Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
The whole process of piecing together a portfolio and getting your head round how to present it can be a daunting one. Enter; Computer Arts Magazine.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Not willing to admit that the format may have been used before, Why Did I Not Think of That's popularity has led to a sharp rise in similar, bookmarking style sites. One such site was spotted by Graham Higgins. He recommends that you check;http://www.pickedbysix.com/ to see what floats the graphic design boat of Leictershire agency MadeBySix.
Saturday, 27 June 2009
While graduating may seem like an enternity away and you are possibly more concerned with promo beer and trying to kebab sauce out of your shirt, the publishers of the glossy, over-priced monthly; Creative Review, have chipped in with some advice for you. It's all about what to do in the "real world". Yip, it happens to us all.
But before that; "16 Corona, please.."
Monday, 15 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
I sometimes feel like I'm on a one-man mission to universally replace the term 'Graphic Design' with 'Graphic Communication'. Enter the shining example that is Christoph Niemann and his Lego interpretation of New York
How much more simple do you want it to be than to nick your kid's toys and make a career out of them? Inspired.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Things move fast in the world of our previous poster, Mr G.Higgins from Glasgow and he's emailed in to say he's up and running with a new blog - darkomolloy - and very impressive it looks too..
And now for his second recommendation of the day - Ilovedust.com. A fun, quirky illustration and graphics agency that have produced work for more companies than this blog could handle. They rather cleverly prevent undesirable types like you and me from stealing images from their site, so I couldn't show you anything but make sure you click on the link.
Howdy. 1st-time poster Graham Higgins confesses a love for the work of Olly Moss, who employs a 60's style, flat colour, book-illustration stylie but applied to all manner of contemporary subjects such as computer games and the likes.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Draftsman extraordinaire and all-round nice guy Stew Swan will be exhibiting new work in Bar 10, opposite The Lighthouse from Tue 7th June.
Opening is from 8pm, so stop by after the college opening if you can make it
Friday, 5 June 2009
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Further to our warm up-proj' last week, thought I'd share
some of the decent (really rather hard to find) radio logo
stuff I found.
Hey Angela, saw the Pirate Cat Logo and thought of you
-Text is crap but the graphic is quite amusing!
Monday, 1 June 2009
New poster Angela Wassel chipped in with a cool take on
the 1980's icon the cassette tape."When it comes to really cool stuff.."
says Angela, "I think that you don't need to look much further than
your local craft fayre." Fair point and all the better is they're held
in shabby-chic, creative hang-outs like MONO, I say.
Check out Glasgow Craft Mafia, if handmade, quirky things be your
hemp-knitted, biodegradable bag.
More to follow...
First out of our post bag this week was new blog owner Jamie Temple
who recommends every one's favourite paper artist Jen Stark.
Not content to leave it there, Jamie went on to say he
'particularly likes' this illustration by half Dutch, half Polish,
all-round creative type Stefan Venbroek
I can see why.
And just incase anybody, for any reason, thought that Comic Sans was acceptable-
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Sheffield agency Designers Republic have reportedly gone belly-up acording to one local blog. Reaching the height of their fame in the mid 90's with iconic album covers such as this<< they never bought into the "if you don't live and work in London you're nothing" idea, simply writing "North of Nowhere" as the last line of their address.
Friday, 29 May 2009
Just to prove he's no one-trick pony, Jamie-T also chipped
in with this rather elegant, ethereal video from American
agency BL:ND produced for capitalist, cheap labour exploiters; GAP.
I'm a bit of a dunce and couldn't find an embed link for the video
itself but click below anyway to see all the wonderful storyboards
and screen-shots from the making of the video.
First up from Jamie T is a rather impressive if somewhat
epileptic fit inducing flash video concerned with all things
Pin Hole. Click the image to link.
Don't know about you but I'm off to hunt down a cotton-reel,
an elastic band and some old film and make me one..
What is camera film by the way?