1. Songs for An End Time Army Album Cover
While working and reworking a Photoshop collage this week, this caught by eye by the way the many elements create a cohesive scene. The blue brings your eye to the center of the image, the focal point, leading your eye up to the hands of God and then your eye follows the cloud down to the bottom to finish out the piece. And as a bonus there are many delightful details throughout. This was found through Ismael Burciaga’s new (to me at least) site, Album Art Collection and designed by Church Media Group.
2. This is the Focus Poster
A poster designed by Rob Loukotka. He wanted to “create a design that’s self-referential, that describes its own creation to the viewer.” The text is actually describing what you are seeing like repetition, radial symmetry, and negative space. It’s quite comical and beautiful at the same time. First found via a detail shot posted on Dribbble and then the full image on his website.
3. The First Noel Book Cover
This book cover was illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen for Golden Press, 1959. I know nothing more about it than that but I loved the illustrated look and the added texture. It has stood the test of time and if this were to be produced now it would be just as relevant to current trends. I am not sure if I love the illustrations or the color more… Found via Veerle’s Inspiration Stream.
4. Airplanes and Travel Invite
I’m loving the streamlined look of this invitation… to a one year old’s birthday party! The whole party was themed to airplanes and travel and is just so cute! But as I subconsciously save travel inspired invites for my friend Kathleen’s wedding, I had to have this one saved in my Evernote treasure trove. You can see more of the party images here. I sure wish real boarding passes were as snazzy as this. Found via Oh So Beautiful Paper.
5. Meds & Food for Kids Capital Campaign Brochure
Print design is my favorite and would be ultimate choice for all design projects, but as print design decreases all around it’s hard to find good printed pieces anymore. So when I stumbled upon Almanac’s portfolio this week I was set on fire with inspiration! Every piece is beautifully designed down to the smallest detail. From the photography to the typography to the textures used, it’s all wonderful! I’d like to think they are the Central Creative of St. Louis… It was hard to choose just one image to show you but the following is a page spread from a capital campaign they recently created for a “larger production facility in Haiti, where it manufactures a nutritious food product used to treat malnutrition.” The brochure is more like a magazine with articles and supporting photography. In the image below you see the large “logo” with a circle… each piece of the circle stands for one of the steps of the process and on each spread, the circle shows which step they are on. It’s very neat… please take a minute to view more photos from the campaign here. First found via a post on Alamanac’s brand identity on design work life.