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Drawing for Graphic Design by Timothy Samara

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Drawing
/ for Graphic
Design
Artifacts
Showcase
of Real-World
Projects
Promotional Poster
/
Wackily
distorted flowers, growing from
a hybrid garden pot/house, are
rendered with rough, scratchy lines
and bold color blocking that impart
an edgy, childlike energy to entice
the public to attend a horticultural
event. Modern Dog Design Co.
United States
Apparel Identity
/
This punchy,
iconic mark for a clothing retailer
delivers youthful energy and—
by isolating the frog’s feet and
spots with colorthe opportunity
to brand in shorthand with only
selected elements.
PCD Estudio de Diso Argentina
Advocacy Poster
/
Structural
parity between two object forms
allows them to merge as a hybrid
icon; a dramatic causal relationship
results between the two. Half-
empty numerals compound, and add
urgency to, the disturbing message.
Shaung Wan, School of Visual Arts
United States
Exhibition Poster
/
The dynamic,
ever-changing overall contour of
the pomegranate tree, made from
Arabic calligraphy and brush-drawn
fruit forms, imparts an effusively
organic energy to the format
space—practically exploding from
the tensely arranged trunk of Arabic
and Roman typography.
Mehdi Saeedi Studio Iran
194
/
195
Custom Typeface
/
Rubbing
graphite inward from the contours
of freely drawn letters (over
crumpled paper) generated the
basis of this house face for an
environmental organization whose
focus is elephants; the translated
texture and exaggerated proportions
alternately evoke trunks, massive
bodies, thin legs, and leathery skin.
Rhiann Irvine, SUNY Purchase
United States
Gallery Bulletin and Poster
/
A symbiotic language (linear
constructs, snippets of neighbor-
hood snapshots, deconstructed
letters, and collaged vector silhou-
ettes) captures the interim nature
of a gallery’s communitybased
programming after it was forced to
move from its original location.
Post Tool Design United States
Promotional Posters
/
These posters
announce an exhibit about nocturnal
animals with engaging, stylized icons.
Each presents a full-color image during
the day and an alternate, glow-in-
the-dark image at night. Shaung Wan,
School of Visual Arts United States
Drawing
/ for Graphic
Design
Artifacts
Showcase
of Real-World
Projects
Advocacy Poster
/
The profound
impact of industrial disasters reso-
nate from the inarguable simplicity
of positive/negative iconography.
Martino Argentina
Logotype
/
Balancing exceptionally
light, precise letter strokes with
the effects of moisture, this
designer’s identity embodies the
Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi
the embrace of a sublime imperfec-
tion and transience. The designer
describes the mark as resulting
from the tears of joy that result
from first meeting a new client.
Takuji Omori Japan
Institutional Identity
/
The prex “bio”
means “organic.” Characterized by a gestur-
ally drawn initial B that resolves itself into
a refined icon, the mark conveys the primary
focus of the client it identifies. Flúor Portugal
Info-Graphic System
/
A stylized,
reductive leaf form becomes the
module for a series of statistical
data graphics that depict changes
in energy use and environmental
impact. KAKO Brazil
Magazine Cover
/
Rolled architectural
plans—themselves drawings—become
polluting smokestacks with the introduc-
tion of rough scribbles, creating a cause/
effect narrative in support of the publica-
tion’s editorial focus in this issue.
D.J. Stout, Pentagram United States
196
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197
Music Packaging
/
A surreal image
built from engraved architectural
elements for an album by Finnish band,
Disco Ensemble, represents psychic
and emotional constructs that the
music exploresand its cut-and-paste
compositional quality. TSTO Finland
Institutional Identity
/
In this mark for
a Tel-Aviv contemporary art gallery, regu-
larly punctuating (dotlike) and irregularly,
vertically thrusting (linear) typographic
rhythms distinguish hierarchy and
suggest the push and pull of tradition
and innovation. Studio Apeloig France
Brochure Design
/
Stylized graphic
translations and icons merge with
engravings and symbols in a clustered,
deconstructed space to tell the romantic
story of an author whose travels influ-
enced his writing about Eastern cultures.
Flúor Portugal
Drawing
/ for Graphic
Design
Artifacts
Showcase
of Real-World
Projects
Identity
/
The custom type forms of
this design and new media company’s
logo refer to Modernist stenciling,
engaging the client’s brand in a dialogue
with a previous industrial revolution.
Post Typography United States
Advocacy Poster
/
Extrapolating
gesture, contour, and axis lines from
an abstracted calligraphic ideogram,
signifying nature, expresses the
interconnectedness of the living world
as a basis for self-awareness and
empowerment.
heSign International GmbH Germany
Public Installation
/
An ever-changing,
animated typographic composition, drawn
across an LED structure along a window
wall within a busy transit hub (Heathrow
Airport, London), presents statistics and
philosophies related to time.
Troika United Kingdom

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