Welcome to the weekend – happy Triangle Friday! I follow over 200 blogs (ridiculous, I know!) and one of my recent favourites is Geometry Daily. It’s a tumblr blog on which Tilman, a Graphic Designer from Germany, creates and posts a new geometric minimal composition everyday. Triangles are classed under the geometric family, and so feature in a lot of Tilman’s creations which makes me happy!
Feast your eyes on these:
From simple outlines…
.. to optical illusions…
… structural patterns…
… and just nice looking triangles.
I love seeing a new addition every day – such a great idea to help to stay creative and produce such different visuals from essentially just lines, shapes, shading and colours! I wish I could commit and stick to doing something small and creative everyday but I find it hard enough to sort a weekly post just recently haha
If like me, you love geometric shapes too, I definitely recommend following Tilman’s tumblr blog!
I hope you all have a tri-tastic weekend. Got anything triangular to share? I’d love to see it so get in touch (read more here).
As a Graphic Design student, you sometimes have to deal with some weird obsessions e.g. arranging books in height/colour order and collecting notebooks – I could spend hours and a lot of money in Paperchase!
Back in the summer holidays (which seems like forever ago!) I saw that high street shop, Wilkinson, had given some young designers the chance to produce patterns and illustrations for their own ranges of homeware and stationery.
Laura Davenport’s geometric patterns really caught my eye:
Striking shapes, classic black and white with a hint of orange and just about every object you could need to kit out your desk – can’t go wrong really? So when I was lucky enough to win a £15 gift card from Wilkinson’s freshers fayre competition, I knew what I was going to spend it on:
I bought two spiral bound notebooks and a felt-y feeling sketchbook (all A5 size); it’s lovely to touch…
(and any excuse to show off my aztec DIY nail art!)
There’s a 3 for 2 deal on all of the stationery ranges (see more here) at the moment aswell, so I’ve still got half the gift card money left – very happy with that! Thanks Wilkinson for giving young designers an opportunity and also to the Lincoln store for picking me as a winner – I’ll probably spend the remainder of my gift card on shampoo and other student essentials (toilet roll) haha.
Back home the nearest Paperchase is a 40min trip to Peterborough, so moving to the city (aww I’m such a country girl) and having one in Lincoln centre is a treat for me (but not so much for my purse!).
I love popping in there to look at the cards, sketchbooks and all the lovely patterns on the wrapping paper. They do a lot of grid-ish and triangular patterns which you might have picked up that I’m a big fan of and the one that they use as their main website and shop theme is no exception:
This season they have the ‘Grid Look’ collection which is right up my street:
Geometric shapes, patterns and brown paper = lovely!
Also a fan of the greyscale triangle version pattern with hints of fluoro orange (and they do green instore too)…
Might have to treat myself to the brown paper sketchbook, but I’m still having that problem with wanting sketchbooks to look perfect so I wouldn’t want to go wrong in it/ruin it!
If you like this collection from Paperchase, you’ll probably like some of the patterns on my Pinterest so check it out!
Paperchase are currently doing a demonstration week at their Flagship store in Tottenham Court Road, London and I’m quite gutted that I can’t go!
They are offering:
Permaset Screen Printing Demonstration
Uni Mit Posca Pen Demonstration
Staedtler Fimo Demonstration
Daler Rowney Paint Demonstration
Caran d’ache Drawing Demonstration
Sounds pretty cool to me… why is London so far away? But on the plus, I have my printmaking induction at Uni on Tuesday coming up so I will then be able to go and do some fun bits and bobs which I’ve really missed doing since college!