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Ecological Business Cards

Ecological Business Cards

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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Challenged with designing an ecological business card for an environmental consultant, Lisbon-based (and seemingly now defunct) studio Fischer Portugal decided not to print any cards at all. Instead they produced a stamp which could be applied to any leftover card, paper or other reusable material. It's a very clever approach, memorable and 100% fulfils the brief. ...

The Exploded Alphabet

The Exploded Alphabet

Category: Design / Typography, Illustration,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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This self-inititated project by Matt Stevens, a designer and illustrator from North Carolina, combines his love for vintage automative manuals with typography. Not only is the 26 letter series a feast for the eyes, but it also provides a new perspective on the anatomy of type and how the font was put together. ...

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Category: Design / Interactive, Design / Packaging, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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How do you mend a broken heart? Well, according to graphic designer Melanie Charnock: a good dose of dark chocolate, some tissues, bubble bath, and a CD compilation to cry along to, all packaged up in a handy first aid box. The idea came about as part of a student assignment she was given to create an activity book. Mel...

Picksum Ipsum

Picksum Ipsum

Category: Web / Resources,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: May 27th 2013
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Who would've thought that boring old dummy text could ever be cool? Picksum Ipsum lets you pick a quote from your favourite cinema legend (Freeman, Caine, Eastwood or Carrey) to use as dummy copy.  ...

New Edition newspaper redesign

New Edition newspaper redesign

Category: Colour, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Magazines,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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We're really liking the layout and colour palettes used by BachGarde Design when they put together a new look and feel for Nya Upplagan (New Edition), a free Swedish newspaper. Combining strong blocks of colour, typography, and black and white photography reminiscent of traditional newspaper printing, the Stockholm-based studio have...

Neon Text Installations

Neon Text Installations

Category: Art, Colour, Photography,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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This series of images by South Korean photographer Jung Lee feature neon typography of cliche phrases about both love and hate. Placed in stark, empty landscapes the images have an ethereal quality.  ...

Chance/Fall

Chance/Fall

Category: Colour, Photography,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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These images by British artist Richard Caldicott are actually layered photographs where vibrant colours are built up through filtered light. Great for looking at colour combinations and palettes. ...

Dolores Oliver

Dolores Oliver

Category: Colour, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Editorial, Design / Print,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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Dolores Oliver's work for a music festival in Argentina is an explosion of colour. She combines photography, geometric shapes and typography in a very distinctive style across a range of print media. Really nice stuff. ...

Peepshow — at the London College!

Peepshow — at the London College!

Category: Illustration,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 16th 2013
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The fabulously talented Chrissie Macdonald and Andrew Rae from Peepshow Collective came in to give a presentation to our London students yesterday. It was truly fascinating...

2013 Isometric Risograph Calendar

2013 Isometric Risograph Calendar

Category: Colour, Design / Print, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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High-speed, photocopier-like Risograph printing is becoming increasingly popular in the design world and this rather beautiful calendar by Paper Pusher clearly demonstrates why. Exploring overprinting, halftones, and fluorescent inks, each geometric design is easy on the eye and an interesting example of what Riso can do. ...