Posts tagged ‘graphics’

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.


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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February 2, 2010

CUBE : Centre for the Urban Built Environment : Exhibitions

A MUST VISIT for all graphics students …a retrospective of the work of the grandfather of modern English graphic design Alan Fletcher. In Manchester CUBE gallery until April

CUBE : Centre for the Urban Built Environment : Exhibitions.

Runs: 22.01.2010 to 03.04.2010
Curator: Emily King

“Described as ‘Britain’s best ever graphic designer’ by the Observer and ‘one of the giants of 20th Century design’ by the Guardian, CUBE Gallery is delighted to announce that a major retrospective of Britain’s most celebrated graphic designer is to be showcased in Manchester.”

“Alan Fletcher was the most prolific graphic designer of the 20th Century and his legacy continues to influence global trends in graphic design. This will be the first time that Manchester and beyond will see such a vast and important retrospective archive celebrating fifty years of the designer’s work (and play).”

Curatorial Talk by Emily King
Friday 5th March
Allerton Lecture Theatre
University of Salford
This event is free, but places are extremely limited. For more information contact:

January 25, 2010

We Love Magazines database

here is the We Love Magazines database for all who have the time and energy to browse through it.

Colophon 2009 is an on-going project building a database of magazines and a network of organizations and people from all over the world.