3 simple steps to avoid Bad clients and get Great ones

I wish i never took on this project! Sound familiar?

This is a sentence every designer tells to himself once in a while. Every now and then we encounter certain clients we wish we never meet after just a short period of time. Its seems like this is inevitable, and perhaps it is, but what if we could get only half of the bad clients we usually get during the year or even less than that. There a certain simple things we could do to make this happen.

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The man behind ”I want you” poster

Did you ever wonder who is behind some of the most iconic designs, and what made them famous? Is it because their creators did some things in a certain way or just pure luck? That is arguable, but what is certain is that you have to give everything you got while creating, and perhaps someday one of your designs might become the next ”I want you for the US army” poster!

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Inspiring Packaging Design

In this days of mass production I often feel overwhelmed by the number of products and designs. But unfortunately when you inspect closer some design, most of them often lacks character and as a result we have thousands of designs looking so similar that they simply blend in the store shelves. When i came across the work of ”Stranger & Stranger” a packaging design and branding company specialising in alcoholic drinks, i was amazed. The attention to detail, the craftsmanship, illustration…its obvious that the amount of effort and time involved in every single project is enormous. Of course a testimonial to the quality and success are numerous prestigious prizes they collected over the years. I listed a small part of their work below, for you to enjoy.

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Controversial illustrations of famous Heroes

Grégoire GUILLEMIN is a creator behind controversial illustration series of pop icons called ‘Secret Life Of Heroes’. He is showing famous super heroes, mascots and villains in ”unusual” situations common mostly with ordinary people.

There is a book with 100+ of these artworks called ”For your eyes only” available for ordering. More info on Greg’s blog.

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Helvetica Hotel Branding project

Can you imagine a hotel inspired by simplicity of one of the most popular typefaces, Helvetica? A Behance project by Albert J. Son  shows this interesting concept.

Idea of the branding is to create a hotel that is not only a young, fun and easy place to stay and relax, but also a up-to-date and trendy landmark that could sell cultures and lifestyles generated by the typeface Helvetica. Essential theme of the branding is based on the visual attributes of the typeface, which is neutral, clean, simple. As it is most beautiful when it is by itself, focus of the overall branding was on keeping everything simple and clean in terms of typography as well as use of colors. While reinterpreting essential hotel products in ‘Helvetica’ way, the brand also introduces bunch of unconventional items in a range of categories.

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Granny’s Secret

Amazing yet quite simple design for the natural and organic food line products, shaped and designed by PeterGregsonStudio.

GRANNY’S SECRET is the best line of natural home style food products on Serbian market and PeterGregsonStudio task was to create a completely new glass packaging and labels for their products. Since all of our art directors had beautiful warm memories of their grandmas, it didn’t take long to incorporate them into the design. The label reminds of the old-fashioned lace work communicating the tradition and luxury simultaneously and emphasizing that consumers will get a premium product. Furthermore, gentle shapes of the glass packaging were chosen to remind the consumers of the warmth and the taste of grandma’s kitchen.

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Clever Minimalist design

Brilliant book cover and poster design by Liverpool-based designer Rowan Stock.

The hand of Gulliver is intertwined with the hand of a Liliputian for a simple yet effective design.

War and Peace

A cover for ‘Hamlet’, the Joker card doubling as a gravestone to symbolise the deceased jester Yorick, featured in one of the plays most famous scenes.

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