We’re celebrating the brilliant and varied world of print with a special roundup of the best print pieces from around the Internet in 2013. These incredible print examples made us laugh, gasp, and delight at the craft of design and print.
The following print images and products represent our personal list of favorite designs that we discovered on our web travels in 2013. They also display much of the “flat-colored” and “open-spaced” design approach that we think will be a big trend in 2014.
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/James-Blake-DJ-set-flyer/8604631
This flyer by Diego Zaks is a real sign of things to come. The idea of adding 3D print effects could be big in 2014.
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Im-not-a-hipster/9773867
This handmade, screen-printed notebook was made by graphic rock star Dylsectic. So stylish and unique, this kind of “handcrafted” print style is becoming a real trend among the most talented of designers.
Original source: http://www.heatherlandis.com/#!home/mainPage
Heather Landis is an illustrator and photographer who photographed and designed this gorgeous book cover that is both edgy and beautiful.
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Image-Making-Books/4953173
Tyler Spangler created an experimental series of books that contains the most amazing graphics and images to inspire designers. His self-published masterworks represent his personal design goal of creating 5 design pieces every day to investigate form and contrast.
Greeting Card Design
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/WONDROUS-WISHES/10991467
Mariken Steen created this curiosity of greeting cards. These wondrous prints are a world away from the atypical greeting card selection boxes.
Business Card Design
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/WHITEBRANDINGLAB/10251011
Lukas Nöckler created some outstanding self-promotional business cards and flyers in 2013. These hand-embossed cards are about as stylish and elegant as print design gets! Amazing work.
Original source: http://www.adweek.com/news-gallery/advertising-branding/worlds-best-print-ads-2012-13-150758?
For their wonderful humor, illustration brilliance, and high-impact graphic concept, we loved these headphone poster ads by McCann, Mumbai.
Original source: http://www.designworks.co.nz/sydney.html#benevolent-society-identity.html
Australian design agency Designworks created this stunning print campaign that is so fun, colorful, and intricately planned. From the letterhead to the jelly beans, this design represents a real exploration of color, print, and product.
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/A-Design-Film-Festival-Singapore-2013/8465731
Designers Felix Ng and Chloe Seet designed these sublime festival tickets. The use of letterpress and other print techniques creates an extravagant and luscious design that feels desirable and important. We love the idea of a “golden ticket.” Beautiful typography and inspired design.
Original source: http://www.creativebloq.com/illustration/re-vision-your-favourite-pop-culture-icons-postcards-3132180
Barcelona studio Forma & Co. have created a complete brand for this cafe. The quality of branding design is some of the best we saw in 2013, and the product choices to represent the brand are so elegantly considered.
Club Flyer/Poster Design
Original source: http://www.designbyface.com/
Pastilla Digital is a cutting edge design team that produced and printed these radical, geometric designs. I suspect that in 2014, we’ll see more of this style of color brilliance, crazy geometry, and metallic print effects.
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Screen-Yorkshire-Brochure/10649727
UK designer Martin Davis created one of the most exquisite brochure designs we’ve ever seen in 2013. Using die-cut methods and special binding effects, these mini-booklets are a design lesson to us all in typography and composition.
Original source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/JOURNEY/8679741
This calendar print design by Kerry Callen is a masterpiece of typography. Using her own font design, she created a super stylish calendar that depicts each month in perfectly matched colors and aesthetic. The hand-crafted die-cut quality of the piece is the perfect frame for her beautiful font design.
Original source: http://www.threadless.com/product/5335/Happiness_is_Fleeting
Of all the thousands of T-shirts we saw this year, this was our favorite. This genius concept by Kerry Callen is sad, prophetic, and hilarious all at the same time! It’s what a truly great T-shirt design should be: a visual story that is instantly recognizable and unforgettable.
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