 50s and defined the graphic design scene in miraculous ways. 

    Cécile Nanjoud and Roger Gaillard, the duo behind Geneva-based design studio Cécile + Roger are inspired by the styles' simplicity and legibility, with powerful and straight colourful lines and type, their work moves across web, editorial and type design

    “We’re very interested in moving and interactive graphic design. We think that we have yet a lot to learn and to explore in this field. It’s very stimulating” says the duo to It’s Nice That. 

    “We’re inspired by artists with strong imagery like Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring or Matisse. We’re also inspired by Sachplakat and DADA, two movements which are very important in graphic design history. We like great Swiss graphic designers like Müller-Brockmann or Armin Hofmann because of their essential theory about graphic design. The current Swiss graphic design scene is also a great source of inspiration, especially Luzern’s scene with Studio Feixen or Erich Brechbühl. Finally, we pay attention to illustrators with clear and humorous message like Jean Jullien or Christoph Niemann” they add.

    Read the rest of the interview here and check their bold portfolio here

  • Favorite UK graduation show identities are in by It’s Nice That!

    Over the last few weeks we’ve been popping our heads into various UK grad shows” writes INT’s Rebecca Fulleylove in her round up of every fresh graphic design inspiration UK has to offer. From Nina Jua Klein’s attempt  to “unify the extremely diverse work of students across all courses” at London College of Communication with the help of creative duo Isabel + Helen, through Royal College of Art’s clean and simple identity approach designed by former RCA students Antonio Bertossi and Esa Matinvesi to Glasgow School of Art’s Communication Design show identity and  The Kingston Graphic Show identity, delve into this world of inspiration.

    More here

  • Bureau Borsche’s latest typographic experiment is full of melodies

    Bureau Borsche, a graphic design studio founded in 2007 by Mirko Borsche, is renowned for its versatility as the Bureau’s creative output runs the gamut. 

    Always content-driven BB’s design wants to delve deep into the creative field “to create original works within the scope of art, subculture, and design”. For its achievements, Bureau Borsche has won numerous national and international awards and the studio’s work has held critical acclaim in both the business and advertising sector as well as having been part of solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

    Continuing their mission to spark imagination and educate on matters of design, Mirko Borsche and his team collaborated with berlin-based musician Laurel Halo

    “We worked closely with Laurel Halo and Hyperdub on the artwork,” Bureau Borsche tells It’s Nice That. “Grainy photos from photographer Phillip Aumann contrasting the bold yellow and typography, on the cover, we edited the type into the picture, to keep the layout as simple as possible.”

    “The type mix is contrasting itself, and gives the idea of a modern hippie vibe – we went on to making a music video for Laurel’s single, Jelly, making the illustration 3D, with a camera following the lyrics like a rollercoaster, it also is capable as a karaoke video,” says Bureau Borsche.

    Check more here