The editorial board of MúzeumCafé, the magazine of Hungarian museums under the editorship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, launched a series of volumes on the museum profession in 2013.
In each volume the books’ layout artists introduce the work of an artist belonging to the current young generation of typeface designers. An important aim with the series of MúzeumCafé Books is to support renewal of the Hungarian culture of books, which enjoys a great tradition, and hope that the readers recognise the significance of the quiet yet visible typographical variations that affect a book in its entirety as an object. The book is printed with the use of FM halftone screening, duplex printing and the application of Pantone Cool Gray 8U and Pantone 805 U direct colours.
This Monday, we go back to basics with Dawid Ryski , an exceptionally dynamic creative human, who I myself may just adopt as my next idol. He is a landscape architect by profession who lives and works in Pulawy, Poland. He is the creator of album covers and graphic designs for apparel companies and also, the drummer of a Hidden World and The Feral trees.
Take a look at this project of his, and you too may very well fall in love with him, “A is for Apple, B is for BORING… this is not your average alphabet book. Alphabetics is a book for cool parents, awesome children, and the design lover in all of us.”
The Drinkable Book is a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation & hygiene to those in the developing world. The book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper, capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases. Each page is coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli. Once water is passed through the filter, bacteria count is reduced by over 99.99%, making the filtered water comparable to tap water in the United States of America.
The paper costs only pennies to produce, making it by far the cheapest option on the market. Each filter is capable of giving someone up to 30 days worth of clean water. And each book is capable of providing someone with clean water for up to 4 years.
Joe Waldron currently lives and works in Bristol, UK as a freelance illustrator. He has a Monday treat for you in the form of beautifully composed illustrations. Take a look at his technique, using layering of different illustrated elements and textures to create an interesting layout. I have to say (although not hugely relevant) that one of my favourite things lies in the tiny nature of the way Joe illustrates hands- see the first image? The glass of juice is so little, because of the relation to the hand that holds it.
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This month’s theme, Work, was brilliantly illustrated by Detroit Wood, using a slightly whacky turquoise and pink palette. Our partner shout-out this month goes to none other than the show stopping Shutterstock.
Be sure not to miss this talk, Johannesburg, besides, all the work you will have to do to get a ticket is waking up early on Monday morning to reserve a spot – coffee and breakfast is on us!
Olena Fedorova’s vintage designs with a classical touch to it is a very well designed branding for the Coffee Station based in Baku, Azerbaijan. The hand drawn logo allows the designs to reflect the atmosphere which good coffee encapsulates, the branding as a whole ties so beautifully with one another and the elegant use of blue and red allows the illustrations within the design to be empowering and not overwhelming. It indeed creates a desirable urge for a pot of freshly brewed coffee… mmm I can taste it already.
Casey Gerald is a co-founder and the CEO of MBAs Across America, a national movement in the United States of America. Through MBAs Across America, MBAs and entrepreneurs work together to revitalize their country.
In his CreativeMornings talk, Casey speaks about how MBAs across America came to be and why we should ‘give a damn’, even if there is no line item for it on a balance sheet.
“Sputnik is a series of cultural events in Tallinn, live gigs, performances and art.” This time, it is an open air event. Sputnik is getting out of the basement and into nature with funky, indie, jazz and techno”.
A beautifully designed organic poster blended to capture the musical spirit and natural vibes of the newly located Sputnik event – designed by Anton Burmistrov
Črtomir Just has gloriously explored the world of golden wonders, literally turning our favourite items into gold – and I am loving it. His series of 3D artworks capture the beauty of the ordinary, with a touch (or generous dollop) of gold. This obsession is far from being over.
Design missing that special touch? Find out how to add that extra element of wonder, right here.
Installed to beautify an urban space in Jerusalem, four interactive flowers bloom and close in a fluid response to the pedestrians that pass underneath their red, over-sized petals. Designed by HQ Architects, the public sculptures are 30-feet tall and dwarf those who choose to walk beneath and around their gargantuan motion-activated blooms.
Depending on the season or time of day, the flowers provide light or shade—a welcomed resource to passengers exiting the nearby tram. When no one is around, the flowers gradually wilt by deflating and effectively ‘closing’ their petals to the city around them.
You can see more public projects by HQ Architects on their Facebook page here.