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Man, I need a new website!

03 Dec 14 AM
GQ
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I'd really like to know what Jimmy Page thinks of this layout.

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GQ Style

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GQ Biannual Style Magazine: What to Wear Now, Spring & Summer 2014

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GQ Men

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GQ photography portfolio in association with Assouline.

Here is a link to the book

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2014 Comedy

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Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie

Illos by Sam Taylor

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BK Baddest

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Was Louis Scarcella a crooked cop? YOU decide.

Inspiration from our favorite local paper.

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Jan Fashion

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Fashion section for January 2013 issue. Stickers galore.

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Weiner

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It took some restraint not to make this a total sideshow.

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Wiggins

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Basketball prodigy getting the fan treatment.

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Coronado

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The largest, most organized drug smuggling racket the world has ever seen was started by a bunch of high school students and their Spanish teacher. Impressive, to say the least.

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Combat Women

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Detailing the stories of female U.S. soldiers and personnel.

New York City dirt.

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BNR13

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GQ's Best New Restaurants of 2013 by Alan Richman. Inspired by a 1920's Art Deco rail car menu.

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Leading Man

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Channing Tatum with Kung Fu Grip!

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Burning Man

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Sam Brown is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who came home after he was severely burned. With the help of a special computer game, his otherwise painful recovery was made significantly bearable.

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Superheroes

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Chronicling the adventures of Phoenix Jones and his fellow real life crime fighters.

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Minaj

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Unpublished spread on Nicki Minaj. <3
Hand drawn type taking direct inspiration from Barbie.

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Minaj 2

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Featuring Nicki Minaj in a new stage of her life, 5 years later...

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Ice Cream

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Alan Richman, food critic extraordinaire, maps out the best ice cream to be had in the entire universe. No joke. It's a must read.

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BNMD 2012

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Poster for GQ x Gap Best New Menswear Designers in America 2012

Inspired by Globe Posters in Baltimore, using Globe Gothic by Colin M. Ford

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Eating

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An expose on the wild and wacky sport of competitive eating...

FYI: it's supposed to look super tacky.

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Parting Shot

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A few pages I've done for the back of GQ Mag.

Ikea was enthusiastically drawn by myself.

I was very fortunate to work with Mark Todd on one of these.

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Bunny Wailer

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Custom type inspired by Bunny Wailer, the father of reggae music, and his Rastafarian roots

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Himbos

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Infographic depicting the rise of the 'Himbo' (male bimbo) in popular culture.

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Bball 2012

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Dissecting the 2012 Baseball season.

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Manual

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Samples of work done for the GQ Manual section

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Fashion 1

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October 2011 GQ fashion section

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Killer

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All you need to know is this: never, ever hitch hike. Ever.

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Kush

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Chronicles one man's journey through Amsterdam's pot empire.

Display type by yours truly.

Painting by Zohar Lazar

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Class

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Exposing the burgeoning gap between the different socio-economic classes in America.

For the July 2012 America Issue.

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Mark Sanchez

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Quarterback of the Jets, one of our own.
Custom type based on common urban subway tiling.

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Wes Snipes

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This was the first tax form Wesley Snipes had seen in a while.

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Icon
Illustrative

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Editorial Illustrations. 2010-14

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Simpler

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Icons. 2010-14

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Digital
iPad Icons

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Icon suite for the GQ digital versions

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Design
SPD50

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Poster for SPD's 50th Anniversary.

Layout and type design, working along Zohar Lazar and Fred Woodward.

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Logos

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Various logos from 2010-2014

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Rusty Truck

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Album cover & booklet for Mark Seliger's band Rusty Truck

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About
me


Hey, alright! This is the website of Benjamin Barend Bours. Hence the repetitive b's in the url. It all makes sense!

I'm currently a Senior Designer at GQ Magazine, among other things less impressive.

Stay in touch:
bbours@gmail.com.

This website was designed and programmed with Colin M. Ford. Thank you so much, Colin.

It uses Indexhibit and JQuery.

Thanks for stopping by!

accolades


AIGA:
Exhibited in: Century: 100 Years of Type in Design, 2014

SPD:
Merit Awards for print & digital, 2014
Magazine of the Year, Pub 48 2013
Gold Medal, Pub 48 2013
Magazine of the Year, Pub 46 2011
Gold Medal, Pub 46 2011

Graphis:
Design Annual 2015
Design Annual 2014 (Burning Man, Conehead, Can't Puke, Leading Man, Perfect Night)
Design Annual 2013 (Galafianakis, Good Seed, Sanchez)
Design Annual 2012 (Ovechkin)

ASME:
ASME awarded to GQ for Design, under Fred Woodward, 2012
ASME awarded to GQ for Design, under Fred Woodward, 2011

Type Directors Club:
TDC58 Annual, 2012

Communication Arts:
CA53: Design Annual, 2012
CA52: Design Annual, 2011
CA Typography Annual 1, 2011
CA Interactive Annual 15: Information Design, 2009

Print:
Regional Design Annual: Best American Design, 2012