New York design studio For Office Use Only are right at the top of the design food chain. They’re BIG. Working across print, branding and digital development they’ve produced work for more or less every big business client you can name, from MTV and the Art Director’s Club to Microsoft and Volvo. So what is it that makes them the go-to guys for clients with impressive budgets?
Well, for a start they’re very good at what they do, their visual communication does just that; it communicates, clearly and effectively and in the most stylish way possible. Secondly they’ve got a grip on the digital world and all the code and script that goes with it. It’s all well and good knowing good layout, but if you can’t translate that layout onto desktops, laptops and tablets then you’re in big trouble. Thirdly, they have their own branded stationery and if that doesn’t convince you that these guys mean business then who knows what will.
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich