U.K.-based graphic designer Tim Wan has some beautiful and restrained design work. His use of color is often sparing as well, which in our context makes his work worth a closer look. I especially like the Dimsum project, which is intriguing in its use of geometric iconography to describe tasty morsels of food. See the rest of Tim’s portfolio here.Comments
For this installment of Whitelisted, we’re taking a look at Amsterdam creative agency Gummo — not for their work, which is quite clever (witness Lifesaving Toilet Paper, not to be confused with our post on black toilet paper) — but for their studio itself. Yeah, we know this one isn’t particularly new (it was featured on This Ain’t No Disco late last year), but was too good to pass up.
In an effort to be environmentally sound, economical, and perhaps a bit pioneering, Gummo decided to reuse existing and second-hand furniture for their new space. Not really too cutting-edge, except for the fact that they painted pretty much everything in their office with an environmentally-friendly gray paint. The result of the agency’s partnership with interior architects i29 is quite stunning — but is it too much? Would it make you depressed to work in an environment like this, with fluorescent lights and all? Regardless, I think what’s really impressive here is Gummo’s unapologetic execution of a vision. Love it or hate it, this workspace is the result of total commitment to a clear and compelling idea.Comments
Josh Vanover (AKA Spaceknuckle) is one of my favorite image-makers right now. His work is raw and full of energy. “Trippy” and “subversive” are other words I might use to describe his visual bent, and even though the work seems a bit rough, it’s clear this guy puts a lot of effort into the details. Enjoy.