Our favorites of week 27
Every week we share a top 5 of the most interesting, coolest, funniest and most exciting stuff that we have encountered on the web and elsewhere. In our studio we have been sharing things that we see around us and that we find remarkable, for as long as we’ve been a team. This way we keep each other informed of the world outside of our personal perspective, because we have a collective hunger for the new.
With this overview we give you some insight into what fascinates us. In addition to projects from clients and self-initiated projects, this is what Jort, Vivian, Jord, and John Patrick are talking about in the studio. Do share this list and let us know if you have any tips!
WE ♥ MILTON
Design legend Milton Glaser passed away aged 91 last week, and revealed his last project in this article. Glaser, who is perhaps best known for his ‘I ♥ NY’ logo, was developing a new graphic called ‘together’, a project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The word is made up of a range of typefaces, both upper and lowercase characters, and colorful lines. It remains connected and united despite their differences.
Lots of people ride the Italian Vespa scooters in Indonesia, but Rebel Riders modify their Vespas to the extreme. They use scrap metal, tree branches, anything they can get their hands on to create one-of-a-kind vehicles. Rebel Riders love expressing their individuality through their unique rides. They also enjoy being part of a community full of people who support one another and share a passion for exploring their beautiful country. Enjoy this short. And this series by photographer Muhammad Fadli on the Rebel Riders is cool too!
Chris Carlier is a British writer/illustrator in Tokyo and on his blog he shares photos and information about Japanese mascot characters (“yuru-chara”). Yuru-chara are being created for even the smallest organisations like local dentists. His accompanying instagram is big fun too! 99% Invisible has a brilliant episode on Japanese mascots.
Space Hippie type
Nike created a new series of shoes made from trash and waste products under the name Space Hippie. The branding designs with custom typography and iconography that play a major role in its communication are some of the more bad ass examples of power branding that we’ve come across over the last couple of months. A mighty fine combination of legibility, weirdness and distinctiveness. Done in-house at Nike by Nemanja Jehlicka (among others probably).
Next week a new Friday TopFiveDay!!
Check all of our Top Fives here