Michael Driver

Michael Driver

Michael Driver is a freelance illustrator based in the UK with a knack for crafting colorful and often character-driven work. I’m especially fond of the piece above, which was the winning entry in the D&AD Wetransfer brief ‘Draw Yourself in Ten Years’. In the illustration Michael envisions his future self with a cushy London pad, a slick Eames chair and a noticeable lack of hair.

 

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Sponsor // Squarespace

Squarespace Ecommerce

Squarespace is the perfect solution for designers looking to establish an online shop or host their portfolio. With a variety of themes to choose from, you can have a clean and responsive website up in a matter of minutes – all without touch a single line of code. The completely inclusive, all-in-one service provides content management, hosting, domains, social integrations, 24-hour customer support and more for only $8 a month. And with their new Cover Pages tool, the deal just got a little sweeter. Using the tool, you can quickly and easily create standalone landing pages or an intro page to an existing web site. All of this adds up to a powerful platform that allows you to efficiently run your business instead of your business running you.

 

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Future Classic

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Neenah paper celebrates the relationship between destination and design in their latest promotion entitled Future Classic. In a collaboration with Washington D.C.-based creative studio Design Army, Neenah Paper asked seven emerging artists to interpret the cities they live in, through design. The end result will be available in a soon-to-be released book.

 

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Strom & Jag

Strom & Jag via grainedit.com

Ström & Jag is a new design studio founded by Hampus Jageland and Malin Holmström. After stints in Sydney and Paris, the two have decided to set up shop in Stockholm, where they will continue to craft unique and engaging work for their clients.

 

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Recently Received: Nix Pro Sensor

Nix

Recently I had the pleasure of testing the Nix Pro Color Sensor. Originally developed in 2012, the compact Bluetooth enabled device allows you to easily capture and save colors from the real world. Simply hover over an object, click “scan” on the iPhone synced app, and Nix will  convert the found color into RGB, CMYK, HEX, and CIELAB values. Once entered into the app, the color profile can be saved and organized into palettes to be referenced at a later time.

For designers, Nix is a dream tool that replaces the need to carry around heavy swatchbooks. Since it’s lightweight and roughly the size of a ping pong ball, it can be easily stored in a bag or backpack and it’s innovative design allows for a more accurate method of color matching. In addition, color swatches can be compared against each other, making for a powerful and effective tool for client work in the field.

For grain edit readers, Nix is currently offering 10% off a purchase of a Nix Pro Color Sensor.

 

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Another Collective

Another Collective via grainedit.com

Another Collective is a small, but nimble studio based out of Matosinhos, Portugal. Founded in 2012, the studio has built a name for itself through its thoughtful approach to branding and editorial design.

 

 

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Sponsor // Panton Font Family

Panton Font

Panton is a modern typeface that includes 34 different fonts, made up of 9 uprights, 9 italics and 16 icon sets! Easy to read, Panton is a great choice for using on everything from T-shirts to posters, thanks to its real softened geometric nature. See all the details here.

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Kindred Studio

Kindred Studio

Kindred Studio is the online moniker and artistic alter ego of Designer and Art Director Andrew Fairclough. Working with a minimal yet refined color palette, he crafts highly detailed imagery that pays homage to spot illustrations of the past and the textural wonders of degraded print. Based in Sydney his client list includes: Penguin, American Express, GQ, Random House, Jack Daniels The Globe & Mail, ESPN, Little White Lies and more.

 

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Recently Received

Munari's Books via grainedit.com

We’ve received some wonderful titles this week and i’m excited to share them. Included are entries from Nobrow, Laurence King, Princeton Architectural Press, D.A.P, Fshnunlimited and Chronicle Books. See all the books and images after the jump.

 

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Squarespace Cover Pages

Squarespace Coverpages

First impressions are everything, and with Squarespace’s new Cover Page tool, you can craft a bold, yet elegant standalone landing page in a manner of minutes!  The twelve themes to choose from can be used in powerful ways for a variety of applications. Create pages to collect email addresses, promote your brand or even announce upcoming events. In addition, Cover Pages work independently of your core theme, so you can easily add them to an existing website. Combined with Squarespace’s robust e-commerce functionally, they can be used in unique and meaningful ways of connecting with your biggest fans and loyal customers.

Included with each Squarespace account are real-time analytics, a free domain, cloud hosting and award-winning 24/7 support.

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