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Daniel Eatock Book Talk 1 at Eastside Projects

Thursday 15 July, 6.30–8pm, £3 Booking essential, contact info@eastsideprojects.org Eastside Projects presents a talk from artist Daniel Eatock in the first of a series of ‘book talks’. In the spirit of Curating the Library Eatock has been invited to select publications for the Eastside Projects Library, and will introduce selections that are pivotal to his...
Eastside Projects - Book show

Eastside Projects – Book show

Eastside Projects has an amzing new show on with the theme of books. The show includes works by the 2006 Turner Prize winner Simon Starling, John Latham, American artist Nina Katchadourian, Zurich-based artist Rollo Press and more. The show also features a new publication ‘Book’, edited by James Langdon. “Books” runs till Sptember 4th. Designer...
Formats for books: Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing

Formats for books: Robin Kinross’s Hyphen Press and design publishing

Just stumbled across this from the Eye Blog. It looks like a winner of an exhibition based around the format of books. They also have a wonderful uncut booklet to accompany the exhibition, where most of the content is hidden or folded away. The exhibition ‘Formats for books: Hyphen Press and design publishing’ continues until...
John Burgerman @ FEED

John Burgerman @ FEED

Wowsers! FEED studio are back with another amazing guest speaker. After the likes of Martin Parr and  Ian Anderson, FEED are bringing John Burgerman to Birmingham. The talk is at 7pm on 19th May 2010. Not to be missed! Email: adam@thisisfeed.co.uk for more information.
Unit: Design/Research 01 : Folkways

Unit: Design/Research 01 : Folkways

Coming from the folk who brought us the awesome ‘Studio Culture – The Secret Life of The Graphic Design Studio’ in 2009, the new project from Unit Editions takes the form of a newspaper, with quite a specific subject matter at that. ‘Design/Research 01′ focuses upon the work of seminal, yet largely overlooked record sleeve...

FEED PRESENTS BARNBROOK SEMINAR 28.01.10

FEED are at it again this time with a seminar by the multi talented Mr Jonathan Barnbrook. Not one to be missed. Get your ticket whilst they are still available: £5 BMC STUDENTS £6 ANYONE ELSE RSVP adam@thisisfeed.co.uk
OFFSET 2009

OFFSET 2009

OFFSET 2009 is week long creative festival culminating in a 3 day conference taking place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th November. With a ridiculous line up of speakers such as Anthony Burrill, Stelier, David Shrigley, Experimental Jetset, Lella & Massimo Vignelli and Graphic Thought Facility you’d be a fool to miss...
Fluid Update

Fluid Update

Birmingham based Fluid have a small but perfectly formed update to their site. Really love the Hello Digital case study that shows the design process to produce the logo for the festival.
Sample 1

Sample 1

I’m heading down for the launch party and first SAMPLE exhibition on Thursday 13th August 2009, 8pm at the Vaults, Newhall Hill, Birmingham. SAMPLE is curated by Family and features work from Clusta, Mezzetty and Family. If you enjoy contemporary graphic design, typography and photography of the highest order (if your reading this blog I...
The Old Sweet Shop- Robots exhibition

The Old Sweet Shop- Robots exhibition

The Old Sweet Shop (what a nice name for a gallery) has an exhibition entitled “Robots” coming up. It runs from July 9 – July 25 and features new work by Alec Strang, Emily Evans, Freya Harrison, Moon Keum, Vinish Shah, JMG, Catherine Rudie, Hanne Berkaak and Cristian Ortiz. So if your around London SW18anytime...
FEED noise show 09

FEED noise show 09

I was fortunate enough to make the opening of the final year HND students at Matthew Boulton College’s FEED NOISE show last week. I have to say the standard of work was beyond many degree shows I’ve been to. Most of he work had some great ideas behind them and the level of finish on...
Counter-Print

Counter-Print

Counter-print is dedicated to the promotion and sale of Art and Design related material. Often out of print or hard to find, they aim to celebrate both forgotten gems as well as those heralded designers that we all admire. Serious design merchandies at seriouslly affordable prices!
T-Shirt Templates

T-Shirt Templates

After posting the trainer templates I thought I’d follow it up with this nice collection of t-shirt/hoodie templates I found over at Blog.Spoon. You never know when you might want to put your latest piece of type or illustration onto a cotton garment!
Pig Mag downloadable sneaker templates

Pig Mag downloadable sneaker templates

Heres one for all the trainer/sneaker aficionados. Downloadable Photoshop files (in layers) of popular trainers. Colour in and customize to your hearts content. So, so, so much fun!
Alan Clarke Olympic posters

Alan Clarke Olympic posters

Got an email from Alan Clarke informing me about his 2012 poster proposals. I’m pretty sure after the whole London 2012 logotype fiasco that the rest of the design material will be equally as shocking, so these posters were a breath of fresh air. I think what I love about  these posters is that they...
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.
Font Lorry - Free Download - Cloak

Font Lorry – Free Download – Cloak

Font Lorry are distributing an experimental typeface I created called Cloak. It’s available as a free hi-res download so go check it out. While your there have a little look around at the other goodies on offer. It’s a relatively new site so do put it in your Rss feed as there is lots more...

Never Sleep Essays: DEMO

I loved reading this mini essay on Thinking For A Living. Not only is he a designer that likes Detroit techno (like me), his first print job was doing a flyer for a club in Detroit. He goes on to tell about the cock-ups he made and the joys of receiving  his first real printed...

InDesign Guide Tutorial and Photoshop Cheatsheat

Great Little video I found via SwissMiss. I also came across this site which has PDF shortcut sheets for cs2,cs3 and cs4 photoshop!
Michael C Place and Adrian Shaughnessy Talk

Michael C Place and Adrian Shaughnessy Talk

Wow. This would be amazing to go to. If your near by this is a must! Both of these guys in one room means serious business. This is Real Art Build Design

Reading list added

I don’t want to sound like an academic but I’ve added a reading list to the site. It’s just a list of books that I’ve found to be very useful or stimulating. I’ll post more books as they pass my way.
Designs of the year

Designs of the year

Designs of the year exhibition is on now at the Design Museum. Go check it out if you can.
The Complex Grid

The Complex Grid

Great article over at What Type on how to utilise a complex grid. Based on the grid Karl Gerstner designed for CAPITAL magazine.
15 Free Fonts

15 Free Fonts

Super post over at smashing magazine about 15 Beautiful Free Fonts. It includes one of my old favorites Museo-Sans and a super font called Quicksand (pictured below), which includes the whole family.
Peter & Paul Update

Peter & Paul Update

I know I posted about their stuff only a couple of weeks ago when their site went live, but they have a few new bits online that I couldn’t help posting about. First up is an interesting in depth chat about Logo’s by Paul that was featured in a logo design book. Secondly for a...
Recession?

Recession?

I’m loving this weeks series of recession guest posts on Noisy Descent Graphics. The guest posters are some pretty influential figures and they talk some real sense in this age of crazy “Oh no…THE CRUNCH!” Daily Mail talk. New Business Accounts Running a design firm Printers Also has an excellent link to an article on...
Podcasts

Podcasts

Since acquiring an iPhone I thought it best to get my pennith worth out of the sexy little black thing, so I’ve been addicted to Podcasts. There is a multitude of design related podcasts out there, perfect for journeys home when that banging psychedelic-rock-techno-dub music you bought recently, just is not doing the trick. I...