Beautiful and innovative Tube posters

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
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Further posters can be seen at an exhibition at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden in London. Runs from 15 February to October 2013

Sleeping with gadgets is bad for you… Fact!

Sleeping with your tech is bad for you. This lovely infographic explains why. The irony is that I am typing this on a computer at 1am!

Attribution to OnlinePsychologyDegree.net  Badgets in Bed Infographic

Forgotten how to actually draw…

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 🙂

http://www.drawspace.com/lessons/

Drawspace - Now everyone can draw.

New books…. Llustre & Fab.com

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…

TYPE MATTERS

AN ALPHABET OF LONDON

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Modern Gig posters

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.

These are some of my favourites… You can find the whole Top 100 Gig posters at GoMediazine

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

Flaming Lips

FLAMING LIPS SHOW INFOGRAPHIC
FLAMING LIPS SHOW INFOGRAPHIC

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend