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The art of the Pitch

Category: Advertising, Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 5th 2012
No. of comments: 0

In 1969 Saul Bass — probably the greatest graphic designer of all time, was tasked with reimagining the visual identity of the American Bell Telephone Company. This rare footage captures the full half-hour of Bass and his team’s original pitch to Bell, whic...
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'Uninvited redesigns'

'Uninvited redesigns'

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 30th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Something I picked up on Twitter yesterday via The Coolhunter (still a firm favourite for inspiration!) — a cool (read: very hipster) take on American Airlines' branding. It's the work of Anna K&...

Shillington NYC is hiring!

Shillington NYC is hiring!

Category: Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Aug 28th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Love design but sick of dealing with the deadlines and clients? Shillington School of Graphic Design in New York is looking for passionate graphic designers to pass on their practical skills and knowledge to the next generation of creative talent. A previous career sporting a corduroy jacket and comb-over (traditional t...
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Scandinavian Graphic Design

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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Still on the Scandinavian theme, this book was a recent purchase with a birthday gift card (thanks, Jules!) and remains a favourite. Full of all that sexy design work that those Northern Eu...
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Of Monsters and Men

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Music,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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Absolutely loving these guys at the moment — even more so after their scintillating live show in Camden last night. Of Monsters and Men are musical geniuses (genii?), something akin to Arcade Fire with piano accordian, trumpet and timpani action aplenty. I see they're doing a fair bit of touring around Europe in t...

Complete the Shillington Website survey & you could win an iPad

Complete the Shillington Website survey & you could win an iPad

Category: Competitions, Web / Design,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 22nd 2012
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We are just about to kick off an exciting redesign project for the Shillington website* but before we jump in head first we would like to get some feedback from the people who do, or have, used the site before. (*Please note that we are not refering to our blog - i.e. where you are reading this but our actual website. Links are below). Who better to let us ...

The importance of upskilling as a designer

The importance of upskilling as a designer

Category: Blogs, Interviews / Individual, Interviews / Studio, Magazines, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Aug 21st 2012
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The guys over at Desktop Magazine have put together this handy article where they questioned six creatives:  "In terms of employability and keeping up-to-date with technologies, how important is it for designers to upskill?" ...

Karl Tagle - The Boracay Vows Invites

Category: Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 20th 2012
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Karl Tagle studied at Shillington back in 2007 and is now freelancing and illustrating. You can check out his work here. You should also take the time to watch the process of screenprinting his wedding invites.  ...

Vintage Logos

Vintage Logos

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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As has been well blogged about in recent times, there are an awful lot of hipster-esque identites surfacing around the traps. I suspect partially because there's an undeniable beauty to the pared-down elegance of that look, but I also suspect there's a certain 'ease' factor (some might call it 'lazy'!) in generating them. I was fortunate enough to be taught...

Hampus Jageland

Hampus Jageland

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Loving the elegant aesthetic of Paris-based, Swedish-born designer Hampus Jageland's work. I fell in love with his work for Edge Board a while back and have only now gone to dig further on his work. Really nice stuff. ...