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Earning as a designer

Earning as a designer

Category: Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Jan 8th 2013
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Fab piece from the Creative Review blog — 'On the money' discusses the ever-hot topic of charging & earning as a graphic designer. Not necessarily gospel, but a really useful guide to expectations around earnings. ...
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The wonderment of Illustrator!

The wonderment of Illustrator!

Category: Colour, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Illustration,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Dec 18th 2012
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  A shout to all you guys in the Northern Hemisphere just being introduced to Illustrator — trust me, persevere with the pen tool and this program will become your best friend! To get your Illustrator training even more inspired, check out some of the below: A great resource of tutorials and tips ...

Logo design — some thoughts

Logo design — some thoughts

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Dec 16th 2012
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  Some thoughts for you PT guys in the Northern Hemisphere who have just been briefed on your first logo project: We harp on a fair bit at Shillington about the value of simplicity in design. A personal favourite catch cry is 'if it doesn't need to be there, then get rid of it!'… this sentiment is so beautifully illustrated ...

McCooper Studios Branding by The Royal STudio

McCooper Studios Branding by The Royal STudio

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Dec 11th 2012
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Porto, Portugal based studio, The Royal Studio, has uploaded some lovely branding work to behance for photographers McCooper Studios. ...

Swiss Typography — Typographische Monatsblätter

Swiss Typography — Typographische Monatsblätter

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Dec 6th 2012
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A phenomenal resource showcasing research around the seminal Swiss typographic journal, Typographische Monatsblätter. Brilliantly organised — by year — this archive is a real find. Thanks to Christian (PT London teacher) for telling us about it! ...
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me&dave Christmas treats!

me&dave Christmas treats!

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Dec 6th 2012
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It's great to see Shillington graduates Sarah, Lynsay and Rachel applying their creative skills in the kitchen, too — check out these brilliant gingerbread designers (read: replica me&dave team members!) they and the rest of the me&dave team made as Christmas treats for their clients this year... ...

Bernice Abbot: Documenting Science

Bernice Abbot: Documenting Science

Category: Photography,

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Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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Some fascinating images of swinging pendulums, magnetism, time lapses... Occurred to me that as images of science, we have all we need out of them, so theres no point taking more of the same subject – so they literally don't and won't make them like this any more. As a result, our visual reference for these things will always be rooted in that time period. I find that really in...
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illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

Category: Art, Books, Illustration,

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Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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very sweet collection of illustrations from a book called Missed Connections – all inspired by messages left on Craigs List. Love the idea, love the style. ...

Peets Coffee & Tea redesign

Peets Coffee & Tea redesign

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging,

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Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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Really nice bit of branding and packaging redesign for Peet's Coffee & Tea, by Jee Sook Kim, a freelance designer in San Diego. Nice type treatment and rollout, particularly like the works in progress! ...

rather nice typographic chess set by Hat Trick

rather nice typographic chess set by Hat Trick

Category: Art, Design / Typography,

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Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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a great idea for a chess set from Hat Trick. Love the idea, so simple! ...