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Global Flight Paths Visualised

Global Flight Paths Visualised

Category: Design / Infographics, Other Design Fields, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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Did you know that there are currently more than 58,000 flight paths across the globe? And that Atlanta, Georgia is the busiest airport in the world? Transportation planner Michael Markieta has spent the past year developing these amazing visualisations of the globe's hectic flight paths, helping us to better understand how our air space is used. Working on the project in his s...

LEARN - on AGDA NSW Blog

LEARN - on AGDA NSW Blog

Category: Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference, Web / Resources,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 2nd 2013
No. of comments: 0

You've finished your study, or perhaps graduation is not far off, and you're about to take that scary leap into the weird and wonderful world of graphic design. You probably have a million questions about what to do from here - but look no further, because we've complied a list of some of the best advice for you brand new designers. We love ...

The Exploded Alphabet

The Exploded Alphabet

Category: Design / Typography, Illustration,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

This self-inititated project by Matt Stevens, a designer and illustrator from North Carolina, combines his love for vintage automative manuals with typography. Not only is the 26 letter series a feast for the eyes, but it also provides a new perspective on the anatomy of type and how the font was put together. ...

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Category: Design / Interactive, Design / Packaging, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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How do you mend a broken heart? Well, according to graphic designer Melanie Charnock: a good dose of dark chocolate, some tissues, bubble bath, and a CD compilation to cry along to, all packaged up in a handy first aid box. The idea came about as part of a student assignment she was given to create an activity book. Mel...

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Category: Art, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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This fun chandelier design by New York artist Kevin Champeny is made of over 3,000 gummy bears. They may look good enough to eat, but sadly they're made from acrylic so you won't actually be able to pull one down from your living room ceiling to nibble on. ...

Alphabet Topography

Alphabet Topography

Category: Art, Design / Typography, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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A self-initiated project by Yale-graduates Synoptic Office, these laser cut 3D letterforms are a physical representation of the alphabet based on how frequently each letter is used. So vowels and consonants like 'R' and 'T' are physically much taller than letters like 'W' and 'G' which are u...

Pixar Playing Cards

Pixar Playing Cards

Category: Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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A self-proclaimed 'huge' Pixar fan, graphic designer and illustrator Chris Anderson has made a lot of Pixar-related work over the years including this set of deluxe playing cards which he produced as part of a university project. ...

Laser Cut Record

Category: Art, Music, Other Design Fields, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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Not satisfyied with creating the world's first 3D printed record, Amanda Ghassaei has now created wooden, laser cut records. The results are not only striking in a visual sense, but the audible versions of the songs cut into the wood in this way are strangely haunting. Tracks that Amanda has chosen so far include Radiohead'...

Peepshow — at the London College!

Peepshow — at the London College!

Category: Illustration,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 16th 2013
No. of comments: 0

The fabulously talented Chrissie Macdonald and Andrew Rae from Peepshow Collective came in to give a presentation to our London students yesterday. It was truly fascinating...

The History of Typography

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: May 13th 2013
No. of comments: 1

An incredibly detailed stop-motion animation from designer Ben Barrett-Forrest covering the history of typography. 291 paper letters. 2,454 photographs. 140 hours of work. Phwoar!  ...