Surf Café Living Illustrator David Alcock Discusses Inspiration, Typography and Design Technique

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Nov 6th 2014
Surf Café Living Illustrator David Alcock Discusses Inspiration, Typography and Design Technique

The new venture includes chapters on home, decor, recipes and crafts, beautifully illustrated by Paula Mills and David Alcock. Louise Searle from Orca Publications explains, “We kept to the same style as the first book and David suggested a cleaner and more modern design throughout which fitted in with the theme of the house. The colours Jane and Myles have used in it reflected the colours we used for the seasons throughout. Then we layered up the imagery with... CONTINUE READING

Interview with Sophia Augusta: Detailing the intricate illustrations of new travel book, The Street Food Journal

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Oct 8th 2014
Interview with Sophia Augusta: Detailing the intricate illustrations of new travel book, The Street Food Journal

London based creative Sophia Augusta illustrated the book, depicting different kinds of street food and putting her own statement stamp on the drawings featured. Pictures are simple and intricate, a stylish design combination. Here at GraphicDesign.com we are fascinated by this fantastic journal, and the inspiration behind each piece of imagery, so we spoke to Sophia to find out more… Tell us about your fantastic illustrations in The Street Food Journal; how did this collaboration come about? I met... CONTINUE READING

“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” – Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

By: Evan Johnston on Sep 18th 2014
“The Poster Has Outlived Its Own History” - Graphic Advocacy at the Art Director’s Club

Professor Elizabeth Resnick was one of the AIGA members who contributed artwork. Twelve years later, Resnick put together a collection of political posters from our digital age: posters created not by ad agencies or even nonprofits, but by individuals. I viewed highlights from Resnick’s collection at the Art Director’s Club in New York City. At the opening of Graphic Advocacy, Professor Resnick, along with noted art director and author Steve Heller, and graphic design legend Milton Glaser, best known... CONTINUE READING

Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

By: Julia Wild on Aug 22nd 2014
Australian Agency Loud&Clear Devise A Stunning Learning Experience For Telstra Employees

With regards to web applications the agency explain “Our web applications are forward thinking, user-centered and embrace every pixel, every megabyte, every device that the web has to offer”. The goal of this particular project “Telstra Accelerate” was to create an online learning solution for Telstra’s sales team. However, they wanted to create something different, something that made the learning experience sophisticated and stunning. Loud&Clear explain that “with over 750 pages of power points, PDFs, tables and graphs, Loud&Clear’s... CONTINUE READING

Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

By: Julia Wild on Aug 13th 2014
Von Glitschka: The Busiest Designer on Earth?

His portfolio includes logo design, iconography, illustrations, lettering, and character designs, just to name a few, and given his broad background and insatiable appetite for projects, we thought he would make the perfect interview candidate here on GraphicDesign. GraphicDesign: Thank you for joining us. Tell us about your background. Von Glitschka: I am 48 now and have been working in this field for just over 28 years. I’ve been on my own since 2002. Previous to that, I worked... CONTINUE READING

Re-Design of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: Worst Book-Cover Published?

By: Julia Wild on Aug 12th 2014
Re-Design of Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory": Worst Book-Cover Published?

Do not judge a book by it’s cover – but readers certainly do. It is the first thing that people see and they certainly expect the cover to relate to the book which in the case of this new version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” it really doesn’t seem to. The publishers say on their facebook page: “This design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be... CONTINUE READING

Matt Yerington: Bringing Stinky Robots to Life

By: Julia Wild on Jul 30th 2014
Matt Yerington: Bringing Stinky Robots to Life

Enter Matt Yerington and his 11-year-old son Elijah, who together have developed “Stinky Robots,” a children’s book of sorts. GraphicDesign caught up with Yerington and his deceptively young son to talk about the publication. Then, to give you an even more well-rounded design experience, we sat down with one of the project’s designers, Nikola, to talk about the development of the next generation of Stinky Robots called FutuRobots. GraphicDesign:Thank you for joining us. Give us a quick recap of... CONTINUE READING

Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

By: Julia Wild on Jul 16th 2014
Talented Artists Create Series Of Colorful Illustrated Book-Themed Benches Around London

Each “book bench” features a story, but not any old story; every single one is linked to London in one way or another and each is based on a book such as “How to Train your Dragon, “The Railway Children”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Peter Pan”, “Sherlock Holmes” and so many more. You can see the entire list of benches and also their location. The website tells you all about each bench and also about each... CONTINUE READING

Brilliant Cartoonists Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

By: Julia Wild on Jul 9th 2014
Brilliant Cartoonists  Pay Tribute to Windsor McCay by Creating New Little Nemo Strips

The list of contributors really should be able to do justice to the original, and having seen some of the pieces it truly does look like it will be superb. Locust Moon explains to GraphicDesign.com “Nearly all of the artists are folks we approached either as friends, or online, or at conventions. They all signed up to the project without much or any hesitation, after hearing about the mission and the chance to work on such a big canvas“.... CONTINUE READING

Stinky Robots – 2 Authors and 12 Artists, Creating a Beautiful Children’s Book

By: Julia Wild on Jun 30th 2014
Stinky Robots - 2 Authors and 12 Artists, Creating a Beautiful Children's Book

Matt explains “I told it (the story) to my eldest son Isaac when he was younger and then, after many years, I began telling it again to my youngest son Elijah. And then the magic of the internet stepped in… My son Elijah and I wrote the story down, adding new touches to the original story. And then we reached out to 12 fantastic artists from around the world to start bringing our robots to life. Each day my... CONTINUE READING

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