It’s searingly hot outside our studio this morning – the sun’s beating down on the brickwork and creating a stifling atmosphere within these four walls that’s causing beads of perspiration to appear on foreheads and bare legs to stick uncomfortably to soft furnishings. Finally summer is here! So we can gripe about the heat in the same way we’ve griped about the rain for the past month.
And what better way to celebrate the transition to warmer climes than with some seriously sunny posters from the wonderfully talented Jorge Primo, poster designer extraordinaire and resident of San Sebastian, Spain (a land where they deal with heat much better than we do). This collection of large-format works was commissioned by shoe retailers Oskarbi and does a pretty stellar job of making footwear fun with bright colour palettes, bold type and some well shod vintage feet. A nice reminder that you don’t HAVE to wear flip-flops the minute there’s a break in the clouds (in fact you probably shouldn’t ever wear flip-flops).
- Four illustrators have their works drawn by Joto at Here 2017
- David Lewandowski’s floppy rubber bodies take over the streets of Japan
- Ella Bucknall tackles the “boy’s club” of political cartooning in her new zine, Whip
- Anna Haifisch bends the rules of comics in new floppy and oversized book, Drifter
- Illustrator Jill Senft creates fun and whimsy with her cavalcade of pink characters
- White Flag project that is tackling global division and the “growing fear of the stranger”
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design
- Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how to stand out
- Leipzig graphic design studio Lamm & Kirch on their shared ethos