Good reads from TDK friends

ModMag17 Conference

This year’s ModMag took place a few weeks ago at its new central London home, Conway Hall. 300 people gathered to hear talks by magazine makers from across the world and from all types of publications. Curated as ever by Jeremy Leslie, produced by the lovely Stephanie Hartman and hosted by (&hell…
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BWC (Brighton Women’s Centre)

Designed by Baxter and Bailey, Brighton.
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No. 172: A Tribute to Ivan Chermayeff, Designing Nonsense, a First Aid Kit for Sorrow + More

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Design Diary, a collection of five fab projects from across the world that have impressed……
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‘New Meaning’ – Shida

Shida’s work explores the interlinked relationship between ritual, sexuality and love. Psychedelic entities are entwined in ceremonial acts, transcending the boundaries of known reality. In a world where society’s issues are becoming increasingly gendered and people are seemingly more divide…
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Graphic Designer Maricris Herrera on the Architecture of Building a Book

I arrive to Estudio Herrera late, searching around the side of the building for the bright red door that would……
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Meet Tahmena Lutfi, Shillington Graduate and Digital Designer at Qantas & Jetstar Hotels

Tahmeena Lutfi was a double major in Public Relations and Journalism, but after working for a couple years in marketing, she decided to make a big change. After studying design 3 months full-time at Shillington, she landed a job as a Digital Designer at Hooroo, a Qantas Group Company. Read on to hea…
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I See Red

The Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre opens this Saturday 16 December. In this blog series the Museum’s communicators introduce the science associated with some of the exciting new interactives. Here Science and Education Communicator Nick Yeats explores how the colour red impacts on hu…
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RoomFifty

RoomFifty is a new online shop selling prints by 50 of ‘the best contemporary illustrators and graphic designers around the world’. Aiming to be ‘Fair to everybody’, prints are available at a reasonable price for customers and a good profit for artists (i.e. 70% of profit goe…
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*Absence Exhibition Identity

You can’t beat a clean black and white brand identity. This example for Vesc-Art’s *Absence Exhibition is by Kira Koroknai from Budapest, Hungary.
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The 1983 Gay Areas Telephone Directory Presents Stories of the LGBTQ Community Told Through Amateur Graphic Design

“Get I. T. at home”; “Bi-coastal tours with Global Travel”; “Come spend an evening with hot men at Coral Sands……
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Practical Advice for Addressing Gender Imbalance, Diversifying + Dealing with Trolls from our Women in Illustration Panelists

In 2010, a global survey found that female illustrators were unanimously paid less than their male counterparts.In 2015, one researcher……
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Anthony Burrill: Look & See

Volume is a publishing platform for high-quality illustrated books. Their latest crowd-funded title Look & See was created with master printmaker Anthony Burrill.
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Christchurch Cottage Renovation: Vol 2

Even though I get to visit Caroline and Simon Curtis’s cute cottage on a near weekly basis (Caroline and I are sisters!), reviewing these photo’s I shot recently reminded me of the MASS amount of work and change they have bought to this section and old home. Lets start on the right foot…
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Graphic Design With Added Value from Berlin’s Studio Pandan

Berlin’s Studio Pandan, a young graphic design practice helmed by Ann Richter and Pia Christmann, describes its approach as dedicated……
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A Crafty Font With A Sense Of Community from Hato

Project: Identity for the New Contemporaries 2017 catalog Designer: Ken Kirton, Heavy Weight foundry, and all 45 New Contemporaries Studio: Hato Design……
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TDK Awards ’17

For the last eight years The Design Kids (who’s that you ask?) have been dedicated to helping design students find their way into the design industry and into successful careers. And this year their expanding their awards programme into Europe! So designers, illustrators and typographers, th…
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Dropbox

California Sunday Magazine worked on a fun collaboration with Dropbox. The multimedia story will appear in the upcoming December issue. This Dropbox collaboration exemplifies the company’s shift from targeting business customers to creatives. Instead of selling a product, this story ad sells thei…
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Kept

Such a good name, that – Kept. For this new New Zealand brand, it’s a statement of intent. Friends Justine, Jonathon and Brian are passionate about quality over quantity. Together as Kept, they aim to produce beautiful, handmade accessories that never go ……
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(MEL) Pause Fest 2018

Pause is Australia’s premier creative, tech and business event. A catalyst for change, a uniter of all industries, and a platform for the future, Pause brings the world’s foremost thought leaders like Airbnb, NASA, Netflix, Hyperloop, Fast Company, Girls in Tech, This American Life, SXSW, Pi…
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The work of Giga Kobidze

SUPER INTO THIS……
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Kyle Confehr is rad

