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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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
Teacake design

Teacake design

Teacake is a quintessentially British creative partnership that place emphasis on traditional craft values. The Manchester based team specialise in identity, typography and editorial design. The work is a pure joy to look at that is further enhanced by a website that is super easy to navigate and lets the...
Haider Muhdi

Haider Muhdi

Haider Muhdi got in touch to tell me he has just launched his new site. I’m a sucker for anything to do with Factory Records so seeing some of the work in his folio put a huge smile on my face. Slick, simple design and well thought out art direction...
Humankind

Humankind

Humankind is the portfolio site of art director/designer/artist/illustrator/photographer/good egg Lee Basford. I’ve been a follower of Lee’s work for a few years through his work at Fluid where he is an Art Director. Lee’s work usually contains strong use of typography which really shines at it’s best in his hand...
Wo Hing General Store

Wo Hing General Store

Identities like this for Wo Hing General Store by Manual remind me why I’m still so in love with graphic design. How an idea can be so playful yet look so grown up. A clear idea with razor sharp execution. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the studio headed up...
Clarke Associates

Clarke Associates

Birmingham based Clarke Associates are a PR agency but have a nice little design portfolio. I have a sneaky suspicion that they might be having a massive update to their site soon so keep your eyes peeled!  
Manifiesto Futura

Manifiesto Futura

Manifiesto Futura gives us a masterclass in how to display great work in an inventive way.
Brunswicker

Brunswicker

Some super sexy minimalist editorial shenanigans going down over at Brunswicker. There is a fair amount of great print over their as well. I really love how they have photographed their work, it really makes it shine. According to their site Brunswicker is an interdisciplinary design studio established in 1998....
Lundgren+Lindqvist

Lundgren+Lindqvist

Lundgren+Lindqvist is a Swedish design agency with a strong emphasis on branding, design for print, digital, illustration & Art Direction. They have a great way of showing their work for maximum impact. Simple design done well. Via Never Over
Torotoro branding

Torotoro branding

Loving the branding work for Torotoro, a Japanese restaurant designed by design agency Savvy. Whilst analyzing the Japanese restaurant market in the area, Savvy realized that the vast majority of restaurants brand themselves  through oriental clichés, often mixing Asian cultures without realizing it.
Tom Darracott

Tom Darracott

Tom Darracott is one of the rare designers that work seems so effortless, yet is highly thought provoking. He manages to seamless mix high end art direction with minimalist typography to produce a humanist style that is his very own. He’s now left Village Green to pursue his own projects....
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Adult Art Club

Adult Art Club

I don’t often post about other blogs or Tumblr’s but I’ll make an exemption in this case. If you’ve been trawling the same old blogs and your still in need of a hit of inspiration, the Tumblr of Adult Art Club is sure to really fuck with your mind.  
Formato

Formato

Formato is the portfolio of designer Iván Mato. His design is clean-cut, research-informed design speaks for itself.
Alex Fowkes

Alex Fowkes

If your into typography there’s a fair chance you might love the work of London based Alex Fowkes.
David Ryle

David Ryle

David Ryle’s photographs give me a feeling of  serenity coupled with adventure. Kind of like taking a bath on a roller coaster. www.davidryle.com
The Fedrigoni Calendar 2013

The Fedrigoni Calendar 2013

The One Off have recently worked with Fedrogoni to create their wonderful new calendar. Collaborating with  5 type foundries and 2 illustrators the new calendar features 16 different stocks a variety of print techniques and a neat slipcase with a genius locking devise. Taking cues from the Woodstock colours, reminiscent of school books, they created...
Life in five seconds

Life in five seconds

Matteo Civaschi and Gianmarco Milesi of H-57 were kind enough to send me a book they have produced full of brilliantly simplistic info graphics. The idea is simple. To depict a place, name, situation event etc without words within 5 seconds. A perfect stocking filler this Christmas.