Friday, 17 December 2010

A Graphic Cosmogony

The newest release from Nobrow press explores alternative theories on the creation of the universe. The 24 artists featured have 7 pages to tell their story featuring anything from "a magician’s act, a simulation game, a failed school assignment, a yurt-dweller’s break from boredom, the tears of a grief-stricken stag or the contents of a cyclops’ vacuum-cleaner bag".

I wonder what Hawking would have to say on these new ideas, whole religions have been based on stories just as far- fetched.

Merry Christmas, I'd like this one in my stocking please santa.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


This is a projection on the roof of the Southbank in London celebrating the release of Tron Legacy. Sci-fi to the max, who's excited?! Featuring parts of the Daft Punk soundtrack and FX from the film.

HP ePrint & TRON: Legacy projection mapping - complete animation from Guided Collective on Vimeo.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Some nice stuff to look at on a monday

I bought two lovely things from Magma in London last week. Number one is Fire and Knives magazine, a beautiful quarterly about food. Really well printed and designed. Number two is a notebook with hexagons instead of lines.

Then this morning I recieved a free mailout from Glasgow Press. It shows off all the brilliant letterpress they do and is designed by Kerr Vernon.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Girl Effect

Cecilia showed me this lovely typgraphic animation today. Appears to be made by man vs magnet aka Matt Smithson.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Allison Connell

A lovely project docmenting a years worth of sketches. Allison Connell bound a sketchbook each month, its a beautiful inspiration for different ways of binding books.

Here is Septembers, which uses single sheets bound with rubber bands.
Decembers uses four pamplets attatched together.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Lernert & Sander... again

This is my second post about this collaborative duo, better know for their work in film. This new piece of work was commissioned by selfridges to celebrate the opening of their new shoe department, but finishes at the beginning of november. They've taken mundane household objects and turned them into extravagant sculptural surreal shoe designs.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Exercises on How to be cool.

This is a new project by video installation artist Ruaidhri Ryan. Keep an eye on his website in the next few weeks for a series of amusing little videos.

"The shorts are about my embarassing failure to do anything cool, in a paired down way, I play a clown. They follow on from some of my previous videos, where I took scenes from existing movies where the protagonist is playing a macho or sexy character, and I fail to replicate their performance. These new videos play less with specific films and more of an amalgamation of ideas of "what cool is" based on images/adverts/movies."

Here is the first one for your viewing pleasure.

Exercise 1: Grow good stubble from Ruaidhri Ryan on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The Secret Garden

Puffin have brought out limited edition designer versions of some of their classics, this is Lauren Child's design for The Secret Garden which I love.

Friday, 20 August 2010

The Bus Driver's Prayer

I saw this poster yesterday, if anyone knows where I can buy it then PLEASE let me know. Its by Martin Grove.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Owly buisness card

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

I love Dust

 Beautiful animal alphabet

Wednesday, 30 June 2010


A lovely idea from the WAFA collective (stands for We are fucking awesome), members of the collective send framed works to one artist who then installs them on the streets. WAFA are a global artists collective who have members across USA, Canada, England and Sydney. They focus on collabarative projects such as this.

Friday, 25 June 2010

They draw and cook

Perfect blog for me... illustrators drawing recipes! Sadly the standard of all of them isnt amazing, some great recipe ideas and some great designs though.
This one is by James Gulliver Hancock for dorset apple cake

Nice infographic

This is a graphic to display the history of crayola crayon colours


Friday, 18 June 2010

Snap collective

Had a lovely day in Bristol yesterday... saw some great work at the Snap gallery. Snap runs as a collective of 8 artists who work at the gallery which has a screenprinting studio onsite.
Balloons by Freya Cumming

Thursday, 27 May 2010

New Zealand book council animation

Film for NZ Book Council Produced by Colenso BBDO Animated by Andersen M Studio

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain

Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain are artists who work a lot on the brink of graphics, they are often concerned with typography and language. These are two pieces from their website which use interesting systems to look at things in a different way.

