Ah, there’s something about a beautifully illustrated logo–which this self-initiated mark from the Manchester (UK)-based design agency United Creatives most certainly is.
Harper’s Bazaar magazine has issued 3 delicious limited-edition covers for their April issue, all featuring colorful patterns from fashion house Emilio Pucci. A project spawned by a partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum, and in honor of the V&A’s current exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion, the covers showcase previously unpublished original drawings from Pucci’s ’60s and ’70s archives–and are only available for sale at the V&A museum shop.
The Finnish design house Marimekko can always be counted on to lift winter-weary spirits with its range of eternally upbeat textile motifs. Here, some of the company’s spring 2014 prints, including (above) a 50th anniversary edition of its famous Unikko poppy, magnified in size this time–as all indelible images deserve to be.
A nice big Noma Bar illustration in today’s New York Times.
A lovely illustration for the Washington Post Magazine’s 2012 year-end issue, which recounted the lives of 6 recently deceased local citizens, by the Berlin-based studio, Ariane Spanier Design.
Turkey, bacon, gruyere cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce, and dijon mayonnaise. Sounds like a New Yorker to me. The sandwich, that is, being offered by the London cafe chain, Benugo, which has just undergone a branding makeover that includes cute visuals, like this poster.
In one of the most peculiar brand loyalty stories ever told, New York Magazine reports that Tide laundry detergent–no lie–has become valuable currency in street drug transactions. It sells “for either $5 cash or $10 worth of weed or crack cocaine.”