Here’s a fun typographic project from graphic design student, René Mambembé from Nantes, France. ‘Helvetica, My Hero’ sees the font given a bit of character. The minimalist set includes iconic uniform colour palettes taken from comic books, film and TV.
Duncan Sham’s experimental approach to materials in his typographical work brings a real physicality to them, which is original from one project to the next. Whether they are slick, digital designs or meticulously hand-made, the scale and level of details often makes them mini sets.
We’re big fans of Canadian Britt Wilson’s whimsical, funny and accomplished illustration style. She primarily works on comics and cartoons with her unique expressive touch. Every piece we’ve seen of hers demonstrates a lot of hard work and attention to detail, which we like at Ape on the Moon.
We like the humour that James Burlinson, aka Burlisaurus injects into his illustrations. The loudness of the fun in his characters is matched by the strong colours he uses, which makes his work full of energy and always enjoyable. In some examples here, he takes inspiration from a couple of his favourite games, including an open-minded and slightly trippy Mario.
Here’s some great typography from Keetra Dean Dixon in the form of an ongoing series of invitation cards. Her imaginatively decorative type illustrates life-affirming messages, spelling out a bit of positivity into the world. I especially like the reversable, “Do, then think, then do again”/”Think, then do, then think again” message.
With him having over 30 years of experience in the industry, it was great to have a chat with Danny Pelavin about his work. Along with an in-depth portfolio as a typographical designer, he has a range of experience working in publishing and advertising as both an illustrator and designer. I was interested to see how his approached differed or remained constant when working to briefs within these different areas.
It doesn’t get better than a beautifully designed, leather-bound, foil-stamped book! Jessica Hische created this set of books covers for what must have been any designer/book-lover’s dream commission.
The project was for Barnes and Noble and, working with art director Jo Obarowski, produced a range of new covers for a set of classic literature. Each book was complete with marbled end papers and matching details, such as ribbons, headbands, and coloured page edges.