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"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" Typography under the bonnet

"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" 
Typography under the bonnet

Category: Books, Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: John Palowski
Posted: Jan 25th 2013
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  This week our FT students have just been tested on their knowledge on the basics of the anatomy of a typeface (all of whom passed with flying colours – clever bunch!). We think they're ready for a bit of advanced theory… and where better to start than this beautiful new publication by ...
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Smartas by Anagrama

Smartas by Anagrama

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jan 23rd 2013
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This is absolutely the best name for a toilet paper company ever. And the snazzy design from Spanish studio Anagrama ain't half bad either.  ...

who said corporate comms was dull?

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Art, Design / Infographics,

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Posted: Jan 15th 2013
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Here is an amazing animation made by Autodesk which shows their corporate structure and how it changes over a 1498 day period. Every day, every employee is accounted for, and the result is quite beautiful. The video embedded here is quite small, if you want to check it out in all it's HD glory, have a look ...

Inspiration for frustrated creatives!

Category: Art,

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Posted: Jan 11th 2013
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Phil Hansens TED talk about overcoming his own frustrations and limitations in order to carry on creating could teach us all something!   Watch the video here ...

Book Quotes to Illustrations

Book Quotes to Illustrations

Category: Art, Books, Design / Editorial, Design / Typography,

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Posted: Jan 11th 2013
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Check out these great posters by New York designer Evan Robertson – inspired by quotes from favourite authors. ...

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. ...

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! ...

Hand Made Day part 2

Hand Made Day part 2

Category: Art, Design / Print,

Posted by: Jeffrey
Posted: Nov 23rd 2012
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To follow up from last week's hand made project here are a handful of the awesome final results. Looking good and I'm sure when we revisit the brief at portfolio time these will turn into some real heavy hitting projects. ...

HandMade Day

HandMade Day

Category: Art, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Jeffrey
Posted: Nov 16th 2012
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Yesterday the students in Manchester took a break from the computer to work on a brief entirely handmade. The project encourages the students to experiment with different techniques in craft, treating the computer as just a tool to bring the final components together to create and commercially viable piece of graphic design in the form of an album or book cover, gig poster, press ...

Design is a Job

Design is a Job

Category: Books, Resources / Reference, Web / Design,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
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I'm about halfway through this book and its brilliant. If you're thinking of going out on your own as a freelancer or starting your own design business this is a must read. In fact all Mike's advice would work for you dealing with your art director as well. Design is a Job from A Book Apart...
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