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10 images for Ithaca

10 Mar

While searching around I faced to an open poster design competition for an island Ithaca and when I got into the site saw lots of different and joyful designs.

“Ten Images for Ithaca” is a poster competition. It began in 2002, by Fimios, Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca, Greece, as an attempt to reinforce the cultural profile of the island, through the applied arts. Throughout the years, the competition has evolved to a whole group of events and exhibitions, so that, today, it is considered a point of interest for professionals, students and, generally, people that are interested in graphic arts. The contest’s main goal is not only to accent Ithaca as a meeting point for creative people from all over the planet, but, also, to help create ideas that promote the art of visual communication.

These ten are the last year’s winners:

1)Lorans Duplan

2)Fang Yi Liu

3)Prem Balasubramanian

4)Tina Mampel

5)Athanasios Davlouros

6)Efi Iliadou

7)Lorans Duplan

8)Rodrigo Machado

9)Ian Noble



Otl Aicher- 1972 Münich Olympics Posters

4 Jan

1972 Munich Olympics

Otl Aicher, also known as Otto Aicher (May 13, 1922 – September 1, 1991) was one of the leading German graphic designers of the 20th century.

Aicher may be best known for being the lead designer for the 1972 Munich Olympics. He created a new set of pictograms that paved the way for the ubiquitous stick figures currently used in public signs.

What is “DESIGN”?

5 Dec

While searching about designing posters I’ve reached a result that contains the “design” concept in itself. And here are some of my choices which I liked.

Idea behind:
Graphic design is about delivering a specific message to your audience, but in order to do so, you have to catch their attention.. Reaching the target audience is what this poster is presenting.

To remove a sign from its original location and then blame it on the client.

intentional collection of pixels

If you want to have a look at the other designs


A Look to “Graphic Designer”s World…

22 Apr

Ruedi Baur, designer. Diploma in Graphic Design at the School for Art and Design Zurich in 1979. Since 1989 in Paris and 2002 in Zurich his ateliers intégral ruedi baur et associés and integral ruedi baur zürich develop two- and threedimensional projects in different fields of visual communication. He has been teaching on a regular basis since 1987. From 1989 until 1994 he headed the design department of the École des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, between 1993 and 1996 the graduate programme espace civiques et design. 1995 he is appointed professor for corporate design at the Leipzig School for Art and Design, where he also takes on the rectorate from 1997 until 2000. 1999 he founds the institute for interdisciplinary design 2id. Since 2004 Ruedi Baur has been heading the research institute Design2context at the School of Art and Design Zurich.



I really like his style! He uses typography as his main source and nearly on all his works he creates a colorful pattern with letters. Here are some of his designs. I searched for him in a book and really admired one of his works but couldn’t find it on the web. Still searching with hope to update my post…


Good design doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes the best ideas are the most straightforward”


Based in Sydney, via London and Canada, Vince Frost began his creative ascent in 1989 working for Pentagram London, becoming their youngest Associate just three years later at age 27. Staring his own creative studio, Frost Design, in 1994, he has created award-winning work for clients as diverse as The Independent newspaper, Nike, The Spice Girls, Macquarie Bank and Sydney Dance Company. Vinces work links the divide between art and commerce, and includes anything from postage stamps to magazines, books, identities, TV advertising, art direction, online and the built environment. His career arc has been documented in a retrospective at the Sydney Opera House and in a 500-page book, and by Awards from many design societies.

I admired his works! While searching for favorite graphic designers I faced with his digital works and the way he uses to combine letters together, I mean his ability to load very dense meanings to the letters just charmed me. Then I decided to search more about him and found his design company. The works they done are just amazing I felt like I just want to work for such a company. Here are some of his and his company members works under different disciplines such as; posters, television, magazines, motion, digital,environmental ,book design, identities, corporate literature. My best is the poster work for Sydney Design Company!






David Carson is an American graphic designer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine Ray Gun. Carson was perhaps the most influential graphic designer of the nineties. In particular, his widely-imitated aesthetic defined the so-called “grunge” era.


  • Carson, David (1995). The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson. Chronicle Books. ISBN 0811811999.
  • Carson, David (1997). David Carson: 2nd Sight: Grafik Design After the End of Print. Universe Publishing. ISBN 0789301288.
  • Meggs, Phillip B.; David Carson (1999). Fotografiks: An Equilibrium Between Photography and Design Through Graphic Expression That Evolves from Content. Laurence King. ISBN 1856691713.
  • Stecyk, Craig; David Carson (2002). Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing. Laguna Art Museum in association with Gingko Press. ISBN 1584231130.
  • Mcluhan, Marshall; David Carson, Eric McLuhan, Terrance Gordon (2003). The Book of Probes. Gingko Press. ISBN 1584230568.
  • Carson, David (2004). Trek: David Carson, Recent Werk. Gingko Press. ISBN 1584230460.
  • Mayne, Thom; David Carson (2005). Ortlos: Architecture of the Networks. Hatje Cantz Publishers. ISBN 3775716521.


During the period of 1989 – 2004, David Carson has won over 170 Awards for his work in graphic design. Some of these awards include:

  • Best Overall Design, Society of Publication Designers in New York.
  • Cover of the Year, Society of Publication Designers in New York.
  • Award of Best Use of Photography in Graphic Design
  • Designer of the Year 1998, International Center of Photography
  • Designer of the Year 1999, International Center of Photography
  • Master of Typography, Graphics magazine (NY)
  • The most famous graphic designer on the planet, April 2004 – London Creative Review magazine (London)