Top: Pilha
Bottom: The world Justified, Left-aligned, centered, right-aligned


Sunday, 16 May 2010


Another stationary website that I want everything from

Cody Hudson

Cody hudson is an artist who also founded graphics firm Struggle Inc. Top is some type from Struggle and below is a drawing by Cody Hudson


Wordle: badger of the year
 Wordle is a website which generates 'word clouds' from any piece of text... here's what badger of the year looks like

Chris Ofili

Saw the Chris Ofili exhibition at Tate Britain while I was in London. These are two of my favourites from it, above is Afro Daze, look closer and you will see alot of tiny inky afros. Below is The Upper Room, a room was purpose designed to display these thirteen paintings which gave it an almost churchlike feel. Each individual painting is stunning and brightly coloured and patterned.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Present and correct

Producers of lovely paper goods

Bobbin Bicycles

This has to be the best bike shop EVER!

"Bobbin is all about summoning up the feeling they got from riding their first bike - a heady sense of possibility, freedom, excitement and adventure."

The website is fab, illustrated by an in house designer and I'm sure the islington boutique is just as good. They sell classic bikes like pashleys (which are beautiful, its my birthday coming up...... anyone feeling generous?) and the best collection of cycling accessories I've ever seen, High vis vests are substituted with hello sailor reflective collars and ugly helmets are made to look like bowler hats and deer stalkers. AMAZING!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Gary Taxali

Fun illustration of beards!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Erasing David

Erasing David is a documentary dealing with the situation of surveillance and privacy in Britain. How much does the government and private companies really know about the average citizen? Director David Bond investigates the issue by placing himself under surveillance by private investigators and attempting to hide. An elaborate game of cat and mouse. The journey takes him across Europe and sheds light on how much information about us is collected on thousands of data bases and CCTV cameras across the globe.

"Once the bastion of freedom and civil liberties, the UK is now one of the most advanced surveillance societies in the world – ranked third after Russia and China. The average UK adult is now registered on over 700 databases and is caught daily on one of the 4 million CCTV cameras located on nearly every street corner in the country. Increasingly monitored, citizens are being turned into suspects. But if you’ve got nothing to hide, surely there’s nothing to fear?"

The film premiere's in Picture Houses across the UK on 29th April with a satellite Q&A afterwards.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Sandpit

This is a stop motion timelapse of a day in New York City by Sam O'Hare. I love the way he's made this huge place look like a miniture set using clever camera and editing techniques. There's a technical description of how it was made here.

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Friday, 26 March 2010


Popped over to Bristol yesterday for some gallery time...

Firstly went to Here gallery to see Across the Way which included flat and 3D illustration by Luke Jinks, Jack Hudson, Adam Hancher, and Owen Gatley

Then went to the newly opened Start space (above Start the Bus) to see Tease Made, an exhibition of tea time related prints by Peskimo and Chris Dickason

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


I came across Landland as they produced a beautiful poster for the recent Why? tour. They are a small graphic design and illustration studio based in Minneapolis and work on a lot of lovely music posters.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Book Font

Lovely vector font by Byggstudio

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Kate Gibb

Yesterdays college lecture was from illustrator/screenprint artist Kate Gibb. She talked about the ways she works and how she works with clients and showed us lots of her beautiful work. I found it interesting that she mostly worked with screenprints in a very free, unplanned way so that she doesnt know how the finished work will look.

Danse Dance

A fun film which lets you play with dancing objects in a desk by interacting with the film using your keyboard. This was made for If you could collabarate exhibition by Julien Vallee and Nicolas Burrows, its now available to play with online.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Ok Go

Remember Ok Go? They had that video with the treadmills. Well, they're back with their new single This Too Shall Pass and an equally good new video. Although admittedly this idea has been seen quite a lot in the past few years (The Bravery's video for honest mistake and THAT Honda advert) its a fun, chaotic, colourful take on the idea. I particularly like the cameo appearance of the treadmill video!

Monday, 1 March 2010