It’s that time again. Come inside and see what’s made it onto our list of favourite things from this week.
Neue have made quite an impact lately with their stylish new take on the Norwegian passport. But you only need to take a quick glance at the Oslo-based branding agency’s online portfolio to realise they’re no one-hit wonder. They’ve previously created elegant logos, wonderful websites and sophisticated stationery for a wide range of clients in their native country. We were particularly impressed with the identity they developed for the Norges musikkhøgskole (Norwegian Academy of Music) which is based around graphic interpretations of sounds recorded at the school. The striking shapes are featured throughout the branding, appearing on everything from prospectuses to t shirts and tote bags.
Liverpool-based illustrator Craig Robson uses heavy lines, a lot of black and the odd skull to create distinctive drawings for brands and bands alike. Craig also creates and sells his own excellent range of products, including t shirts and pin badges, through his label Daggers for Teeth. As far as we’re concerned, the most coveted items available from Craig’s online shop are his awesome assortment of embroidered patches. The glow-in-the-dark bat face he recently produced for Ninelives (top) is just one of many gloriously ghoulish designs destined to adorn on a sleeveless denim jacket somewhere.
Airbnb recently made a foray into the world of publishing with the announcement of their new periodical, Pineapple. Taking its name, appropriately, from the fruit that was the symbol of hospitality in colonial New England, this new quarterly publication is designed for Airbnb hosts and guests, as well as other travel enthusiasts. Each issue will focus on three cities that are particular popular among the lodging website’s followers, with the inaugural edition concentrating on Seoul, San Francisco and London. The magazine will be distributed among Airbnb hosts all over the world for free, and available to buy in some bookshops. We can’t wait to have a proper look inside.
We share the things that have caught our collective eye in the worlds of design and fashion every week on the ICON Printing blog. Be sure to check back next week for another edition of Our Favourite Things.