This invitation booklet is beautifully die cut and works so well. Its extremely intriguing and Antoine+Manuel have some great work which I’ve been looking at for another project – possibly a larger post in the next few days. More of the booklet is on their website.
Some great illustrative work from Chrissie Abbot. If you have access to a copy of the most recent YCN book, have a look at some of her featured work and stuff she did for their award ceremony Show Off (above). Her blog is also worth having a look at whilst your at it.
Heres a couple more album covers that have caught my eye again this week. For some reason I’ve been feeling a rather 60’s and 70’s mood in imagery as well over the last week, especially towards old tattered magazines. Probably what’s been influencing the last album cover choice. Enjoy!
Oh and I can’t believe it’s been another week. I’d say it would be fair that this week has probably been one of the most difficult and decision making weeks of art school. Rewarding and challenging but so stressful. Still it’ll be a new week soon. Enough for now.
There’s been a large amount of chat around the studio lately about typography and I’ve been considering creating my own typeface for a self initiated brief. I think this photos relevant but more importantly, amazingly beautiful and must of taken a whole lot of patience. I’d get a big kick out of knocking them all over though right now and the beauty of them all laid out flat. Amazing!
My favorite new website of the moment has to be ffffound, a really great daily go to for inspiration and general feel for graphic design, photography and illustration both past and present. In case you’ve never seen or heard of it, the concept is simple
FFFFOUND! is a web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user’s tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience!!
So its a little like del.icio.us but but far more orientated towards visual media, ideal for designers and Web 2.0 lovers. Unfortunately it’s still in private beta (invite only similar to how Gmail used to be), but its still a useful resource even if you aren’t able to sign up. Hopefully I’ll get an invite sometime soon. In the meantime here’s a couple of inspiring pieces from the last couple of days.
I stumbled across this, afternoon whilst finding a free font (the font in the image). A couple of moments later I noticed the guy in the background. Thought it was a rather nice response to comments made in a previous post a couple of days ago on the trend of exhibiting graphic designers work in this way.