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September/October 2021

Design Annual | 62

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Features
This New York-based illustrator fills his work with ornate details and reverent colors.
A Wellington- and Amsterdam-based digital design firm pushes the boundaries of what web design means.
This Atlanta-based photography duo bursts onto the scene with a polystylistic body of work.
With a scrappy personality, this Denver-based ad and design agency traverses outside the box.
Exhibit
The packaging for White Heather Blended Scotch Whisky uses ornate floral filigree to reflect the care that goes into crafting this blended malt whisky brand.
EraserFarm’s print ads for LJS Aviation pay tribute to the female pioneers who helped shape aviation history.
This delicious OOH campaign shows consumers that nothing goes better with summer BBQ food than Heinz Ketchup.
Yorgo&Co’s unique identity and packaging for Hermès’ new men’s fragrance showcases its modernity and minimalism.
“The Reset” emphasizes how Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband will bring about a better gaming reality with fewer lag-related frustrations.
Punkt Widzenia’s colorful packaging for Kiwi Garden Coffee Roasters invites cafephiles to learn about different coffee flavors from various regions.
Erik Spiekermann shares his thoughts about typographic design in oddfellows’s animation for Adobe’s Creativity Explained series.
Turner Duckworth’s handcrafted identity for Maker’s Mark celebrates the history of this iconic Kentucky bourbon brand.
Inspired by the deep cultural history of Scotland, these posters invite shoppers to visit the newly refurbished John Lewis department store in Edinburgh.
This animated short by Northforge balances realism and expressionism to convey the plight of captured bears in Armenia.
Fresh
The designers at this Stuttgart-based studio use their work to create a visual dialogue with their community.
Playfully imbuing his subjects with irony, this Barcelona-based illustrator and designer invites viewers and brands into his world.
This New York-based photographer uses surrealism to break societal boundaries in their work.
Columns
Ellen Shapiro scrutinizes whether design organizations are doing enough to stay relevant.
Richard Hunt warns overzealous designers against the dangers of kerning too much.
Releasing design guidelines to the public increases brand awareness, Garrick Webster reports.
Ernie Schenck reminds advertising creatives to remain authentic to the brand first.
In showing new work, Wendy Richmond discusses feedback and how it helps artists grow.
Gail Anderson, Elaine Lopez, Gabriel Amijai Benderski Perez, Helen Rabbitte and Lashun TInes share what keeps them inspired.
Book Reviews
This book examines critical issues of systematic exclusion and discrimination in the design industry while offering useful career advice.
John T. Hill anthologizes the work and writings of this artist and designer alongside essays by those familiar with Ives’s ideology.
Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar document an overlooked part of global visual culture in this compendium.

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