Michael Freimuth – High-res Showcase

Mar 30th, 2011
11 Comments

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase


Glass Shop
Role: Creative Director, Designer

A coffee shop in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, Glass Shop sought to establish itself by communicating its local, neighborhood commitment as well as its dedication to classically prepared espresso drinks. Catering to a younger demographic in this new and emerging area of the city, it was important for the venture to not appear overly polished or pristine – the antithesis to a Starbucks or conventional chain coffee house. A dual-sided poster distributed guerilla-style throughout all of the New York City boroughs helped launch Glass Shop – and once on the premises, clientele are discretely greeted with collateral, messaging and environmental design that strive to represent the retailer’s perspective and values.

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase


The Smiler
Role: Designer, Illustrator
- Creative Director / Adam Berninger

Distributed at the Florentine fashion trade show Pitti Immagine, ‘The Smiler’ is a promotional publication based on the lifestyle espoused by Jack Purcell, iconic badminton star and namesake of Converse’s premium shoe brand. Populated with fashion photography and illustrations, this broadside is comprised of tongue-in-cheek columns about style, sport and of course, Jack himself.

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase


Proximity Magazine & Identity
Role: Creative Director, Designer
- Senior Editor / Ed Marszewski, Mairead Case
- Designer / Rod Hunting
- Photographers / Joe Wigdahl, Daniel Everett, Matt Siber, James P. Morse,

A Chicago-based art journal providing an alternative review of contemporary art and culture, Proximity strives ‘to discover and map under-represented artistic endeavors in all locations and localities.’ An independent publication with a rapidly expanding reach, Proximity is currently available in bookstores and museums throughout North America and as of February 2010 can be found at select distributors in most major European cities.

The collateral material for this independent publication conveys its deep roots in the alternative art world. The design of each staff member’s business card is unique. One side features an exclusive artist contribution while contact information on the opposing side is handled in a distinctive yet familial manner for each staff member. As part of the larger identity, the Proximity ‘Cityguide’ publication provides a user-friendly census of U.S. art spaces and further reinforces the journal’s dedication to its primary subject.

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase


New York Times Magazine Cover, ‘Building A Green Economy’
Role: Designer, Illustrator
- Designer / Kyle Poff
- Design Director / Arem Duplessis
- Art Director / Gail Bichler

The New York Times Magazine is the weekly standard for editorial excellence in journalism. The April 11th, 2010 issue featured an extensive piece by Times columnist Paul Krugman, entitled ‘Building A Green Economy.’ The article outlines the need and opportunity for international cooperation to resolve the impasse between western and developing nations’ environmental policies.

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase


Matériel Magazine
Role: Creative Director, Designer
- Creative Director, Designer / Kyle Poff
- Contributing Designers, Illustrators, Photographers

An annual, short-run publication developed to unearth and showcase emerging artists, designers and writers working in the realms of photography, illustration, environmental, graphic and product design — Matériel strives to be an eclectic mix of perspectives and personalities. Though its offices are based in New York and Chicago, this newsprint broadside taps contributors from backgrounds as local as Brooklyn and Boston, to those as diverse as China, Denmark and Brazil.

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase

Michael Freimuth   High res Showcase


Matthieu K. Chardon, P.H.D.
Role: Creative Director, Designer
- Photographer / Bob Martus

A personal project created for a good friend of mine, Matthieu K. Chardon, strives to provide a personal identity system to compliment a contemporary renaissance man – with degrees to prove it. Lightly branded collateral, objects, apparel and accessories were crafted to fit the eclectic interests and personal style of this perpetual Parisian student, graduating and ready for the world in the summer of 2010. The project was a collaborative experiment with Brooklyn-based photographer Bob Martus.

It was only recently (2 weeks ago in fact) that SI was showing some love to the NY design scene by featuring the work of RoAndCo Studio. This week we head back to the Big Apple to feature the handsome work of Mr. Michael Freimuth, an award-winning art director, designer and illustrator who has worked with some of the top design agencies in the world; his clients have included Converse, IBM, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Puma.

When he isn’t busy at Sagmeister Inc. he leads freelance creative engagements for a range of clients, and is the creative director at large for both Chicago-based Proximity Magazine, and the design journal Matériel (both of which can be seen above).

For those of you with a hunger for more top-notch american design, have no fear — next week promises some really great stuff… ;) Big thank you once again to Michael for providing all the high-res imagery and a shout out to Mr. Kyle Poff for his involvement in some of the projects featured above ;)

www.michaelfreimuth.com

If you’re new here, don’t forget to Subscribe, FFFFOUND! & follow SI on Twitter for your weekly dose of visual crack. ;)


This post is tagged , , , , ,

11 Comments

  1. Matthew

    Happy to see Michael get the recognition he deserves. I’ve been a long time fan of the Glass Shop work.

  2. admin

    @Matthew – I’m sure Michael will appreciate the kind words. This feature has been long overdue!

  3. Dan

    The glass shop work is just fantastic, probably one of the best bits of work ive seen this year. Inspired thinking.

    One question tho, what is the typeface used?

  4. typeface looks like bureau empire from font bureau.

  5. David

    @Dan – I asked Michael about the typeface and he said it was custom. But it could very well be inspired by (redrawn) or a custom version of Empire.

  6. Michael is ridiculously talented, such superb taste.

  7. I continually feel inferior when I look at the work that is presented on SI. Michael Freimuth your work is outstanding. Also Bob Martus took some great shots of the pieces for Matthieu K. Chardon.

  8. Samee

    All beautifully designed. But: “It’s* coffee” – Ah! it’s frustrating to see people forget the apostrophe!

Leave a Reply