I’m a big fan of the work of illustrator Christoph Niemann. I first encountered his work when I downloaded his Petting Zoo iPad app for my son. He has a playful sense of humour and wonderful way of viewing the world. He also talks about his creative process extremely well. I’d encourage everyone to watch his episode of the fantastic Netflix series Abstract if they can. Below is a 20 minute presentation Niemann gave for Adobe’s 99u Conference on How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces.
Design Observer is a platform created by Michael Beirut (Pentagram) and Jessica Helmand. Design Observer publish a suite of interesting podcasts including:
Have a look / listen to all of their podcasts here: designobserver.com/podcasts.php.
99% Invisible is a podcast that shares stories about design – covering every conceivable aspect of the discipline. The show is produced and hosted by Roman Mars in Oakland, California. You can listen to the extensive episode archive via: 99percentinvisible.org
“Discovering the magic ingredients of the art movement”
Art’bracadabra is a absolutely stunning series of animations by French artist / designer Raphaël Garnier
produced for the Pompidou Centre’s web TV channel. The short animations share some of the fundamental elements of visual art starting with the dot and looking at line, form, material, tools, colours and so on. I’d highly recommend watching all 10 episodes on Raphaël’s Vimeo channel.
Popper Publishing is a relatively new imprint from Latvia set up as a platform for books, art zines and other projects about illustration, graphic design, photography and fine art. Their main focus is the Popper Magazine. More info on their publications can be found at poppermag.com.
This is a great piece of experimental motion typography created by placing a container of thick fluid (made with cornstarch and water) on top of a speaker that’s playing 40-80hz sounds.
A beautiful piece of motion graphics by Thibault de Fournas that shows the evolution of typography from paper to screen.
I recently came across this great project from graphic designer Hanif Kureshi. The beautiful art of sign painting in India is threatened due to the much cheaper alternative of digital printing. Kureshi started this project in an attempt to champion and preserve some of the many incredible hand styles that were once commonplace across India. Find out more about the project at handpaintedtype.com
I presented at Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 18 on Thursday 25 May 2017, as part of the Dundee Design Festival. My talk focused on why collaboration is such an important part of my creative process.