September 30th, 2010
how ink is made

Being a graphic design agency who deal with print we really liked this video. Its from a Canadian ink makers, who specialise in colour. Its pretty fascinating to see how a simple pigment is mixed to one day become colour that we use on everything from business cards to brochures. Its a special craft that takes time and effort. Its important for designers and agencies to really understand what makes up there ink, and get a full view of the printing process from the very start to the production of their final design. These guys do all kinds of ink including eco-friendly ink with big reductions of harmful chemicals.

Check out their web site http://www.theprintinginkcompany.ca/

 

September 28th, 2010
good fucking advice. every designer needs some advice.

Great advice for graphic designers and webdesigners the world over… Birmingham designers check it out. Its tells you what you want to hear right at that point of giving up on a design. This web site will make you a better designer. And the website looks good to.

Check out the webdesign here: http://www.goodfuckingdesignadvice.com/index.php

Found via http://siteinspire.net/

 

September 27th, 2010
eco-graphics. vinyl print design.

These wall stickers are a really nice design concept, and they would suit any design studio. The were created to give a fun reminder to the amount energy and electricity we use. They are really simple black graphics, the stickers were created with eco-friendly self adhesive vinyl.

As a graphic design and branding agency in Birmingham we take environmental issues very serious. We try to recycle and re-use everything we can, these stickers are a friendly reminder we can always do more.

check out the website here: http://www.hu2.com/store/eco-reminders.html

 

September 25th, 2010
electric picnic and two cool kids

Two cool kids rocking at Electric Picnic 2010.

I have always though EP was one of the coolest music festivals I have ever been too. And this just proves it, you would not get this kind of thing at any old festival. I love it. This exact version should be released on iTunes!

(nice motion graphic piece too)

Check out the electric picnic website

 

September 25th, 2010
new industry arts. website design resource.

New Industry Arts is a beautifully designed website which links to creatives in the field of fashion, photography, design and more. There is a lot of creative inspiration to be had here.

Check out their website at http://newindustryarts.com/

 

September 25th, 2010
mario is 25. packageing design

Super Mario, the greatest game character ever designed, is 25 years old. It seems the whole world is gone Mario Mad, and with good reason. You can buy all sorts with the Mario Bros logo on it. And these iPad cases are just beautifully designed. Nice crafted, simple, minimal design.

Check out the website where you can buy them here

Found these via the website http://technabob.com

 

September 24th, 2010
getting money with a mouse and a wacom pen

Motion and graphic designers singing about… well graphic and motion design. Its catchy

 

September 21st, 2010
dance font. typography design

Looking at type from a different graphic perspective. This is a great font design. And really nice photograph of it in use. Designed by a graphic designer by the name of Miguel Ramirez. We interact with type so many times a day without ever realising it. Like good graphic design most type passes us by un-noticed. It is not until we see a project like the one above that we begin to think of type as being very important in our daily lives. 

Check out for of his graphics and illustrations and logo designs on his website here

 

September 21st, 2010
minimal chess set

Minimal chess set. This design is so minimal and creative. These shapes are designed so that the shape of each piece represents how it moves, and also they are designed in a way that lets them fit neatly inside there box. Just really nice, intelligent design.

via website: minimalissimo.com

 

September 21st, 2010
antique plates

These plates are just brilliant. Such fun design and illustration, some really nice graphics on there web page that would look great on a t-shirt. These designs are by Beat Up Creations.

via website: http://bblinks.blogspot.com/ and Beat Up Creations

 

September 16th, 2010
sloowwww

Really nice motion design and graphics. Why does everything look graceful in slow-motion?

 

September 15th, 2010
making future magic

Nice typography design using light from an iPad. Nice creative idea.

 

September 14th, 2010
…nnnoo

Alphabattle, nice open source project on Lettercult. Some really nice graphic design and illustrated letters of the alphabet, lots of nice stuff on here.

Check out the website http://www.lettercult.com/

 

September 14th, 2010
USA by designers

USA by designers. Part of the “By Designers” project by Hype Up Gallery utd. They opened up the question “What does America mean to you” to designers and artists across the globe. Some great interpretations, illustrations and designs.

Check out more on there website here http://usabydesigners.com

 

September 13th, 2010
poster boy

In February an advertising agency gave Posterboy permission to do his stuff in the MoMA branded subway station. Apparently they had not got permission to do this and were fired by MoMA their client.

(via http://kskill.tumblr.com/ and http://urbanprankster.com/)

 

September 10th, 2010
i love juice

Hipster Hitler. Brilliant comic strip featuring Hitler as a hip wanna be graphic designer check out their website http://hipsterhitler.com/

 

September 9th, 2010
advertising

Making stuff thats not cool, cool. How can you make baby carrots cool? Shove them in a bag like crisps, have  crazy graphics on the package, have a mental advert and tell people to eat the like junk food.

 

September 8th, 2010
au revoir

Travel and holiday company organise a nice goodbye for people at a Paris train station.

 

September 5th, 2010
a hunter shoots a bear…

Nice viral designed advert on You Tube for Tipp-ex. Nice to see this kind of innovation and generally fun idea, hope to see more of this kind of stuff in the future. Its a fun design that people will like, the hunter uses graphics from the youtube website to change his surroundings.

 

September 5th, 2010
music philosophy

Nice poster and graphic design project by Mico, a designer who likes music and typography.  Check out more of his posters and designs at http://www.musicphilosophy.co.uk and you can submit your favourite song lyric too!

Found via holidaymatinee