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 I just need to find some time to actually do some of them 🙂
I came across a site called Llustre a few weeks back which is a site where people can sell their wares and promote their design skills. You get discounted ‘short time offers’ on certain things and when they are gone they are gone (I assume).
I bought two books which arrived last week and are lovely. A bargain at under a tenner each for the well designed books they are and the content. Really chuffed with them.
Found out in the last week that Llustre was a startup company that began in Nov 2011 and has already been snapped up by its US equivalent… Fab.com for quite a few ‘bucks’. Well done and every success to you all…
I don’t go to gigs these days… I wish I could but I don’t seem to find the time. That said I am now working in an office where they all do and they’ve inspired me to listen to some new tunes and discover a few bands I wouldn’t have normally listened to… M83, LCD Soundsystem, Bonobo, Frightened Rabbit, Two Door Cinema Club to name a few. Oh yeah I’m ‘down with it’ these days! 🙂
I came across this today via Abduzeedo. It’s a collection of modern day gig posters, some of which are stunning. A work colleague buys artwork like this at events. The last time I bought a gig poster was probably The Levellers circa 1990-ish! I wonder if any of these are available to buy online or is it not considered ‘cool’ to have a reproduction of an original print.