Kyle emailed me WAY earlier in the year with a design to be added to the artist banner I have on the top of this blog. Long story short, I never added the design because it’s way too detailed for the format but ALSO, more importantly, I didn’t respond to Kyle. So first up, Kyle, [……
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Aaaaaaand we’re back

And when I say we, I really mean me. Sorry for the radio silence! A lot has been going on behind the scenes both in my work life AND for the next issue of Faesthetic. More to come, but for now I just wanted to say hi! Hi!
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(UK) Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane

Labelled as the ‘Andy Warhol of Marrakesh’ – Hassan Hajjaj is bringing his colourful palette to London’s Somerset House under the name ‘La Caravane’. Hassan’s work concentrates on individual’s ; athletes, street performers – you name it, if he feels that their identity is worth exp…
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Winter Inspiration in 5 Colour Palettes

The post Winter Inspiration in 5 Colour Palettes appeared first on Stocksy United Blog.
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Nate Harris #ILoveTheseGuys

Nate Harris is a graphic artist from Philadelphia that specialises in woodworking, printmaking and illustration. His artwork is bold, intricate, and undeniably eye catching. I first came across his work through a collection of music festival posters he created on the Creative Allies website. Each po…
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Design Manifesta 18

Dato25.01.18Tidspunkt 17:00 - 0:00 Årlig fejring af design og kunsthåndværk.
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For A More Vibrant, Diverse + Inclusive Publishing Scene, Look Toward the Indies

It’s no secret that the publishing industry, like so many professions, is disproportionately white and male, with women and people……
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How Humor, an Art Rock Band + No Formal Design Training Made Canada’s LOG Creative Bureau

“I think humor is the basis of our work,” say Pascal Huot and Isaac Vallentin, cofounders of LOG Creative Bureau.……
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Arctic Paper

Hamburg based design studio Juno launched a new set of Arctic Paper swatch books.
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#30—Athens

In the spring of 2017 the Slanted editors embarked on their trip to Athens to take a close-up look at the contemporary design scene there.
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FFF Podcast #05: Dave Sedgwick on pushing a brief

To commemorate Foilco turning 30 Dave Sedgwick of Studio DBD designed a limited edition book to showcase their foils. Dave selected talented creatives from a variety of disciplines to ask them what advice they would give themselves if they could go back to when they were starting out.
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Lindsay Koffler, Shillington Graduate and Graphic Designer at Refinery29

Armed with her beautiful Shillington portfolio of industry-relevant work, Lindsay Koffler landed her dream job, designing at Refinery29 in New York City. Previously a wholesaler, Lindsay was always creative—working as a photography and drawn to design—but it wasn’t until she started dabbli…
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Monday Load of Links

Back after a short vacation to Melbourne to see Sir Paul McCartney in concert. A large load of design related links to start of the working week (obligatory cat video back next week!) Not my sort of music, but the Wu Tang Clan have certainly paid a lot of attention to their visual image over ……
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Shillington’s Top 17 Posts of 2017

It’s been a big year for Shillington Design Blog. Thanks so much for following along—our students and readers like you are what keep us going! To celebrate the end of 2017, here’s a round-up of our 17 most popular blog posts of the year. Curious about the past two years? Check out Top 16 Post…
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Weston Frizzell Unity Screenprint

Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell are the two creative minds behind collaborative design identity, Weston Frizzell. Experimenting with New Zealand pop culture iconography and imagery juxtaposed with a contemporary twist has earned Weston Frizzell fame in New Zealand. VIEW ALL WESTON FRIZZELL SCREENPRINT…
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Our 10 Favourite Design Books from #ShillingtonBookClub

As designers we can’t resist the look and feel of a good piece of print, from coveted hardbacks to faithful resource guides they are the cornerstone of our creative tool kit. After eagerly sharing 50 Essential Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read we wanted to find out exactly what our tea…
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Spaces

Little Collins St. restaurant by Hecker Guthrie gives me a boner of the heart. I especially love the textured, handcrafted white tiles, the brass wall lights, and the shaker-style white armchairs. Good design doesn’t date. Photography Shannon McGrath Christmassy cute scenes in the ……
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The MOWA’s Artist Residency Program Sounds Absolutely Amazing

Anyone who has lived in Wisconsin, or has ties to the state, can submit an application for the artist-in-residence program. The post The MOWA’s Artist Residency Program Sounds Absolutely Amazing appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
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The Simple Genius of the Official Chinese Icon System Is Finally Available For All To See

In 2012, Mies Hora was passing through the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, riding China’s rail system on his way to……
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No. 171: A Celebration of Failure, Designing to Scale, a Cinephile’s Paradise + More

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Design Diary, a collection of five projects from across the world that have impressed us……
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The Month Ahead @ OM : December

December has arrived and excitement is mounting with the opening of Tūhura on 16 December! This is followed by our Christmas festivities – Christmas @ OM performers and the Elves’ Workshop and Makerspace. Join us for lots of seasonal fun!Open until 10 December: Burma ExpressTwenty-six Myanmar…
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Flora + Foto

OMG guys, we have come a loooong way from the awkward family photos of the 80’s. Look at the masterpieces you can have now! When I spotted the work of young New Zealand women Katie Barclay and Hannah Whitehead on the ……
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Mayonaize T-Shirts now available!

