What began as a small promotional sticker featuring his home state of North Carolina as a slab of meat, graphic designer Jamie Reed soon re-imagined the entire US map as the United Steaks. Each state was rendered as a piece of meat with it’s major rivers and bodies of water shown as marbling. After a […]
Being a self-confessed “word nerd,” I’ve got a fascination with typography and the different ways you can make a word look on paper. And in Ben Barrett-Forrest’s animated short, he delves into a (very) condensed version on the history of typography, tracing all the way back to Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the first […]
These cool posters from the Concrete Huggers project are a unique twist on the old-school destination posters of the WPA era. Instead of highlighting typical destinations, such as national parks or stunning beaches, the posters draw attention to dated urban architecture. These structures are the type our parent’s generation call ‘eye-sores’, yet here they are […]
Dabbling in the dark art of illustrating the unseen monsters and sprits among us, Dr. Lukas Brezak has taken it upon himself to heal humanity through the power of digital illustration, 3D art, and surreal photography. His macabre works are unnerving and dark, yet strangely beautiful and up-lifting. Weird, huh?!
Patrick Hruby is a mentor of mine and genius illustrator and designer. His work is geometrically designed and stunningly beautiful, with friendly usage of colour. His work never fails to amaze me, or make me smile.
Julian Glander’s illustrations and animations jump off his website at you in a frenzy of movement and joy. His website is almost as creative as his actual animations; every link takes you further into the rabbit hole of vomiting, wiener dogs, and magicians. It’s nice to see an artist not taking illustration too seriously and […]
A bunch of crock is a project Safwat Saleem started to make a very clear point about how most political campaigns are complete lies. The art exhibit gets straight to the point by showing you what politicians want you to see, then exposing what they’ve actually been saying. I appreciate being told the truth for […]
As a student web designer, I immediately smiled at the clever word play used in this series of HTML and CSS tag posters. Greek graphic designer Costas Papaconstantinou is literally ‘applying tags in life.’ His use of colourful expressions has combined coding with typography and graphic design to showcase a wonderful series of humour and […]
Let’s do a quick music re-cap here. May was a pretty good month for new album releases: The National, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, and more. Take a look at this collection of extremely literal logo GIFs from Paste Magazine. There’s one cool little design to celebrate each new release. See if you can guess which is […]
More than 100 of the world’s most exciting and influential artists, illustrators and designers including Oliver Hibert, Tatiana Arocha, Insa, Stanley Chow, Kai and Sunny and Pete Fowler have taken a paper dog and made it their own as part of the two-year Gerald Project. Culminating in an exhibition currently at New York Design Week, […]
It’s amazing what kind of bold faced lies come out of designer’s mouths. Call it designer slang, jargon, or terms of the trade, but we all know it’s bullshit. This is a comprehensive collection of only the best design jargon bullshit. It’s a good laugh if nothing else. One of my favorites is the ridiculous […]
Let’s get back to basics. “O” is for Owl; “F” is for Fox. This cute animal alphabet by Mat Mabe puts a modern spin on the age-old tradition of teaching children their letters with the help of little pictures. I would love a large poster or book of these prints. Go on, order one for […]
You can spot a Petting Zoo poster a mile off: fine forms and tasty shapes, delightful restarint and hefty usage of animals. I love the angles and how they maximise the inherent roughness that screenprinting has if you let it. They’ve made countless gig posters for all kinds of bands that really stand out from […]
Imagine getting this VIP ticket holder package in the mail. It has your ticket and poster. But the poster is a mask and a graffiti stencil. The info booklet is also a stencil and totally interactive. And the grenade shaped box even comes complete with a surprise ”jumping-snack-in-a-can prank” to get you in the right mood. With this package, the […]
Melbourne-based Lure Graphics is a graphic design studio with an uncommon approach. Founded by 23-year-old graphic designer Melissa Pepers, their effervescent and successful concepts are inspired by life. The eye-catching logo featured here, designed for vending machine company Candy Solutions, demonstrates Lure Graphics’ avant-garde process. Beginning with handcrafted letterforms created from toothpaste, the company’s monogram […]