Oh my lovely. This is why I love paper so much. Whether Paperworks have designed a range of gorgeous, sculptural visions and I want one! Have a look on Etsy here and peruse through the offerings, or even get one customed made! Leah 14.04
Fresco loves Shepard Fairey. Check out this awesome mural that he done on Melrose Ave in LA. He was also responsible for the iconic Obama/Hope posters and a bunch of other design wow’s! Check him out on Wiki… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_Fairey or on the De La Barracuda blog http://www.barracudashop.com/ or Design Makes Me Blush http://blog.designmakesmeblush.com/ – He’s basically everywhere! Andrea 14.04.10
Sometimes inspiration can come from unusual places. This image by Carsten Peter of Speleoresearch & Films proves that the planet had taste half a million years ago. Mexico’s secret Cueva de los Cristales was discovered in 2000 by some brothers armed with a drill. What sounds like a horror movie was actually the start of an amazing discovery. It’s a geometry student’s heaven and a typesetter’s hell. “Carsten Peter specializes in photographing places inhospitable to humans—and cameras. He long ago lost count of how many he has ruined doing his job.” Nation
As we welcome in the cooler weather and the weekends become less about the beach and more about being inside, it’s the sort of weather that’s perfect for trawling through a good old flea market. Here are some of our faves here and around the world: Fringe Bar Markets, Paddington I’m a regular here, most weekends. Trawl through some fantastic vintage and handmade wears while sipping a glass of white and listening to tunes. Set indoors, this is particularly great on a rainy Saturday. The Village Markets, Burleigh Heads A fantastic selection of young designers and vintage wears.
We stumbled upon some awesome graphic design work by Helen Crawford of White Crush Design the other day. It’s really great to see an idea translate into a scheme or series that are related and look amazing together but also work as stand alone items. These Anna Blundy books will surely be bought in threes just because they look so hot together! Great inspiration for our magazine and publication design. Read more about these cool books and the design process behind the covers at… http://faceoutbooks.com/#11073/Anna-Blundy-Series Andrea 12.04.10
Calling all you hot shot designers! We love a bit of competition, especially when it supports the creative industry. ADC Young Guns is a global, cross-disciplinary portfolio competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creative professionals. Enter your portfolio. Get recognized. 30 or under? Been working for 2 years? Join in, show off and compete with some of the best in the industry! Enter here. Leah 9.04
As a design agency logo design is both pleasing and challenging. It is wonderful when you come across logos which really push the boundaries and make you think. These logos all have a hidden message. Logos are extremely poweful and can really set the tone of what you are promoting, selling or offering. A well designed and meaningful logo can have a lasting impression…. Louise 7th April
I am totally crushing on Kris Chau right now. Born in Hawaii (note Gidget inspired hipster bikini influence) & now residing in Philadelphia, Kris creates amazingess that most of us only dream of when we put ink to paper. These playful, colourful drawings are inspired by her everyday life, but often veer into the utterly fantastical. The girls that inhabit these drawings are just the sort of girls we would love to hang out with in real life (or perhaps we already know or even observe daily in the mirror!): funny, smart, stylish & just a little bit boy crazy. Check out Kris’ greatness a