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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...

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Category: Art, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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This fun chandelier design by New York artist Kevin Champeny is made of over 3,000 gummy bears. They may look good enough to eat, but sadly they're made from acrylic so you won't actually be able to pull one down from your living room ceiling to nibble on. ...

Alphabet Topography

Alphabet Topography

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

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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A self-initiated project by Yale-graduates Synoptic Office, these laser cut 3D letterforms are a physical representation of the alphabet based on how frequently each letter is used. So vowels and consonants like 'R' and 'T' are physically much taller than letters like 'W' and 'G' which are u...

Pixar Playing Cards

Pixar Playing Cards

Category: Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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A self-proclaimed 'huge' Pixar fan, graphic designer and illustrator Chris Anderson has made a lot of Pixar-related work over the years including this set of deluxe playing cards which he produced as part of a university project. ...

Laser Cut Record

Category: Art, Music, Other Design Fields, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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Not satisfyied with creating the world's first 3D printed record, Amanda Ghassaei has now created wooden, laser cut records. The results are not only striking in a visual sense, but the audible versions of the songs cut into the wood in this way are strangely haunting. Tracks that Amanda has chosen so far include Radiohead'...

Peepshow — at the London College!

Peepshow — at the London College!

Category: Illustration,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 16th 2013
No. of comments: 0

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...

Abstract Problem Solving

Abstract Problem Solving

Category: Resources / Reference,

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Posted: May 15th 2013
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This article recently pubished on the Behance site is an excellent insight into abstract problem solving - might give you all a steer towards looking at a problem in a different way, and finding better, more creative solutions. Read it here ...

The History of Typography

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: May 13th 2013
No. of comments: 1

An incredibly detailed stop-motion animation from designer Ben Barrett-Forrest covering the history of typography. 291 paper letters. 2,454 photographs. 140 hours of work. Phwoar!  ...

Branding a King

Branding a King

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: May 8th 2013
No. of comments: 1

Imagine this. You are given just one week to brand the inauguration day of your country's new king - the first to take the throne in 123 years. Your brief is simple - create a design that is both festive and regal. The design cannot include a crown, nor show any text or images of the new monarch. Sound like a challenge? That was exactly what Amsterdam-based studio ...