San Francisco-based creative director Robert Murdock has a outstanding body of work that ranges from interface design to brand and identity to interactive design. His site, Postmammal, the name of which he describes as being “based on the notion that humans are always evolving, and are always looking for what’s next — essentially what’s beyond…

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While doing design research out in the field, we noticed this outstanding label concept and execution. The 2010 Slingshot Cab bottle earns a 98 rating.

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Boston based design studio Commoner, Inc. is really good at what they do. They specialize in brand identity, custom type and illustration… with an edge. Love their style. Their identity for local restaurant The Lower Depths is particularly, um, awesome. We, as designers, relish in the (sadly rare) encounter of a really great menu design,…

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For fellow carnivores out there, this one’s for you. Greek designers Beetroot Design Group created this clever identity for Kreopoleio Restaurant (kreopoleion = shop in Greek). Visual references, like beef/pork chart, butcher’s knife and chalkboard all meld into a really nice, smart identity. The splash of color in the last cut (being the tail) is…

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New York City startup Gift Couture specializes in designing unique coordinated wrapping paper sets. Their first (and only) set so far is this fun cheeseburger theme. Hoping the gift inside is as good as this delicious wrapping. Via giftcouture.com [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/33100705 w=400&h=300]

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Stumbled upon this stellar senior thesis by recent Auburn University graduate Caroline Morris. This award winning project for a hypothetical non-profit is excellent by any measure, especially by a student. Via carolinemmorris.com

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Highly regarded Minneapolis design firm Charles S. Anderson Design Company has a vast body of work, and their development of the Turner Classic Movies identity caught our eye. The modular structure is brilliant: “The TCM logotype we developed was brought to life with a series of 30 simple character icons, each representing a different movie…

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Check out the VIP Master’s promotional package we created for ESPN in efforts to reinforce media partnerships and increase awareness of WatchESPN. Visual elements and messaging embraced the history of The Masters. A vintage aesthetic and custom promotional logo were integrated into collateral including box & envelope labels, a brochure and other packaging elements. The centerpiece was…

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Anchor Steam is a favorite – both for the beer they make, and for the design of their labels. It turns out that one hand has been responsible for the company’s design as long as it has been around: Jim Stitt. And that means he draws them by hand. There is a nice story about…

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