Studio Lin teamed up with our favorite NYC newspaper printer to create a 2012 calendar. Each of the 12 poster sized months features a different spot color and paper. All together, the package represents everything that Linco Printing is capable of and serves as a great reference for designers looking to see actual paper and color samples.
Typeface: AG Book
Fab Print Suite
Fab is an e-commerce site that features new designs every day. Fab commissioned us to come up with a set of printed materials to be used in each of their product shipments. We came up with a shortened “Fab” language and applied it in bold typographic way. The use of foil stamp on thick card stock and PVC helped elevate the print pieces into keepsakes.
Typeface: Avant Garde
Core 77 Design Awards Identity and Call for Entries
Core77 Design Awards is a newly launched competition for design. The brief called for an identity that felt established yet new. The logotype was created as a flexible system allowing various configurations of the name to function on different collateral. Once the full identity system was worked out, it was printed on the back of the very first call for entries, thereby revealing the entire process of the identity’s creation. Two versions of the call for entries were created, one was a luxurious cloth mounted piece and the other a more economical 1 color poster which was sent to everyone that registered for the competition.
Typeface: “Proficiat” by Dries Wiewauters, Dutch 801, AG Book
United Bamboo S/S & F/W Invitations
United Bamboo is a New York City and Tokyo based fashion house founded in 1998. We were commissioned to create invitations for their seasonal fashion shows. Our solution is based on only one design, which we produced in a different way for every season. For Spring/Summer the invitation took the form of an embroidered iron-on patch. After the show, it could be ironed on to clothing or bags. The shiny embroidered type and blue color scheme was reminiscent of a bright day on the ocean, the inspiration for the S/S collection. For Fall/Winter the invite was produced as a flexible refrigerator magnet to reflect that season’s masculine and somber mood.
Typeface: Custom “UB”
United Bamboo 2011 Cat Calendar
United Bamboo is a New York City and Tokyo based fashion house founded in 1998. We were asked to design their second annual Cat Calendar, featuring cats dressed in exact miniatures of their ready-to-wear collection. Our solution featured months which were blind embossed onto each page for a subtle effect allowing the cats to be the main focus. On the back of each page, there is a story about each cat model. Comes in a silkscreened sleeve with foil stamped backing. Photography by Noah Sheldon.
Typeface: Custom, FF Bau
A new e-commerce site created by the founder of the Illustration Division of Art Department. Stampa sells limited edition prints by artists. We were commissioned to create an identity and website that was bold, simple and functional. The logo is based on a rolled up print in an “S” formation. To keep the optical “vibration” in all sizes, we drew 4 versions accommodating a 2 inch logo all the way up to 10 inches.
Typeface: “Stampa” by Benjamin Critton/Colophon Foundry
Studio Museum in Harlem Artists in Residence Catalog
The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally. This catalog was commissioned for their annual Artists-in-Residence program. The catalog’s content is split into 3 artists essays in 1 color and an insert of 4 color images from each artist.
Typeface: Raisonne, Dutch 801, Bau
AmDC DEMO Newsletter
A self published piece created with the American Design Club, a loose collective of New York’s leading young design talent. DEMO is a quarterly newsletter which highlights new products, up-and-coming designers, and influential industry professionals, offering news and insider details, all courtesy of the AmDC. The first issue featured interviews with David Alhadeff/The Future Perfect, Artist; Glenn Ligon, and Rich Brilliant Willing. Primarily distributed as a PDF, it is also produced in a limited run on colored stock. Content and editorial completed in conjunction with AmDC, William Bostwick and Kelsey Keith.
Typeface: Trade Gothic, Adobe Caslon
Roll & Hill Catalog
Roll & Hill is a New York City based manufacturer of high end contemporary lighting which produces original lighting products by American and international designers. As part of a project involving various print materials and a website, we were asked to create their catalogs. The catalogs needed to function as individual spec sheets as well as one full catalog. By punching notches into each spec sheet, they could be used individually as well as collated and bound by a rubber band. The solution allowed the catalog to expand or be customized according to each customer’s needs. The deluxe version is enclosed in a foil stamped cloth cover.
Typeface: Plantin, Akkurat
A Few Words from the Editor
Believe it or not, this feature has been in the works for while now (many months in fact!) So it’s nice to finally get this piece out into the world alongside the launch of Alex’s shiny new website. Big thank you once again to Alex for making this feature happen :)
About the Studio
Before opening Studio Lin, Alex Lin laid the foundation for his own design practice by collaborating with some of the field’s greatest minds. After receiving an MFA in graphic design from Yale University, Alex spent six years at the design firm 2×4 and three years as a partner at Default.
The studio’s approach is founded on a desire to explore new territory through challenging collaborations with creative visionaries in the fields of architecture, industrial design, art and fashion. Behind every Studio Lin design is a highly defined rationale but not a singular style. The common denominator is a fresh, modern sensibility that eschews the overtly trendy in favor of lasting impact.
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