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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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Diana Kunst

Diana Kunst

The work of Diana Kunst engages you in a way that makes you question the story behind the image. Whats wrong? Why are they there? Go take a look for yourself. Via It’s Nice That
Paul Leichtfried

Paul Leichtfried

Austrian graphic designer Paul Leichtfried has a strong portfolio of print with some really effective, simplistic typographic treatments. Originally from a small town in the Austrian Alps he studied Information Design in Austria and completed an MA in Visual Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts. His main focus is working for international agencies and clients as well...
Type City

Type City

Type City is a new platform showcasing typography, mainly from the built environment. The site set up by Birmingham based designer Dan Cooper aims to build up the typographic profiles of our UK cities. If you would like to contribute any typographic images to the project you can send them to mail@typecity.co.uk or use #typecity. www.typecity.co.uk...
Human

Human

Human is the studio founded by Nick Bax (ex Designers Republic). Based in sheffield they work fr the likes of MTV, Swatch and Urban Splash across a wide range of media.
Glad creative - update

Glad creative – update

The guys over at Glad have a shiny new website with a bunch of new work.Now you can look at their work with some top quality large pictures.
A Practice for Everyday Life

A Practice for Everyday Life

A Practice for Everyday Life is a design agency working with some of the world’s most successful companies, galleries, institutions and individuals. They create a diverse range of work including brand identities, art direction, signage & wayfinding, exhibition design, print, editorial & publishing and websites from concept to production. A Practice for Everyday Life  ...
Sweaty Eskimo - Update

Sweaty Eskimo – Update

It seems our main Birmingham boy with the illustration skills Sweaty Eskimo has been busy lately with some tasty commissions from the likes of Twitter, Nandos and Cadbury.
Sawdust

Sawdust

Sawdust are a studio that need no introduction. They have just updated their site with a heap of new work. I love their illustration concept for BBH.  
Design by Dave

Design by Dave

I received a fabulous bit of post this week courtesy of Design by Dave. It led me to take a look at his site and I was blown away by the work. The attention to detail and the use of great raw materials make his work a pleasure to look at and to touch. Go and take...

Eye Candy: Birmingham Zine Festival

Also as part of Eye Candy is Birmingham Zine festival. BZF have a whole host of treats spanning from the 12th to the 15th of October. They have a Comic Art Exhibition, Screen priting workshop, badge making, live drawing and a party on Saturday night where Misty’s Big Adventure will be playing. The last time I saw them they...
Fedrigoni 20 years competition

Fedrigoni 20 years competition

November 19th this year celebrates 20 years since the incorporation of Fedrigoni UK. Fedrigoni are offering you the chance to win a beautiful set of 6 china coffee cups by Highgrove. Beautifully presented in Fedrigoni Sirio Color Celeste and Vino packaging, this wonderful set can be yours! Simply tweet: #happy20thanniversary with a message stating what...
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...
Sixth Story

Sixth Story

Sixth Story are a Birmingham based digital and creative agency nestled in the creative hub that is the Jewellery Quarter. They have a nice little portfolio of work. I’m sure some really great work will start to spring out of this little studio in the future.  
Present Perfect

Present Perfect

Present Perfect is a London based design practice formed in 2011 by Ivan Markovic and Povilas Utovka. Slick layout and bespoke typefaces are the order of the day here. Enjoy. www.presentperfect.co
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

I first became intrigued with how places of worship could be integrated into modern spaces when I came across Le Corbusiers Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut. Previously I’d associated religious buildings with the ecclesiastical architecture we come across in towns, cities and villages across the country on an everyday basis. Seeing how Le Corbusiers...
Column Five Media

Column Five Media

Column Five Media have the info graphics and data visualisation nailed down. On their site they have hundreds of beautiful infographics and also dabble with a bit of motion. Well worth checking out. How to Generate Good Ideas from Column Five on Vimeo.
Riley Cran

Riley Cran

Some really well executed illustration straight up from the portfolio of Riley Cran.

The Penguin Pool – London -19th September

The Penguin Pool is Arup’s global creative events series designed to inform, inspire and entertain. It takes its name from Arup’s first project – the Penguin Pool at London Zoo. The next Penguin Pool event in the series has the theme of – Design you can’t see, but can feel, perceive and interact with. Lead...
Conor & David

Conor & David

Dublin based Conor & David have a really healthy body of work for cultural institutions and organisations. Formed by Conor Nolan and David Wall, they work across print, interactive and identity projects. Design that has a mild flirtation with art really hit the mark when finished to the standard of their work.  
BVD

BVD

Occasionally I come across a body of work that really takes my breath away. This morning I found Stockholm based BVD and their work did just that to me. Their portfolio is effortless in both its execution and presentation. From designing the identity for popular brands such as H&M to their brutally minimal packaging for Electrolux,...
Canvas Conf

Canvas Conf

383 Project, a creative agency based in Birmingham, announces details of Canvas. A new affordable single day web developer conference focused on new technologies and tools for building the next generation of the web. Speakers from well-known organistations such as Twitter, BBC R&D, Opera and BSKYB will deliver talks on responsive design, realtime web and...
Rory Pickering

Rory Pickering

London based Rory Pickering who is currently working as a freelance designer for The Times, as well as his own clients has a really varied portfolio with some great work in.    
Dan Tobin Smith: Update

Dan Tobin Smith: Update

Ever since I discovered his Hubble Bubble series of photographs in Walpaper magazine I’ve been in awe of Dan Tobin Smith. A nice site update from Studio Output with lots of fresh work that is still as awe inspiring as ever.
Jie Liu

Jie Liu

I’m a stickler for geometric photography, so when Munich based Jie Liu sent me her stark images of angular buildings  I just had to post them up.
Claire Hartley

Claire Hartley

Birmingham based Claire Hartley has a new site up with some rather tasty bits of illustration and design work.  Loving the Wolverhampton art map and Papergirl identity.
Simon Ford

Simon Ford

When he’s not doing his thing at Creative Review, Simon Ford produces some pretty tight work.
Mat Dolphin

Mat Dolphin

Mat Dolphin are a London based design agency. Not only do they have an amazing body of work, their input into the wider design scene is invaluable. Taking time out of their busy schedules to do things like How Lo can you Go to give us further insights into the value of design, Mat Dolphin...