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September/October 2019

Design Annual | 60

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Ad creatives in need of gritty, dramatic imagery call on the photographer who built a creative sanctuary in an old church in North East England.
This Los Angeles–based creative digital production studio delivers simple experiences born of technical complexity.
In the quiet of the night in Atlanta, an illustrator conjures up dreamscapes that feel otherworldly yet familiar.
By teaming up with its fellow Québec powerhouses, this ad agency has proven that its creativity and innovation extend to its business model.
A sampling of work and commentary by some of the graphic designers who have been featured in Communication Arts.
Rich color palettes and emotive illustrations swirl together in the identity for this Chicago-based coffee roasting company.
“More Than a Color” highlights the stories of Californians who are up against topical health-related challenges every day.
Striking striped labels and polished print finishes spice up the packaging for Fuego Spice Co.
Simple, yet powerful, these close-up print ads remind consumers of the refreshing sounds of Coca-Cola.
Abstract watercolor plays with the nuanced flavor notes in the identity and packaging for Elemental Beverage Co.
These eye-catching OOH ads for Proof Alliance reveal the truth about drinking during pregnancy in a compelling way.
“Before That” reverses the story’s narration to emphasize the obstacles Argentinean female football players encounter to play the sport they love.
Layered installations and illuminating stories gives visitors a rare glimpse into the hidden world of espionage.
The identity for Welly balances the need for efficient first aid with a brand mission that embraces life in a fun way.
By depicting the stupid things people do after they’re drunk, these print ads hope to deter people from drinking and driving.
This Rome, Italy–based illustrator adds a human touch to futuristic technology.
The cofounders of this London-based studio approach digital design with an experimental mindset and a playful heart.
This Jackson, Wyoming–based photographer draws from her photojournalism background to tell stories of adventure.
Ernie Schenck dispels the myth that longer working hours lead to stronger creative ideas.
During her open studio, Wendy Richmond asks visitors a thoughtful question.
Caitlin Dover uncovers what the wave of online directories indicates about the design industry’s hiring practices.
Claire Sykes asks five US institutions to unearth hidden design gems from their collections.
Anxious about the tech revolution? Sam McMillan reports on the opportunities at the intersection of design and AI.
Noreen Morioka, Stéphane Monnet, Claudia Neri, Ghada Wali and Jon Key share what keeps them inspired.
Book Reviews
This collection by Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Britt Rusert displays Du Bois’s infographics on Black Americans made for the 1900 Paris Exposition.
Louise Sandhaus and Kat Catmur offer a deep dive into the work of influential multidisciplinary designer Gere Kavanaugh.
Jennifer Morla shares her wisdom on design as a practice and as a lifestyle in her monograph.

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