The way Traum’s 3D kitsch interplay with Brunner’s occult-like multi-column layout works rather nicely. The overall effect – glossy renderings opposite dense blackness – feels appropriate for something that can risk being perversely self referential.
If I could only find a copy of Bryce 3D…maybe all these American design annuals would be a little more interesting.
One of my earliest influences in design is none other than Tae Won Yu. His work for the Olympia, WA music scene circa the 90′s showed me design could be both playful and expressive. Looking at his work challenged me to break down boundaries I was taught in school. From Built to Spill’s ‘Perfect From Now On’ to Versus latest release, ‘On the One’s and Threes’, Tae continues to remind me why I love to do what I do.