Brandon Jan Blommaert

08 July 2009

Junk sculptures by Brandon Jan Blommaert from Canada. Flickr set here.

Messymsxi

08 July 2009

We recently got a tip-off about Messy Msxi from Singapore. She’s a recent grad from Central Saint Martin, School of Arts and Design. I particularly love her series of illustrations entitled An Effort Most Futile (shown above).

We received a note from an online bookshop that just opened up. Counter-Print.co.uk sells a mixture of new and vintage design/art books – nice collection of rare and hard-to-find titles.

Really clever ad campaign for The Zimbabwean newspaper, executed by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in Johannesburg. They scooped up 7 awards for the campaign at the 2009 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, including the Grand Prix for Outdoor.

The campaign was designed to raise awareness regarding the plight of The Zimbabwean newspaper and consisted of various creative elements, including a billboard, all made up entirely of Zimbabwean dollar bank notes. The newspaper, the brainchild of journalists driven into exile, is committed to providing independent and fair comment on Zimbabwe to Zimbabweans, and has had a ‘luxury’ import duty of over 55% added to it by the Mugabe government, thus making it unaffordable to the average Zimbabwean citizen.

Flickr set of the campaign here.

TSA Flickr Pool

05 July 2009

We just set up the TSA Flickr Pool – a place for anyone to share photos, designs, illustrations, etc. The six most recent uploads are displayed on the front page of TSA over in the left column. We already have a lot of great work posted up there, add yours.

TwstedLogic

05 July 2009

Ben Lee from London.

AIGA Philadelphia speaks with Michael Bierut on design’s rising status. Nice bit of insight from the ever popular Pentagram partner. Via swissmiss.

Marumiyan contacted us with some nice illustration/design work. He’s a freelancer based in Fukuoka, Japan.

Maxim Zhestkov updates

02 July 2009

Maxim Zhestkov adds some new motion work. Above: short film for the Onedreamrush 42 second film festival in Beijing; with direction from Matt Pyke/Universaleverything and sound design from Simon Pyke/Freefarm.

Xavier Barrade

02 July 2009

Xavier Barrade was recently in touch from Paris. He has some interesting work and was published in the new book Tangible, which we’ll soon be adding to the TSA library.