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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...

Linotype: The Film

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 27th 2012
No. of comments: 0

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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website to explain the film INCEPTION

website to explain the film INCEPTION

Category: Web / On-line Tutorials,

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Posted: Nov 22nd 2012
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Heres a nice little website idea to explain the film INCEPTION. I love the concept, and it works beautifully. Very nice ...

City of Melbourne - Infographic Competition

City of Melbourne - Infographic Competition

Category: Competitions, Design / Infographics, Design / Typography, Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: David
Posted: Nov 20th 2012
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  The City of Melbourne is looking for the best and brightest designers to enter its infographic competition and create an infographic that tells the world why Melbourne is a creative, innovative and knowledge-rich city for businesses to invest and operate in.  ...

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 is a Job

Design is a Job

Category: Books, Resources / Reference, Web / Design,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
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I'm about halfway through this book and its brilliant. If you're thinking of going out on your own as a freelancer or starting your own design business this is a must read. In fact all Mike's advice would work for you dealing with your art director as well. Design is a Job from A Book Apart...
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A Book Apart

A Book Apart

Category: Web / Design, Web / Resources,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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A Book Apart is your one stop shop for everything web related (publishing wise). They've produced seminal books like Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte & Mobile Fir...
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(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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Stanley Morison argues in Politics and Script that the nineteenth-century invention of the sans serif lowercase was no less than ‘the most novel and permanent contribution to letter-design that has appeared on the printed page since the Aldine Italic of 1501’. Given that the sans serif has become the dominant typographic form of the past century (for all but lengthy text...

The humble Staedtler pencil..?

The humble Staedtler pencil..?

Category: Art,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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Every now and again you see a creative mind turning an everyday object into something quite remarkable... Australian artist Lionel Bawden has done just that. Via butdoesitfloat.com ...
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