It's that time of the year again where we all receive those twee printers calendars which whilst useful are not stylish enough for a designers' desk. Stay cool and minimalist this year with this great desktop calendar by David Vineis of Sub88. Free to download and available in white and noir, what are you waiting for.


Merry Christmas

A great modernist Christmas message from Matt Jones and a perfect way to send out minimalist Christmas wishes to my family, friends and followers, have a great one.



Kathy Kavan a designer from London has a real penchant for modernist design and has created a plethora of posters based on simple geometric shapes with aptly named titles like circle. Despite the simplicity of the compositions they really pack a visual punch, fantastic work. Kathy's AnotherDesignBlog also has some really interesting design and content including some great iphone and desktop wallpapers to download, well worth a look.


A2 Design

Swiss graphic design agency Idealismo are an agency after my own heart; in their 'about' section is just a quote from Josef Müller Brockmann "The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice." It states a definite intent on how they approach design and clearly they have learnt from the 'Swiss style' as the excellent example above shows. The branding for home design agency A2 is simple and understated and sits perfectly alongside A2's interiors and furnishings.



Julian House is perhaps best known for his sleeve designs for Primal Scream, Stereolab and Broadcast and as a member of influential design firm Intro. As well as a graphic designer, he also a musician and the co-owner of the Ghost Box Music record label. The Ghost Box artwork has a unique take on Swiss modernism; it is interesting in that it retains a certain amount of formal structure and sameness with each edition however, it also changes and evolves over time while still somehow maintaining its essence and identity. Despite being very lo-fi in appearance the covers remain memorable, great work.


50 years of Brasilia

StudioMakgill an independent agency based in Brighton were invited to take part in a poster exhibition where 50 designers paid homage to the city of Brasilia and the legacy of its architect Oscar Niemeyer. Brasilia Prima, a design agency from Buenos Aires, organised the event for its fifth birthday which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Brazilian city. The full set of these stunning posters can be viewed on their website and the beautiful A1 sized example above can be purchased directly from Blanka.


Ulm the journal of Ulm School of Design was published quarterly from 1958-1968 and provided a comprehensive account of the curriculum of one of the century's most influential design schools. The school which opened in 1953 was founded by luminaries of Swiss Design; Inger Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill. For more of these fantastic journals visit Display a curator of important modern, mid-century graphic design book, periodicals, advertising and ephemera or visit allovallo's flikr site that also showcases some of the covers to these classics.


Image Now

Wemakedesign were given the opportunity of creating a catalogue, invite and poster for an exhibition celebrating the Swiss design legend Josef Muller Brockmann, held at the Image Now Gallery. Some great work with creative direction from Aiden Grennelle of Image Now that perfectly pays homage to his great work.