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It’s been a while since my last J’adore post, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been inspired! I have been posting about my adventures at University more recently but going to try and get back into J’adore. Nikki Farquharson is a graphic designer-turned-illustrator who has a passion for shapes, patterns and colour (which I love too – check out my Pinterest board)! I first became aware of her work when a new nightclub opened in...

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...

Olly Moss is a young British creative who generated a lot of attention back in May with his first solo exhibition, Paper Cuts, at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. I first came across Olly’s work on T-shirt website, Threadless, with his humorous twist on the popular British design classic ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ He has had many t-shirt designs printed, but I think Olly’s real talent is for poster design. In 2010 he designed Star...

What can you make with a cupboard that you found in a skip…? With some creative flair and elbow grease, you can produce something beautiful like this: Such precision! Lino is hard enough to work with so I am actually just amazed at how Luke managed to get his edges so sharp. It must have taken his forever and/or is truly skilled! And it’s even more beautiful printed: I love Luke’s choice of two-tone colours for...

I’m a bit obsessed with paper craft atm sorry but honestly, J’adore couldn’t be more appropriate for this post about French graphic designers Zim & Zou! Now prepare yourself for a colourful trip Back to Basics, 80’s style… in paper: The amount of detail on this camera is just AMAZING! I know I’m a loser but it makes me really excited! If I owned one of these I would look at it in awe everyday… Zim...

It was great to re-discover Francisca’s work last night. I often save things into my J’adore folder and then forget about them but after a quick skim I found these beauties: I wish I could do something like this! I think I need to maybe look into learning origami or something because I would love to incorporate it into my Uni work this year – maybe a plan? I love the way the paper’s been...

If given the chance to be someone else for the day, without a doubt I would definitely choose to be Jessica Hische – I can’t begin to imagine the great things I could learn from being her for only one day! If you don’t know who Jessica Hische is – shame on you and feast your eyes on these… She has been the typographer of the moment since graduating, going on to work for Louise...

It’s been exactly 3 weeks today that I gave the blog a new lick of paint… From this… …to this! I thought that after nearly 2 years with the same look, it was time to do something a bit different and more personal. So out with the old and in with the new – I adapted the style of my PDP Log of Reflection from University and voila! I’m calling it my ice cream/mint choc/sweet...

One word. 3 letters. No, not V&A… WOW! Troika’s website explains: ”At its centre the iconic V&A monogram, originally designed by Alan Fletcher, is made of three independently revolving parts. The logo de-contructs and reconnects itself with each half turn forming a playful palindrome legible from either side while the wheels produce a gentle ticking sound reminiscent of a Victorian Automaton clockwork” I have admired this since I first heard about it being installed on...

Screen printing, old school banner styles, politics & controversy? Sounds great, looks great! Nick Adam is a graffiti artist/photographer/printmaker/general creative talent from the USA! His work caught my eye whilst browsing through the PrinterVention gallery. I was originally drooling over this mobile silkscreen by Mike Slattery and then my attention was swayed… I love the base poster, but then I love the hand drawn graffiti writing over the top too… I wish my hand writing...

Maria Fisher’s ‘Traumgedanken’ project proves that books can be beautiful (well, I thought so anyway)… Mmmmm 🙂 Great little detail here – a lovely balance of black & white complimented by pastel coloured threads! Traumgedanken means ‘thoughts on dreams’ in German (if you’re wondering) and I think it’s beautiful!

I found Patrycja’s work when browsing the Penguin book cover competition website as she was one of the winners in 2010 with her hairy vision of ‘Perfume’… I think the design is really nice typographically, and was developed really well – definitely the best outcome! You can see the idea development on her blog here! I also really like her project In Other Words… … OMG! What a clever idea! She uses the ‘proper’ ways...

As anyone who is a regular reader will know, I have quite a bit of love for triangles and geometric shapes so when I saw Anna Garforth’s work I was drooling a little… These pyramid style paper objects look quite interesting… … all made from pages of a telephone directory… … and collectively form this lovely little installation which Anna produced for Squire & Partners’ street party during the London Festival of Architecture 2010. The event celebrated...

Yesterday just before 9PM I was trying to avoid doing work and came online to check my site stats (blog views). I was so shocked! My views were at 500 for that day! I have recently been averaging about 74 a day, so 500 was a major shock! My immediate thought was ‘I’ve been featured somewhere!!?’ so I checked the referrers – WordPress.com was at the top! I was so excited to be featured on...

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