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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...
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.
Eye Candy - This Friday - Mr Bingo

Eye Candy – This Friday – Mr Bingo

This week sees the launch of Eye Candy Festival. Taking place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday it sees a whole plethora of creative things taking place across the Southside district of Birmingham. I’ll be posting more about the event over the next few days but for now I’ll concentrate on the speakers event on Friday...
I never finish anythi

I never finish anythi

Fun print by designer Brad Rose.
Post

Post

via NothingSpecific
Gavin Martin Associates and Colournet

Gavin Martin Associates and Colournet

I wish our printers had great job bags like these. Via visuelle.co.uk
777

777

777 design has produced some really great posters posters for the football fans out there. Go check them out.
Synth Eastwood present Fast Forward

Synth Eastwood present Fast Forward

If you live in Birmingham you’ll be acutely aware (unless you’ve been living under a rock) that between 23rd and the 28th March Birmingham’s Flatpack film festival will be taking place city wide. Fast Forward With Synth Eastwood from Synth Eastwood on Vimeo. Amongst a whole host of other things there will be a party...
We Make Art Experiment

We Make Art Experiment

We Make Art are running a cool experiment where you email them something that has really annoyed you recently with a little background information. They will then produce an A0 print on your issue and place them in and around Birmingham for you to collect. The prints will also feature in the next We Make...
Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

I don’t usually do things like this, but what the hell it’s Friday! Happy birthday Matt from Smile. Have a typographically fun day.
Smile Mail

Smile Mail

Got another Smile mail yesterday. The plot thickens…
Smile

Smile

I received a yellow hand written envelope at the weekend with a very odd message inside. It simply says “3″ and “7PM” on a very weird type of paper. Further investigation led me to the back of the envelope where the envelope was de-bossed  showing me it was from Birmingham based Smile. I’ve tried to...
Anna Garforth

Anna Garforth

Some really crazy experimental typography by Anna Garforth. I’d love to see some of her moss type whilst on a stroll. You can see some of the big ad agencies pinching her idea for something really lame like an advert for a garden centre. I hope they don’t.
Andy Cooke

Andy Cooke

Got an email on Friday from Andy Cooke informing me of his site update. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a website that made me smile. Andy’s’ work is playful colourful and in places a bit tongue in cheek and this comes across when navigating through his site. When you look at a...

Birmingham- My Kinda Town

Strictly non-design related, this video has made the Brummies of the studio very happy,  and even given us a few laughs. If you’ve never been to, or even heard of Birmingham, it’s exactly how it’s portrayed in this video!

New Spike Jonze Video for UNKLE

If you enjoyed Spike Jonze’s Invisible skateboard video video then his new video for UNKLE track “Heaven” will be right up your street. Jonze always brings a playful over the top aesthetic to lots of his work that is most definitely prevalent in this promo. Slow motion skateboarding with tons of explosions, good times!
Fazeley Studio's Launch Party

Fazeley Studio’s Launch Party

Wow! What a great launch party for Birminghams new premiere creative space. Lots of great food, lots of booze, lots of music and lots of creative types made for a very heady atmosphere. It was nice to see Youplus had a room with some great sculpture/motion work from We Make Art. It was also great...

iPhone Band

Taken from the CR blog, this really made me laugh!
Flash Swap

Flash Swap

This looks like a lot of fun.I think I may have to take in a few prints!
Cassette Jackets

Cassette Jackets

Again on a bit of a vintage tip, Hugh dropped me a mail with pictures of classical music cassette tapes that he rooted out as he was going on a trip.
Vintage Toy Packaging

Vintage Toy Packaging

A colleague  showed me some pictures of his toy collection today and I absolutely love the packaging! It really does what it says on the tin!
Xmas Cards

Xmas Cards

Started working on some Christmas cards today. If your a reader please send me a mail with your address and I’d love to send you one. Penguins printed on 200gsm Canford Ice white.
Alexandra Veloso and Juan Pablo Huizi

Alexandra Veloso and Juan Pablo Huizi

I got a rather intriguing mail from the studio of Alexandra Veloso and Juan Pablo Huizi containing their manifesto. After following it to their site it’s all in Spanish, so with a little help from Google translate, with some rather amusing results I was able to find a bit about them. According to Google Translate...
Notebooks

Notebooks

We have had a massive box of scrap paper build up in the studio over the last few months and in these hard times of the “CRUNCH” I thought I’d cut a bit up and make some nice notebooks. There is still lots more paper left so if you want one get in touch and...
Feed's 3rd Birthday

Feed’s 3rd Birthday

To celebrate FEEDs’ third birthday there is a guest seminar by the talented Nic Freeman followed by a party at the Millennium point studio. So if your around Birmingham way this Friday, drop me a line!
Friday night

Friday night

Ah good old Friday night! I’ve seen much about these becks artist bottles over the last few months and tonight I’ve managed to pick up a crate of the beauties. I will do my very best to sample each one and look at the art whilst I drink. I may even try each one more...
Firefox experimental typography

Firefox experimental typography

Not sure if I’m a bit late off the mark here but I pressed command and – in Firefox on accident, and it enlarges whats on my screen! So I went to a few of my most visited pages and englarged them and came up with quite a few nice experimental typographic compositions. I feel...