magThis is the final piece of 10 Magazine, the piece I’ve been working towards making all the products for! So her is a preview of how it looks with the Screen Printed Sleeve, and double page spreads! Hope you Like it, comments are very welcome!

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Dallas Clayton

January 15, 2009

dallas_clayton_ccoverThis illustrator i just found on a stumble over the web. This little book is how all of us designers should be, always dreaming, always thinking of things that are more mad than life will allow, BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE, NOT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO BE SO DREAM!!! YAY!!!


http://www.veryawesomeworld.com/awesomebook/inside.html go and read the book here it will make you smile a huge smile!

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I can’t believe i haven’t even mentioned my all time favorite graphic designer. Introduced to me by our tutors at college i was completely unaware of sagmeister and his infectious style of the multi-skilled man! From creating stories out of sausages, to designing for the Rolling Stones to cutting into his body to produce a lecture poster for his tour Sagmeister is a true hero of our contemporary design world. He is also very helpful for design students looking to make their way into the design world with a similar vision for the all out style he has come so well known for. My Favorite piece though, is his poster i mentioned earlier. Cutting into his body using a tattoo artist to perform the work, Sagmeister has the details of his tour carved into his flesh, thus showing us the metaphoric pain that is endured when travelling along the path of design. What a hero!

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If you love photography and history then you’ll love this, only last year about 2 months ago LIFE magazine posted on Google all its images dating back to 1860! Theres some seriously amazing moments that haven’t been seen by the rest of the world before now. I Really think everyone should look at this as a piece of history and the brilliant medium of photography.

” A cover of the earlier Life

Magazine from 1911

“Life was born January 4, 1883, in a New York City artist’s studio at 1155 Broadway. The founding publisher was John Ames Mitchell, a 37-year old illustrator, who used a $10,000 inheritance to launch the weekly magazine. Mitchell created the first Life nameplate with cupids as mascots; he later drew its masthead of a knight leveling his lance at the posterior of a fleeing devil. Mitchell took advantage of a revolutionary new printing process using zinc-coated plates, which improved the reproduction of his illustrations and artwork. This edge helped because Life faced stiff competition from the bestselling humor magazines Judge and Puck, which were already established and successful. Edward Sandford Martin was brought on as Life’s first literary editor; the recent Harvard graduate was a founder of the Harvard Lampoon.” (Wikipedia article)

LE GUN Magazine.

January 14, 2009

scanned-lg2-coverI can’t remember how i came across Le Gun, but im bloody glad i have, a real underground gritty kinda magazine from London. It has a very eccentric feel about it illustration and stories make up most of the contributions in the magazines. Its a contribution magazine, people send in their work of stories or art and the rest i loosely based around a theme. They have become a their way worldwide onto bookshelves in 2007 and are into their 4th issue. They are already taking contributions for 2009 for the summer issue, so if you want to send something in do so now, but i warn you, it doesn’t look easy to get published 😀

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Jason De Caires.

January 14, 2009

I’ve just stumbled across the sculptural artist Jason De Caires, who creates underwater sculpture. His sculptures are a sort of collaboration with nature, that in time all things man made with be destroyed by nature, but it is the very coral that grows on his work that will keep them from deteriorating. The sculptures are placed in shallow water so they are accessible to snorkelers and divers, they are bolted to the sea bed to keep them from being pushed or shifted byt the oceans current. These are mesmerising pieces and now ive found out about them id love to go and snorkle to see them.de-caires-1

I filmed the animation/film when i went to see a few djs play in Manchester at The Warehouse, its an underground venue, mainly used for djs. The graphics really caught my eye and i just wanted to show you what the design was like and the event was like! Was an amazing night!