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Debbie Smyth – amazing installation work; she draws with thread!
(typography, creative, installations, illustration, interior)
Letman – all about creative letterforms; reminiscent of the chief typographic explorer – Sagmeister.
(typography, pushing boundaries, modern, ideas)
If at first you don’t succeed – loving this handwritten animated gif.
(gif, animation, typography, handwritten)
A talented freelance illustrator—Georgina’s work has caught my eye. Over the past fortnight I keep being drawn back to her blog. Her work has so much visual appeal, with a pummel of personality you can feel every splash of colour, that combined with the loose fine line-work creates a bold, passionate piece of illustration.
Follow Georgina on Twitter or bookmark her portfolio.
With heavy rain and shoes so wet they could be wrung out—I finally managed to visit Blackpool to see the finished Comedy Carpet! The scale is breath-taking, not to mention the skill required to create such a piece. I can imagine the hours of pleasure Gordon Young and Why Not Associates had—raiding their font suitcase, designing and typesetting!
The Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present. Sited in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2,200m2 work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete, pushing the boundaries of public art and typography to their limits.
The whole Comedy Carpet was like the shallow end in a swimming pool… yes, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but with the summer being very British, I decided against using my SLR, so below are just a few snaps taken on my phone.
Realtree | The Making of a Tradition from MAMMOTH on Vimeo.
A lovely short film about letterpress. A method of print that gets the hands dirty! Beautiful art direction by Mammoth Media.
For their 25th year anniversary, we created a branding piece for Realtree, documenting the old process, used by Hammerpress, to print their limited edition posters.
Check out more short films by Mammoth Media over on Vimeo.
Donna Brookes, a photographer from Whitehaven, is rounding up the troops for a 24hr sponsored photo shoot! Donna is very well known to the locals for her creative individual flair. Her aim is to raise as much money as possible for Copeland Occupational and Social Centre (COSC) as well as having lots of fun capturing many characters…
For locals who would like to support Donna’s project head over to ‘My Donate‘ or if you’re eager to be a model and get involved in the shoot please email email@example.com.
COSC is a daycare centre for people aged 18 and over with disabilities in West Cumbria, we have two centres one in the Copeland area and one in the Allerdale area. Both centres provide confidence building activities supported by a body of highly professional and qualified staff.
27 days until the shoot! Good luck Donna!
Here are just a few images from Donna’s portfolio:
I have so many bookmarks which I’ve collected during my time in the design industry.
There will be many more posts to follow, but to start off:
Marc Atlan Design – clean, graphic and considered. Huge fan of Marc’s perfume packaging and his overall eye for less is more; clean type and white space.
(packaging, branding, editorial, typography)
Effektive Design – a studio I’ve watched grow since Greig’s concept of lego badges. A huge fan, the studio has gone from strength to strength. Their approach; bold, compositional, bright and an eye for detail.
(typography, branding, print, ideas)
Studio Myerscough – a more recent bookmark… all about environment and interior design.
Looking forward to seeing more and more from these guys!
(environment, colourful, bold, innovative ideas, bigger is better, blowing formats out of the water!)
Beautiful type finds, edging towards the more futuristic. Priced at about £6 each via Ten Dollar Fonts.
Inspired by the ancient Phoenician alphabet here is FONECIAN designed by Rosalind Stoughton – very clean, futuristic display typeface.
A sweet font RATHE DELUXE designed by Daniel McQueen – simple abstract forms create great shapes and spaces.
TIKAL is another super font designed by Richard de Ruijter – inspired by ancient South American cultures. Really love this, such strong characters.
Dana is a graphic designer who creates captivating chalk signs—she’s created pieces for magazines, book covers, hotels. Certainly worth bookmarking her portfolio, rustic pieces of art, such a shame the design is rubbed away!
Some footage taken from one of her commissions:
Press play below and wait for 1 minute 11 seconds…
Created by This is Pacifica, just how beautiful is the logo. Really taking things to a whole new level. Head over to see the project in all it’s creative glory: Red Bull Music Academy- Global Project – when you read the brief/concept you’ll appreciate it even more.
From a different perspective, this freelance architectural and landscape photographer from Denmark has an incredible portfolio over on Behance; moody & fable. The rocks basking in their own reflection are so captivating; like floating islands – another world.