Kamis, 22 November 2012

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

LetterMpress Apps for iPad & Mac

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 06:02 PM PST

While the art of traditional print making rather obsolete nowadays, LetterMpress combines the magic of printmaking and technology to allow you to make your own virtual prints on your iPad or Mac. LetterMpress gives users the experience of working with traditional letterpress wood type, art cuts, and printing press techniques. Every step of the letterpress printing process is replicated for the authentic feel and experience of traditional printing techniques. Users select and assemble vintage wood type and art images, mix colors and ink the type, select paper, and hand-crank the virtual letterpress to produce graphic designs for prints, posters, books, invitations, greeting cards, photo albums and more.

LetterMpress enables finished letterpress designs to be printed, shared via email, posted to Facebook, Photo Albums and other social media, or output to graphics applications for incorporating into larger design projects. LetterMpress offers the flexibility and image quality for professional graphic designers, and is easy enough and enjoyable for beginners to use, too.

LetterMpress for Mac and iPad are developed by mpressInteractive, LLC, a producer of mobile apps and PC platforms for the graphic design, art and publishing markets. 

+ iTunes

Vienna Playing Cards by Studio Formafantasma

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 07:03 AM PST

Millions of visitors come to Vienna every year and many of them want to take a piece of the city on the Danube home with them. In view of this, the Vienna Tourist Board held a design competition to create a new souvenir of Vienna that incorporates Vienna's contemporary side as a creative city, as seen through the eyes of other Europeans.

Studio Formafantasma with their Vienna playing cards has been elected as the Winner of jury prize. Here's what the jury view:

"A deck of cards is something that is both useful and desirable. Studio Formafantasma's deck reflects their values as designers, and the culture and history of Vienna in an unusually intelligent and sophisticated design exercise. Studio Formafantasma has reinvented something which has been used for centuries in Vienna's coffee houses. The symbolism on the cards presents a rich and nuanced portrait of the city and its history. Even if you do not understand the symbolism, the cards look so beautiful and intriguing that you will still want to own and use them. The intention of the jury was to choose a design winner by investigating the person (designer+customer), the idea, the product, the emotional process and the design aspect. Taken all these aspects into consideration the deck of cards designed by Studio Formafantasma achieved the highest points."

+ Vienna Tourist Board

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