Archive for ‘graphics’

January 16, 2012


The latest issue of Digital Arts magazine (January 2012) features the article ‘SET UP A LIVE ART EVENT’ written by Lisa Hassell (Inky Goodness) featuring Dave Bain & Andy Council and Huddersfield BA(Hons) Communication Design (Illustration) student and Crim Collective project developer Josh Bottomley.

The piece comments on the burgeoning live art scene – how you can set up a successful night,how do you ensure the production of good art and keep the crowds entertained?

November 28, 2011

Christopher Conn Askew


Words by MPDClick’s Graphics Trend Researcher.

“Christopher Conn Askew has unveiled an exciting new exhibition at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, CA which signifies an interesting new direction for future graphic trends.

Having mastered his craft as a tattoo artist and illustrator, Conn Askew went on to the world of fine art and with it he brought a fresh style and approach – referencing his tattoo art heritage and his ability to create unique and original design. The resulting collection has a distinctly Russian/Eastern European aesthetic to it, not least the vintage Russian tattoo styling but also with the use of cyrillic characters.

His collection, ’96 tears’ demonstrates his beautiful use of dark, propagandist colours blended with deep emotion and rich symbolism. The style is mystical with such creations as flower like creatures and masked women contributing to an overall feeling that borders on the sinister and even slightly aggressive, while still retaining an unquestionable ethereal beauty.”

via MPDClick :: Global Fashion Intelligence :: trends :: trend journal :: graphics: christopher conn askew.


October 26, 2011

print & pattern: EXHIBITION – marcus walters

thanks to print & pattern: EXHIBITION – marcus walters. for this link

‘unplanned magic’ is a new exhibition by marcus walters currently taking place at the material gallery in ludlow, UK. ‘unplanned magic’ is also running concurrently at blackbough (also in ludlow) and featuring work by marcus’ fellow screen print artist kate gibb. they have created some collaborative prints by over-printing each others work and they have also produced a limited range of hand sewn notebooks and hand printed tea towels which are available in store at the exhibition and online in marcus’ shop.”



April 15, 2011

Creative Review – D&AD Launches White Pencil

D&AD has launched the White Pencil, an award for “a creative idea that changes the world for the better”    Creative Review – D&AD Launches White Pencil.

“One White Pencil will be awarded each year at the D&AD Awards, and each year D&AD will set a new live brief with a different partner or cause, and challenge the creative community to find a solution. The first White Pencil will be awarded at the 2012 ceremony, which will mark the 50th anniversary of D&AD. For the inaugural award, it is partnering with non-profit organisation Peace One Day, and inviting creatives the world over to create a campaign/design that will help raise awareness of Peace Day, which takes place on September 21.”

More info on the White Pencil can be found here, and on Peace One Day here.

October 19, 2010

Commonwealth Games|D8 Design Consultants

How this company pitched for and won the tender to design the 2014 Commonwealth Games pictograms.

Commonwealth Games | We are D8 Design Consultants: Print, Digital and Interior Design in Glasgow & Birmingham.

September 29, 2010

eye | review ‘Poetry of colour’ review of Interaction of Color:

‘Poetry of colour’  review of Interaction of Color:

New and Complete Edition by Josef Albers by @robgiampietro in Eye75

“Poetry of colour

Interaction of Color: New and Complete Edition

By Josef Albers

Yale University Press, £150

Reviewed by Rob Giampietro

“There are two types of primary colours: additive and subtractive. The subtractive primaries (CMYK) are made of pigment and become darker when combined, while the additive primaries (RGB) are made of light and become brighter when combined. In this formulation, Yale University Press’s new expanded edition of Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color is distinctly additive, brightening the corners of this influential classic and broadening it to a two-volume slipcased set….]”

eye | review. the Eye website, an index of the quarterly print magazine for everyone involved in graphic design and visual culture

and don’t forget to take a peek at the EYE Magazine blog

June 7, 2010

Abram Games exhibition

Halifax Dean Clough: Crossley Gallery – 19th June to 26th September 2010

Born of Latvian parents in Whitechapel and effectively self-taught, Abram Games (1914-1996) was one of Britain’s most distinctive graphic artist. From the ATSrecruitment poster that is a WW2 icon, to imagery for the Festival of Britain – as well as in a host of definitive promotions for the likes of Guinness, Shell and… London Transport – Games branded the public memory.

This stunning exhibition was originally organised by The Design Museum and has been generously curated for Dean Clough by Naomi Games.

It includes some 70 posters, sketches, original works, product designs and DVD films.

April 12, 2010

grafik magazine

From GRAFIK MAGAZINE This week’s Daily Type is contributed by Jeremy Tankard:

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March 4, 2010

It’s Nice That-something to look forward to

“It’s Nice That Issue #3 Parra Pre-Order Print Posted by Will 4 March 2010 Part of It’s Nice That Issue #3We’re pleased to announce that all orders for our latest publication made before midnight on 31 March will come with an exclusive print by Amsterdam based illustrator Parra. The massive 980×550mm pre-order print will be screen printed onto bible paper and come folded and slipped into the front of all orders due to be shipped at the end of the month.To see the complete version of the image, sample spreads and full details of the third issue check out the publication page.”

via It’s Nice That.

March 3, 2010

Go Font Ur Self

reblogged  from grafik magazine.

Go Font Ur Self*

...”the project showcases some lovely stuff from 44 artists and designers with work that is either typography or inspired by letter forms.”

The Go Font Ur Self* project also takes the form of a traveling exhibition of posters in Australia—the next stop is Nine Lives in Brisbane on Thursday 11th March.

For more details and dates go to

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