Work in Progress: Book Design

Healthy Booklet Shanghai

Working on the lay-out of a booklet about ‘how to live healthy in a polluted city like Shanghai’. This is my first design-proposal for the cover. I wanted to visualize the idea of a guide in the whole book. The skyline cut-outs in different fruits and communicate how the city can ‘eat away’ the much needed healthy ‘ingredients’ of our life. Like it so far;-)?

Coffee Infographic

infpgraphic coffee

Coffee: Is there anything it can’t do? I just read this interesting article on the website of Time-magazine about a coffee-powered car that broke a World Record this past week. Isn’t that amazing? In honor to that, I’d like to share with you an info-graphic about how to brew the perfect cup. After all it’s also important to keep your own engine running;-)

The New York based designers of Plaid Creative made this one. I really like the simplicity of the design. Check out their website here.

Arty Australian Wine Labels

wine-labels

As many teenagers know, the key to achieving higher social status is wearing the right labels;-). This obviously also applies to the area of wine. Bottles need to have labels with the right ‘small print’. Especially in France an other ‘old’ wine countries, copy on a label is essential to determine quality. If you ask me, most of the time this results in somewhat boring designs (we can all recall the pen-drawing of a chateaux with centered text in classic font;-)).

Last month I was in Australia, exploring the Margaret River Wine Area and surprisingly enough, a lot of bottles had some very creative artwork on their labels. Maybe it has something to do with Australia being a ‘younger’ wine country, with different regulations that allow more space for graphic design? Curious to learn more about it….