Boris Müller – Berlin, Germany

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Esono is the design studio of Professor Boris Müller. His design is expressive, experimental, and down right inspiring. Boris also teaches at the Interface Design programme of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. He is currently organizing a conference on interaction design, the Innovationsforum Interaktionsdesign. Check him out!

AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers at Chronicle Books

Arboretum Cover Designed by McSweeneys

Cosponsored by Chronicle Books, the San Francisco Center for the Book, and the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute for Graphic Arts, this year’s annual 50 Books/50 Covers show, which has been held at the SFCB for the past several years, moves over to the new Chronicle Books headquarters at 680 Second Street. The above sample gives you a glimpse of the talent you will be reviewing. ‘Arboretum’ cover designed by McSweeney’s Publishing.

Opening reception: 680 Second Street, San Francisco
Friday, Oct 26 from 6-8pm and is free to the public.

Please visit the ‘San Francisco AIGA’ website for more details.

Ryohei Yanagihara Mastercard ad ?

I was flipping through the latest (and last) issue of Business 2.0 and I noticed this add for Mastercard. The illustration of the man in the background holding the box looks very samiliar to the work of Ryohei Yanagihara. If anyone knows who created this ad, please contact us. In the meantime check out a small gallery of Ryohei Yanagihara’s works.

Ryohei is an illustrator and animator who along with Yoji Kuri and Hiroshi Manabe is considered a pioneer of the independent animation scene in Japan.

Herb Lubalin

Herb Lubalin b.1918 -d.1981. If you haven’t bit his work, or butchered his typefaces, you’ve at least seen his iconic typographic logo for Avant Garde magazine. The logo spawned a type face of the same name in 1970 which was later condensed by Ed Benguiat. Many people are unfamiliar with his work beyond this typeface so, please take a moment to check him out. Thanks to Peter Gabor of the excellent Design & Typo site for providing the Herb Lubalin tribute gallery.

Event: AIGA design conference-Denver

Aiga Conference

The “NEXT” Aiga design conference kicks off Oct 11th and runs through the 14th. Pretty solid line up of speakers including, Michael Bierut, Steven Heller, Tobias Frere-Jones, Ed Fella, Ellen Lupton,Scott Stowell and a ton of other design heavyweights. The conference will be addressing the relevance of design in a changing world as well the role of the designer within it. Read more…

Anatomy of a Saul Bass resurrection


For those of you who can’t enough of Saul bass. The Excellent Saul Bass Tribute Site Saul Bass on the Web is back after a long Hiatus. Brendan Dawes who created the site does a great job of bringing Saul’s work back to life through flash animations very similar to his title sequences. The site includes a filmography, video of some of titlling works, biography, as well as a poster gallery filled with classic works ( The man with the Golden arm, Anatomy of a murder and Vertigo) by the master.

Also worth checking out is’s Saul bass title gallery.

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