Sh! Awards 2010

25 May 2010




Are you a talented, creative student?

Here is a chance to pitch your work to influential creative directors, show off your work in an exhibition and, win a 6-month paid placement. There’s no brief, no fee and no catch, simply enter your best creative work. Your entry will be judged by award-winning creatives and professionals from the UK design industry.

The Sh! awards is an annual scheme launched by Brahm in 2003 to celebrate the memory of designer Stuart Hocknell who sadly died from Meningitis when in his prime, he was always keen to encourage students and placements.

A worthwhile competition, more information here


24 May 2010


I checked out Iron Man 2 recently and was really inspired by all the next-level user interface in Tony Stark’s crazy studio. They were created by Prologue. Check out the rest of their title sequences and visual effects here.


Tom Lane, also known as Ginger Monkey, is an illustrator and designer from England. His work is really colorful, well executed and documented. It’s nice to see from time to time the development of a project especially if it was done by hand.


18 May 2010


Chicago based Sonnenzimmer is creating some of the most unique posters around. I love the abstraction and color palette. The studio is comprised of  Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, who both worked out of the Bird Machine for several years, mentored by Jay Ryan.


14 May 2010


Representing the finest from Finland.

Sasquatch! Posters!

13 May 2010


Great new series of posters created for the 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival. Featuring famous and upcoming designers, each artist was paired with a band to produce a limited edition poster. Check them all out here!

From top to bottom:
Jay Ryan, Patent Pending Industries
Invisible Creature
The Small Stakes, Joanna Wecht
Jeffe Design
Andrio Abero, Stubborn Sideburn




New York designer, Chris Rubino, recently finished an amazing series of installations for the Distrikt Hotel. Watch Chris in this video covering his work for the hotel as well as a brief look into his studio and ethos.

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never always

25 April 2010


Great collages by never always. Via the New Shelton wet/dry.


19 April 2010


Draft japan.

Pick Me Up

Pick Me Up is the first contemporary graphic art fair in the United Kingdom. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design.

The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open studio from legendary paper artist Rob Ryan, and will include an exhibition of work by the best up-and-coming international graphic designers and illustrators hand-picked by industry insiders:

Alex Trochut, Andy Gilmore, Charlie Duck, Claire Scully, Edvard Scott, Hvass&Hannibal, HelloVon, James Joyce, Jess Wilson, Jesse Auersalo, Job Wouters, Lorenzo Petrantoni, Mathis Rekowski, Melvin Galapon, Mr Bingo, Natsko Seki, Patrick Gildersleeves, Paula Castro, Pierre Nguyen, Richard Sarson, Rosie Irvine, Siggi Eggertsson, Ville Savimaa.

Somerset House, 23 April – 3 May 2010, London, United-Kingdom

More info here