September 8, 2010

There are some nice wallpapers at the Urban Outfitters website by illustrators like Jez Burrows and Owen Gately and more. This is now mine, by Joe McLaren.


Williamsburg Street Art

September 3, 2010

Some nice bits of street art spotted in Williamsburg, NYC last week!


August 23, 2010

A man called Andre Michelle has created ToneMatrix, a piece of Flash that allows you to create cool little tunes really easily. Give it a go! (Warning: can be a bit addictive).

ToneMatrix by Andre Michelle

Wine Innovations

August 5, 2010

I like the idea of buying a glass of wine in a supermarket. Wine Innovations have created these:

so you can now drink on the street in a much classier way. The design is called ‘The Tulip’ and are available in M&S under the name Le Froglet.

(brought to my attention by Adam Anonymous!)

Helmut Smits

July 29, 2010

I stumbled across a man’s website called Helmut Smits (a past UWIC student) the other day. He is an artist who sees everyday things in interesting ways and I spent a lot of time browsing through his works on the website. His stuff reminds me of Daniel Eatock (another site which I could spend hours browsing).

I like the ‘ideas’ section on Helmut’s site the best.

CSAD Summer Show

June 11, 2010

Have been looking around the Cardiff School of Art & Design Summer Show this week, which features work from final year students across the CSAD courses. Lots of lovely things to look at! Couldn’t help feeling a bit daunted looking at the third years’ Graphic Communication work, let’s hope we can match up to it next year. I don’t think I will ever get used to looking at graphic design in a gallery setting, but these pieces caught my eye.

Clever mini posters dealing with the issue of consumerism by Andy Penny. I especially liked the small wooden stands and want some of my own.

Lovely illustration by Hannah Smith for the Puffin Book Design competition. I love the handwritten title and the traditional style of the design

A series of posters by Jack Butcher, that deal with the issue of religion and promote the website, thedebate.com, a public forum for religious debate. I like a good debate and thought it was a very witty and effective print campaign. I must have been very susceptible to bright colours the day I visited the exhibition.

The contemporary textiles exhibition was very pretty and feminine. So much nice work but my favourite things had to be these bears handmade by Alice Rose Lewis. I want one!

The Illustration exhibition was held at an empty shop in a shopping arcade in the centre of Cardiff. It was a nice space and thought it was a shame that the other courses couldn’t have been held somewhere outside of the college environment too. Really liked the two pieces above by Adam Travers that are reactions to our chaotic world.

There was a good yet creepy and disturbing animation shown in the basement, I watched a bit of it, but as I was alone and in a small dark room, I had to stop incase something frightening happened. Still from the animation made by Jake Eldridge.

I have no idea if this bike which was leaning against the wall was part of the exhibition, but I was very taken by it. On the back wheel is drawings of famous moustaches, and on the front, famous glasses.


June 3, 2010

The bulk of my 2nd year is over, and summer has begun!

Though there haven’t been many updates recently, but I’m off to London very soon to do a work placement here, for a couple of weeks. So expect more to come! In the meantime, look at Kate Bingaman-Burt‘s new book, documenting everything she has bought in a year.

(found via Grain Edit)