Deerz is an online store that specialises in a variety of goods such as sweaters, pullovers and rad Scandinavian patterns. The brand embodies a unique monochrome logo by use of stylistically unique lettering and imagery. The branding, specifically the logo design, places focus on an intricately concentrated design composed of significant forms such as patterns and icons. Throughout the design, care was taken in the precision of communicating an accurate and effective brand.
Simplicity is key and the elegance of well thought out design is absolutely inspiring!
The skill of competent versatility is a hard one to achieve and the design process plays a huge part in achieving it. Designers need to be willing to put in the time to explore the process, to try new things and step out of comfort zones. Here at Nicework, we appreciate the process just as much as the end product.
Will Dove is a graphic designer and illustrator from Washington D. C. You can tell just by glancing at his portfolio that this is a designer who appreciates the exploration of the process. From logo design to illustrated art work to typographic layouts, Will is on top of his game and its plain to see that finding new and completely different approaches is one of the main reasons of how he gets there. This post will focus solely on his typographic diversity but if you would like to see the rest of his portfolio you can just click on this link here.
Great design is crafted, the more time you spend on the journey the better your final product will be. This is the magical powers of “the process”.
If you would like to learn more about these magical mystic powers, follow the link below.
Have a look at this little piece of insight gathered and written by our handsome intern, Wade Moonsamy:
Graphic Inadequacy: The feeling I get when I comes across a hand crafted logotype or typographic treatment in a two second gif on the Internet. This is a real thing and after trying and crying, I have come to the conclusion that my hands were not made for creating amazingly slick and perfectly crafted hand lettering – just yet!
These are a few designers who are achieving greatness with a few flicks of the wrist.
Neil Secretario is a designer who lives and works in Orange County, California. He is extremely passionate about typography and collaboration.
Andrei Robu is a brand designer who specializes in type lettering. He is the founder of Typeverything, Designers go to heaven and Calligraphica and boasts a client list that includes Coca- Cola, Nike and Nestle.
Melvin Leidelmeijer is a Dutch graphic designer and hand letterer. His portfolio is over flowing with brilliantly designed typographic treatments and craftsmanship of the highest level.
Jennet Liaw is a 23-year-old designer who resides in Los Angeles. She is a passionate visual artist with a portfolio that consists of beautiful, conceptual and purely considered design solutions. Jennet has an exceptional eye and a skill for producing personal and considered hand lettering artworks.
If you enjoyed reading this post, have a look at how Nicework approaches Typographic treatments:
Chieh Ting Huang designed these simple wallets, Nothing Fancy using only leather and rubber bands, and simple folds to secure your belongings. Arriving at a simple and beautiful solution
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Soren Berger is a wood turner with 35 years of experience. Rikki Berger documented Soren making one of his unique lamp shades from a single piece of wood.
Making of a Shade from Soren Berger on Vimeo.
Streamschool is an amazing animation made from various textiles, it was a BA graduation animation for (MOME) Moholy- Nagy University of Arts and Design in 2010.
Streamschool (Patakiskola) from Péter Vácz on Vimeo.
Director: Péter Vácz
Background: Kati Egely
Narration: Piroska Molnár
Music: Yvein Monq
Tutor: József Fülöp
Translation: Joseph Wallace
Made by Hand, has just released their second short documentary on knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. It is an amazing look into the life of this incredible individual and how craft has changed his life.
Made by Hand / No 2 The Knife Maker from Made by Hand on Vimeo.
A great set of notecards by Katie Kirk and Nathan Strandberg, the creatives behind Eight Hour Day:
“Each card aligns with a different “chapter” mark, which are supplemental glyphs that represent the agency’s core values and disciplines.”
Here is an awesome video on Randy Weflen, crafting and shaping Hollow Cedar Surfboards.
Wefi Surfboards from mark wyatt on Vimeo.
Loose Fit – Table Beggar is an amazing hand crafted music video. The video was initially shot at 12 frames/second with a stills camera and then printed and painstakingly each frame was hand torn and then fabricated into its final form as a stop-motion.
Loose Fit – Table Beggar music video from Abbie stephens on Vimeo.
Loose Fit-Table beggar Making Of from Abbie stephens on Vimeo.