It wasn’t like this in my day, when Graduates would spend the first few months of post-study freedom “finding themselves” in India or trying to write their epoch-defining first novel. Now when they leave art school, young creatives are often ready, willing hand able to plunge straight into the professional world. Leeds College of Art graduates Luke O’Brien, Max Gregory and Joe Warburton did just that, founding Formula studio based on a business model developed for a module on their course.
Such get-up-and-go is all well and good but without the skills to pay their bills (ahem) it could be a futile effort. Luckily Formula have no such concerns in this area, with a mighty impressive portfolio already boasting some stand-out projects. Their typefaces created in conjunction with Yafet Bisrat are really good, but their holistic aesthetic abilities really hit home in their branding for fashion design graduate Rebekah Hill. The classy, refined identity built around a tilted “K” section wouldn’t look out of place on a much more established studio’s site and proves these three guys are well worth keeping an eye on.
- Steph Wilson, DR. ME, Women Who and Benedict Redgrove at Nicer Tuesdays August
- Artist Emily Mae Smith’s pop motifs and witty compositions
- Meet the prop-maker building imaginary boyfriends
- Graphic designer Biba Košmerl takes on organised disorder and what it means to be a true modernist
- Bjenny Montero, an underground hero of melancholic comics
- Animator Hoji Tsuchiya's patchwork video for Japanese singer Uri Nakayama
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August