News / June 22, 2020
DOT LINE SHAPE
Skill and style may matter when it comes to design and illustration, but most visuals typically began as a fundamental element that was enhanced or expanded into an aesthetically pleasing and meaningful piece of work. Whether they serve as simple points of focus or building blocks for complex patterns, these elements present countless possibilities when combined with purpose and principles like contrast, balance, rhythm, and white space. DOT LINE SHAPE is an eye-catching curation of projects from around the world that manifest the three elements in inspiring and ingenious ways. No matter how trends or platforms change over time, they serve as timeless components that provide designers and artists with infinite means of expression to make a lasting impact.
News / February 20, 2020
Stockholm Design Lab: 1998-2019
Stockholm Design Lab (SDL) presents a visual treasure trove of ideas in its all-new eponymous monograph spanning 20 years of creative excellence. As a leading studio that has left a lasting impact on a variety of entities and industries around the world, its >500-page retrospective offers an insightful journey through some of its best projects so far, whether it is designing money, a race car, or for the Nobel Prize. An invaluable source of inspiration and knowledge for creative professionals and students, the book is essential reading for those looking to learn and grow in the footsteps of greatness.
News / December 06, 2019
PALETTE mini Series 01-03: Black & White / Multicolour / Gold & Silver
Need some colour-based #inspo? Our best-selling PALETTE series now comes in a ‘flip-friendly’ format. Packed with the same timeless visual inspiration of their original editions, PALETTE Mini 01 – 03 (Black & White, Multicolour, and Gold & Silver) have been redesigned into three books of over 600+ postcard-sized pages each for instant doses of design stimuli. With several new projects added to the existing mix of featured work, they make a compelling reference collection to start afresh, whether you love creativity, design, or colour in general!
News / December 06, 2019
Stockholm Design Lab: 1998-2019
Driven by ‘simple, remarkable ideas’, Stockholm Design Lab (SDL) has been transforming brands and businesses as one of the leading design agencies in the world since 1998. From developing visual identities for the NIO Formula E race car and the Nobel Prize to defining creative approaches for adidas and IKEA, its body of work is as diverse as it is distinct and delightful; spanning various mediums to capture hearts and minds across all walks of life.
To mark its 21st year in the industry, the studio has compiled a special monograph with over 500 pages of exclusive insight into its creative inspiration, processes, and portfolio. Featuring behind-the-scenes anecdotes, early-stage mock-ups, and never-seen-before images for some of its most renowned client projects to date, the book will serve as timeless inspiration for aspiring and working designers alike.
News / September 20, 2019
Type for Type
Due to the challenges and complexities affecting the business world today, modern brands have to find eye-catching but effective ways to stand out. To this end, custom typefaces are being utilised by forward-thinking companies to establish powerful visual identities and build lasting legacies. Type for Type features some of the best custom type solutions from designers and studios all around the world such as Anagrama, Craig Ward, Kurppa Hosk, Neubau, and Pentagram – complemented by insightful conversations with luminaries from Monotype, Dinamo, Grilli Type, Sharp Type, and Colophon Foundry to inspire creative professionals and clients alike.
News / May 21, 2019
MATERIAL MATTERS: Wood/Metal/Paper/Stone
Whether they are used as a point of reference or the medium of creation itself, materials are integral to artists and designers who seek to explore fresh outcomes, experiment with new techniques, and elicit distinct responses from their audiences. Our new MATERIAL MATTERS series showcases stunning creative interpretations of some of the most common materials around us – namely wood, metal, paper, and stone – by exploring the compelling ways with which their unique characteristics can be cleverly drawn upon or thoughtfully transformed to shape the outcome of an art or design project.
News / November 08, 2018
In a world of increasing visual clutter and decreasing attention spans, eye-catching and effective visual identities are important for events and festivals to attract, inform, and engage audiences. From logo and type design to installations and custom applications, our latest release, GRAPHIC FEST, showcases some of the best creative work around the world, with advice from three top studios for visual inspiration and levelling up your design skills.
