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Printout – Designing difference

First time that I have made it to a Printout event. What a great hour / hour and an half – organised and hosted by Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture) and Steve Watson (Stack). 3 interesting magazines given a showcase by their designers – (Winter / A magazine for all seasons, Talc and mono-cultur). Printout events (I think) focus just on magazines but any designer or non-designer, in any field, (basically everyone) for that matter should check these events out. Just £6.

My preference in terms of subject and design would be Winter (designed/created by Ana Lessing and Kevin Braddock) and mono-cultur (designed/created by Kai van Rabenau). Certainly will be making a trip to Magma (if they stock them) to get myself a copy.

Some poor questions from the audience (either too long winded/self-important or just plain drunk!) – ended the night – questions that I have thought of since – how far from the initial designs, layout is the finished product?, who is the audience for these magazines and who buys them?, why do the contributors give up their time for small independent magazines – do they get something from this? and lastly how long did it take to put together – (last question from Chung).

For a far more detailed commentary on the night, check out Steve Watson’s site.

(Can’t quite work out at 3 in the morning if Steve Watson’s – Stack is the same as Monocle’s – The Stack..?)

Filed under: Design, Magazine, Read, Reference, Shop, Talks, Visit, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club promo and app (which is free) seem to be all over my twitter feed – created by AKQA.

‘Your own personal trainer anytime, anywhere. Inspired by elite athletes and Nike expertise, the Nike Training Club app is an entirely new way to get fit. Customised workouts. Professional guidance and support. Your own music. Exclusive rewards. All in the palm of your hand.’

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Filed under: Advertising, Design, Digital, Graphic, , , , , ,

Spartan vs Tough Mudder

New year, new fitness campaigns…

A couple of examples of ads for Spartan Races and Tough Mudder events (seen via twitter – @SpartanRace, @ToughMudder) the leading extreme obstacle course events – worldwide. Work those caps…no excuses!

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TCO London pop-up shop

The Church of London (creators of LWL and Huck) have a little pop-up shop at Old St tube till 3rd Dec…

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Filed under: Design, Exhibition, Graphic, Read, Reference, Shop, Visit, , , , ,

Designing News – Francesco Franchi

Designing News by Francesco Franchi – ‘In Designing News, award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of the news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media is being used. The book then outlines the challenges that result and proposes strategies for traditional publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address them.’

Looks absolutely amazing. Published by Gestalten – yours for £45…seen via @MrMattWilleybook_featured_6

A short film from Franchi talking about the book.

Filed under: Design, Infographics, Read, Reference, Shop, , , , , , ,

London Design Festival 2013 – Pentagram

Design is Everywhere was the theme for the LDF this year. Now all packed up for another year – the ident from Pentagram (Dominic Lippa) again is striking and bold. It is nice to see a campaign idea worked across the various applications in a thoughtful way.

Images from Pentagram.

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Nike – W+K

YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW – a random find on the web – really simple ad for Nike by Wieden and Kennedy (presumably the New York office) from a few years ago I believe. No glitz, no glamour – just straight-talking…

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Type Only – Unit Editions

Unit Editions (Tony Brook and Adrian Shaunghnessy) have a new book that is all about type.

Visuals from It’s Nice That.

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Cotton Bureau

Cotton Bureau is a curated online community for design- and tech-focused t-shirts.

So submit an awesome t-shirt design – goes live for 2 weeks – 25 people buy it – t-shirt goes to press. If you don’t make the sales – no t-shirt printed…All seems very simple…

T-shirt featured has got to 171 sales at the time of this post
Seen via Swiss Miss

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Converse

Converse’s latest ad campaign – SHOES ARE BORING WEAR SNEAKERS - is pretty special. Love the photography and overall feel of this work. Quite hard to find much information about the designers or photographer – possibly put together by Amplify?

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