A Series of Unfortunate Events - M S Corley:

American illustrator and designer M S Corley reimagined HarperCollins ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ in 2009, his aim was to give these modern children’s novels a classic look.

Throughout the graphic system that Corley has created, in every book cover the VFD’s (Volunteer Fire Department) symbol of an eye takes a prominent role, this is an important plot point that binds all 13 books together. Much like the movie posters of the 1960s where Corley finds inspiration, major plot points are suggested throughout the system, yet nothing is given away.

The bold colours set each book apart from one another, and play out as a retro homage to the work of Penguin Books and Saul Bass through the 60’s.

To see more from M S Corley on his blog, including the rest of the Unfortunate Events book covers, click here.

Capslock Media - B21 Branding Studio:

This educational app developer describe themselves as ‘funky’, ‘colourful’ and ‘vibrant’, and Brazilian graphic designers B21 rebranded them within this criteria. Their inspiration and visual reference was a combination of pixel art, arcade games and Tetris, which eventually came together to make this fun and outgoing brand.

The colours that they have chosen are acidic combinations of pink, green, purple and cyan, which allows their pixel art logo to really jump off of the page. B21 have created an exciting brand, and a logo that can be transferred through its colours to a wide range of media. This wholly compliments its target audience, client, and visual backgrounds of the brand.

To see more brands like this, designed by B21 Branding Studio, click here.

Shazam App Redesign - French Toast:

Belgium-based design agency French Toast undertook redesigning the Shazam app, a popular app used by millions of people to find the names of songs that are playing around them.

French Toast have tackled the app in a modern and minimalistic way, their designs help the app to do its job and not get lost in the user interface. The icons they have used are clearly identifiable and the moody grey helps the app to be subtle, with an accent of vibrant red. They have turned an app that is used solely for identifying songs, into a social experience that can be shared with friends and others across the World. A clean and effective redesign that is a great example of user interface.

To see more of French Toast’s work, click here.