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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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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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Logotype

Logotype

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

  For all the (well deserved, I should add) hype about digital there certainly are a lot of BEAUTIFUL books being released at the moment. One of the picks has to be the latest in a series from Laurence King Publishers, Logotype. The hugely successful (and essential inclusions on any serious designe...

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

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
No. of comments: 0

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 ...

Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Category: Art, Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 22nd 2012
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I'm one of those people who silently fumes when I get a loaned book back from a friend and pages have been dog-eared. Have some of these people not heard of bookmarks?! So I've had to put my overly book-protective nature aside for a bit to fully appreciate the beauty of what Nicholas Jones does to various precious tomes. Simply...
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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
No. of comments: 0

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
No. of comments: 0

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.  ...

It's mine!

It's mine!

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
No. of comments: 1

Ordered some time ago, my face LIT UP when I saw this arrive today! Seriously, one of the greatest designers ever to have graced this planet. This, for sure, is my new favourite design book. Available at Unit Editions. ...
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