Following on from a previous post I did a while back, I have been steadily collecting these as and when I see them as all of them ring true in so many ways in my career as a designer. More so of late in the world of 'Brand Marketing' where everyone has a say in … Continue reading More client feedback from hell…
Love this idea. Whenever I fly anywhere I am always the one insisting on having the window seat just so I can peer out of the window and covertly snap photos, even when they tell you to turn off all electrical devices! Painter Jim Darling has created a series of paintings inspired by his views … Continue reading Paintings from the air
Hack, Slash, Loot! Steam Trading Card Illustrations... and the subsequent little models created from the 2D characters. Very cool - Courtesy of A4 Man Love these illustrations!
Many years ago, my younger brother created a computer picture of the Titanic using Microsoft Paint using an old inherited PC running Windows 3.1. He was fascinated by it and I have to say he did an amazing job. Unfortunately the image was lost but time moved on and he discovered Photoshop... I came across … Continue reading The Pixel Painter
This is absolutely fascinating. Somehow black and white film doesn't seem quite 'real' but when you see images from the past in colour, it's like a little piece of time travel. In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene shot some of the first-ever color film footage around London. He captured everyday life in the city with a technique … Continue reading Rare colour film of London in 1927
Quite like todays Google Doodle. Celebrating Edward Gorey and what would have been the American Writer & Artist's 88th birthday. I don't know much about him or of his illustrations but I just quite like the style. Edward Gorey Wikipedia
Love these posters from a bygone era. So much more artistic and colourful than the ads you see plastered all over the the transport networks today... Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy 🙂 It's Nice That : London Transport Museum shows 150 beautiful and innovative Tube posters. Further posters can be seen at an … Continue reading Beautiful and innovative Tube posters
The plight of Detroit has been well documented. Over the past 50 years the Motor City’s population and industry have plummeted resulting in a city falling into decay. Detroiturbex is a website created to “raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces” through a series of photographs of abandoned civic institutions, … Continue reading Detroit: Now & Then Images
I used to love art at school / college. Actual sketching... with a pencil. Since becoming a computer bod designer, my sketching skills are somewhat rusty. I came across this site today and it contains a whole ream of lessons for getting back to basics. And best of all, its open source and free! Now … Continue reading Forgotten how to actually draw…
Underground Guerilla Signs... Brilliantly simple, and very funny...