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We trundled over to Conway Hall in Holborn on Saturday for Interesting 2008, a conference kind of thing organised by the lovely Russell Davies. This is the second year for the conference, and it's a loose gathering of people who are interested in seeing short talks by interesting people. It's all very […]
We made our way over to the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith last night for what has to be the most shambolic talk we’ve ever been to. (And we’ve been to a typography talk by Erik Spiekermann where none of the fonts on his PDF presentation loaded up. Actually… that was worse. But it’s a […]
We made our way across to a couple of the Central Saint Martins degree shows over the weekend. First up we checked out the MA Communication Design show at the Mall Galleries, and then the BA Graphic Design exhibition at the Bargehouse (just behind the OXO Tower on the Southbank). Both shows were really professional, […]
Can design save the world? The folks over at Adbusters are asking just that question, with the One Flag brief, inviting designers to submit designs for a flag to embody the idea of global citizenship – essentially, a flag for planet Earth. The competition deadline is 1 December 2008, so you've got plenty of […]
Just a quick note to say that the latest Ephemera Society Fair takes place this Sunday, from 11am the Holiday Inn on Coram Street, London WC1. The picture above shows a selection of bits we've picked up at past fairs – see the full images over on Alistair's Ephemera Flickr set.
It's always felt a bit like book cover design sits toward the back of the class when it comes to the attention it gets from the design industry. But recently books have been stepping back into the limelight, thanks to a few really stunning bits of design, such as this science fiction series from […]
How tasty are these? They're from Steven Hill's rather spectacular online collection of movie title screens. He's compiled a catalogue of over five thousand different titles, and they're a brilliant record of typographic stylings through the years. Definitely worth a browse. via ffffound
One of the great things about being a designer is getting to work with fantastically talented people, be they illustrators, photographers, printers, or heck, even clients. We recently got the chance to work on a book cover with one of our favourite illustrators, the magnificently talented Tom Gauld. The book is the paperback version […]
The godfather of grunge graphics and dirty type, David Carson, hits London in a couple of weeks to showcase his new book, The Rules of Graphic Design. He's going to be talking at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on Wednesday 18 June at 6pm, and tickets are £25 (£15 for concessions). In […]
We've been getting a stack of hits from an image posted on ffffound, but it links our front page rather than to the specific post that features the image. So if you have come here from ffffound, and you're looking for the beardy guy floating in mid-air just, you'll find him just here.