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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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I think it’s easier to look at design when you can’t understand the content and this work by Patricio Murphy is the perfect example. I’m not distracted by the text; all I can see is the modern, dynamic layout and imagery. I don’t understand Argentinian, so luckily  it says a bit about the project on Patricio’s Behance – below is a programme for Glow festival… The layout has so many interesting components, with the tables...

Raquel’s quirky origami business card caught my eye… Who doesn’t love dot-to-dots? I really like how the message isn’t revealed straight away and also how the words are connected even though they’re on different lines! Just think this is a really unique and memorable business card which I would be very happy to own one of! Cute, interactive and memorable! Aside from liking this because 26 is my birthday number, numbers formed by stars and...

American Apparel are my new best friends. First they brought us the Helvetica Tshirt…. …. and now, PUNCTUATION TIGHTS! Crazy! They just love us Graphic Designers… I first saw these on Autilia’s blog: Ahhh they’re so amazing! I am SO tempted to buy them, but at $36/ approx. £22 (and then add shipping on top of that) they turn out to be some pretty expensive tights… especially as I have a bit of a history...

With it being Valentine’s day yesterday and all, I thought it was about time to post about Marian’s work seeing as I’ve had this drafted since before christmas(which is quite weird considering the subject)! Whether you are loved up or anti-valentines, theres no denying that these laser cut, used Christmas cards from 2010 are beautiful! Marian asked her friends to send her used christmas cards and 500 cards later…. … she had a lot of hearts!...

I had seen the image below a couple of times before I was able to work out who had made this amazing piece of art, but finally I can thank Isaac Salazar! WOW, just wow! How amazing is that? I love books anyway, but I just think this is amazing! And to think that these are created by just folding the pages of a book! AMAZING! Find more of Isaac’s creations on flickr! Here is the...

FPO is my new favourite website at the moment! I think I could actually spend forever browsing on there, but that’s never going to happen of course! Anyway, my recent favourite is a Wedding invitation set by Ken Rothermich. Designed for his own wedding, I absolutely love Ken’s black and white illustration with overlaid shocking pink, sans serif type! There is the perfect balance of old and new – the illustration with a romantic/baroque feel...

Was just browsing the wordpress tag surfer when I came across this: I was quite intrigued, even more so when I saw the title of the blog is This Artwork Is Not Available In Your Country – love that! Turns out it the man responsible is Portuguese Graphic Designer João Neves. He describes it as his ‘graphic diary….. with no other purpose than to make one graphic design exercise per day,everyday (hopefully) monday to friday. It’s only a...

This post is half a year late really! The Topshop make up range has been available since May 2010, but better late than never 🙂 I was just looking back over the blog of Vasare: I have been following her blog for a while now and she always has really interesting things to share so definitely worth a browse! Having a second look at the Topshop Make Up Packaging has just made me realise how...

Tom Davie’s Behance is choc-a-bloc with brilliant typographic posters This is similar to a project I have planned. I was lucky to acquire some old psychology text books (thanks to a tip off that the Psychology department at Uni were getting rid of a lot of old books) and hopefully now that the Christmas holiday is here I will be able to work on it! All will be revealed soon 🙂 Wow. I love paper...

This post has been planned for a while now… oops! Better late than never 🙂 Designmonat is a Design Festival in Graz, Austria 2009 was the first year and it had a beautiful Graphic style (not so much a fan of the 2010 version) by Christoph Almasy, Franz-Xaver Daublebsky and Isabella Thaller. Cute little button badges <3 I love the clashing bright colours used. It gives a funky, fresh and young feel to the identity...

I would love to know Mia Nolting‘s secrets… creative secrets I mean. The secret to her success and all! I think her handwriting is really lovely. My favourite font ever? Another thing I find lovely about her is her lists. I love to write lists, it helps me a lot but they’re never as lovely looking as Mia’s! Biro over newspaper – genius. Lovely typography – I wish my handwriting was like that! I really...

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