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Designing for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Designing for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Design / Packaging, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Documentaries/Film,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Mar 17th 2014
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Annie Atkins has my dream job - designing for Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. She was responsible for every graphic prop in the film - from passports, to money, to cake packaging. Check out this incred...

Glen Weisgerber

Glen Weisgerber

Category: Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Todd Beeby
Posted: Mar 4th 2014
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I love hand lettering, sign writing, pinstriping and type design from past times. Folks that paint cars and hot rods mostly seem self-taught and their styles are a little wild and out of the box, but the free-hand skill is incredible. I found this video of Glen Weisberger, who taught himself this craft in the '70s, following on from the likes of Von Dutch and Ed Roth, who kick-started custom car a...
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Creative Uses of Animated GIFs - Line25

Creative Uses of Animated GIFs - Line25

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Interactive, Resources / Portfolios, Web / Design,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Mar 11th 2014
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A great post up on Line25 showcasing some interesting uses of animated GIFs to showcase digital work. Definitely something to consider at portfolio time. Creative Uses of Animated...

The Souvenir Society

The Souvenir Society

Category: Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Amoni Best
Posted: Feb 25th 2014
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The Souvenir Society is a collaboration between Kasia Gadecki (packaging designer) and Allison Colpoys (book designer), based in Melbourne, Australia. They create stationery goods using 100% recycled paper stock and bio-degradable packaging. I love the handmade element of their work, using different textures and colours to create different shapes, patterns and designs....

Geoff McFetridge designs Her

Geoff McFetridge designs Her

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Interactive, Documentaries/Film, Web / Design,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Feb 23rd 2014
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After seeing Her, the film directed by Spike Jonze, I was incredibly curious as to who was the designer behind all the interfaces for the computer software. That'd be Geoff McFetridge, of Champion Studio. He was also responsible for the title sequence, the credits, the illustrations hanging above Theodor...

The Message Is Medium Rare

The Message Is Medium Rare

Category: Blogs, Photography, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Feb 19th 2014
No. of comments: 1

Here's a question for you - what do burgers and designers have in common? (No, the answer is not that we designers like to eat burgers.) The team from MINE are big believers in taking inspiration from any and everywhere - including that humble lunchtime burger. They've started ...

Pemberton's Portfolio Site

Pemberton's Portfolio Site

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Web / Design,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Feb 20th 2014
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Currently drooling over the portfolio site from Pemberton, the New York team behind the gorgeous Warby Parker brand. Responsive, clean, simple, and their work is to die for.  ...

The Great Discontent Going Print

Category: Design / Editorial, Interviews / Individual, Interviews / Studio, Magazines,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Feb 11th 2014
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One of my favourite online magazines, The Great Discontent, has launch a kickstarter to create a print version. They're also working with the amazing Frank Chimero so its going to be brilliant! Check out the ...
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Lindsay Noble

Lindsay Noble

Category: Design / Environmental, Designers/Studios, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Ali
Posted: Feb 10th 2014
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As part of the preparation for the much anticipated hand-made project, Shillo-Lon received a visit from Lindsay Noble, a freelance graphic designer who specialises in 'community building' and 'environmental engagement'. Within her work Lindsay often uses wood to make amazing signage and interactive pieces. Lindsay has lots of inspiring projects on her website so if you're...

Disco Ball Pizza Oven. Yes!

Disco Ball Pizza Oven. Yes!

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Nov 13th 2013
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A disco ball pizza oven? Yes please! Located in Vienna, this pizzera is called Disco Volante (no, not joking) and it was designed by studio madamemohr. It is super cool - the waiters even wear specially-designed overalls created by fashion designers Milena Heussley and Luciano Raimondi. If you're ever in Vienna... ...