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Alex Ostrowski

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I love the bright colouful graphics by Alex Ostrowski. This print was his contribution to the Happy Happy Poster Club. An initiative set up in Nottingham to showcase the best poster design and illustration. He was also one of the people involved in creating the world of YCN for their 08/09 publication. I had some of my student work featured in the 06/07 book – something of which I am very proud!

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The Deepfont Challenge

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Another “how well do you know your fonts” game, but this time within a timeframe, so there’s added pressure.

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Ink posters

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Love these posters created by Ink, a new print shop which is a collaboration between Zoot, a Norwegian design agency and Joff and Ollie based in Nottingham.

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Logo Lounge 2009

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Logo trends for 2009. I’m particularly fond of the ‘circulate’ section shown above.

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Anthony Burrill

01_neon_lightSome really inspiring stuff here. Unfortunately the image I’ve used hasn’t transferred very well and the lines look all raggedy – they don’t look like that in the real thing!

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Here Design

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At lunchtime I saw the most beautifully designed book – How To Drink by Victoria Moore. I’m sure the actual content is great but I was captivated by the typographic illustrations – amazing!

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Turns out the designs were created by Here Design so I went to have a little look at their website and guess what else they have in their portfolio… Nigella’s Christmas, which I previously blogged about to say how fabulous I think it looks.

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They have some other really beautiful stuff on their site like their branding and packaging for Gail’s Bakery – so all that remains to be said is… can I have a job please?!

Filed under: Book Design, Books, Graphic Design, Typography, , , , ,

Defining Constructivism – Part Two

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So I actually made it down to London to see this exhibition and was not let down. The work on display was really beautiful and it was so interesting to see how the constructivist style was applied not only in graphic design but to architecture, interiors and textiles. One of my favourite pieces was this sketch for a cup and saucer, which was brought to life and available to buy in the gift shop. I didn’t fancy its chances on an Easyjet flight back to Edinburgh, but I think I may have to purchase it online.

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Skinny Ships

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Loving the posters on this San Fransisco-based designer’s site.

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Perfect Day

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I came across this agency’s website and didn’t think I’d seen a navigation system quite like it before. They have some lovely print work.

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