Hellvetica, the character that scares the graphics

Hellvetica, the character that scares the graphics

Giulia Guido · 2 months ago · Design

The approximation is not contemplated in the world of graphics, everything must be perfect and calculated to the millimeter. That’s why the two creative directors Zack Roif and Matthew Woodward thought it was a good idea to pull a prank on graphic designers all over the world by playing with the famous Helvetica font and transforming it into Hellvetica, a character with serious problems related to kerning. 

For those who are not in the industry, with kerning we mean the reduction of the space between one letter and another in order to minimize the white spaces.  

Starting to write with Hellvetica you will notice immediately that the space between the letters seems purely random and if this inaccuracy in the graphics makes you crazy, imagine the insiders. 

Moreover, the choice to modify the iconic Helvetica character is not accidental, in fact, the font invented in 1960 by Eduard Hoffmann and Max Miedinger is famous for its precision and cleanliness. 

If you want to try to write with Hellvetica you can download it on the official site, if not look at some examples in our gallery. 

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Roots, the furniture collection inspired by the trees

Roots, the furniture collection inspired by the trees

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

Roots, or Raízes in Spanish, is the new furniture collection by Furf Design Studio, the design studio founded by Mauricio Noronha and Rodrigo Brenner in 2011 in Curitiba, Brazil. 

With this collection, the studio wants to focus the attention of its buyers on the problem of deforestation, also linked to the current events that have seen the Amazon Forest burn inexorably. For this reason, the three pieces that compose Roots are reminiscent of the shapes of trees. 

It is a table, a bench and a series of shelves whose structure starts from the ceiling with a sheet of polished metal from which ropes reach the floor, optically creating the figure of a tree with roots ready to extend until they touch the furniture in the vicinity. The tops that form the table, bench or shelves are then hung from the ropes and can be moved at will to adapt them to the height of your home. 

In addition, although the furniture takes up a lot of space, the fact that it is made with ropes makes it easier to move, saving on packaging. 

‘Roots’ allows you to have a piece of nature in our city houses. 

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Colvin, one of the most beautiful flower shops you can find

Colvin, one of the most beautiful flower shops you can find

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

Colvin is one of the startups that has been the most talked about in the last two years. The idea of Sergi Bastardas, Andrés Cester, and Marc Olmedillo Diaz was to create e-commerce dedicated only to flowers, promising shipments of bouquets, compositions and bouquets in 24 hours. Born in 2016, Colvin now has his own physical store in the heart of Barcelona, and to create a place that would blend in with their style, the three founders trusted Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge and his architecture and design studio. 

Colvin boutique has taken the place of a former banking office, whose appearance has been completely modernized and changed. The watchwords were minimal and clean: the false ceiling was dismantled, revealing the entire height of the store and leaving the beautiful wooden beams exposed, at sight are also the bricks of the walls that, like the floor and ceiling, were covered with a layer of bright white paint. 

The color chosen serves both to better illuminate the space and to highlight the real protagonists, the flowers. 

Collected in simple glass vases, the bundles skillfully composed by Colvin’s team are resting on wooden plinths that simulate tree trunks on display throughout the space. These wooden bases also serve as tables in the waiting area and as vases for the trees, which with their white columns create a forest effect. 

If you are visiting Barcelona, I suggest you take a quick look! 

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Facebook will have two logos, one for the app and one for the company

Facebook will have two logos, one for the app and one for the company

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

Although with its birth in 2004, Facebook completely revolutionized the world of communication, in the beginning, it was just a social network. Today, fifteen years later here 2004, Facebook’s name encompasses much more than that. 

That’s why the need to visually distinguish the social and the company was born. The latter, in fact, will have a new logo designed to encompass all aspects that coexist within Facebook. 

The logo is very simply composed of the word FACEBOOK for which a clean font has been chosen and studied in detail so that the spaces between a letter and another were identical. In addition, the corners of each character are more rounded, like the diagonal lines. This aesthetic choice comes from wanting to represent not only the social Facebook but also the other platforms joined in the company like WhatsApp, Oculus, Instagram, and Portal. 

Finally, the logo does not have a fixed color, but will change according to the application on which it will appear, discover the design in our gallery! 

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Yeenjoy X Juice LA, Chinese tradition meets design

Yeenjoy X Juice LA, Chinese tradition meets design

Collater.al Contributors · 1 month ago · Design

It was 2012 when the Chinese artist K.YEE has founded his creative studio YEENJOY.

Since its inception, it has offered innovative design objects that are mainly related to a well-defined lifestyle.

The studio, since 2015 is carrying out a project focused on the creation of design works based on an original and visionary concept: the fusion of techniques related to the chinese craft tradition with an innovative look towards a pop reality.

This has allowed the development through incense and porcelain modellers, of different shapes that have become iconic in the most famous colors of the brand such as blue, white and black.

Each item is supplied in a sophisticated and structured wooden package that add value to the work by making the pack itself a design object. 

With a unique aesthetic and a growing reputation, YEENJOY Studio has become a sought-after collaborator for the most important brands in the industry and its recent releases include limited edition products with artists like Staple and G E O.

Since its debut YEENJOY has amassed a cult following by paying tribute to iconic characters like Drangon Ball Z’s Majin Buu, streetwear items like the Nike Air Yeezy2 or design products like Medicom Toy.

By eradicating the ancient tradition of Chinese ceramics that dates back to the Ming dynasty and incorporating it into contemporary circles, the brand is back with another special release, this time through a collaboration with Juice LA, a streetwear store originally founded in Hong Kong which subsequently landed in America.

In this collaboration, YEENJOY proposes, in an exclusive pop up shop, a limited edition products for the home. These are made of porcelain and combine iconic references of pop culture and traditional Chinese craftsmanship in a harmonious but at the same time provocative way.

To discover the new collection, have a look at the Juice website or directly in stores!

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