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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 Calendar
/
Languid line
drawings of nude models responding
with their bodies to music during studio
sessions became the basis of a calendar
for Qichyuan Record Company in
Guangzhou, China. The delicate tracery
of the figures is punctuated by the fluid,
dotlike rhythms of the days of the month.
Fang Chen United States
Institutional Poster
/
The boldly
geometric stylization of a tree
bearing a diversity of both flowers
and fruit captures the theme of a
series of performances and presen-
tations at a university.
AdamsMorioka, Inc. United States
Holiday Promotional Coasters
/
The client’s initials, set as type,
combine with line drawings of
holiday symbols suggested by their
rearrangement; the letters take on
imaginative new forms, evoking the
venture capital firm’s innovative
approaches to investing.
Gee+Chung Design United States
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/
215
Branded Animation
/
The common
cliché of the lightbulb representing
creativity is reinvented through a
sequence of clever transformations
in this online animation for an adver-
tising agency. Steff Geissbühler and
Max Millermaier, C+G Partners, LLC
United States
Theater Poster
/
Ripped paper and
rough gestures—for icons and titling
typecombine shapes and textures
in a subtle nod to 1950s advertising
languages while lending an edgy,
youthful quality to the promotion of
a theater school’s performance.
Laurent Pinabel Canada
Drawing
/ for Graphic
Design
Artifacts
Showcase
of Real-World
Projects
Bank Identity Program
/
Extrapolating from their high Modern,
black-and-white line-formed logo, the
designers of this banks collateral kept
the palette monochromatic, empha-
sizing pattern and typographic experi-
mentation for brochures, checkbook
cases, and promotional marks.
Topos Graphics United States
Identity
/
A decorative configuration
of a scrolled S and italic lowercase
F creates a dynamic, but friendly,
mark for a professional photographer.
Gee+Chung Design United States
Exhiobition Poster
/
Stripped
down, geometric, custom Arabic
forms—rhythmically shifted across
a grid and set aglow with digital
filtercapture the essence of the
subject in this announcement for
an Islamic-focused photography
biennial. Mehdi Saeedi Studio Iran
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217
Promotional Calendar
/
Varied,
loose freehand drawing techniques of
unimaginable hair styles arouse a sense
of styling fun for customers who buy
the hair care products this calendar
promotes. Design Tôge Japan
Institutional Brochure Cover
/
UCLA’s Extended Campus catalogue
covers feature commissioned images
every semester; this edition integrates
the designer’s signature, surreal illustra-
tive doodles, monsters, and graphical
forms with images of school supplies
and other student-related paraphernalia
in a large-scale, symbolic letterform.
344 Design, LLC United States
Concert Poster
/
Classical music—
often perceived as stodgybenets
from a funky, youth-oriented update
that mixes boldly stylized iconography
from the classical context and street
culture. Shaung Wan, School of Visual
Arts United States
Drawing
/ for Graphic
Design
Artifacts
Showcase
of Real-World
Projects
Festival Poster
/
In a quirky, counterintuitive
approach, the designers of this poster imagina-
tively captured its subject with the storyboard
of an animated film they also produced for the
festival. The frames form a grid that defines the
shaping, proportions, and positions of typographic
material. Disturbance South Africa
Calendar Design
/
Against a back-
drop of colorful washes that change
each month in relation to the seasons,
a variety of calligraphic quotations
situates the viewer in a philosophical
experience of time. Mauro Melis Italy

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