Zhang Qingyun

21 December 2012

Zhang Qingyun is a graphic designer and illustrator from Chengdu, China. He has studied graphic design at FIT in New York and Camberwell College of Arts in London, and has been freelancing in both fields since 2009. Having worked at Two Twelve, Mother New York and Matic, Zhang has the skill and experience of executing projects for both big corporations like Google, JCPenny, and smaller boutiques and institutions like Maison Gerard and ReVision Arts. His work has been included in several exhibitions in both New York and London, most recently Metamorphosis exhibition organized by ReVision Arts.

A little trivia, Zhang is actually his last name.

Check out some of his other work here. www.zzhhaanngg.com

This book has been doing the rounds a bit, but I’m still swooning so incase you haven’t seen it – Current State: Snowboarding is a book that compiles some of the most prominent individuals and images of snowboarding´s past three decades.

450 pages thick and made up from two interconnected books, it features interviews with 23 of the culture’s most influential characters in an attempt to paint a picture of snowboarding’s current state.

Written, Edited and Designed by David Benedek.

Here’s a preview of the very soon to be released Gratuitous Type issue #2. Lock the bedroom door, dim the lights and feast your aesthetically tuned eyes to many buxom beauties of design and type. Then hide it back under your bed so your parents don’t find it.

Dogs in Cars by Keith Hopkin

12 December 2011

Dogs (not in hot) Cars


Jessica Williams

05 July 2011


Jessica Williams graduated from the University of the Arts in London and now resides in Munich working for IDEO. Her work makes me insanely jealous.

Maayan Pearl

19 May 2011

Maayan Pearl was an AD at I.D and is now at Businessweek. See the pattern? I met these girls earlier this week and aside from being amazing designers, are just plain awesome people.  Her present and past work ranges from editorial design to book covers to illustration / type.  I don’t even know what to say about these posts anymore except that some designers are annoyingly good.

Jennifer Daniel

18 May 2011

You’ve probably seen Jennifer Daniel’s work before. NY Times, Good, the usual suspects of good taste. There’s a heaping pile of humor in most of what she does, which they don’t teach in art school. I’d love to see her high school notebook doodles.

Emily Keegin

17 May 2011

A little break after being busy but I’m hopefully back on a regular basis. This is Emily Keegin. She does some wonderful things with objects and a camera.

Mikey Burton was asked by the Art Directors Club to design/illustrate the spring paper expo poster. It’s rad.

Some really nice prints from Tim Gough’s Uncontrollabel Urge show.