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So, generally we post about design stuff on here, but occasionally something else brilliant comes across our path that we can’t help but share, and that happened last night when we caught the fantastic new play If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet at the Bush Theatre: “Surviving school as a fat kid is […]
We’ve just got our new set of stationery back from the printer, and are dead happy with it. It’s been printed by the lovely folks over at Benwells. The business card is a matt silver foil on Kapok – a 100% recycled 500gsm kraft board from the wonderful gang at Fenner Paper – while the […]
Grafik (the UK based graphic design magazine) has just launched its website, beautifully and elegantly designed by our studio-mates Fitzroy and Finn. The site is divided up into a blog, a talent section, a profile section, and an archive of all the old issues.
‘Can Graphic Design be considered Art?’ It’s one of those questions that comes up time and again, and one of those questions to which the quick glib answer is as good as any 10,000 word thesis response: ‘Yeah, sure, if you want it to be’. But the intersection between design and art can be an […]
Physical letterforms… just delicious. We’ve spotted a spate of new ones available to buy around town lately. The ones above are from the newly opened Anthropologie store on Regent St. (They only have a limited UK website so far, but you can check out their full range on the USA site.) The zinc letters come […]
Following on from our post about the 2012 pictograms, we’ve pulled these beauties out of the archives. The set on the left are the Tokyo 1964 series (Artistic director: Masaru Katzumie, Graphic designer: Yoshiro Yamashita), and the set on the right are Otl Aicher’s from Munich 1972. (Check out Alistair’s Signs & Lettering Flickr set for […]
What’s the betting these are just all over the design blogs today? The pictograms for London 2012 have just been unveiled, and they’re the work of design studio Someone. They’ve been created in two versions, a silhouette (above) and a ‘dynamic’ version (below) designed to ‘bring the representations to life’ for use on merchandise, posters […]
Chris from C-Coy sent us this short film he shot in 2006 of Milton Glaser talking and sketching. Great stuff – makes you want to pick up a pencil and get busy.
Illustrator Johanna Basford has been in touch to let us know about an interesting little project she’s running over the next couple of days (Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 October), called Twitter Picture. She’s going to create one of her rather beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, inspired entirely by suggestions from Twitter users (check out @johannabasford), and then […]
We picked up this little number at the most recent Ephemera Society Fair. We’ve done (an admittedly cursory) google about it, but not turned up any useful info (if you can shed any light on it, drop us a line). But regardless, it’s just great isn’t it? We’re loving the laying of type, made all […]
This looks like a well tasty show: Designs on Delivery is an exhibition of posters from the General Post Office (GPO) from 1930 to 1960, courtesy of the British Postal Museum & Archive. The show starts today at London College of Communication (LCC), featuring work from a range of top designers, including Tom Eckersley’s stark […]