Letterpress Calendar 2016

Filed Under: News, Others

Here’s my letterpress piece for the calendar my great friend Fabian Barral putting together. The project just went live and available for pre-order on Kickstarter. Back this Kickstarter project to get some great artwork from myself and other designer friends!

I’ve posted my process for the design on my Dribbble account as usual. Check it out here.

Letterpress Calendar 2016

Dribbble shot block: Coffee

Filed Under: News, Press

Honored and excited to be featured in the Dribbble Shot Block article centered on coffee! Below is an extract about my studio from the article.

Search “coffee” on Dribbble, and you’ll find a notable number of coffee shots from Barcelona-based designer Salih Kucukaga. For him, branding coffee offers a chance to pay homage to a product he loves. “Coffee is not just a drink for me, it’s a passion,” he told Dribbble. “Coffee was first spread to the world from my home country, Istanbul. I beleive this may be the reason for my passion.”

“I love the culture of coffee — to make it, to taste it, to present it — everything about coffee. And I have been lucky enough to work with some great people who share this same love.”

Read the whole article here.

Dribbble Shot Block Coffee
Dribbble Shot Block Coffee

Featured on Graphic-Exchange

Filed Under: News, Press, Travel

It’s always an honor to be featured on the Graphic-Exchange. Thank you for the post Fabian! I wish you the best of luck in this new chapter of your life in the beautiful Arles. Looking forward to catching up again soon! Read Fabian’s full post here.
Graphic-Exchange on iPad

Road trip to Southern France and meeting up with Fabian Barral

Filed Under: News, Others, Travel

I recently made a two days road trip to Southern France from Barcelona where I have recently been living. I visited the French designer & writer Fabian Barral AKA the Mr.Cup while on my trip. I’ve been always a huge fan of his work and been impressed by his passion on design since the early times of his design blog; Graphic-Exchange. It was finally great meeting him in person in the beautiful historic town of Arles in Southern France. We talked about recent design projects we are both working on, the life style and culture in Arles and his new design magazine Walter Mag. He also kindly asked me to participate in his legendary letterpress calendar for 2016 which I’m super stoked about it!
Arves France
Trip to Southern France
Walter Magazine

Modern Heraldry, Crests & Seals

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I’m honored to have 8 logos I designed for Function Coffee, Bare Rea Co., Wunderpass, Espresso Republic, Fabrikk, Dream Clothing, The Snug and Spori.com were featured within the Counter-Print book’s latest book; Modern Heraldry.

Intern designer wanted

Filed Under: Intern, News, Other

I’m now accepting applications for an intern or junior designer to come work with me part-time at my new studio in the La Barceloneta, BCN, Spain. Send your applications here: www.salihkucukaga.com/contact
Internship BCN

BCN, Spain

Filed Under: Thoughts & Process, Travel

New country, new city, new journey… I’m stoked to announce that I recently moved to the great city of Barcelona. Below is the business card I’ll be using while I’m in Barcelona. I’m looking forward to exploring the city and the design scene here…

Huel brand launch

Filed Under: Launch, News, Packaging

Very excited about the launch of my fabulous client’s new brand Huel. I was hired to do the branding & packaging for Huel which is nutritionally complete powdered food​ ​that contains all the protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals your body needs​. Very excited to see the project is finally live and you can now order Huel at: http://huel.me/products/huel and the branded merch at http://huel.me/collections/merch

Union Station LA

Filed Under: Illustration, Others

One of the great benefits of living in Downtown Los Angeles is the opportunity to see amazing architecture. I’m especially a huge fan of Art Deco and Mid Century Modern themes. The Union Station is certainly one of my favorite buildings in Downtown LA. The consistent Art Deco themes are inspiring. It was designed by the brilliant John Parkinson who designed most of LA’s other iconic buildings: The City Hall, The Rowan and LA Memorial Coliseum, to name a few.

I’m excited about this new illustration series of Downtown LA that I’ve started with Union Station.

More to come!

PS. I posted a few photos of Union Station on to my photo diary. Click here to see.

Union Station Los Angeles