Some recent designs of mine include a back-lit transit poster for the 8th Annual Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival in Vancouver, which has a look and feel similar to that of a well-designed book; a poster for Pandora’s Collective, featuring a colourful modern-retro aesthetic; and a poster for The Association of Canadian Industrial Designers (ACID), with a repeating layered maple leaf symbolizing growth of the organization.
Back in the day, Edward Tufte was one of the few inspiring information designers, but these days there is an endless array of talent. Intelligence in Lifestyle Magazine out of Italy has some really amazing spreads that are certainly worth taking a look at. They are art directed by Francesco Franchi and are quite stunning in their complexity and simplicity.
When I stumbled upon prolific Mexican painter Patricio Betteo’s work, I was intrigued by his dense and moody dreamscapes. They have a post-apocalyptic feel with saturated colours, deeply layered shadows and humans wearing bodysuits and facemasks. They are quite unique in technique, the way they use semi-liquid shapes, movement and how the compositions pack the [...]
I absolutely love the spreads that typographer Sam Winston created for New York Times magazine. He contrasts very griddy layouts with organic ones and uses red type to highlight important information. His experimental, deconstructive use of type is remarkable, and his layouts feel fluid and alive. His work is refreshing and inspiring.