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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 ...

A bit of inspiration for working over the weekend

A bit of inspiration for working over the weekend

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 30th 2012
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A bit of random goodness for those of you in Australia working through your portfolios at present — and also for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere where the temperatures are plumetting, providing good reason to hunker down to some project work over the weekend. Enjoy! - - - Soundtrack (albums) The Darlingtons 'Decades Dance' Bat fo...

20 Brilliant Branding Material Ensembles - Design Festival

20 Brilliant Branding Material Ensembles - Design Festival

Category: Blogs, Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 29th 2012
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All you Shillington students just about to graduate shortly might benefit from checking out this great selection of Branding examples. Might give you some good ideas for your portfolio. Design Festival Blog ...

Linotype: The Film

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 27th 2012
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Thanks to the Reform Creative Blog we discovered the trailer for 'Linotype: The Film'. 'Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the "Eighth Wonder of t...
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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. ...

Gridness blog

Gridness blog

Category: Blogs, Design / Print, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 22nd 2012
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The Gridness blog focuses on grid structures across all types of design from Web design to packaging. Created by Chicago based Hazen Creative...
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Self Promo - Typeface Poster

Self Promo - Typeface Poster

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Resources / Portfolios,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Nov 21st 2012
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As graphic designers we have the most amazing opportunity to show off our skills and talent through the way that we promote ourselves to potential employers. You should never let an opportunity go wasted, especially when it comes to your portfolio, personal identity, online portfolio, business cards, cv/resume and to add to this list: self promotional pieces such as posters, postcards, broch...

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 16th 2012
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It's been a good week for blog-surfing, in my travels this week I've collected a pretty random mix of things for my beloved zootool account. I thought it was especially interesting to see a lot of what I might term a pretty 'slick/minimalist' aesthetic. I love a bit of hand crafted design as much as the next person, but deep down (and as anyone who knows me would attest) I...

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 by Dave

Design by Dave

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

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
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We were lucky enough to have Dave Sedgwick from Design by Dave come in and visit us in the Manchester College this week. He gave the students an inspirational and comical talk which went down a storm! Thanks Dave! Check out his work here! ...