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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!
Essays on reality

Essays on reality

Essays On Reality is an ongoing series of short video art installations, influenced by the existentialist and surrealist movement, and inspired by socio-political and economic events from around the world. via creativebloq   Essays On Reality, Chapter 1 from Greg Barth on Vimeo. Essays On Reality, Chapter 2 from Greg Barth on Vimeo.
kvgd

kvgd

kvgd aka Kerr Vernon Graphic Design is an award~winning, Glasgow based graphic design studio delivering branding and marketing communications across all kinds of media platforms with a philosophy of  ”Be nice and do good work”.
Alex Sturrock

Alex Sturrock

Intimate portraits and moody reportage by Alex Sturrock.
Reach More Customers Instantly with Discount Banner Printing

Reach More Customers Instantly with Discount Banner Printing

Understanding the positive impact which banner advertising can have on your business is one of those things which can seem obvious… after you have invested! Seriously, you have to experience the effect; if you need to draw attention to an event, sale or other business scheme, Discount Banner Printing are the way forward click here...
Mash

Mash

Mash Creative, aka Mark Bloom is a Graphic Designer and typography geek with a portfolio full of sexy goodness.
Zebra

Zebra

Zebra is a brand communications agency with offices in Singapore and Perth, Australia. Their ethos is to undertake found every project with a strong, simple idea. Their work covers the fields of brand identity, art direction, advertising, print, digital and environmental design.
BCN:MCR Thursday 21 February 2013

BCN:MCR Thursday 21 February 2013

A unique exhibition, uniting five of the best Barcelona based design agencies at 2022NQ, Manchester’ 21 February – 7 March 2013 ‘BCN:MCR’ premieres at 2022NQ on Thursday 21 February 2013 and is presented by Manchester-based designer, Dave Sedgwick. The exhibition unites, for the first time, five of the most innovative and cutting-edge, Barcelona based design...
Kontrapunkt

Kontrapunkt

From the interior design and a custom typeface for the best restaurant in the world to Brand development for the United Nations Kontrapunkt are leading the way providing thought provoking visual communication.        
Josep Román Barri

Josep Román Barri

Josep Román Barri is a graphic designer currently based in Barcelona, Spain. His work is defined by crisp typography and bold use of colour.
Trestipos Graficos

Trestipos Graficos

“We believe in listening to our clients, analyzing their situation, actively proposing and jointly developing custom solutions that are both efficient and lasting. Involved in every phase of a project from conception and management through production, we care about each one, guaranteeing the best results.” Trestipos Graficos      
Adam Rix

Adam Rix

Former Creative Head at LOVE now working at MUSIC in Manchester Adam Rix has a really creative body of work. http://www.byvariousartists.com/
Face

Face

Face is a Mexican studio with a portfolio full of high quality print and web projects. I’m particularly fond of their bold and minimal branding for Kinetica.
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 & art direction.  
Paniagua by Hello

Paniagua by Hello

Cycling and design go together like coffee and cake so when long time CMYKern favourites Hello got in touch to tell me about a collaboration they are doing with Friska food called Paniagua , I thought it might be worth a mention. “Paniagua has been born out of our love for design and cycling. Our...
Hattie Newman

Hattie Newman

Hattie Newmans’ set design and paper pieces make me a very happy boy.    
Impact Signs

Impact Signs

Impact! Signs is a leading Architectural Sign Company. They design, produce, and install high quality dimensional letters, custom logo signs, and metal plaques. Impact! Signs was founded in 1989 by Ammar and Shabbir Moosabhoy, father and son. They have built a loyal team of expert craftsmen, creative designers, and sales professionals with a vast knowledge...
Merry F***ing Christmas

Merry F***ing Christmas

Today I received one of these rather funny typographical Christmas cards. Produced by somewhat of a CMYKern favourite Ashley O’brien, the cards are available to buy from Provide Shop based in Birmingham’s Custard factory. You can buy them online here.
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 how to do wayfinding and...
Tristan Palmer 2013 Calendar

Tristan Palmer 2013 Calendar

I just received a rather nice looking calendar Tristan Palmer has produced for 2013. It’s  an A3 Digital print, on Fedrigoni Sirio Pearla 290gsm stock and available to buy at the bargain price of £5 here.
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 work by them is their...
Matt Willey

Matt Willey

Matt Willey graduated from Central St Martins in 1997. Having gained valuable experience at a handful of small design companies he joined the internationally acclaimed studio Frost Design, later becoming Creative Director. In 2005 he co-founded Studio8 Design with Zoë Bather. In 2011 Matt co-launched Port Magazine and is the co-Creative Director of the title.  
Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

I’m embarrassed to say I’d only heard of the late photographer Diane Arbus very recently. Her images pose more questions than answers. Is she an outsider looking in or an insider documenting her reality? Sadly the very talented, yet troubled photographer took her own life in 1971. This Guardian article will give you a little more background into...
Blok

Blok

With offices in Mexico City and Toronoto, Blok is a design studio specializing in brand identities and experiences, packaging, exhibitions, installations and editorial design. “Now here’s what we really do: steep ourselves in the world around us, seek out the normal, the abnormal, the mundane, the exciting, the current, the obsolete, the inspiring, the disheartening and...
Chad Miller

Chad Miller

Chad Miller is a designer/art director Currently living in Cincinnati. he deals with brand identity systems, advertisingand digital campaigns for global and national clients such as United Way, Aetna, Scion,TimeWarner, Ray-Ban & Honda.