Hilka Riba | http://grafixd.com
“I was commissioned to create a typographic poster with the phrase ‘Start, Fail, Learn. Repeat Until Successful’. In the end it became a series of posters though with different compositions of the same phrase on each poster. This is meant to symbolize the process of creation. Setting out to accomplish something doesn’t always end successfully, but if we learn from our mistakes and keep trying, we’ll be able to reach our goals.”
Hilka Riba is a graphic designer and typographer with a special interest in lettering. She finished her studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. She gained experience at various advertising agencies, but decided it was time for a change in 2005, and has been working as a freelancer since.
A Spark is All It Takes by Charlotte Estelle Littlehales
The math: 2,600 matchsticks, 720 minutes to create, and 1 minute of fiery immolation to undo it all; Charlotte’s typographic matchstick design is a testament to the creative and sometimes destructive power of imagination.
Joe Doucet’s Beautifully Designed Minimal Deck Of Cards
Designer Joe Doucet has created a very clean, minimal, limited edition deck of cards called Iota that will be available at the Wanted Design NYC pop-up store May 17-20. He will present the deck as a part of Play, his themed exhibition during Wanted Design, along with seven other products.
Doucet says that it took him almost 15 rounds of refinement. “Stripping things down to the edge of comprehension is a very difficult task. Not enough is far from interesting and too much leaves you with an utter failure,” he says.
We’re glad he did. The end result is a gorgeous display of where functional product meets artisitic design. We almost don’t even want to use them. Almost.