Browsing through the portfolio of intercontinental design consultancy Left Loft is something of a daunting experience. Not only have they worked with more clients than you can feasibly imagine, they’ve also produced a vast body of work (and I really do mean vast) in 2012 alone.
We were first alerted to their immaculate work for the quinquennial dOCUMENTA back in May, and then later to their equally striking collaboration with Fabio Novembre for the Milan Design Triennial. But then we found out that they were responsible for the corporate identity for everybody’s favourite sketchbook Moleskine and got unreasonably excited, so here we are featuring their work for a third time this year.
All excitement aside, it’s the commitment to professionalism that makes Left Loft’s body of work so impressive; applying a carefully considered approach to each new project and clearly placing the needs of the client ahead of any kind of aesthetic concern of their own. What emerges from this is a stylistically varied but consistently brilliant portfolio that, in their own words, is able to “achieve [their] goals by going from ideas to facts, without rhetoric and adjectives.”
- Dressed in Black: the resolute book covers of the Spektrum series
- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s