We’re very used to read articles about English, American, Nordic or Swiss talent. That’s maybe because they’re more people if you sum them up (you might as well kick a stone and 432 designers come out from underneath) but, beloved friends, you know that Spain is a big country in everything related to creativity and the Arts… and Spanish omelettes and ham. Today, one more time, we want to talk to you about national talent. About Juanma Mota, in particular; with his fine taste and his newly founded Pleid studio he’s got a space in the market and in our hearts. Sounds cheesy, we are, but listen to me and click on the link below. We’ll talk afterwards.
It was about time for some graphic inspiration after many colourful still life and good photography examples, wasn’t it? Here you are Carole Gautier and Eugénie Favre, aka My Name Is Wendy, aka graphic design and art direction with the Parisian baguette and croissant vibe. Wendy’s design and style adapts to each client causing them to experience a sort of Stendhal stroke; the beauty excess and the know-how make us more excited than Boy George’s make up. We got the name for our future daughter. Guess: it starts with Wen and ends with dy.
Some weeks ago, if not months, we featured one of our favourite creative studios in the whole wide world; from Copenhagen, PutPut motivates us every day, they make us want to work and they surprise us every night when we go on Instagram, Facebook or MySpace. Just joking about MySpace. Today we feature them and show their work again, also filling this website with some of the best made and most beautiful still life examples you can find on the Internet; the “shoes” they’ve made for Bianco. All visual jewels here in PutPut Vol. II.
Australia again? No! We might be slightly obsessed with the antipodes and their creativity and, at the same time, distance may surround them in a sort of dreamy allure, but we’re also aware that, to begin with, Aussieland is the country with more horrendous animals in the world (spiders that could be dogs and stuff) and that, on the other side, we don’t need to travel that far to witness examples of visual talent.
Realmente Bravo (“Really bravo”) is Spanish product; a creative studio formed by Vik Autofocus and Paula Schmerz that shows how mixing daily objects, a lot of culture, a taste for colours, textures and composition, they can be at the same level as the big names in the Graphic Design industry. There’s Art in every corner and they know how to take advantage of that. Really, bravo!
Switzerland is a European country known for their extreme punctuality, their exquisite manners and their constant neutral position in every political shenanigan that’s going on. Not only these clichés define Europe’s #1 tax haven (chocolate and cuckoo clocks are on the list too), but Swiss are also exceedingly good in the graphic design area. Besides being the creators of the more than used Helvetica type, they constantly promote new aesthetic ways inside the graphic communication world. An example of this is the poster master Felix Pfäffli and his design studio Feixen, who present us a collection of posters where typography mixed with degrade and bright colours and compositions that challenge the neatness of the Swiss 70’s design are the main course. He is the perfect example of the new design wave of the neutral country that can’t stop being a trend in Europe; it is not the most functional of them, but aesthetically is just too much.