Category Archives: Graphic Design

Oupas

We so love this idea of a paper flower shop perfect for those who are allergic to flowers or those with a limited cut-flower budget.  This is exactly what this Portuguese studio, Oupas, has done.  The studio consists of Cidália, Joana and Sofia who studied graphic design together.  After finishing college they decided that they shouldn’t stop and wait for a good job, they should get into the front battle and start their own studio.  The designers are paper and cardboard makers who started creating mainly for big events but as their skills improved focused on smaller detailed works.

You can follow the studio at their website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.  Their floral bouquets can be purchased here at their shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Oupas.

Tom Eckersley (1914 – 1997)

Tom Eckersley was born in Lancashire, England in 1914.  He studied commercial art at Salford Art School and moved to London to become a freelance poster designer. He was amongst the foremost poster artist during the 30’s producing much work for London Transport.

He developed a style that emphasized geometric forms creating a bold, simple style well suited for posters.  The artist was not only involved in graphic design but also in teaching it.  He helped develop the first undergraduate courses in graphic design in Britain.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

Jack Stauffacher (1920 – 2017)

Jack Stauffacher was a self-taught master printer, typographer and book publisher.  In 1936 he established Greenwood Press printing everything from business cards and tickets to fine art books and museum monographs.  He taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology, San Francisco Art Institute and was hired as typographic director at Stanford University Press. He resigned from Stanford and in 1966 he reopened Greenwood Press in San Francisco.  

Some of his work are in the permanent collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stanford University Library and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.