Best of Feed #6

Our latest round-up of great work submitted to the CR Feed includes some lovely avian illustrations for Edinburgh International Book Festival, an extensive type family from Playtype and a new ad for Kenco from director Jonny Hardstaff.

Our latest round-up of great work submitted to the CR Feed includes some lovely avian illustrations for Edinburgh International Book Festival, an extensive type family from Playtype and a new ad for Kenco from director Jonny Hardstaff.

First up, though is Helsinki-based designer Pol Solsona‘s work for Embassa’t, an annual electronic music festival in Vallès, Catalonia:

Solsona designed the branding, tickets and ads for this year’s event and created 3D illustrations featuring a range of graphic patterns, which he says were designed to reflect the diversity of acts performing. Solsona also produced some great illustrations for last year’s festival, which you can see on his website.

 

Another music-related project that caught our eye was visual artist Jae Ho Hwang’s promo for London producer Kirk Spencer’s new EP, Kingdom. The film features a series of 10-15 second animations, providing a visual representation of each track on the release, and effects range from simple animated lines and shapes to psychedelic textures and black-and-white photography.

 

Berlingske was designed by Jonas Hecksher in 2010 for the Danish daily newspaper of the same name. Playtype has since extended the family to include 227 weights, 170 languages and 476,000 glyphs, a selection of which are showcased in the animation above.

Next up is JWT London’s new ad for Kenco’s Coffee vs Gangs initiative, which aims to help young people in Honduras stay out of gangs by training them to earn a living as coffee farmers.

The ad was directed by Jonny Hardstaff and features some lovely illustrations, designed to look like tattoos. The project website, coffeevsgangs.com, provides more info about the initiative and allows users to sign up to a newsletter providing updates on participants’ progress at the coffee farm.

Last but not least is Tangent Graphic’s work for Edinburgh International Book Festival, which is taking place in the city until this weekend.

The theme for this year’s event was ‘the importance of dialogue’ and Tangent commissioned Portland-based illustrator Josh Brill to create a series of illustrations depicting different songbirds, including a Scottish Crossbill, for use on the festival website, programme and communications.

Brill also produced illustrations of flamingos and toucans for the children’s programme, and a series of prints featuring the various birds are available to buy on his website.

Image: Lumadessa

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