If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, here are a few suggestions. We’ve compiled our favorite books from the past year into one giant list. Included are titles focused on editorial design, typography, identity work and brainstorming.
- Olle Eksell Site & Shop
- This Is Forest — Joel Speasmaker
- MVM — Magnus Voll Mathiasson
- Art School Cliche Spotting
- Posters Discovered in Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
- Vinyl Documentary: To Have & To Hold
- Partisan Memorials in Former Yugoslavia
- Up in the Air- Opening sequence
- Geoff Mcfetridge: Where the Wild Things Are Title Design
- Nikkatsu – Japanese actions films
For those of you that missed the preview, the shop is now live and open to the public. Here’s a few of the items you’ll find inside.
Set during the political uprising in Cairo, Egypt, during 2011, It’s Time to Move marries Peter Wieben’s text and pencil and gouache illustrations with documentary photography by Dominic Nahr. Part fiction and part truth, the resulting work explores the fears, hopes and unique observations of a small pocket of witnesses living through these extraordinary times.
The preview sale will launch tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 3rd at noon PST. Included in the sale will be vintage kids books and design books from our vaults. New items will be added throughout the week. To access the preview sale you will need a code which will be sent via email prior to the event. If you would like to receive an invite code, email us with your details. Please include “grain edit store” in the subject line of the message and your email address in the body.
Cajsa Holgersson is a freelance illustrator and designer who is Swedish by birth, Finnish by education and now British by location. A graduate of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, she has amassed an impressive client list including Lacoste, Airside, HarperCollins and more.
Whether working for a corporate client or creating his own art, illustrator Lee Crutchley faced that blank page more times than he can count—and through trial and error and sheer force of will he made it through. His new book The Art of Getting Started is a hands-on guide that offers engaging and empowering challenges and activities to get over those artistic blocks and jumpstart your creativity. Whether it’s perfectionism, procrastination, or plain old fear that’s holding you back, get ready to get inspired.
Click here to learn more about The Art of Getting Started.
The folks at Help Ink have launched a campaign to support relief efforts in the Philippines after the recent devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. Four posters are currently available and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to All Hands Volunteers‘ ground team.
Launched in 2012, Fotor is an online suite of photo editing tools that are both powerful and easy to use. Taking advantage of the latest in cloud technology, Fotor’s clean and intuitive interface can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection. Tools can be easily integrated into a users’ workflow and include basic cropping, HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing and a photo card maker. They even have a Christmas card maker for those looking to create something special for the holidays.
Next week we will be launching an online shop for the holidays. To access the preview sale you will need a code which will be sent via email prior to the event. If you would like to receive an invite code, email us with your details. Please include “grain edit store” in the subject line of the message and your email address in the body.
Today we’re excited to announce a new series of process related interviews with our favorite artists and designers. In the first installment we head to to Minneapolis, MN, the home of Michael Cina who is an award-winning creative director and skilled artist. Bridging the gap between music, photography, art and design, he creates work that is innovative and often unconventional in its approach. Here Mike discusses the role of intuition in design, his workflow for a recent Ghostly International project, his passions outside of the studio and much more. Enjoy!