It’s great to see our brands out in the wild.
Our studio had an update a while ago, and we’ve been that busy that I hadn’t shared any pics.
This was an unused illustration for a recent job. We thought it could at least make it’s way to the blog.
A great video about the partnership of Hoefler and Frere-Jones (H&FJ) and their font business. Which, ironically, I read today (http://qz.com/167993Hoefler) is over.
Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Formerly Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”.
“What we do has a value, designers are skilled people, we produce a skill, we don’t produce a service and we are not vendors [or suppliers]. I hate that kind of supplier mentality. So I resisted that. And every time I get into a conversation around that I remind our clients that design isn’t like anything else, design adds real value and it can build your brand, it can differentiate you from everyone else and in a world where everything has gone topsy-turvy [and] advertising has been fragmented and there are whole new channels. Design is still tangible and it will define the way to the future for your brand and that has a value that needs to be respected.”
– Jonathan Ford
Listen to the full Design Matters with Debbie Millman interview on SoundCloud.