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Life Cycle of a Drop of Water

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Feb 13th 2013
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This fascinating stop-motion sequence beautifully illustrates the life-cycle of water using incredible paper 'engineering'. A wonderful collaboration between Helen Friel, Jess Deacon and Chris Turner, (paper sculptor, animator and photographer respectively),...

"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" Typography under the bonnet

"Eyes, Shoulders, Ears & Bowls…" 
Typography under the bonnet

Category: Books, Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: John Palowski
Posted: Jan 25th 2013
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  This week our FT students have just been tested on their knowledge on the basics of the anatomy of a typeface (all of whom passed with flying colours – clever bunch!). We think they're ready for a bit of advanced theory… and where better to start than this beautiful new publication by ...
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Smartas by Anagrama

Smartas by Anagrama

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jan 23rd 2013
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This is absolutely the best name for a toilet paper company ever. And the snazzy design from Spanish studio Anagrama ain't half bad either.  ...

Book Quotes to Illustrations

Book Quotes to Illustrations

Category: Art, Books, Design / Editorial, Design / Typography,

Posted by:
Posted: Jan 11th 2013
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Check out these great posters by New York designer Evan Robertson – inspired by quotes from favourite authors. ...

illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

Category: Art, Books, Illustration,

Posted by:
Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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very sweet collection of illustrations from a book called Missed Connections – all inspired by messages left on Craigs List. Love the idea, love the style. ...

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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Papercut Initials

Papercut Initials

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 14th 2012
No. of comments: 2

Whoa! check out these beautiful papercut initials on Etsy! ...

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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America Elect: Interactive Graphic Novel

America Elect: Interactive Graphic Novel

Category: Design / Interactive, Illustration, Web / Design,

Posted by: Maz
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
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In case you missed any of the action in the US presidential race, guardian.co.uk's US Interactive Team have created this stunning online interactive graphic novel, covering the twists and turns of the campaign trail since 2008. Fantastic design - the images on the left are pretty neat, but the real thing is way more fun - ...

The First Cut, Manchester Art Gallery. 5 October - 27 January 2013

The First Cut, Manchester Art Gallery. 5 October - 27 January 2013

Category: Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Oct 29th 2012
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This is a great exhibition happening at Manchester Art Gallery, if you are in Manchester you should definitely go and check it out. On display is the work of 31 international artists who cut, scult and manipulate paper.  Manchester Art Gallery ...