Thursday, September 26, 2013

Logo Love

Bulgarian Pavilion, Okinawa Expo 75

With one of my classes, I am about to embark on the annual logo and corporate identity project.
If you're not a graphic designer, logo design may seem deceptively simple, but it's actually
a very challenging and time consuming process which requires strong conceptual, 
communicative and graphic skills. Stefan Kanchev was a master in this field, and 
his 1,600 trademarks are great examples of clarity, ingenuity and elegance in design. 
I especially love how he was able to translate traditional symbols and styles 
of Bulgarian art and folklore into simple and graceful modern icons.
Find many more of his works at this wonderful website!

Bulgarian State Archives

Fishery Burgas

National Museum of History

National Opera Sofia

National Park "Central Balkan"

Union of Bulgarian Composers

WInery Dragalevtsi

"Boyana" Film Studios

"Bulgarreklama" Bulgarian advertisement

"Bulgarsko Vezmo" Bulgarian embroidery

"Rodopa" meat production plant

"Style 18"

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wild Cycles

Toti Scialoja

During next week, Firenze is going to be invaded by the World Cycling Championship.
While we citizens are feeling apprehensive since it's not clear how and if we're going to be able
 to move around and get to work, given that many of the races pass right through the center of the city,
at least the event has pushed the mayor to give us more bike lanes and newly asphalted roads.
I really hope it's going to be an interesting and fun experience for all...  
Happy Cycling!

1903 postcard biking pup wackystuff

Barbara Cooney, Where have you been?, 1952

 Paul Galdone, Anatole, 1957

Károly Reich, The How Many Book, 1972

Jan Kuiper, Vis a Vis, 1962, thanks to Arthur van Kruining

Edward Gorey

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Powerful Lines

L'azienda del campo, 1924, via Chaudron

For my second post dedicated to the Italian artist Duilio Cambellotti, I wanted to focus on his draughtsman's skill
and the beauty of his expressive line work, as shown in his illustrations, sketches, woodcuts, prints and ceramics.
In the near future I am planning to share some of his beautiful illustrations for the Arabian Nights 
and other striking colorful artworks.

illustration for Canzoncine, 1918

illustrations for La siepe di smeraldo, 1920

illustrations for the school textbook Allegretto e Serenella, 1921

Albero e Aquile, 1929

Il Serpente, 1930

Corvi, 1931

Leggende romane, 1935


Leopard Jug

I scanned these two pages from one of my books, but now I can't locate it ...
will update the info as soon as I find it!

Carezzando il gatto, 1946


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