Stefan Kanchev: Trademarks and Symbols

I recently had the pleasure of coming across an ongoing biographical project, set up to chronicle the work of prolific Bulgarian graphic artist Stefan Kanchev.

The author of more than 1000 trade marks and symbols, 650 stamps, posters, post cards and envelopes, he passed away in 2001 at the age of 86 after widely being recognised alongside other greats such as Saul Bass and Paul Rand.

Karel Martens: Printed Matter 3rd Edition

Printed Matter which is has become a design publication classic since it’s first edition in 1996, is back, updated and published one, third and final time. Marking 50 years of design practice with projects ranging from postage stamps to books to signs on buildings, this beautifully designed book is a a tactile distillation Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens unique and personal approach to design.

Available in the U.S. here, and Europe here.

Found via Grain Edit.

Chris Sisarich

New Zealand photographer Chris Sisarich recently got a commercial assignment for a tourist campaign in Egypt, during his ‘downtime’ he shot these stunning, desolate landscapes titled ‘In The Middle Of Nowhere’.

Using beautiful lighting, tones and composition his photographs of which you can see more of here, are some of the best I have seen for some time.

Found via Wanken.

Moving Brands: All About Tea

All About Tea is a tea wholesale distributor based in Portsmouth, UK. Sourcing their tea from remote regions, they bring the best of the worlds flavours to a global audience. On seeking a rebrand their ambition was to hone their wholesale offer while satisfying the need to reach new audiences. They wanted to keep the warehouse feel but also establish a loyal consumer group who felt they were getting premium quality at wholesale prices.

And so Moving Brands were brought on board and briefed to create a new identity that would stand out in a “sea of sameness.” An identity that needed to work effectively across their existing wholesale market, but enable them to grow into retail channels. It was also vital to communicate the founder’s passion for the art and intricacies of tea.

And what a tasty new brand it is too. Taking inspiration from the process of brewing tea, the logo mark blends and strains whilst forming a trade standard seal or stamp shape. Using a simple monochromatic colour palette, the primary typeface Orator and laser cut detailing on all printed pieces, the results are a fine example of how amazing black, white and grey can be when used correctly.

Great stuff found via September Industry who I have to say a big thank you too also for the great images.

As you can see from sketches at the very top, the logo mark comes from