Graphic designers are approaching type design in a refreshingly new manner and creating typography beyond the classical typeset. Playful Type demonstrates how these designers are creating a dynamic range of playful, illustrative and hand-made typography with the aide of a multitude of different techniques (especailly on page 10 and 11). From manual lettering, calligraphy and collage to manipulative time exposures of photographs and even ice blocks, the cutting-edge examples (mainly on page 10 and 11) collected in this inspiring book indicate current developments in type design. (see page 10 and 11)
Friday, 28 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
As far back as I can remember I've always wanted a postman to deliver me a package of books with my pictures on the cover, and this morning that life long wish has been fulfilled...
'Roofless dormitories, distracted teacher, and a lethally dangerous underground labyrinth - Ribblestrop's visionary headmaster is out of his depth even before the pupils arrive! And when they do - what a bunch! There's Sanchez, a Colombian gangster's son hiding from kidnappers; Millie, an excluded arsonist and self-confessed wild child; Caspar, the landlady's spoiled grandson; the helpful but hapless Sam and his best friend Ruskin, plus a handful of orphans from overseas, who are just happy to have beds - even if they are located in a roofless part of the building...Anything could happen - and anything does!'
Before they sell out - preorder your copy from : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ribblestrop-Andrew-Mulligan/dp/1847382304
Thursday, 13 November 2008
onedotzero_adventures in motion, the world’s most innovative festival of motion arts and entertainment celebrates a new partnership with BFI Southbank, with a packed three day festival this November. This year’s festival theme is citystates, a creative inquiry into the idea of how we live in the modern metropolis.
In addition to screenings, hands-on-workshops and explosive live AV and music events, visitors will have the opportunity to be part of a unique collaborative project and show their personal vision of their city with Doodlearth.
Doodlearth is a collaborative live interactive illustration / art event, that brings together people from around the world who have a passion for doodling.
Audiences are invited to add their interpretation of their city and environment, to create a unique animation, so that different styles of illustration appear next to each other, reflecting the multitude of ideas, lives and architectural styles in cities.