2010 Grads : Batch 1

07 July 2010

A few weeks back we reached out to students from all over the world, who are graduating this year, and asked them to submit their work to our new 2010 Grads feature. We had a huge response and have been really impressed with the quality of work. Thanks to everyone who answered our call.

We’ve decided to release the Grads in batches over the next couple of months, culminating in an extended feature at the end of the Summer. Till then, please feel free to get in touch with any of these guys/gals for work placements or job offers. The doors are still open to new submissions (for a limited time) – if interested, please send your name, school, url, graduation date, and a short bio to submit [at] thestrangeattractor.net.


Chelsee Ivan : Alberta College of Art + Design

Chelsee was born in 1987 in a small Southern Albertan town. She moved to Calgary to attend the Alberta College of Art + Design and major in photography. Currently she’s living and working in Calgary. 


Gareth Dunt : Cardiff School of Art and Design

Gareth is a third year Graphic Communication student studying at the Cardiff School of Art and Design. He also writes for the creative communication blog Black Maths.


Ari Weinkle : RISD

Ari is a designer specializing in abstract vector artwork, experimental typography, and conceptual graphic design and is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at RISD.


Kimberley Chan : Lincoln School of Art and Design

Kimberley sees herself as a multidisciplinary designer as she enjoys working within many creative fields, from screen, print or ambient media. She loves to try new things in all aspects of her life, which she feels has a positive influence on her work and overall portfolio. It is quite upbeat as she likes to incorporate a lot of colour and illustrated elements into her work.


Allison Connell : Iowa State University

Allison is originally from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area, but has been living in Ames, Iowa to attend Iowa State University. She just graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design (and a minor in mathematics too, if you can believe it). Besides design, she enjoys bookbinding and working with her hands, as well as listening to music, eating, and enjoying beautiful weather.


Tom Peet : Northumbria University

Tom is a graphic designer living and working in Newcastle. His passion lies in typography, branding, promotional graphics and editorial design.


06 July 2010


Grandpeople‘s brand new website with tons of new works. It’s magnificent!

João Lavieri

06 July 2010

João Lavieri from São Paulo, Brasil updates.

Today we’re adding the second title to the newly created TSA Library. As with most additions to our Library we’ll also be giving away one free copy. To find out how to win, read the info at the bottom of this post.

Milton Glaser
To Inform & Delight

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and creating the enduring I ♥ NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.

Artfully directed by first-time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser’s personal life and captures his immense warmth and humanity, as well as the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity.

Director: Wendy Keys

Producer: Wendy Keys and Edgar B. Howard

Milton Glaser
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Peter Mayer
Shirley Kenny
Shirley Glaser
Jivan Tabibian
Ralph Caplan
Brookie Maxwell
Steve Heller
Deborah Adler
Walter Bernard
Katja Maas
George Lang

Technical: 73 Mins | 16:9 | Stereo | Color | Not Rated

Awards: Best Educational Film Award, FIFA, Montreal; Official Selection Woodstock Film Festival; Official Selection Denver Film Festival; Official Selection Chicago International Film Festival

Available on iTunes and Amazon. Thank you to New Video Digital for offering the giveaway.


Win a free copy of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

The first person to answer the following question correctly, in the comments section of this post, will win a free digital download (via iTunes) of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight. To enter you must be a U.S. resident and have an iTunes (U.S.) account.

What movie character is thought to be based off of Milton Glaser?

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Melissa Cayabyab. ****


02 July 2010


Amazing images from Russian photographer Garmonique.

Eric Hu

02 July 2010

The work of Eric Hu, who is still a student at Art Center College of Design in California.

Mike Lemanski

02 July 2010

Mike Lemanski updates.