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Janine Rewell - Time lapse video

Janine Rewell – Time lapse video

Another one of the artists at Beyonderground was Janine Rewell. I’ve featured Janine’s work before so it was a delight to meet her in person. She’s worked for the likes of Arla, Nokia, Swarovski and editorial work for Wired Magazine. Janine spent 5 days before the festival painting a mural on the...
Beyonderground festival

Beyonderground festival

Beyonderground is a creative festival that focuses on graphic design, illustration, performance and music. Over 2 days  in Hasselt, Belgium there will be lectures, workshops, live painting, music, food & drinks. Besides the two-day indoor festival the city of Hasselt will be claimed and renamed ‘beyon- derground graphic City’ for...
Bravo Company

Bravo Company

I came across Bravo Company after seeing their amazing work for Five & Dime restaurant/café. They are a a creatively led, independent design studio based in Singapore who work with a variety of individuals and organisations to deliver considered and engaging design. They specialise in identity & brand development, printed communications &...
Well Made Studio

Well Made Studio

Formerly Mercy, Well Made Studio has been set up leaving Mercy to focus on the arts programme, launching Well Made as an independent design studio. Well Made studio are a team of well mannered, genial designers working for lifestyle, arts and publishing clients.
Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene

Cartlidge Levene is a London based design studio acclaimed for its intelligent, creative and beautifully crafted design. They have produced award-winning work for a wide range of clients such as the Barbican Centre, Guardian News and Media, Selfridges & Co, Tate Modern and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Cartlidge Levene really know...
End of Work

End of Work

End of Work are a Sydney-based branding and design consultancy specialising in intelligent, strategically sharp design solutions. Craft, execution and the idea are at play with their work be it printed literature for a travel insurance company, or interiors for a chain of restaraunts. One of my favourite pieces of...
Teacake design

Teacake design

Teacake is a quintessentially British creative partnership that place emphasis on traditional craft values. The Manchester based team specialise in identity, typography and editorial design. The work is a pure joy to look at that is further enhanced by a website that is super easy to navigate and lets the...
Haider Muhdi

Haider Muhdi

Haider Muhdi got in touch to tell me he has just launched his new site. I’m a sucker for anything to do with Factory Records so seeing some of the work in his folio put a huge smile on my face. Slick, simple design and well thought out art direction...
Humankind

Humankind

Humankind is the portfolio site of art director/designer/artist/illustrator/photographer/good egg Lee Basford. I’ve been a follower of Lee’s work for a few years through his work at Fluid where he is an Art Director. Lee’s work usually contains strong use of typography which really shines at it’s best in his hand...
Wo Hing General Store

Wo Hing General Store

Identities like this for Wo Hing General Store by Manual remind me why I’m still so in love with graphic design. How an idea can be so playful yet look so grown up. A clear idea with razor sharp execution. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the studio headed up...
Clarke Associates

Clarke Associates

Birmingham based Clarke Associates are a PR agency but have a nice little design portfolio. I have a sneaky suspicion that they might be having a massive update to their site soon so keep your eyes peeled!  
Manifiesto Futura

Manifiesto Futura

Manifiesto Futura gives us a masterclass in how to display great work in an inventive way.
Brunswicker

Brunswicker

Some super sexy minimalist editorial shenanigans going down over at Brunswicker. There is a fair amount of great print over their as well. I really love how they have photographed their work, it really makes it shine. According to their site Brunswicker is an interdisciplinary design studio established in 1998....
Lundgren+Lindqvist

Lundgren+Lindqvist

Lundgren+Lindqvist is a Swedish design agency with a strong emphasis on branding, design for print, digital, illustration & Art Direction. They have a great way of showing their work for maximum impact. Simple design done well. Via Never Over
Torotoro branding

Torotoro branding

Loving the branding work for Torotoro, a Japanese restaurant designed by design agency Savvy. Whilst analyzing the Japanese restaurant market in the area, Savvy realized that the vast majority of restaurants brand themselves  through oriental clichés, often mixing Asian cultures without realizing it.
Tom Darracott

Tom Darracott

Tom Darracott is one of the rare designers that work seems so effortless, yet is highly thought provoking. He manages to seamless mix high end art direction with minimalist typography to produce a humanist style that is his very own. He’s now left Village Green to pursue his own projects....
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Wild Ilk

Wild Ilk

From Birmingham  based design duo, Wild Ilk, comes a limited edition art print based on the idea of a labyrinth. Labyrinths are amazing and ancient structures with many uses. The obvious one being the labyrinth that housed the minotaur on ancient Crete. More modern uses of labyrinths are recreational, for contemplation and reflection. The structure...
Network Osaka

Network Osaka

Love the work of Network Osaka. Nice mixture of simple design, great illustration and a few cheeky collages thrown in for good measure. The ABOUT section is pretty informative as well.
MAUD

MAUD

Australian studio MAUD produce colourful work underpinned by some amazing typographic sensibility.
Mario Hugo

Mario Hugo

Another meeting at Beyonderground festival. I’ll spare the bullshit blurb. We all know what a bad man Mr Mario Hugo is. if you don’t go check his stuff out. www.mariohugo.com
Werkling

Werkling

I bumped into Tina from Werkling during Beyonderground festival and I’m really glad we met. Werkling is a super agency from Helsinki, Finland pumping out some serious work. Go check them out.
Beefeater 24 competition

