Category Archives: Print Design

Pantone Unveils 336 New Colors?!

The almighty gods of color, Pantone, have unleashed a treasure trove of new colors on the world (or well, on art directors & print designers) today.

In one of it’s biggest expansions since June 2011 (when they added 175 colors for home & fashion use), Pantone brings to the table a bunch of new shades for it’s popular Pantone Plus Series. The new colors are a beautiful mix of undertones, mid tones, pastels and vibrant hues. With this new addition, the Pantone Plus Series has a whopping 1, 677 colors.

From Pantone:

Pantone is committed to continually deliver essential color inspiration and innovation to creatives and color professionals. Designers consistently demand more colors to differentiate their work and stand out in a crowded marketplace. Pantone created the 336 New Colors with this in mind, expanding all color ranges to offer designers greater creative freedom.

And while it may not seem like a big deal – “i mean, it’s just colors, who CARES?” – this kind of visual color expansion reminds us that color, design & the general creative practice, is always growing. These may not be “new” colors, but bringing them to the designers toolkit means we’ll see these awesome new colors, with new names to boot, springing up in design work from the biggest agencies, to the smallest bedroom studios. And as designers ourselves, we’re thrilled to try out some of these new shades.

Matter Magazine: For Men that Matter

Matter is a new biannual publication, from the team behind Kilimanjaro, that records the ways in which new and developing technology affects culture, lifestyle, fashion, and the arts.

Created by the studio behind the acclaimed arts and culture magazine Kilimanjaro, Matter shares the former’s curatorial approach to design and content. Designed to appeal to a consumer eager to tap into an ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated world, with particular regard to the twin disciplines of high-end design and culture.

These days there’s definitely no shortage of blogs/magazines geared at Men & Geek-culture, but that doesn’t mean any of them are quality. Sure there are more than a few publications with epic editorials, beautiful photography and intriguing articles — but they all seem to fall short in one way or another. Even my current favorite mag, Fantastic Man, seems to be missing key culture in it’s pages.

This is why Matter is really exciting to me — it promises to be a pitch perfect mix of real world tech, and conceptual discussions about our ever-changing culture. This second part is what seems to be missing from nearly all publications out there (save 032c). How do these changes affect us in a day-to-day matter, but also how is our world changing (in the greater sense) because of our daily actions?

I’ve signed up for my subscription, and I’m really excited to get my first copy soon.

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p.s, thanks to me taking forever to actually post this article, you all get an extra little video about the making of Matter. Short, Sweet and Sexy. enjoy!

Matter Magazine in Production

James Victore

Pretty aggressive, but also really insightful. James Victore cuts through the bullshit and talks about the design business in a real way. It’s rare to see, but beautiful when done well. Bravo.

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the Humble Giants

News from a Little Hill is a platform for Showcases, Rarities, Editorials, News & Thoughts from (and about) Humble Giants.

We are Humble Giants; a creative faction working in Advertising, Design & Film. With two multi-skilled principles, Mark Powell & Daniel Lucas, we employ a wide range of partners and collaborators that gives us the strength of a massive team. This flexibility allows us to adjust in size dependent on the given scope and budget of any project.

News from a Little Hill (NFALH) is a dispatch from Humble Giants as a unified voice. What interests us, what we’re looking at, reading, watching, listening to. The people influencing us, the products we hold near. All of this, plus some missives about our own work out in the world, is what NFALH is all about.

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