Interview with graphic designer Eike König

There’s a really insightful interview with German graphic designer Eike König on Adobe’s great 99U blog. Eike shares stories about his journey and offers great advice about collaboration and how to keep your creative process fresh. I highly recommend reading the interview and taking a look at the work he produces with his collective Hort as well as his solo artworks on Instagram.

Bread Collective

Bread Collective are a London based network of designers that together create attention-seizing murals and installations. View their work at http://www.breadcollective.co.uk/work/

Read Only Memory – Books celebrating the history of videogames

Read-Only Memory is a beautiful imprint from publisher / art director Darren Wall celebrating videogame history.

https://readonlymemory.vg

Geographic North cassette label


Geographic North are cassette label based in Decatur, GA, USA. They’re sleeve artwork is stunning making excellent use of different paper stocks, folds and cut aways. Take a look at their site for more images of the releases.

http://geographic-north.com

 

Beautiful pop-up books by Louis Rigaud and Anouck Boisrobert

Thanks to my colleague Natalie Russell for recommending the beautiful work of French artists Louis Rigaud and Anouck Boisrobert. They have both produced pop-up children’s books which make great use of folded paper to enhance their stories.

I was also very impressed with this creative drawing app:

Type with Pride

On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker. A preview version of the font can be downloaded for free from: typewithpride.com

Christoph Niemann TED Talk

Small Comics

Here’s a collection of fun small comics by Sofia Kolovskaya

http://www.kolovskaya.com/small-comics

Arena by Páraic McGloughlin

Irish artist Paraic Mc Gloughlin used thousands of Google Earth images to create this mesmerising video. There’s a nice interview with Paraic about his inspiration and process here: https://directorsnotes.com/2018/04/04/paraic-mcgloughlin-arena/ 

Women of Graphic Design

Women of Graphic Design
A project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions.

http://womenofgraphicdesign.org

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