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

Leica B&W Digital Camera… I want one of these!

Leica Announces World’s First Digital Camera Dedicated To Black-And-White

If money were no object I want one of these… Leica M Monochrom

Leica M Monochrom
Leica M Monochrom

I absolutely ❤ Leica cameras. Beautifully designed to capture amazing imagery. At US$7,950, I don’t think I will be owning one any time soon. You can see the craftsmanship that goes into the making of their cameras here with the Limited Edition, M9-P Hermès

Leica Hermes
Leica Hermes

Leica also now hold the record for the most expensive camera ever sold with the 1923 Leica O-Series reaching a bargain price of $2.16 million EUR (US$2.79 million)!

Adobe Creative Cloud – Could this change the way we design?

Had an email this morning announcing the arrival of Adobe Creative Cloud.  Basically every design programme I use but ‘in the cloud’ for $29 a month. For Freelancers like myself it may prove a good solution rather than forking out squillions of ÂŁÂŁÂŁ’s every time Adobe updates their software (which is seemingly every week. Time will tell…

http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html

What is Creative Cloud?

Adobe® Creative Cloud™ is the digital hub that lets you download and install every Adobe Creative Suite® 6 application; access online services for file sharing, collaboration, and publishing; and benefit from new apps and features as soon as they’re released — giving you the freedom to create anything you can imagine.

 

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

The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design

Interesting article courtesy of Smashing Magazine…

Since the dawn of the Internet, the demand for good design has continued to skyrocket. From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and beyond, designers have remained on their toes as they define the trends and expectations of our online universe. The Internet is a great designer’s playground, and online businesses are growing more and more appreciative of what can be gained from a bit of well-executed eye candy. Over the past two years, this fact has become the backbone of a growing trend in online marketing: the infographic.

Click here to read the full article…

The Do's & Don'ts of Infographic Design
The Do's & Don'ts of Infographic Design

A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

I love infographics at the moment and this one is just brilliant… and so true. After the Oatmeal’s ‘How a Website Design Goes Straight to Hell’ poster struck a nerve, this one is also a spot on observation of us Graphic Designers out there. It’s a hard life but we grin and bear it 🙂

This was created by Amerikan Made Prints a company started by the husband and wife team of Keith and Jenn Bowman. I’ve got to get me one of these (currently sold out) so in the mean time I thought I would share!

You can see more of their work as well as this one here:

Amerikan Made

A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer
A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer