Bit_Brace...

From this project me and Harry Rees were asked to produce an A3 poster which was 'information rich' and contained its form material and function.

This is the finished poster.

enjoy...


P_lug_in...

Found out about this typeface within Computer Arts , October.
What I like about mainly is its flowing wire look and the connectors which new age feel.

Plus you can also download it for free!

Ben Swift...







Really nice illustrations by Ben Swift, they have a raw feel to them , simply but effective.

Original B boy....

Images found HERE, HERE and HERE

How to sharpen a pencil...




song of the moment...


Song of the moment.

Overseas type





Just found this on Behance Network, its a really nice typeface. I really like the organicness of it and the flow of the lines.

Found HERE

Jeff Metal...







This morning I woke up and remembered stumbling over jeff metal a good while ago.

His photography has a real nice quality to it and the busy landscapes are really interesting with their complexity of high rise buildings.

Check it out HERE

Hyperbole...


I heard and saw this word yesterday.

I think its roundness and softness of how its pronounced.

Apparently so...

This piece was found today whilst looking for instructions.

Now we know...

This week I have been mostly listening to....

I brought this compilation a couple of weeks ago and to say that it is good is the biggest understatement of the year.

It has a selection of old and new songs from the hyperdub label.

Meditation for the mind ....

Hoax!...

I have just read on CNN that balloon boy was a hoax. This does not surprise me in the slightest as the story ,although very humourous, was so badly put together.

who knows.

balloon boy continued...

The hunt is still on for ballon boy. Im still dont get my head around how a box attached with pegs would withstand his weight and not break off straight away ?

We now have a map so detailed illustration is to come.

graphic exchange...




Thanks to Jay for telling me about this site. Havnt looked through it all yet but from what I can see the content is going to be very good.

frank nitsche...





These paintings are by Frank Nitsche. I looked at him a while ago but only just remembered again. Most of his paintings are abstract forms of objects and I love the complexcity of them with a hugely graphic influence.

The image at the top I find particularly inspiration with its contrast of plain and complex space.

Images found HERE.

glitch step...

Today bbc iplayer malfunctioned whilst I was trying to watch a really interesting program about synth britannia, i suggest watching it, the effect it gave i really liked though.

Im going to use this to inspire pixel stretching designs.

have you seen balloon boy?...

I think ill let the article do the talking on this post.

This was helped found by fellow course members you know who you are.

Inspiration for an illustration definitely maybe.

Taken from METRO free newspaper

eight nine ohzzle......

89O [eyt-nahyn-oh]

-noun
1. A being from the derelict planet of Quarkalate9. This life-form contains the creativity of four human life-forms which were devoured when they backwards hitchhiked across nebula 9. They now live in the stomach undigested to create the super power of....

eight nine oh.

Check this life form out HERE. Contains designs, mixes, creativity, theories and then some.

originality quote...

Every now and again , and i think this probably occurs in other peoples mind, I argue and asses myself about weather my work or I myself am original and every time it ends up with me just getting angry.

I found this piece whilst looking for a quote by Picasso that an old A levels tutor quoted to me but ended up finding this and loved not only the design but also the content which I find very true. Others my not agree.

founded from HERE

Adbusters review



Founded by Bill Schmalz and Kalle Lasn in Vancouver, Canada, Adbusters is a magazine, website, blog and a movement running since 1989 as the Adbusters Media Foundation. As said by themselves they are ‘a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age.’ Over the years Adbusters has been featured within television, radio, magazines, newspapers and been accepted by Friends of the Earth and Green peace.

Adbusters comes in the format of website, which includes articles from the magazine and additional information, a blog with a variety of daily thoughts and views within the worlds happenings and there main source of communication of there magazine.

From reading articles on web, magazine and blog the readership of the various publications from adbusters could be either young or old, male or female and generally associated with anticonsumerists and “people concerned of the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces”.

What we can get from the publications of Adbusters is that they have a genuine passion for all aspects of culture and life, which is portrayed with a formal tone throughout and this we found made us want to read on and explore further. This is backed up with their many articles, which range from envirornmental issues, political issues, religious beliefs and creative subjects. We found this extremely interesting as it contains a historical relevance of today’s society and can be seen as a ‘journal of the mental environment’. One article of which was published in Adbusters magazine, 29 July 2008 issue 79, we feel is relevant for today’s society and western youth culture. This contains thoughts and analysis on the counter culture of “hipsterdom” which is a merge of all previous counterculture after punk and hip-hop. Douglas Haddow gives an interesting, witty and detailed insight into this counter culture of the hipsters, of which surrounds us all in society today of ‘shameless clich├ęs of a class of individuals that seek to escape their own wealth and privilege by immersing themselves in the aesthetic of the working class.’

The general feeling and design of the Adbusters publications is suited well to its purpose and perception, which creates a unique style to fit along side the anti-consumerist and anti-corporation views. They have done this by creating a new look to each magazine cover and layout with every issue and different logo in each website header once loading.

This resource of cultural and creative, both written and visual, examination would most defiantly be a useful for any creative, designer or open minded individual as it informs about the society we live in so that you can take from it an insight of multiple cultures which can help us shape ourselves.

Form more information - www.adbusters.org

Review by Joe Smith and Tom Hill.