Although not all manhole covers are as pretty as the ones in Japan, apparently they are still nifty graphics for shirts, hoodie and tote bag, especially for tourist. The artist collective behind Berlin-based Raubdruckerin (pirate printer) produces shirts and bags imprinted with public street fixtures such as manhole covers, vents, and utility grates. The overlooked geometric patterns and typographic forms of urban signage out of those utility covers are pretty retro and untie due to the “hand-made process”. To make a print, collective applies ink directly to the streets and prints on-site in locations like Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Paris and then sell their creations through an online shop. Hence, if you don’t mind where your t-shirt get printed, that might be an interesting collection you can have.
Although more and more advertising budget goes to digital market, flyers are still one of the essential advertising/marketing tool, which is especially useful for the promotion of special events. Unlike their digital companions who can “move” to get more attention, how to make this conventional approach more effective and outstanding are big challenge for designers. To help you out, we’ve gathered together a selection of cool and unusual flyer designs for your inspiration. These flyers are well designed to make you want to take a close look, which is not only informative but also playful. Like these designs? Want to create something special for your business? Thanks to the site like Onlineprinters.co.uk, you don’t need to go to a local printer company instead of getting your flyer done by ordering it online.
1. Ikea Flat Pack [source]
Created by Los Angeles based designer Leo Rosa Borges, this creative flyer is developed for Ikea in Kuwait to show how easy it is to decorate your home with Ikea flat pack designs. When recipient open the flyer, a 3D bedroom is unfolded.
Print banners are often deployed at events and locations where a large number of people are gathered to do something, such as conferences,
seminars, concerts, athletic events or trade shows, or in front of your store when you launch a new product, promotion or service. To make sure your banner stand out among others, your banner design has to be striking enough to garner the attention.
There are many factors you need to consider before creating a banner, such as: indoor or outdoor? hanging or standing? vertical or horizontal? target audiences?viewing distance? And today we will focus on vertical banners which are designed to stand out for your business, whether at a trade show, special event, or right outside your storefront. Different from the horizontal banner, you have plenty of height to work with. Hence, remember to spread your text out along the length of your vertical banners to get better readability and impression. Here, we rounded up some inspiring vertical banner designs. Hope you can get some ideas for your next banner print. Enjoy!
Animals From History is a playful series that created by illustrator Christina Hess who whose work focuses on nature, animals and people. In this series, Hess cleverly pairs her well dressed cat or dog illustration with famous character and give them interesting names like lvis Petme, Cleocatra, and Cat Queen. Setting in an animal-centric world, each print will feature a full color illustration and a descriptive short synopsis about the animal which can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The stories are meant to be a fun interpretation based on real events focusing on cats and dogs as the historical figures. Such a creative way to introduce people with a twist of imagination! You can find more on artist’s site ChristinaHess.com.