Over recent months we seem to have attracted more and more readers from Sydney and Melbourne but we don’t cover an awful lot of work from Down Under. It was a pleasure then to come across these really impressive new updates from Zé Studio in Sydney, set up by Joe Tarzia in 2011. In their online blurb they pin their design approach as “leaving no excess” – and this stripped back philosophy is easy to identify across their portfolio.
Recent eye-catching work includes a really subtle authentication card for photographer Ward Roberts (whose work we’ve long championed) as well as as really strong work for Italian restaurant grano and a neat identity for the Ristretto & Co café referencing the iconic Bialetti Moka.
- Anibal Bley’s Risograph zine experiments with glitchy patterns and illustrations
- CG Watkins’ narratively driven photography conveys mystery and escapism
- Sharp Type creates punchy typeface inspired by Swiss designer Adrian Frutiger
- Illustrator Susa Monteiro’s lonely figures battle the elements
- Photographer Trent Davis Bailey documents rural American community The North Fork
- Like a warm embrace, it's Best of the Web!
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio