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Applications for the RSA‘s fantastically good RDI Summer School close this Friday, 25 July. Read all about it here, and apply here.
The shot above is of a piece of metal type onto which the Lord’s Prayer has been cast. The surface area is about 4mm x 4mm – you could get it onto a 1st Class stamp twenty times over. We were given it as a souvenir of a visit to the fantastic Type Museum in […]
We hate to smug off, but our good friend Charlie over at the distinctly wonderful Tantramar has just posted an interview with Alistair as part of his series of interviews with artists, designers and illustrators, which currently also features Seripop and Miles Donovan. Charlie’s a groovy guy, and he wears his facial hair better than anyone […]
Loving these shots, from a series by a couple of about-to-be 2nd year Central Saint Martins BA Graphics students, Henry Hadlow and Ed Cornish.
The kids over at House Industries have released their latest font, Studio Lettering, and with it they’ve produced a stack of tasty merchandise. If you’ve got a couple of hundred bucks to hand, you can pick up a pair of their rather fine ampersand bookends in cast iron (bet the shipping cost is gonna cause […]
Over on Designboom at the moment, there’s a fantastic interview with Min Wang, design director for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and Dean of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). For the past five years his design studio, Square Two, together with faculty members and students at CAFA, and the olympic art research […]
But when your computer goes a bit wrong, you certainly remember. Playing about with a pencil and some paper: it’s really great.
Well heck, it’s that time of year again, and the third volume of Penguin’s Great Ideas Series is about to hit the shelves (early August we’re reliably informed). Once again, the bulk of the designs are by the marvellously talented David Pearson, including the magnificent The Sickness unto Death cover (above); with additional covers by […]
Swelling the ranks of blogs by designers, Graphic Journey Blog should be worth keeping an eye on. It’s the new blog from Mike Dempsey, one of the founders of CDT Design, now out and about doing his own thing as Studio Dempsey. And if that doesn’t fill your Dempsey shaped hole, you can also check […]
Now this looks interesting. A Recent History of Writing and Drawing is the new show at the ICA, opening on Wednesday 9 July. It’s curated by design historian Emily King (who’s also design editor at Frieze magazine), and is a project by programmer/designer Jürg Lehni, and graphic designer Alex Rich. The exhibition will look at […]