Our friend Mayo has just released his new limited run of t-shirts just in time for the holiday and gift giving season! These tees are screen-printed front and back and available in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. Email info@mayonaize.com to purchase while they last. First in best dressed (literally!). AU$60…
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(NY) Stephen Shore Exhibition at moMA

If you fancy yourself a photography fan or are just looking to broaden your inspiration horizons we definitely suggest checking out Stephen Shore’s exhibition at MoMA. Well known and loved for his representation of America through banal scenes, from car parks to hotel rooms. This special exhib…
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The Counter Press #ILoveTheseGuys

The Counter Press is a design studio and letterpress workshop based in London. They create modern, contemporary design work while combining traditional letterpress to create typographic design, brand identities and other print work. I love following their work to see how old can mix with new. The po…
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Type as Image and Lettering as Message: The Art of Magazine Typography

Maybe it’s the fact the most BUY BUY BUY time of year is upon us, maybe it’s because we’ve just……
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(QLD) Yayoi Kusama at GOMA

A feast for your eyes, Life is the Heart of a Rainbow is a sensational exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s most iconic work. Check it out! Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is an international phenomenon. Her beguiling creations and unique perspective, irrepressibly expressed across a career of more than…
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Holiday Baking Made Easy – Fondant Snowflakes

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Briefbox: How to Deal with Difficult Clients

Have you been keeping up to date with our Briefbox Guest Author Series? Joel and James from Briefbox have already written two pieces for us—covering  how to stand out when applying for jobs and tricks and tips for freelancers. This marks their third and final advice piece in which Joel shares h…
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Ranger & Fox Showreel

Nice showreel from LA based motion outfit Ranger & Fox. Tight editing and a good track.
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Alex Daly’s Secrets For Funding Your Design’s Next Kickstarter Campaign

Alex Daly is called The Crowdsourceress for a reason. Daly, the founder of Vann Alexandra, helps prepare, launch, and promote……
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From Shillington to the Peace Corps—Meet Gabriella Miyares

Previously a publications manager, Gabriella Miyares studied part-time at Shillington New York and landed a design job at a stationery company straight after graduation. But eventually she took a big risk, followed her heart and found her way to the Peace Corps in Guyana! Throughout her journey she…
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The Unmistakable Effect

Young New Zealander designer Sian Richardson was travelling around Canada for a summer, wondering what was next for her in life and work, when the idea for The Unmistakable Effect came to her. A magazine to, in her words, get ……
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A Lesson in Not Overthinking and Designing with Humor from Lennarts & De Bruijn

Cutting through the earnest, self-aggrandizing, sub-TED talk motivation guff of traditional design agency bios, Lennarts & De Bruijn take a……
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Flex, The Laser-Etched, Physical Type Experiment That Pops Off The Page

Name: Flex Designer: Mark Richardson Studio: Superfried Design Date: October 2017 Back Story As Manchester-based studio Superfried headed towards its 10th……
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† Tattoo Series †

Digital Artist, Illustrator and Art Director Billy Bogiatzoglou, better known as Billelis, just released this series of incredible 3D illustrations inspired by traditional tattoo patterns.
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Forms III: Kenneth Robin

I’m happy to present the third collaborative film in the Forms series devised by London based, creative sound studio Mount Audio. The ongoing project sees Mount team up with leading visual artists each month to create unique audiovisual works, this month with Kenneth Robin.
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Maple syrup, fried chicken…and a blue box.

When Cook and Nelson explained their new food  “hamper” concept, my interest was definitely piqued. But on actually receiving it, un-packing it and gleefully experimenting with all it’s products, I have no problems in screaming my support of this concept! You’d be hard pus…
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Exclusive Interview with Vice-President of Pantone Laurie Pressman

New guest author Pixartprinting has delivered the goods! Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 has been announced … Ultra-Violet. To celebrate and educate, we have an exclusive interview with Laurie Pressman, Vice-President of the Pantone Colour Institute. Get an inside look into the researc…
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MEET THE ARTIST: Holly Roach

Canadian-born Auckland based artist Holly Roach took time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions and provided us with some beautiful images of her spaces. VIEW ALL HOLLY ROACH ART PRINTS HERE >> What do you do? I am a full-time artist, spending most days on a variety of creative…
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