Monthly Archives: April 2011

Make Something Cool Every Day

A great body of work (via grain edit) from Marius Roosendaal, a graphic designer and art director from The Netherlands, and contributor to the self-explanatory project Make Something Cool Every Day.

The images speak for themselves...

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HERE&NOW Giveaway

The London Original Print Fair, the world’s longest running exhibition of it’s kind, is returning to Royal Academy of Arts next week – 19-21 April 2011.

Ranging from established artists Peter Blake and David Hockney, to Rob Ryan and Gavin Turk, and the more traditional Canaltto – there will be a wide selection of galleries exhibiting. In addition, works from the Royal Academy Schools and the Royal College of Art will offer  an opportunity to buy work by emerging artists.  An interesting mix of the old and the new.

HERE&NOW have one set of tickets (1+guest) to give away… Send your name and address to by the end of today, and the tickets could be yours.

Made to Measure

Jurriaan Schrofer was one of the most original individuals of post-war Dutch graphic design.  Experimenting with constructed design letter-forms, his interest in philosophy  led him to a more fundamental question -what is the minimum number of basic elements with which a typographic idiom can be created?  This was a starting point for what became a intense, and very personal investigation into minimalist alphabet, built out of elementary shapes.  Continuing with the experiments carried out by the Bauhaus typographers, this series of covers was designed for Meijer Printers – compositions made with single characters from classic typefaces.

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No Lifeguard on Duty

John Bennett Fitts is an American photographer who’s beautiful work captures decaying urban landscapes across America.   No Lifeguard on Duty is a series documenting old motels and swimming pools -environments that are so familiar to us, but now abandoned have a kind faded nostalgia.

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Ryan Frease, currently at Alphabet Arm Design in Boston and designer of this great series.

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James Joyce, a London-based artist and designer, lover of colour and typography, and a key player in today’s graphic art scene … you couldn’t miss him if you tried! Working from his studio One Fine Day and represented by Breed, he produces work for a number of high-profile clients, as well as selling limited editions of his designs.  Bright and bold, and very clever .. here’s a small glimpse of what he’s been up to.

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David Pearson – ‘Great Ideas’ Vol.III

HERE&NOW has been a bit neglected over the past week due to other ongoing projects, but lots of new posts coming soon…  First up, the third installment of David Pearson‘s Great Ideas series for Penguin books.  The cover designer and typographer continues to wow us with his beautiful work, bringing classic novels to the forefront of modern design.

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