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Letterpress Workshop

Letterpress Workshop

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Jan 26th 2012
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in January our very own Sarah Wenman, who teaches part-time at our London college, went along to Harrington & Squires' Letterpress workshop. Harrington & Squires is a small private press run by its owners Chrissie and Vicky. They spe...

New DC Comics Identity

New DC Comics Identity

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Jan 25th 2012
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The internets are a-flutter with the sound of both comic book nerds and designers mulling over the unveiling of the new identity for DC Comics. When a plain, black and white version was initially released, there was some ...

Village - Type Foundry

Village - Type Foundry

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Jan 24th 2012
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I've just stumbled upon the lovely people over at Village. A type foundry based in Brooklyn, NYC: "We are the union of twelve young type foundries who have decided to go it alone, together." They have some good quality fonts available for purchase. Be sure to check out their ...

Jo Ingate's Contemporary Children's Illustration

Jo Ingate's Contemporary Children's Illustration

Category: Blogs, Designers/Studios, Illustration, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Jan 24th 2012
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As if Jo Ingate isn't busy enough with her various clients along with teaching one of our part-time classes in London, she recently began developing her contemporary children's illustration work and has a great blog about her various projects. Amongst them are Miki and Lump, two new characters which Jo is in the early stage...
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Moving Brands

Moving Brands

Category: Blogs, Design / Branding/Identity, Designers/Studios, Interviews / Studio,

Posted by: Corrie
Posted: Jan 23rd 2012
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If you haven't heard of Moving Brands its about time you check them out! Moving Brands is an independent, award-winning branding company with creative studios in London, Zurich, Tokyo and San Fransisco. They're not afriad to show every detail of their branding proccess from scamps to strat...

Art of the Menu

Art of the Menu

Category: Blogs, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Corrie
Posted: Jan 18th 2012
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Art of the Menu is a blog dedicated to showcasing beautifly designed menu's - a rarity but when they're good they are good!  Warning: don't look at it if you're hungry!   "As designers we make fun — and it’s usually the first thing we not...
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swissted

swissted

Category: Colour, Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Corrie
Posted: Jan 18th 2012
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Who would have thought punk rock and the clean lines of swiss modernism could work together so beautifully? Mike Joyce is redesigning old punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into International Typographic Style posters. There's 205 (and counting) posters to drool over - check them out at www.swissted.com ...
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Oh Beautiful Beer

Oh Beautiful Beer

Category: Blogs, Design / Packaging, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Jan 18th 2012
No. of comments: 1

In their own words, "Oh Beautiful Beer celebrates remarkable graphic design from the world of beer." This beer loving blog has already been featured on our 'I love these guys' section but I felt...
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Hack Forth and Multiply competition

Hack Forth and Multiply competition

Category: Competitions, Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Jan 18th 2012
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Not For Sale are a US-based non-governmental organisation aimed at creating projects to end modern day slavery all over the world. The competition challenges students and designers to work on a 'live' 24-hour brief which will require...
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Black Swan Posters by La Boca

Black Swan Posters by La Boca

Category: Art, Design / Print, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Jan 17th 2012
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I know that 'Black Swan' isn't exactly a new film (and neither are these posters) but I just stumbled across these 4 beautiful 'teasers' by UK-based studio La Boca. They're a great example of design principles at work (hierarchy, contrast and repetition) but also of pushing that original idea. ...