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Michael C. Place and Adrian Shaughnessy download

Michael C. Place and Adrian Shaughnessy download

As mentioned in an earlier post, March saw two of the greats in conversation, Michael C. Place and Adrian Shaughnessy. You can download the whole thing here.
Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut

Been around the block I know, but after reading 79 Short Essays on Design recently (great book and each essay is done in a different typeface which makes for an excellent guessing game throughout) I had post this informative little article on the man himself.
James Langdon

James Langdon

Being slightly patriotic to my home town of Birmingham, It’s great to see some excellent design work coming out of this grey old city. I came across James Langdons‘ work through formfiftyfive and I have to say I love it. Just the other day me and a friend were discusing how much we enjoyed the...
Chris Gray

Chris Gray

After seeing Chris Greys‘ Illustration for the Freitag truck I decided to investigate him further. I’m so glad I did. For someone of his age, he has a massive body of work and has worked with lots of big clients. I really like his simplistic approach to his illustration work, so playful.
Kenji Hirata

Kenji Hirata

When I saw the work of street artist Kenji Hiata, it instantly reminded me of an urban 8vo. His splashes of symmetrical colour make my minimal heart all warm and fuzzy. I especially love his canvases and the way he displays his work to give it real depth. Go check out his site. www.kenjihirata.com
Pixelgarten

Pixelgarten

I recently visited a great Leeds based coffee shop called Opposite. After coming second in the UK barista championships, Opposite clearly makes a great cup of the black stuff, and after visiting their site I can see why. They have recently won second place in the UK barista championships. They were showing an exhibition of...
Design Spot: Stockholm Design Lab

Design Spot: Stockholm Design Lab

The way Stockholm Design Lab deal with information systems, packaging, type and graphics is effortlessly minimal. At first glance it may seem very straight forward, but it’s the linear nature of their message that I think is very complex. To bring packaging down to such a simplistic level (see chocolate bar for IKEA below) requires...
Design Spot: Idustrial Facility

Design Spot: Idustrial Facility

Industrial Facility design things we use everyday. Design with a greater purpose. They seem to take the everyday mundane and turn it into tangible poetry. The work speaks for itself. Intuitive, simplistic and most importantly, very usable.
Design Spot: Chuck Anderson

Design Spot: Chuck Anderson

I came across the work of Chuck Anderson in a recent interview he did with istockphoto. It wasn’t until I visited his website No Pattern that I realised I’d already seen much of his work. After finishing school he had a variety of jobs from screen printer to working as a packer for threadless (who...
Design Spot: Richard Sweene

Design Spot: Richard Sweene

In one word the work of Richard Sweeney is- Breathtaking. He uses paper, wood and plastics to create shapes and forms that are mathematical yet organic. What stands out to me the most about his work is the scale he sometimes works on. Some of his pieces are over a metre long and all of...
Design Spot: Graham Jones

Design Spot: Graham Jones

I came across Graham Jones through AisleOne. He is a designer working in Manchester, UK. His work is brutally beautiful in its simplistic approach but i really think it is his technique that sets his work apart. He uses quality product and uses letterpresses to give his work real originality. Take the business card for...