Tag Archives: UK

friday blinks – 12/9/11

9 Dec

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

Meme-ification of Art Directors
This made me laugh. The truth hurts sometimes.
(via The Creative Finder/twitter)

Mysterious paper sculptures
Found in and around UK libraries, these intricate book sculptures are really amazing. Maybe Banksy has decided to start supporting libraries.
(via David Sizemore/twitter)

Dan Cassaro’s Ace Hotel contribution
Designer Dan Cassaro completes an awesome piece for Ace Hotel, and does it with loads of fun, style, and dance parties.
(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)

NEXT: The future of T-shirt graphics
This really makes me want to get back intto T-shirt design. Like, a lot.
(via Brandon Rike/twitter)

To Resolve Project
NYC-based designer Chris Streger is starting his 2012 New Year’s resolution design project. This year, he has invited the general public to create designs towards the cause. I heard Chris is going to put in at least one submission. Excited to see how this turns out! I might have to do a few of these, too.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

In other news…
Hot or Not Snowmen from Target (via Kym Davis/twitter)

Also, I liked this quote:
“Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion.” — Bill Baxley, 2003
(via Tim Driscoll/twitter)

friday blinks – 11/18/11

18 Nov

I’ve been pretty busy the past few weeks, got a little behind, so I have included 10 links instead of the normal 5. Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

One Minute With Tyler Galpin interview
Great, inspirational interview with the talented Tyler Galpin. Stay humble.
(via Tyler Galpin/twitter)

The Anatomy of an Agency infographic
Pretty funny, and somewhat true.
(via Megan Kirby/twitter)

Telegramme Feature on Big Cartel
Straight-forward solid design from the UK’s Telegramme.
(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)

2011/06 Creative Mornings with Jim Coudal
“Do it today.” Great advice from Jim Coudal.
(via Mig Reyes/twitter)

Pantone Hotel in Brussels
Leave it to the Belgians. Waffles, chocolate, beer, and now a standardized color matched hotel.
(via Rob Clarke/twitter)

Card Nerd
Massive business card collection to get your brain pumping with inspiration juice.
(via Rob Clarke/twitter)

Leg hair font
Japanese design student creates a hairy typeface without a computer, then used commercially as part of an Adidas advertisement.
(via The Creative Finder/twitter)

The Pitch: The Game of Graphic Design
Come up with great pitches. Win lots of awards. Jealous ensues. Live out the life of a Madison Ave. designer without the second-hand smoke and liver damage.
(via Candice Chu/twitter)

SFMOMA poster series by Jason Munn
Amazing as usual, Jason Munn (aka The Small Stakes) creates a series of four posters for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art “Artist Series.”
(via Jason Munn/twitter)

Tuesday Bassen’s Help Ink process video
Super awesome. Love that Tuesday showed us a peek of what she was listening to while she worked.
(via Tuesday Bassen/twitter)

In other news…
The Moveable Type Truck is coming to town today and I’m super excited about it. The Roanoke Ad2 group asked if Kyle Durrie, a letterpress printer from Portland, Oregon and the proprietor of  Power and Light Press would stop by on her way across the U.S. of A. She complied, we cheered, and can’t wait to see this wonderful woman and her amazing letterpress on wheels. Be on the lookout for an upcoming post about Kyle and her bitchin’ truck.

Jez Burrows

4 May

Jez Burrows is an Edinburgh, UK-based graphic designer, illustrator, and woodland appreciator. He is also co-founder of an independent press Sing Statistics which publishes fiction and visual art , one fifth of collective Evening Tweed, and frequent contributor to It’s Nice That. Jez has a clean style with lots of detail in most of his pieces. The infographics he’s designed could make the most boring of facts into something people would actually want to look at and enjoy what they see.

Jez also designed the logo (and possibly other pieces) for the Build Conference. He also had a hand in designing/making special over-sized wooden nuts which were given to each of the speakers at the conference. Real nice!

As I was reading his blog, I came across a tumblr site Jez and his buddy Jake Blanchard created that I thought was quite funny/useful. Photobooth Reference: Illustrators using themselves for reference. I would be neat to see the pieces the illustrators created based on their reference photos…Just a thought.

Great work, Jez!

(via Dan Cassaro of Young Jerks)