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A little birdy(twitter) told me last week that something juicy and typographic was coming to Shoreditch; Gordon Young’s Comedy Carpet off-cuts. Lucy, Jack, my sister Sophie & I popped in at the weekend to see if all of the tweeting was true… I haven’t made it to Blackpool to see the carpet for myself yet but it looks and sounds amazing; 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete. A 1,720 square metre space, the granite carpet...

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In July last year I posted about a #BloggersFilmSwap organised by fellow blogger Nora of Hello You. I was somehow partnered with my housemate Lucy, and so we began our double exposure experiment together. Despite my enthusiasm I found it really hard to use my film (the same ol’ fear of using analogue film) and so it turned out to be less of a Summer project but more of an ongoing project. With some help...

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At the beginning of April I was invited to the screening of Made You Look, a film about creativity in the digital age. You’re probably thinking ‘A creative film? This sounds like a couple of interviews just sewn together? I’ve seen it all before…’ I had a feeling that this was going to be different. With interviews from creatives such as Fred Deakin, Anthony Burrill, Kate Moross, Hattie Stewart and Jon Burgerman, I had high hopes for...

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After receiving an invite in the post (of which I featured the stamp in week one of my #100daysoftriangles project) Jo & I headed to The Boiler Room at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane for the Arjowiggins Pop Up 2015 exhibition. I really like the branding for the event – simple, bold and well considered across a lot of different platforms from flags to badges and bags. The exhibition is touring the world, having...

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I can’t believe that it’s been a whole year since the first UK Blog Awards – it feels like only yesterday! Back in November I asked you guys to #BeBold and vote for me in the Arts & Culture category. Thanks to you guys I made the top 10 and Graphique Fantastique’s fate was put into the hands of the Judges, Sarah Madden and Bee Barker. With the awards night fast approaching I’ll admit that...

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Happy Friday! Just wanted to share my new favourite tote bag with you guys – you all know that I’m definitely not a fashion blogger as I am SO awkward in front of the camera, but I couldn’t resist. I won this beaut at last week’s Printout print special talk after I asked a question in the Q&A and have been in love with it ever since. It looks good; bold and typographic, and is...

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It’s crazy to think that I am the same age as Photoshop – Happy 25th Birthday! I don’t think that I knew Photoshop existed was until I was probably 15, but I wouldn’t have actually used it properly until I was 18. Now I can’t imagine my life without it – primarily as a Graphic Designer but also as a blogger because it’s not just design folk that use Photoshop now. Anyone can thanks to google...

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The other week I went to 2015’s first D&AD President Lecture by Yuya Furukawa on a whim and, as always, left feeling so inspired and motivated. After posting my thoughts about the talk I was really excited to be invited by D&AD to the next lecture: Ben Tricklebank. On Wednesday I headed to Shoreditch Town Hall after work – a beautiful building, it was jam packed with people eagerly waiting for Ben’s talk. Ben is a,...

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At the weekend there was an unintentional ‘Lincoln meet-up’. I spent Saturday walking around Shoreditch in the beautiful sunshine (in a massive coat – WHY!?) with Jack, Sophie, Sara and Rebecca (who was visiting Sara for the weekend). The first place on our list was the Business as usual exhibition at The Book Club. Sophie is a keen sign painter herself, so was keen to check out her ‘competition’, and the rest of us all just...

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Yesterday I was browsing twitter on my lunch when I saw this tweet: I was intrigued – I love reading about the opinions and experiences of other creatives. Graphic Designers are (usually)ambitious and determined individuals who have been working towards a series of career goals – college, University, graduation, internships, the first job, the first promotion etc. We are thinkers – always questioning, reflecting on choices and advising so I was interested to see the context...

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I’m not naive to think that I am the only Graphic Designer blogging about ‘the industry’, but the whole reason behind writing my BA (Hon)est posts was that I hadn’t found anyone else posting the honest truth about what it’s like. I’m under no illusion that my posts are going to change the world/way things are run in the design industry, but I do hope (and through the feedback I’ve received it seems to be...

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Yesterday Mitch Goldstein (who if you have twitter and don’t follow, you need to NOW) tweeted this video and I just wanted to share it with you because it made me smile: FYI, I’m a Graphic Designer. Apparently it’s a ‘cool’ job? We’re so creative and mysterious – who even knows what we do all day? Menus and logos and things like that. Pamphlets and DJ flyers. Logos, stationery and soap. Letterheads and logotypes. We’re...

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I know what you’re thinking – MORE neon!? I’m like a magpie to anything neon, so any excuse to visit the Sprüth Magers gallery to support my housemate Lucy’s neon project. She’s on a mission to photograph every piece of neon in London, so feel free to help her out by sharing any neon that you’ve spotted with me in the comments or via twitter! I’d read about the Kosuth exhibition in Time Out and with...

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Following on from the valentines trip to Borough Market, Jack, Lucy & I visited the XXX exhibition at Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch. Also known as Triple X, the space was quite small but bursting with passion thanks to the collection of ‘love/anti-love themed’ pieces by artists and designers. I loved the simplicity of ‘Today We Are Going To Learn The Alphabet’ by Mobstr – very striking. Jack recognised the distinctive style of these David Shillinglaw pieces from Moniker Art Fair back in November 2014. I love...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020