Graphic Design: Great web and print identity by Montreal studio Fivethousand Fingers

Date
28 November 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Together Lexane Rousseau and Eli Horn form Fivethousand Fingers, a Montreal-based studio who list concision as one of their core design principles. This certainly rings true when considering their new work for the Black Visual Archive (BVA), an organisation that celebrates and contextualises the work of African American artists.

It’s interesting to hear how the designers started with the way the BVA releases its critical writing and then added graphic flourishes to support that core function. They say: “The concept of the website was reduced to the essentials of its ‘archival’ form to best reflect the function of linear release and archiving of posts, and focused on implementing useful and beautiful typographic and textual details.”

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Fivethousand Fingers: Black Visual Archive

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Fivethousand Fingers: Black Visual Archive

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Fivethousand Fingers: Black Visual Archive

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Fivethousand Fingers: Black Visual Archive

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Fivethousand Fingers: Black Visual Archive

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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