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AKU    |    http://aku.co

"Starting with the idea that new, undiscovered music is like some rare animal,  the design is built around a tropical plant visual, created by young painter Eleriin Ello. Somewhat unexpected pink color and distinctive typography complete the identity, which was applied to a wide range of materials."

AKU is a design agency based in Tallinn, Estonia. They develop strategies, create concepts and implement solutions across different media. Their main areas of expertise lay in branding, packaging and designed environments. 

Starting with a simple “why?”, the work process always involves both research and intuition, aiming to provide meaningful, honest and surprising ways to solve the task. At AKU, they always encourage close, trustful relationships that are achieved through direct communication between the designer and client.

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22 Sep

Deal of the week: Complete Uni Sans Font Family - only 19$!

Uni Sans is a bold, strong, high-quality typeface, you certainly can’t go wrong with. This professional font family was inspired by the classic grotesque strong typefaces, but features a more softened geometric touch. With 7 different weights in 2 styles (both upright and italics), this bold family is the perfect choice for a headline typeface. 

Uni Sans Highlights:

Unique, Strong Typeface

  • The Uni font family finds its inspiration in the classic grotesque strong typefaces such as DIN and Dax. But with some truly perfected softened geometric features, Uni brings its own unique style to the table.

7 Different Weights in 2 Styles

  • Besides offering 2 different typeface styles (upright and italics), Uni Sans includes 7 different weights.

Perfect Solution for Headlines

  • With a well-finished geometric design, optimized kerning, and excellent legibility, Uni Sans is the perfect choice for headlines of any size. It’s also great ot use for text blocks that come in maximum and minimum variations.

Variety of Uses

  • So where exactly can you best use Uni Sans? this professional and versatile typeface will work with you on everything from T-shirts to posters to logos, as well as just about any graphic design project for the Web, print or even motion graphics.

To check the full deal and purchase the fonts, proceed to the Mighty Deals website!

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9 Sep

Daniel Siim    |    http://danielsiim.dk

"Digital books are at a rapid growth and currently make up 20 percent of all books sold to the general public in the US alone. As the digital market is expanding, the need for analogue books is becoming more redundant. The redesign of the prodigious novel Star Maker, by William Olaf Stapledon, first published in 1937, serves as an experiment on highlighting the qualities of a book’s physical existence, some of which cannot be accommodated by an e-book. 

This project is a comprehensive study of paper material, text layout and physical size. The book features various paper goods and weights along with a bookcase containing 16 A5-sized artworks representing a visual interpretation of each chapter, and a square-sized constellation map of the books content.” 

Daniel Siim is a Copenhagen-based designer and a BA graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. His practice approach a wide scale of graphic design with a focus on printed matter, from small press to major publishing.

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25 Jul

 JP GRAZIANO Concept by Jen Serafini and Jack Muldowney

Jen and Jack wanted to collaborate on a branding project together, so they decided to rebrand their favorite sandwich shop, JP Graziano, as a concept design.

JP Graziano is one of the oldest and most recognized sandwich shops and Italian grocer here in the West Loop of Chicago. They pride themselves on a rich history and generations of a family owned business, which is something Jen and Jack wanted to focus on and celebrate in their new concept. The colors lend themselves to a more traditional Italian look, while the clean and simple typography balances out the style by bringing in some more modern touches. They had a ton of fun building this brand out, from postcards to stickers and sandwich wrappers. 

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24 Jul