New rainbow-hued graphics

In October we showed some spreads from Black & White, the first tome in Victionary’s series of Palette books which collate graphic design projects that utilise a particular approach to colour. Here’s a look at the second book from the series, entitled Multicolour…

In October we showed some spreads from Black & White, the first tome in Victionary‘s series of Palette books which collate graphic design projects that utilise a particular approach to colour. Here’s a look at the second book from the series, entitled Multicolour…

Above: Pentagram‘s colourful design of the 17th issue of the Typographic Circle’s Circular magazine – which came in eight different coloured covers

Above: Production company Revolver’s colourful identity by Holt.

These Jack Kerouac book covers were conceived as a personal project by Torsten Lindsø Andersen

Anagrama‘s packaging design for Mexican confectionary company Bermellón

This spread shows two projects, PR company GR Communications identity by Ascend Studio – and also the Sirio colour book by SEA (for paper company Fedrigoni) which we featured earlier this year on the CR blog

Above: Oslo-based design studio Heydays‘ campaign for Operation Day 2011 targeted Norweigan youngsters, challenging their preconceptions about opportunities in Africa

Work for Waldo Trommler Paints by Reynolds and Reyner

This identity for Chilean production company, Film Commission Chile by Barcelona studio Hey uses bold striped ribbons and is very possibly influenced by the work of Franco Grignani

Above and below: photography of vintage stationery finds by blog and online shop Present & Correct

Promotional material for the 2011 Kyoorius Designyatra event by Sueh Li Tan. Creative direction: Figtree Design

Parisian studio Helmo‘s series of posters for JAAZDOR events

And, unsurprisingly, the book devotes a couple of spreads to Carnovsky’s RGB wallpaper

Multicolour, New Rainbow-hued Graphics ($40) can be bought direct from

CR In print

In our December issue we look at why carpets are the latest medium of choice for designers and illustrators. Plus, Does it matter if design projects are presented using fake images created using LiveSurface and the like? Mark Sinclair looks in to the issue of mocking-up. We have an extract from Craig Ward’s upcoming book Popular Lies About Graphic Design and ask why advertising has been so poor at preserving its past. Illustrators’ agents share their tips for getting seen and we interview maverick director Tony Kaye by means of his unique way with email. In Crit, Guardian economics leader writer Aditya Chakrabortty review’s Kalle Lasn’s Meme Wars and Gordon Comstock pities brands’ long-suffering social media managers. In a new column on art direction, Paul Belford deconstructs a Levi’s ad that was so wrong it was very right, plus, in his brand identity column, Michael Evamy looks at the work of Barcelona-based Mario Eskenazi. And Daniel Benneworth-Gray tackles every freelancer’s dilemma – getting work.

Our Monograph this month, for subscribers only, features the EnsaïmadART project in which Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martin invited designers from around the world to create stickers to go on the packaging of special edition packaging for Majorca’s distinctive pastry, the ensaïmada, with all profits going to a charity on the island (full story here)

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