Sabrina Smelko is a Canadian Illustrator working in the realms of typography, icon/info graphics, graphic animation and web design. Documented via her blog, each day of the year Sabrina has been designing and posting a custom numerical font – well worth checking out.
Iloveligatures is a delightful little typography blog that is full of lovely ligatures. Ligatures are used to improve the appearance of type, creating a smoother transition or connection between characters by connecting crossbars, removing dots over the I, or otherwise altering the shape of the characters. Take a look for some fine looking examples. Feature
Under the information section of Jerry Hsu’s Tumblr website titled ‘N A Z I G O L D’ he has written “cellular faggotry”. I’m not sure how much this tells you about him, but he has a fantastic collection of raw photographic images which give you a sense of the life that he leads. I love the freedom and honesty that exudes in his style and content of imagery. He’s touching some of those awesome buttons with his photography that my brain didn’t even know about, he is featured in Nudity Today and is on of my favourite skateboarders. Feature
Jon Burgerman is a Brooklyn based Artist that’s ‘interested in instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle.’ The Artists new blog see’s him address ‘the tumblr girl phenomenon’ (the constant re-blogging of photos of girls online) joining in with a self initiated project that involves illustrating and reposting eccentric & colourful images of girls he’s seen on the website. Best explained by the man himself – ‘The idea is the new blog acts as a kind of visual discussion of this cultural trend’
Sabrina Russo is a freelance Graphic Designer that ‘dabbles in illustration, art direction and copywriting creating designs that are ‘humerous and human’. Based in East London the designer works across a range of different disciplines and developed ‘a love for all things printed’ whilst studying at LCC.
I first saw ‘The Condimentalist’ blog last week and had to share my hype about Sabrina’s dope illustrations of ‘stuff from her kitchen cupboards’
I made it down to Print Club London’s Group show last week (on till May 24th) and was really impressed by the variety of exciting illustrative/typographic imagery and super friendly Print Club fam who made me feel more then welcome and gave me the chance to catch up with my favourite Artists about their work.
Click + to read about my pick of the bunch including Sam Baldwin, Claudia Borfiga, Hannah Prebble Ben Rider & Josie Malloy Feature
Georgina Teseleanu (aka Anai Greog) is a Romanian Artist. Developing her style whilst studying psychology her imagery often takes inspiration from her work as a psychotherapist aiming to provoke an emotional response. Her exciting work is colourful, bold and geometric demonstrating supernatural worlds inside a circle. Feature
After having a browse on hurtyoubad I came across the NY Prisoner 63906054 blog and spent most of last Sunday distracted from my work reading posts.
Timothy Guvercin, the man behind it is a Britt currently locked up in America, after being on remand for 2 years he’s selling T-shirts to help fund his legal fees.
Cookie D’oh began when pals Annu Kilpelainen and Hannah Weeden found themselves working part time together at a biscuit factory. They began by making cheeky biscuits for one another, and as their creations grew, they began to collate their efforts online, which has developed quite a following. They’ve just made some super sweet snacks for Lazy Oaf, Vice, and The Haggerston Espresso Room, and at the end of the day, who isn’t won over by a witty tie-dyed biscuit? Feature
I’m quite the fan of what these guys do and regularly peek at their blog to see what they’ve been up to. This blog post about their business card boxes had me at bee. A flea, a bee, hands whittling wood and shells feature on these beautiful little boxes printed onto all 50 shades of the GF Smith colourplan range. Just lovely. Feature
PASTEAK is a creative duo made of Julien Den Doncker & Antoine Jaunard that mainly works around the beautiful process of screen printing. They are currently studying visual communication at ERG (Ecole de Recherche Graphique), in Brussels. You can buy some of their t-shirts on Check This. Feature
A Toronto based surface design studio a real swell collection of patterns and prints in their portfolio, from high contrast geometric line work to feminine but distinct florals and a clear love of colour. A great place for inspiration and they also have a submissions page for all you pattern and surface designers out there.
Lets start the New Year with a sexy bit of type from the new online magazine, typetoken. A well organised and inspiring hub of fresh, experimental, mainstream typography and visual language. Head over to the website and introduce your foggy hungover heads to some of the best design around. Feature
Issue 6 of Wrap Magazine is out and it sure is looking to be a beauty from their online snaps. Nordic Lights takes inspiration from all of Europe’s snowy countries making for a rather festive treat. It also includes five double sided pull-out wrapping paper sheets too so you can customise your gifts this year with a little extra edge. Nice one guys. Feature
Last week I received my copy of Hurtyoubads’ “Concealed Intentions” and oh my days it was worth the wait!
