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- 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
Yep its true, we love you guys (or maybe we’re just desperate for attention) so we’ve put together another giveaway for Monday. I’m really excited about this one. If you missed out on our last giveaway, heres your chance to take home some goods. Make sure you sign up for the Grain Edit RSS or email updates so you can be involved in this giveaway. Visit us on Twitter as well @grainedit.
CHARLES HARPER EXHIBITION
Charley Harper fans rejoice! The Public Trust is currently running an exhibition of Mr. Harper’s works throughout April. That massive Charley Harper book is amazing, but man, wouldn’t it be great to see the actual paintings in person? If you’re in the Dallas, TX area and happen to go, let us know how it is!
Thanks to James for passing this along!
THE PRACTICE SESSIONS APRIL 2 – 4 2009
The Practice Sessions is a workshop and panel discussion by Antonio Carusone, Frank Chimero, Duane King and Matt Owens taking place at the National Student Show & Conference in Dallas, Texas. The Practice Sessions was created by Thinking for a Living, an ever-growing platform dedicated to the concept of open source design education. Through a network of topic specific design sites with a focus on education and resources, we share our thoughts, inspirations, critical analysis, design histories and individual experiences relating to a career in design.
It’s becoming more and more important to have an online presence if you are a designer. Clients and potential employers have come to expect immediate access to your work and offering a strictly paper based portfolio is no longer an option. In addition to being a place to display your latest projects, having a website will allow you to easily share your resume, collect payments and notify users of the various associations and social media channels you participate in. In the past setting up a website was intimidating and often limited to designers with coding experience. With the wealth of tools now available it is no longer necessary to have coding experience to create a well-designed portfolio. Below are just a few of the options.
For those looking for a simple and clean platform that is free or low-cost, Carbonmade or Cargo Collective should fit the bill. Both options include hosting and allow you to easily modify the look. In addition, you can embed audio and video files and add slideshows.
If you are looking for a solution that includes ecommerce capabilities, Squarespace, Shopify, and Goodsie are worth looking into. In addition, 1and1 offers lots of tools to create a robust website. All of these options will allow you to sell products and manage your orders.
The Swiss-born modernist graphic designer Erik Nitsche created some amazing posters for General Dynamics including the well known Atoms for Peace series. This poster for the Convair 880 commercial jetliner is one of the harder ones to find. I wish I had an extra $1000 laying around the house because one popped up on ebay last week.
Huge thanks to Ebay seller gbs4783qxq for letting me use this image.
YES! I am really digging this fun and colorful design by Andy J. Miller of Koma Design. Created for Palmercash T-shirts, this design reminds me of one of my favorite animation shorts from Sesame Street featuring an out of this world pinball machine. Miller’s composition is dense, but it’s constantly keeping the eye moving. Every shape and figure melds and trickles it way into another someplace else, creating an overwhelmingly pleasing pattern. His candy coated color scheme is pretty yummy too!
I’m big fan of Evan Hecox’s work. I have the two Tokyo Fishmarket prints hanging in my office. I love how he’s able to capture the subtle and beautiful moments in everyday life. The latest addition to his body of work is inspired by his travels in Paris. He was particulary fond of the hand lettering found on the signs of the street vendors.
The Paris Sketch Print drops in April, but is available for preorder now.
So, I’m hanging out my with friend and fellow book nerd Sean Flores a while ago and he’s breaks out these incredible posters designed for Bally in the 1980s. My jaw drops! He tells me they were created by French designer Jacques Auriac. Who the heck is Jacques Auriac? I’m thinking. Then Sean mentions that a Paris based publisher produced a catalog of his work. Ahh crap!! just what I need, another expensive import book to track down. A year later and a trip to Tokyo I finally got my hands on this thing.