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-