Beefeater 24 competition

Beefeater Gin’s super premium expression, Beefeater 24, has unveiled a stunning, limited edition pack based on a hand-drawn illustration by ink evangelist, Johanna Basford. The painstaking design – which features a unique peacock motif, inspired by the 12 fine botanicals and exotic teas that give Beefeater 24 its distinctive recipe – has inspired the brand...
Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins is an art director currently based at  U-Dox in Hoxton, London. I met paul at Beyonderground festival where he created A Moment of Play over the course of the weekend which was the theme of his talk. You may know him through his amazing Nike 78 project.
Oomph cards

Oomph cards

I was contacted recently by Oomph who who produce plastic cards. I gave them a trial and the results are fantastic. A really sturdy p;lastic card the same size/thickness as a credit card that comes in both shiny and matte. All in all a very cost effective way to make an impact. Below are an...
Work, Buy, Consume, Die - A TDR film

Work, Buy, Consume, Die – A TDR film

As a designer the work of TDR influenced my early career substantially. I still sometimes look to their work as a source of inspiration. That’s why this film has gotten me rather excited. “From Punk to Pop, the Designers Republic”"‘ (tDR”"‘) changed the established rules of design, creating some of the most iconic and recognisable logos,...
Heroes Design

Heroes Design

Heroes Design established in 1996 is run by Piotr Buczkowski. Simple, clean and functional aesthetics meets product design, identity and user experience. Heroes is very versatile studio. Piotr gave a great talk at Beyonderground and I was lucky enough to have lots of time to chat to him over the weekend.
YCN Studio

YCN Studio

At the weekend I was fortunate enough to speak at Beyonderground festival with lots of talented artists, designers and illustrators. Over the next week I’ll be posting work from people who featured at the festival. I’ll start with London based YCN. YCN Studio is an ambitious team of creative directors, art directors, designers and producers...
Magnetic putty

Magnetic putty

Magnetic putty is just like any other putty in that you can handle it, sculpt it, and squeeze it. Place it anywhere near a magnetic source and the putty animates to consume whatever the magnetic source might be.
Fionn Breen

Fionn Breen

Fionn Breen is a designer based in Perth, Australia. A simple and clean aesthetic runs through his work and the super photography really allows his work to shine.

Nike Air Max Reinvent exhibition

  Five London artists, influenced by shoe design, heritage imagery and the London cultures of the time, have produced their own reinterpretations of a specific Air Max shoe. A limited edition Air Max Reinvent fanzine will also be available to attendees on the night, together with a signed hand painted, watercolour still from the Air...
Paulo Lopes

Paulo Lopes

Paulo Lopes is a graphic designer born and raised in Versailles who is now looking for work in London.
Goods Carrier

Goods Carrier

Designer and illustrator Richard Vickers has launched Goods Carrier, a new range of limited edition prints inspired by Indian truck art. Most people return from India inspired by the spirituality, landscape or food – but for London-based graphic designer/illustrator Richard Vickers it was the ornate decoration of Indian trucks which caught his attention. Driving across...
Studio Hi Ho

Studio Hi Ho

Studio Hi Ho is a Melbourne based branding and communication studio established by Wesley Waddell and Patrick Scanlan. Simple typographic treatments, perfectly executed.
Studio Hansa

Studio Hansa

Studio Hansa got in touch to tell me about a few projects they have completed recently. They undertook a total strategic rebranding of their Chellozone’s portfolio of TV channels across EMEA. The work took the essence of the colour-based theme of the previous identity but moved it on, showing views into fantastic worlds contained in...
Hsiao-chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa - The Public

Hsiao-chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa – The Public

This February, The Public welcomed artists Hsiao-chi Tsai from Taiwan and Kimiya Yoshikawa from Japan to create a visually stunning series of plant-like works within the gallery space. The multimedia and interactive experience involving collaborations with UK sound and interactive artists, is on display until 6 May 2013. Having first been displayed at PM Gallery...
SAGMEISTER & WALSH “HALFTONE SATISFACTION”

SAGMEISTER & WALSH “HALFTONE SATISFACTION”

I was lucky enough to receive a set of these cards through the post the other day. As you’d expect from the infamous studio it’s high on both concept and quality. The studio wanted to provide people with a way of speaking their mind. Each card can be handed out to someone you’ve just met....
Planning Unit

Planning Unit

Planning Unit is a London based studio with some solid branding work in their portfolio.
Pure Magenta

Pure Magenta

Pure Magenta is the graphic design work of Sarah Kissell. Currently residing in Los Angeles working as the Art Director at Nasty Gal, her look almost defines the hipster style.  
Pavilion by Gert Wingårdh & Kustaa Saksi

Pavilion by Gert Wingårdh & Kustaa Saksi

Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi have joined creative forces to design the installation that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. 1,120 stacks consisting of a total of 11,000 A3 sheets in 44,000 points of attachment are being installed across an...
Truf Creative

Truf Creative

Truf Creative is a Santa Monica based design studio with fresh new identity that’s ell worth a look at.
YCN awards

YCN awards

Since 2001 YCN has been operating an international award programme for creative students. YCN is now seeking to elevate and recognise outstanding talent rising up within the industry. Open to creative professionals to have graduated within the last 8 years, the new YCN Professional Awards invite the submission of a portfolio showing four projects into categories...
Chen Williams - Shank series

Chen Williams – Shank series

Menacing beauty are the words that spring to mind when I see these shanks by Chen Williams. The whole notion of taking time to craft an object or tool that is designed to maim or seriously injure is something that really gets you thinking. Seeing these objects out of their perceived context allows you to admire the aesthetics of  the object...
Ubiquitous

Ubiquitous

Manchester based Ubiquitous have a really healthy body of work, but would you just look at that studio!