SHOUT is a fantastic illustrator on Dutch Uncle that I am very pleased to be able to commission! Check out his clever stuff, really witty, bold, and graphic, good mix if you ask me!
Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum
I went to the opening of the Drawing Fashion exhibition at the Design Museum on Thursday night. It’s a really interesting show that showcasing some fantastic images spanning the 20th century. Would definitely recommend it, the old Vogue covers are a real treat and quite a fascinating insight into how bold the commissioning of illustration once was. The image above is by Antonio for New...
Reverting to Type
An exhibition of letterpress work happening Friday 10th–Friday 24th December at Standpoint Gallery 45 Coronet street London N1 6HD (nr. Hoxton Sq.) Looks great, Private View is on the evening of the 9th. Should be a fantastic show, at least if the poster is anything to go by! It’s curated by designer Richard Ardagh and Graham Bignell of New North Press
Maria Spann takes beautiful pictures of people and places
MARIANNE IS THE BEST.
Marianne is amazing. SO I thought I’d post a blog about her. Even if she isn’t wearing any make up. Daaaammmmmnnnnnn.
I found Darren Hopes the other day on my seemingly endless search for illustrators, he has some lovely work, including this olympic stamp, very nice stuff.
The Serpentine Pavillion 2010
I took the trip from East to West in London last weekend and headed to the impressive Serpentine Pavillion at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. Designed by Jean Nouvel, the building is a temporary structure, a public space for fun, games, eating and drinking. I really like the way it contrasts the greenery of the park and how the inside creates a unique environment. It’s a striking...
I spent some time in a sunny park this weekend with Baseline 58. Always a good read, the magazine continues to remain one of the best critical pieces of design literature around, the quality of the writing is, in my view, second to none, and the magazine is always finished to highest standards and is a joy to read, so important for print since the arrival of the iPad. Of note in this issue is...
Allen & Hanburys
I found this type made up from bricks on the side of a building just off Three Colts Lane the other day, thought it was quite nice. Would make a nice typeface for an identity I think.
I Found a book the other day called ABZ - Alphabets and other signs. Published by Redstone Press. It has some great type specimens from classic modernist books and magazines that are well worth a look. One such example that I’ve scanned is the image above. Looks like there are limited copies left, buy it here
A book book.
Well it’s been a while but I’ve decided to start blogging again, hopefully slightly shorter and much sweeter this time. To kick things off here’s a very nice book about making books. Produced as an homage to Jan Tschichold’s ‘The Form of the Book’. It comprises of 7 essays by authors including James Goggin and Richard Hollis (whose pieces I really enjoyed)....