News / October 24, 2018
Flora & Fauna
For thinkers, dreamers, doers, and makers all over the world, nature has been an incredible source of inspiration since time immemorial. This is also why it is often the main subject in the results of their creative ruminations. Flora & Fauna captures this dichotomy perfectly through a stunning showcase of animal- and plant-related design projects and applications, with a special section on logos and icons. It makes a beautiful gift for lovers of the wild, and a compelling point of reference for students or professionals looking to take a leaf or two from some leading design studios’ books.
News / October 24, 2018
Identity design plays an integral part in shaping the entire experience of a festival or fair even though it is often overlooked. As the first point of contact for potential visitors, it has to convey the right energy and emotion to attract the right crowd in addition to containing all the relevant content.
Graphic Fest shines the spotlight on distinctive identities that successfully express the essence of new and recurring festivals and fairs in creative ways. From logo and type design to environmental settings and custom applications, it is an informative and inspiring resource book that showcases the comprehensive and systematic approach designers and organisers take to bring events to life.
News / October 02, 2018
Flora & Fauna
Creative people are often known to seek inspiration from nature. Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, it is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres.
Flora & Fauna explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself.
News / April 20, 2018
Made in Japan
When a product is labelled as ‘Made in Japan’, it wears a badge of quality and reputation, backed by a legacy of precision, consistency and clarity that Japanese designers have been honing for generations. Known for being clean and minimalist or irresistibly irreverent, their iconic styles over time continue to be loved and imitated all over a modern world that has never stopped looking to them for inspiring creative breakthroughs.
With the spotlight on 40 local creatives from all sorts of different backgrounds and disciplines, Made in Japan showcases an exciting array of work that seamlessly weave history, tradition, and philosophy into cutting-edge, contemporary design – each one a prime example of how variety can be held together by the influence of a singular culture and unique national identity.
News / January 12, 2018
The making of your dream wedding should be as fun, meaningful and memorable as the main event itself, where even the smallest of details can become something special and significant for you and your guests. Whether you are planning a simple yet intimate party or a fancier do straight out of a fairy tale, Big Day features stunning imagery, maverick spirits, must-know information, and top tips from international industry experts that will inspire and guide you to celebrate your union in ways that are unique like your very own love story!
News / November 17, 2017
Efficient and simple, Nordic designs are known for their clean lines and cheerful yet strict palette. But with all minimalist designs, the conscious decision of what to remove while still communicating its essence must be made. Profiling projects by creative units based in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Truly Nordic explores and examines contemporary designs that value clarity and practicality above all else.
News / September 15, 2017
Nordic design exhibits a philosophy characterised by efficiency, clean lines and a simple and cheerful palette. History and culture have been the fundamental premise of their aesthetic approach, imbued with a respectful attitude towards nature visible in their material choices and graphic expressions. Coming in October, Truly Nordic explores contemporary design emerging from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The book profiles over 140 cutting edge works, spanning cutting-edge projects from brand identities to set designs and everything in between.
News / September 08, 2017
Originally invented to conceal and protect in battlefields, camouflage takes up more colours, forms and meanings as they appear on packaging, fabrics and canvas as art. Featuring a plethora of disruptive patterns constructed from varied elements, such as types and daily objects, Camo Mania reveals the diverse and flexible approaches that aim to decorate, reinterpret the functions of camouflage and give this unique type of design a subtle nod. From brand identities to event communications, and fashion styling to spatial art creations, the projects in this book epitomise the dynamic play of patterns in current designs. Experts will shed light on these patterns’ past and explain how they trick the eyes.
News / August 03, 2017
BRANDLife: Boutique Hotels & Hostels
The boutique hotel trend shows no sign of slowing down with stylish lodgings popping up everywhere for any budget. More than just a shelter for trippers to rest their tired heads, contemporary boltholes are also meant to be social clubs, gallery space, and a gateway to local culture and stories. Some may even aspire to become an attraction themselves, offering one-of-a-kind hideaways to add an extra layer to travellers’ short stays.
BRANDLife：Boutique Hotels & Hostels aims to foreground the hotel brand identities that have resisted our culture of hospitality through ingenuity and ambition. Through case studies, colourful showcases and interviews with leading hoteliers and brand specialists, readers will acquire a rare insight into how these visionaries corner the market and remarkably connect customers from around the world. The book is a sequel to BRANDLife: Café & Coffeehouses which examines modern café brand visions applied to visual identities and space.