Ames Bros are a graphic design team based in Seattle, creating work that steps out of its medium and really hits you in the face. It’s edgy, colourful and is a continuous narrative of the talent the pair fuses. They have many celebrity clients and though the business has not always been successful over the years they have stuck it out and created a company that continues to produce interesting and unique creative. The big bold designs really inspire me when a client is after something that really wants to grab ones attention. Check them out at www.amesbros.com Sarah 29.07
These stunning antique looking creations let the mind meander & take us back to the days where men wore pin stripped suits on planes & ladies feathered hats on ocean liners, where young men grew tapered moustaches, woman smoked thin cigarettes from ivory holders & everyone had a surprised look on their face. Nick Dawson’s spectacular illustrations have appeared everywhere from billboards, buses & books to the wall next to a telephone. Born in Scotland & finally settling in California, he spent the good part of two decades everywhere in between & now claims that he can o
Seeing as the studio is in the throes of re designing our website, I thought I would write this weeks blog on another great site I have stumbled apon for Aardman Animations. You’d be right to suspect that some of the funkiest and fun sites on the web would belong to animators – masters in the world of pixels! This site belongs to the creators of Wallace and Gromit, its surreal sketches and navigation, and fun animation give a great balance between information and entertainment. If you are a fan of Chicken Run and the Wallace and Gromit characters you will have fun visiting this site. Check it
In these times of global warming, we designers are constantly faced with challenges of how we can minimise our footprint on this planet. Its not just using recycled materials and less paper but what about all those ink and toner cartridges piling up in landfill? Thankfully some clever cats over at Spranq in Holland have come up with an idea for an EcoFont? “Eco what”, you say? Well, Its pretty simple really, it works on the same concept as halftones, using lots of dots with space in between to create a solid area. The letterforms are filled with tiny little circles and when printed at normal t
24-year-old Queenslander Karl Kwasny is the creator of beautiful illustrations. His website () showcases a wide range of styles throughout his site, beautiful pencil sketches to inked watercolours reminiscent of someones highschool sketchpad. The imagery is beautiful and unique and kept me captivated to the very last one. It’s so inspirational I’ve gone out and bought a fresh new sketch pad to somehow emulate his work. He has a wide variety of clients under his belt stretching from Target to Mooks clothing. I am a big fan of using organic earthy illustrations in my design and his seem to
Ever since my interest was established in Graphic Design, I have always been fascinated about Publication Design. What a better way to feed my inspiration than getting my hands on The Publication Design Annual - a showcase of the best in the publishing world each year. Full to the brim with fantastic inspiration it flaunts a range of different magazines featuring amazing photography, unique layouts and some pretty special typography. The Annual gives merit for a range of different subjects such as; cover design, entire issues, illustration, features story layouts, photography and single page
The studio has been doing a lot of research into fantastic website design lately, our creative designers have been given the green light to re design the Fresco Creative site, updating with our latest work, giving the overall aesthetics a face lift and designing so the navigation is more intuitive. A site that i have come across whilst gaining creative inspiration is by French designer Julien Pacaud. Although the site is fairly standard, the illustrations are fabulous! His work is mainly a collage of illustrations taken from old magazines and each given new life in a strange and original way.
Joshua Davis is a design troublemaker. “A lot of printers ask me how I created my work,” he says mischievously. “Because technically, it’s not actually possible.” Davis creates electronically generated graphic compositions of almost unimaginable complexity and individuality. Equally at home with print and electronic media, he builds his own Flash-based programs to combine and recombine colors borrowed from nature with forms that include organic shapes, text elements, and other symbols – WOW! The resulting works of “dynamic abstraction,” as Davis calls them, are fluid, intricate, and uniq