Manual is a design and branding studio based in San Francisco. Their work strives to clarify purpose, build meaning, and stir up curiosity and emotion. They have designed the print version of Material Design, a visual language recently rolled out across all of Google platforms and devices to provide a unified experience, a limited edition printed takeaway that is both inspiring and functional. Material design is a visual language for Google users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.
Celebrating the team’s original inspiration, Manual Studio have created a rich, tactile, and layered printed piece. Their goal was to reinterpret Material Design philosophy and graphic language and present it in a reductive and physical way. The kit communicates a set of intentions and design principles through abstract visual postcards. Also contained in the kit is a functional sketchbook that provides different UI templates for interface designers to sketch ideas during the conference workshops.
Material Design is a visual language for Google that comunicates a set of intentions and design principles through abstract visual postcards