The graff blog of all graff blogs converted to print for the first time, showcasing years of work visually exploring graffiti culture in collaboration with topsafe.
“A Graffiti magazine with little to no graffiti in it” – you need to see it!
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Designers & Books publishes lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design. In doing this they hope to focus attention on how books can be important and inspired sources of creativity, innovation, and invention.
C-Heads Magazine loves to inspire ♥ Trends, fashion, photographers, models, music, art, lifestyle, clubbing and travelling around the world. They have existed since 2006 and were founded in Vienna as the first flash-based magazine for photography, music, art & style in Austria.
A sweet design blog with a keen eye for sharp design. From packaging to architecture, they’ve got it down. A hub of inspiration.
Salt are a fresh, independent, not-for-profit, lo-fi publication and collaboration group. They’re currently looking to add to an already growing library of zines, publications and printed material that have been produced independently. Head over to the site for contact details and more information.
A wash of dreamy watercolour from the Bristol based Illustrator, from portraits to guns, the girls got it covered.
If you haven’t clocked on yet, I’m a bit of a book geek. Every geek needs that place to go and have a drool fest over the best new stuff and Visual Editions is my current indulgent website. A publishing company set up in 2009, they set out to find “great looking stories” and adorn us with beautifully crafted books. Between their blog, website and flickr these guys have got it covered.
I can’t stop wandering around Telegramme Studio’s website at the moment, this EP sleeve design for Portasound caught my eye and I though it would be a real shame not to share it with you all.
A great screen printed narrative piece based on the short story ‘Leaning From the Steep Slope’, instead of stand alone images, each square layers and incorporates stages of the story. Striking use of hand drawn elements and collage.
Blush are a bespoke and custom letterpress company from the UK who make the most stunning array of products and frequently blog their recent creations. Everything they make is flawlessly classy and unique, especially their business cards. A talented company and a blog full of inspiration worth checking out. Nice one guys.
Repeated patterns and colourful detailed typography make up the body of work of Matt Lyon’s website. As great as they are, it’s this moody delicate drawing that I fell for.
Originally from Armenia and now based in London, multifaceted artist Shahane creates these hauntingly beautiful prints through layers of experimental letterpress and print. Using unconventional methods and materials her pieces conclude to these deep textured wonders.
Penguin created this range as a sweet selection of some of the most innovative and pioneering books of our time and they’ve had the covers designed to reflect the content. Each series has been designed with it’s own style and colour scheme. If you ever need inspiration for type and layout, this is a great place to start.
We Love Letterpress was founded by Kristin as a place for all of the people who love letterpress. Simple! We love this idea and you can submit you own studio to the directory. Check out some of the rad content.
Nick Morley aka Linocut Boy is a UK based printmaker, running lino print workshops from his studio in Margate and formally involved with East London Printmakers. Check out his work as well as his blog of lino cut work from all manner of people.
Graphic Exchange is an awesome collection of design work, selected by Fabien Barral.
Hello and apologies for the lack of posting over the last week. We have been incredibly busy with some exciting new projects which we will inform everyone about in the coming weeks. Here is an awesome website with more links to ‘surf’ through. Excuse the pun! Go find out what I’m talking about.
Print To The People is a new creative partnership with the aim of encouraging creativity using the medium of screen printing run by Vicki Johnson and Jo Stafford, two people who are seriously serious about screen printing.
Self Publish, Be Happy is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 with the aim of celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photo books through events (such exhibitions, displays and conferences), publications and online exposure. Self Publish, Be Happy also organises workshops that help artists and photographers make and publish their own books.
You know when you find that gem on the internet that you want to share with the world. Well that it what I just did. It’s not the easiest site to navigate around but it is well worth every click to see every miscellaneous 60′s and 70′s California concert posters and handbills.
Here is a really well illustrated guide to screen printing using a hand cut stencil before exposing each layer. Also some pretty ingenious registration tabs.
This site is devoted to building a history of late 20th century radical and community printing collectives in the UK; the poster collectives, the service printers and typesetters, the print resource centres.
The work of Eric Carlson & Aaron Anderson has a very unique style and can be seen at thisisawe.com. They are very quirky and humorous with their content and execution, for example they have some hand cut and screen printed urinal tubes for the ladies that want to stand. Also be sure to check out their Information Tunnel.