Court Vision is a biannual magazine that covers basketball culture in different locations around the world. The title comes from a term used to describe a player’s ability to see and understand everything happening during a game. Court Vision takes that idea and applies it to new cities in each issue by telling the unsung stories from their streets.
Issue 1 explores Shanghai, New York City, Paris, and Mogadishu through features, interviews, and photo essays. Displayed are two spreads from an article on Somali basketball, an interview with a New York local, and the intro spread to a feature on the courts of Shanghai.
Dimensions: 17.5 x 24 cm
All images used according to Flickr’s Creative Commons licensing. All words are original.
silica is a womenswear label that offers handcrafted, essential pieces for everyday life. The title comes from the chemical of the same name, which serves a multitude of practical purposes – just like the label’s own pieces.
As with the clothes themselves, the bespoke wordmark has been carefully constructed to ensure a look that’s both timeless and forward-thinking. The serif’s classic touch is freshened with a glowing stroke, exposing the logo’s structure and providing the mark with a style that’s lightweight, modern, and distinct. Optionally placed to the left of the word is a set of 3 stars, which symbolize the 3 atoms that make up the compound silicon dioxide.
The label launches in Spring/Summer 2018 with Wildflower, and seen here are parts of the promotional campaign leading up to its release. Marked by classic cuts and rich colors, the Widlflower line is a bold introduction to a label that offers “a new chance to bloom,” as inspired by the recent California superbloom.
The project includes two advertisements, an invitation to the Paris Fashion Week debut, a lookbook for the season’s releases, and a website mockup styled to match the SS18 campaign.
All photos of models courtesy of Fabien Vilrus. All nature shots via Flickr.
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California Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum, cultural center, and educational institution that offers a vast collection of modern works. Located in Long Beach, CAL MoCA's galleries and exhibitions provide its visitors with an experience that fosters creativity and makes the art of our times accessible and meaningful.
The CAL MoCA identity is built around a sturdy sans-serif wordmark which incorporates the RYB color model used for painting. The colored divisions of the letters give the state abbreviation a recognizable feature that is as playful as it is pertinent, while also providing the general backbone for the museum's branding. Several elements are produced in sets of three in correlation to those colors; the business cards and admission tickets are examples of that. Additionally, a brushstroke texture is used on those pieces and others to prevent the logo from falling flat alongside such intricate art around the museum. The project also includes a tri-color membership card, a souvenir mug and umbrella, a guidebook featuring the museum exterior, and a series of brochures incorporating displayed paintings. A bus stop advertisement was made for an upcoming exhibit as well.
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Circa 1520 is an art history book that examines the Mannerist period during the later years of the Renaissance. This style took elements from earlier Italian art and expanded on them in unnatural ways. Mannerist works are notable for their contorted figures posed against tense, dramatic backdrops.
This book covers the style in extensive detail, presenting historical analysis and full-color artwork renderings across eight different chapters. The classical subject matter and body text are contrasted with a sharp blue and yellow color scheme, a condensed sans-serif for detail text, and dynamic use of exposed content. Pictured are a number of spreads from Circa 1520.
Dimensions: 8.25 x 11.5 in
All body copy comes from Wikipedia. All captions are original.
Mesh Records is a record label that releases a wide range of experimental, genre-defining electronic music. The name is representative of the label’s interconnected network of artists from all around the world.
The Mesh Records identity consists of a custom, blackletter-inspired wordmark in both gradient and solid forms. The project also features a business card, hat, tote bag, and two shirt designs – a short sleeve with the logo, and a long sleeve featuring mesh in 10 different languages on the back to represent the label’s global roster. Two posters were also created to promote future label events.
Better Times is the debut album from fictional band Petals, who make all-American guitar pop along the lines of acts like Real Estate or Girls. The artwork on both sides of the record captures the title’s essence with photography of a 1970s summer road trip, which aims to invoke memories of simpler, more carefree times. A single image is washed out and framed on the front side, while a similar set is arranged as a collage behind a note with the tracklist. The hand lettering gives the album an appropriately warm and personal touch. This carries over onto the labels on the record itself, which feature each side’s corresponding tracklist and other details.
Ghosts of Chinatown is a photo book featuring work from Manchester, England-based photographer Gabrial Deacon. His surreal look at the city’s ethnic enclave is presented across 22 pages. The book was designed to supplement his imagery with splashes of vivid color, neon filters, and layouts that capture the mystique of Chinatown at night.
Dimensions: 8.27 x 11.69 in
All photographs credited to Gabrial Deacon.