AOI Illustration Award WInners 2013

AOI Illustration Award WInners 2013

The Association of Illustrators was established in 1973 as a body to promote, inform and advise freelance illustrators in their careers. Every year the AOI hold their high profile Illustration Awards showing exceptional illustration across a number of different categories. There are two awards given for each category, a Professional Award for those already working […]

Book cover design on the BBC

Book cover design on the BBC

Great little video here from BBC Entertainment News talking about the design process behind a book cover and dust jacket. The cover of Nathan Filer’s The Shock of the Fall is a fine example of the amount of thought and effort that goes into the presentation of a well designed book cover. The result is […]

Remembering Storm Thorgerson

Remembering Storm Thorgerson

Album cover design is not enslaved to product and therefore doesn’t need to show the record itself but can instead illustrate the emotions and themes explored in the music. Apart from a certain spiritual cleanliness that this affords, it most particularly allows a great variety of design and imagery. The great graphic designer Storm Thorgerson […]

Understand Music

Understand Music

This captivating video by Finally is a must watch. Telling the story that music doesn’t always have be understood to be appreciated, it is a masterclass in uniting sound and image to create something meaningful, beautiful and entertaining.

1920s Chicago Transit Posters

1920s Chicago Transit Posters

This fine collection of advertising posters was commissioned by the Chicago Rapid Transit Company in the 1920s. Beautifully illustrated, they were produced by some of Chicago’s greatest graphic designers working at that time. They are truly a joy to behold and there are several more on the Chicago L website. Further Reading Article on Design […]

Design Icons: David Gentleman

Design Icons: David Gentleman

Today is the 83rd birthday of one of my design heroes. If you’re a designer reading this post, the chances are you already know about David Gentleman. If his name isn’t immediately familiar, it is very likely you will have come into contact with his masterful work at some time. Although known primarily as an […]

Red Nose Day Giver Gifs

Red Nose Day Giver Gifs

I’m doing a sponsored Gifathon with the aim of raising a bit of money for Red Nose Day. Make a donation (of any amount) and you will be sent the above animated gif to put on your website or blog, telling everyone you are a Red Nose Giver. The ‘Your Logo’ banner will be replaced […]

TED 2013 Opening Video

TED 2013 Opening Video

A collaboration between animator Mac Premo and illustrator/author Oliver Jeffers has produced this brilliantly creative opening video for the TED2013 Conference.

Kenzo: Electric Jungle

Kenzo: Electric Jungle

I enjoyed this promotional video for a new line of clothing entitled Resort by fashion brand Kenzo. Animal print is overused and often tacky, but I find the way illustrator Natalia Stuyk and director Mat Maitland use it here, both interesting and beautiful. The organic motion and acid colours are very engaging and a little reminiscent of […]