The year I discovered Sagmeister


Today You Inspired Me

Thank you Graphic Exchange for posting a new link today – Today You Inspired Me is a wonderful blog, I don’t know any more about it than that…!



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Design Work Life

Haven’t visited Eight Hour Day’s blog for ages… anyhow another blog site found… YAY… Design Work Life part of Seamless Creative, a New York City-based design stu­dio.

Work featured is by Christine Wisnieski – really ace ‘dinosaur-themed invi­ta­tion suite for a pair of young broth­ers‘…

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Umbro HQ – Love

A terribly lazy post, seen via What Makes Us in my usual daily/weekly sweep of favourite blog links…

Really lovely work from Love, (based in Manchester) for Umbro HQ, signage + generally making the work place a space to  ‘inspire and motivate’. Images via Love.

A little extra is that Love has a blog as well

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Jeannie Jeannie

Jeannie Jeannie blog coming out of  NYC. ‘Lovingly curated by Jeannie Huang’. Seen via geekheartsaday thank you B.

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Thelma + Louise

Fab new blog. Thelma + Louise. Went to their first ‘crafternoon’ event last month, so am very pleased to see their blog now up and running…’This is a space they’ve created to share their ideas, show you the stuff they’ve been making and inviting you to the craft events they organise.’

Words and pic Thelma + Louise

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A wonderful blog called Poppytalk. Found via the wonderful Melanie Kimmett.

“Poppytalk is a Canadian (Vancouver-based) design blog collecting inspiration and dedicated to promoting emerging design talent” founded and run by husband and wife Jan and Earl.

They also run an “online street market (Poppytalk Handmade) to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods of emerging design talent from around the world.” Words and pic from Poppytalk.

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Samantha Hahn

Seen via the fab What Makes Us

Samantha Hahn, illustrator out of Brooklyn NYC. Too tired to write a full para but she also has a blog which has got some great work with new work, thoughts and links (kind of like a blog really!). Pics taken from What Makes Us and Samatha Hahn. Samatha’s blog

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Shit London – Patrick Dalton

Featured in this Saturday’s Guardian weekend magazine 02.07.11 – capturing London in its most raw. The images that the Guardian selected are great (which I have not been able to find from his site) so I have selected a few myself.

“These are photographs of the unintentional human comedy that surround us in the city. It’s the flotsam and jetsam of city life , the overlooked minutiae , the tragic , the grotesque and the basest of base. It’s the adapted posters , the dirty joke on the back of a van , the mispelt signs , the glory hole in the public loo , that weird shop down the end of your road and the knob graffiti strategically placed for maximum effect.” Words and pics from Shit London/Patrick Dalton.

Visit Shit London
Also has a book of that is published by Portico on 7 July – you can get a copy here. (Launch night is on the same eve 6-9pm at The Mill Co Project, Vyner Street E2 9DJ.)

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Mélanie Kimmett – 1

A bit of a love in of Melanie Kimmett’s portfolio and blog. I discovered her site yesterday, checked out some of it today and am so impressed with the content of the blog and the fantastic work she does. Melanie is a designer and illustrator based in Vancouver “specialized in conceptualizing identity + brand design, print publication and illustration”. The work that she (and her team) worked on for the Vancouver Olympics is fab – in particular the AMAZING mascots that she was involved with – “from colour/fabric selection, approval of shape and form as well as calculating and producing 3D sewing patterns to ensure the placement of specific characteristics matched the 2D drawings”. I actually wanted these (and still do)!! Words and pics via her site. This will be the first of many posts…!

Links: the Vancouver Olympics 2010 work here.
Blog site here.

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Geekhearts a day – Rebekah Lock

Awesome daily online sketch book by my mate Becky. She has set herself the challenge of creating a heart shaped ‘design’ every day for 2011. Each heart that is created has a lovely story with it. Check it out here.

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