Posts Tagged ‘design of the week’

Simon Costin’s Dickensian street scene

09/12/2011 Leave a comment

Simon Costin's Dickensian street scene

As part of its Dickens and London exhibition the Museum of London has commissioned set designer Simon Costin to create a suitably Dickensian street scene as a window display of its City Gallery premises at 150 London Wall…

The cardboard city streetscape, complete with narrow alleys, church towers and shop fronts, is made entirely from cardboard and inspired by the descriptive essays of Charles Dickens. “My intention was to create a fantasy vision of London as it would have been glimpsed by Dickens on his nocturnal wanderings through the city,” says Costin. “His essays are extremely evocative. Dickens once wrote that he felt like a child in a dream ‘staring at the marvellousness of everything’. It is that marvellousness that I wanted to recreate.”


Olympic calendar

28/11/2011 Leave a comment

olympic calendar

The London games will dominate the coming year so it’s no surprise that everyone is getting into the Olympic spirit!
Leicester-based Stocks Taylor Benson has designed this 2012 calendar for paper company Antalis McNaughton with an Olympic theme.
Each month focuses on a graphic treatment of an Olympic event with various print finishes and techniques including foil blocking, embossing, spot UV and screenprinting. Antalis McNaughton will be sending out 7,500 of these to lucky clients, printers and designers!

If you’d like to see more London 2012 artwork you can read our post about the official posters here, or check out some student alternatives here.

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The Patch.

11/11/2011 Leave a comment

the patch

Some great student work from Jackie Elliott.

The Patch Strawberry Farm required brand development and packaging, in order to demonstrate their high quality produce and professional service. The final result is one of style and sophistication, and appeals to all age groups. Kraft paper is a key stock, reflecting the ‘earthy’ feel of the farm. The logo is hand-drawn, keeping the natural, friendly look and feel of the business.

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01/11/2011 Leave a comment

fear.less artwork

Fear.Less is a new series of work by the equally talented Jordan Metcalf and Daniel Ting Chong.
The objects are all representative of weapons/items used in acts of crime in South Africa, both by criminal and the law.

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Design of the week: Hidden Animal Teacups from the V&A Shop

28/10/2011 Leave a comment

v&a hidden animals cups

v&a hidden animals cups

The V&A shop is full of hidden surprises….

Hold a tea party that is full of surprises! What a delight, as you drink up, an animal will appear in your porcelain cup. Perfect for hot or cold beverages, The Hidden Animal Teacups reveal a fox, an owl or a bear.

You can find these lovely little cups for sale at the V&A online store, unfortunately they don’t have them in the store at the V&A. Take a bit of time having a browse round the site – there’s some great products up there!

Design of the week: Higgin’s Brand India Ink

17/10/2011 Leave a comment

Higgin’s Brand India Ink

This fantastic brand redesign for Higgin’s India Ink takes full advantage of their heritage which dates back to 1888. They switched back to glass bottles with a nice simple label, and a calligraphy kit was created in this hand crafted and carefully stained wooden box. They’ve been left with an aesthetic that fits the bill perfectly! You certainly wouldn’t think this was a modern product.

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Design of the week: Senem Demirayak

30/09/2011 Leave a comment

Senem Demirayak graphic design course welcome pack

So imagine you just started studying a Graphic Design course… who wouldn’t love this fantastic welcome gift thought up by Turkish student Senem Demirayak. The little box contains a notebook, mug, sticker and pins. There’s also a poster which shows different creative paths that studying graphic design can take you down!

Take a look at more of Senem’s work here. She has a fantastic style we can’t get enough of!

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