Coming up with a name for anything can be a real trial, and something that seems confidently gamechanging one day can sound trite, ugly and ridiculous the next. Kudos then to Hadrien Lopez and Philippe Ortion whose Parisian design studio is called simply Untitled, following in the footsteps of many an indecisive/enigmatic artist.
But though they seem a little enigmatic (my natural reaction to our tres cool cross-Channel cousins) there’s certainly nothing indecisive about their quietly effective branding, graphics and typography. Able to turn their hands to diverse briefs without sacrificing the consistent high quality, Untitled may not be flashy but they are seriously good. Pick of the new updates for me is this invitation for the Rtex spring collection – a series of tricky visual puzzles with a clean, simple aesthetic – but it’s also interesting to see some of the fun they’ve been having with new fonts.
Untitled they may be, uninteresting they certainly are not.
- 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