Over the years doing various courses at uni and in my free time I’ve kept a scrapbooks and visual diaries and was quite looking forward to actively making a point of gathering information again. I’ve decided to use this post to share images which I like and will also keep a scrap/sketch book and take photos of things which I find interesting/ inspiring. Online image accessed 13th October http://www.youthedesigner.com/2013/10/04/funny-and-cute-conceptual-illustrations-that-will-make-your-day/ Nabhan Abdullatif also known as “NaBhan” Adrian McMurchie print http://www.deadfamouscities.com/#!product/prd1/812164401/i-belong-to-glasgow- Bruno Munari Online Image Accessed 16th October 2013 http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2013/september/childrens-books-designers Creative Director: Joaquín Martínez de Salas Graphic Design: Alberto Pérez, David Racchi Online images Accessed via http://www.behance.net/gallery/GOOD-FOOD/6247811 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Kallo/11427605 Charlotte Bracegirdle appropriates artworks by other artists or photographers, often in postcard form, and paints on them in oil to turn them into entirely different images. In a striking new body of work, she has reinvented a series of photographs of Penguin authors. http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2013/october/penguin-authors-reinvented http://www.behance.net/gallery/Thomas-J-Fudges/11427735 Need to get this book Really interesting way of altering old photos http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2012/03/08/im-jealous-of-amy-friend/ http://www.behance.net/gallery/Salomon/11619267 Nick Strong photographer http://www.behance.net/gallery/COCA-COLA/11380167 Really like the interesting angles and humour in these images. Themes emerging ? What do I look at first – how does my eye travel around image – how is contrast achieved. Infographics http://thebookdesignblog.com/design-inspiration/books/la-pasta-e-la-pizza?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=la-pasta-e-la-pizza Melbourne-based design student Celeste Watson redesigned the packaging for Hewlett Packard’s printer cartridges in the same style as the iconic luxury product, Chanel No. 5 perfume. I think this is a really clever idea I like the clean and simple fonts and the white box with coloured borders to reflect the printer cartridge. Online image accessed via http://www.psfk.com/2013/10/chanel-hewlett-packard-ink-packaging.html Street Art made out of the product – great idea! http://www.psfk.com/2013/10/food-street-art-logos.html New childrens clothing brand. Really like the simple logo and the colour contrasts with the grey and green. The lightning bolt device has been used online, in print and on packaging and labels. “We wanted to create an immediately recognisable symbol – the bolt can be embossed, foiled, filled or just an outline,” explains Freytag. Acid green was chosen to reflect the brand’s environmental credentials; and business cards and stationery were printed by Glasgow Letterpress on FSC accredited papers We were keen to keep the look quite lo-fi and honest because there are a lot of brands out there that claim to do what The Fableists does, and people are often quite cynical when they hear about a new one,” he says. “We were also keen to do things differently, so we broke grid lines, coupled the green with contrasting greys and white and used a robust typeface [T Star Pro]. It looked quite jarring at first – quite reckless – but I think it works,” he adds.
Artist Tom Hovey image online from http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/illustration-tom-hovey?utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu
Really like the interesting perspectives http://www.linasponberg.se/ geometric illustrations from carefully-crafted 3D paper-scapes.
Envelopes peel like real fruit http://www.a-mazepaper.com/
Typographic posters for Feelunique celebrating individuality http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2013/november/feelunique
Love Rob Ryan – paper cuttings
Digitally colourised versions of old photographs http://imgur.com/a/YiOLx
Interesting article on the move of graphic design publications from traditional book formats to “products.” Paper-based creations, gifts, and new formats are appearing on shelves where books sit. Anthony Burrill - Graphic artist, print-maker, and designer, famous for his persuasive form of communication. His most renowned works (plus a couple new ones) have been collected together and, as of last week, published within a book, I Like It. What Is It? The book can be taken apart and the pieces used as works of art. I like the use of type and simple graphics.
Really quirky cards – simple graphics/ typography for everyday sentiments – humorous http://www.emilymcdowell.com/
Playful doodles that incorporate everday life by Javier Pérez (cintascotch) http://www.behance.net/cintascotch
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/10/doodles-that-incorporate-everyday-objects-javier-perez/ Accessed 21st November 2013
Artwork by Blattner Brunner
Artwork by Marco Soadno
The power of lego – associations http://twistedsifter.com/2013/12/lego-ads-that-demonstrate-the-power-of-imagination/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Twistedsifter+%28TwistedSifter+%29 Online images accessed 9th December 2013
Really interesting photographs of London market life based on collage and still lifes.
The Northwest Natives Alphabet Set by Diem Chau is an incredible collection of 52 individually carved crayons representing every letter of the alphabet along with an associated word starting with each letter.
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Type created from a guys beard!
John Morgan – a bit like some of the work I came across during Photomontage. The prolific designer, who undertook a wholesale redesign of the publication back in September 2013, has just commissioned these striking cover images that white out the faces of typically stylised head shots to introduce an issue that deals with the unknown artists of the future. The concept and execution are all top notch, and it’s exciting to see a publication with such pedigree embrace an experimental cover that will undoubtedly set it apart on the newsstands. http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/john-morgan-studio-art-review-covers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+itsnicethat%2FSlXC+%28It%27s+Nice+That%29
Tom Gauld – Alzheimer’s Illustrations
Desks as letters really effective
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