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Little White Lies via issuu.com

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Documentaries/Film, Magazines, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
No. of comments: 0

If you haven't checked out issuu.com. You should. A lot of publications post their mags online (some use it for documents and folios) through issuu. You can often look at the whole magazine for nothing. If you create an account (at no cost) with issuu you can bookmark them in your online library for future reading. ...

QR Codes

QR Codes

Category: Advertising, Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
No. of comments: 0

I keep seeing these little barcodes on more and more adverts. They're called QR Codes and were designed by Toyota back in 1994. I downloaded a QR Reader from the App Store and it works a treat. You just launch the App and hold it over the code. It scans it and then launches the website. It...

Rest of the Story

Rest of the Story

Category: Books, Design / Print, Illustration, Music,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Sep 14th 2011
No. of comments: 0

The guys at the Canadian studio Rethink have come up with the most incredible album artwork. Chris Tarry is not just a jazz musician, but also an accomplished author. Rethink turned his new album, Rest of the Story, into a little book of Chris' short stories. How amazing is the detail, that silver ribbon marker, the die-cut ...

Inker Linker

Inker Linker

Category: Printing/Production, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 13th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Delighted that Bespoke Press, owned and run by Shillington Lecturer Alischa Herrmann, is now listed on Inker Linker. Founded by Jessica Hische, it's a great resource for finding the right printer ...

Rice field art

Rice field art

Category: Art, Colour, Design / Environmental, Illustration, Resources / Images,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 9th 2011
No. of comments: 3

Every year, the farmers and residents of a small town in Japan called Inkadate work together to create huge works of art in their paddy fields. In May an army of volunteers plant a variety of different coloured rice in a precise patterns created on a computer. The rice field art is only visible until September when the rice is harvested. To see a time lapse video of the emerging a...

The dark art of pricing your work

The dark art of pricing your work

Category: Resources / Educational, Resources / Online Tutorials,

Posted by: Ash
Posted: Sep 8th 2011
No. of comments: 2

I stumbled upon this from a retweet on twitter and well worth the read, jumping into the world of freelance can be scary but Jessica Hische - a successful creative freelancer, breaks down the pricing struggle and how to charge appropriately for your time! it's a ...

Gridulator and Guide Make grids for web easy

Gridulator and Guide Make grids for web easy

Category: Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 7th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Its always been pretty excruciating in the past trying to create grids and guides for photoshop,  have often just done screen shots of grids in Indesign as work around and then drawn in the gudes. Now we can rest easy. Gridulator does exactly what it says on the packet. This online tool is a great little help for creating g...

Typographic Trees

Typographic Trees

Category: Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 6th 2011
No. of comments: 0

I can't believe I was in Crawley (UK) not so long ago and had no idea that this amazing project was in the library. For Crawley's new library designed by architects Penoyre and Prasard, artist Gordon Young created a ‘forest’ of oak columns which are sited throughout the library and installed fro...

Going Solo - Great advice from Studio Botes

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Maz
Posted: Sep 5th 2011
No. of comments: 1

Great business advice from international designers, stop-motion style. Thanks designtaxi! ...

Amy Dunis featured in Moustache Magazine

Amy Dunis featured in Moustache Magazine

Category: Art, Illustration, Magazines,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 5th 2011
No. of comments: 0

It's always fantastic to see the work of our students and graduates in the big wide world. Although we don't teach illustration at Shillington we have a number of very talented illustrators who pass through our doors wanting to add to their skill-set and Amy Elizabeth Dunis is one of these. Check out her super cute ...