Wednesday, 23 September 2009

31 Tips on your Portfolio from a good Source

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

Central Station

All you need to know is - It's been launched. And if it's anywhere near as good as promised, it could be something quite special indeed... Tell your friends.

Saturday, 18 July 2009


Limited edition Prints and P in the Dark posters abound up at Stirling's Baseline Graphics. Only 2 colours - Look!

Cheers Graham

Picked by Six

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; to see what floats the graphic design boat of Leictershire agency MadeBySix.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Advice for Graduates Starting out

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

Recoat Gallery Opening

New Exhibition at Glasgow's Recoat Gallery Friday 19th 7-10pm

Bristol 'Graffer' INKIE (who likes to cap-up his own name for reasons unknown to me) taking his work off the eh, street and putting it on the eh, wall.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Visual Wit of Christoph Niemann

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

Why You Should Bring the Idea to the
Computer (not the other way round)
Reasons♯67, 68, 69 & 70

Why You Should Design Away From the Computer.
Reasons♯42,43 & 44

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 - 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.

Olly Moss

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.

Cheers Graham.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Stew Swan - Exhibition Opening Bar Ten
Tue 7th From 8pm

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

Type Face a Week

2 examples from Gabi & Phil's Type Face a Week Project. 
As the name suggests, they'll be publishing a new font every 
week for a whole year. The twig and Haynes manual have 
got to be favourites. 19 down, 23 to go.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Radio Station Logos

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!

I think I've struck my Mecca with this one.


I need a lie down.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Tape Purses and Craft Fayres

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...

Bumper Bag of Fun from Jamie T

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

Give a Hand to Wildlife

"Thinking out of the box" is simultaneously both a naff, 
overused expression and yet very worthwhile advice.

Thinking "away from the computer" might be even better advice.

Designers Republic are Dead.
Long Live Designers Republic.

  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

Never Let Anyone Tell You Shadow Puppets Aren't a Credible Tool for Graphic Design

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.

Pin Hole Camera

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?