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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,...
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 windows of the Town Centre...
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....
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 1 month. 3 routes will...
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...