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Resene Colour x Endemicworld Collaboration

We’ve collaborated again with Resene who have styled Endemicworld art prints with complimentary colours from their extensive paint range. We always look forward to seeing what they come up with. To check them all out, plus loads more colour inspiration, follow them on Instagram. Photos &#038…
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The Wolpe Collection: A Designer’s Mid-Century Typefaces Revived for a New Era

Name: The Wolpe Collection Designer: Toshi Omagari Foundry: Monotype Release Date: September 2017 Back story: This revival of Berthold Wolpe’s……
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James Hoang, Shillington London Graduate and Junior Art Director

Finding himself unfulfilled with a job in the IT sector, years after studying design at University, James Hoang leapt at the chance to reignite his passion. Having been made made aware of Shillington by a recent graduate and friend he enrolled on the full-time course at Shillington London. Now, 6 mo…
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New Danish Modern

Dato12-21.10.17Oplev finalister og vindere af Danish Design Award, udstillinger, talks og meget andet ved Aarhus 2017s store designevent, kurateret af Design denmark og Business by Design.
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16 Amazing Business Card Designs from Some of the World’s Best Designers

As part of your latest identity project, you’ve got a business card to design. You need inspiration. And you need it fast. This is where you’ll find comfort (or dread) in discovering some of the best business card designs out there, from some of the world’s leading designers and st…
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Sydney Design School

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WRConf

We sent our friend Dan Alcorn to suss out the first WRConf, here he reports back……
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Cruz Novillo: Logos

The latest book to be published by Counter-Print is a comprehensive guide to the logos of Spanish designer Cruz Novillo.
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Monograph

This 300 page monograph is a snapshot in time of one of London’s leading brand agencies DixonBaxi. It is a reflection of the studio today, their most recent work, the process and the insights behind it. Most of DixonBaxi’s work exists in motion, as digital experiences and on screens, so (&hellip…
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Best of Milwaukee 2017: Art & Literature

The best Milwaukee culture has to offer The post Best of Milwaukee 2017: Art & Literature appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
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Se video: Designledelse i sundhedssektoren

Hvilke kompetencer skal fremtidens sundhedsprofessionelle tilegne sig? Og hvad vil det sige at arbejde med design i en sundhedskontekst?
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ASJC x FFF「JA55」

It’s been quiet here at FFF HQ so we asked The Anti Social Jazz Club to put together a playlist for us. The ASJC is an experimental music platform dedicated to highlighting jazz and its connected genres to a world wide audience. Founded in 2017, ASJCs vision to build awareness of jazz (&helli…
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HOW Logo Awards winners

Running since 2008, the HOW Logo Awards have been recognising design talent for as long as the Logo Design Love site has been live. With this year’s entry deadline at the end of the month, it’s a good time to look back at a few of the stronger winners from recent years.
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Danish Digital Design Meetup in San Fransisco

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Hassan Rahim on How MySpace + an Iron Maiden Graphic Catapulted His Career

With a rejection of familiar genre tropes and a keen eye for the dark and unexpected, graphic designer and art……
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Toben

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Seen and Liked

I’m really loving the collaboration between Cul-de-sac Creative and illustrator Chris Edser for the Australian String Quartet’s Season brochure. I used Chris’ illustrations in a similar way for a fashion spread in The Adelaide Magazine I did a few years back (I think he’s ste…
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North Sydney Boys High

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Cruz Novillo: Logos

The busy folks at at Counter-Print have just announced their latest book titled, ‘Cruz Novillo: Logos’. The book provides a comprehensive guide to an important facet of renowned Spanish artist and design Cruz Novillo’s work, his logo design; and in doing so proves the importance of this body…
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Marni Wasserman, Shillington New York Graduate

Marni Wasserman graduated from a four-year university with no idea what she wanted to do. Since she’d always been interested in design—she decided studying design formally would help make her a better creative across all mediums. When she researched her options, there “wasn’t muc…
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Spaces

Happy Monday, my design-loving lovelies! Thought I’d use our regular interior inspo to kick off the week this week… Love this muted colour palette for a bedroom – a white and grey base, layered with nude, blush and wicker. If you’d like ……
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Inhouse

Some great new projects from Inhouse in New Zealand since we last featured them in 2009. Some of my favourites below. Check out more on their website.
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Ørsted

DONG Energy are changing their name to Ørsted. As their new ads say: “Because when you hear ‘DONG’ your first thought isn’t green energy”. For almost two years, Kontrapunkt has worked closely with Ørsted on the development and implementation of the new brand and name.
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Cover Profile: Paul Johnson

This month it was a pleasure to have British illustrator Paul Johnson create a series of illustrations for our cover. The short story takes us on an outdoor hike across different devices. Visit FFF on your desktop, tablet and smartphone to see them all. Paul also took the time to tell us a (&helli…
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‘FACING DECONSTRUCTION’ by Unwell Bunny

‘FACING DECONSTRUCTION’ by Unwell Bunny is somewhat of a self-portrait for Unwell Bunny otherwise known as Ed Bechervaise. It represents a point of reflection both on himself and the urban art movement he has a lengthy relationship with. Captured are faces of Ed’s contemporaries, mento…
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(UK) Design City Weekender

Brought to you in association with GF Smith and the Manchester Print Fair, comes Design City Weekender – a three day event showcasing over a hundred creatives. This time, the fantastic surroundings inside The Upper Campfield Market Hall will play host to various workshops including screen-printing…
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No. 163: A Post-internet Paradise Sans ‘Content,’ The Design of Business, Otter-based Currency + 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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J-Scott Reel

One of those showreels that just puts a smile on your face. It’s by San Francisco based freelance animator Jordan Scott, who also happens to have the sort of about page I like… “I’ve never been a part of an exclusive design club, served on a jury, spoken at a conference, (&he…
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Website Update

This morning London based design agency SEA are launching their new website, with new projects and larger images for some of their most celebrated work. “We attempted to order a couple of decades work referencing early projects to the most recent. We have never quite explained our identity pro…
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Facial reconstruction of an Egyptian mummy

How did this mummy end up in Otago Museum?Over 100 years ago, in 1894, the Otago Museum received an Egyptian mummy. We don’t know much about its provenance, except that Bendix Hallenstein, one of the Museum’s early benefactors, bought it for the Museum from the German Consul in Luxor, Egypt. He…
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Nikita Prokhorov’s Shillington New York Mural

  Our New York Campus was recently treated to an awesome typographic mural by full-time teacher Nikita Prokhorov. No stranger to working with typography Nikita has lots of amazing type-based projects in his portfolio. The mural features words to remember; Work Hard, Stay Humble Keep up with Nik…
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The Radical Design Archive Preserving 100 Years of Political Graphics

On a recent visit to Culver City, California, art historian and activist Carol A. Wells takes me through the Center for the……
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(SYD) Volume—Another Art Book Fair

Sydney creatives—we have your weekend sorted. Artspace, in partnership with Printed Matter, Inc., New York and Perimeter Books, Melbourne, presents VOLUME 2017 | Another Art Book Fair. The second edition of this biennial event features over 70 exhibitors from across Australia and the worl…
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Made of Tomorrow

From the Fold range – candleholders in the four finishes of this season: white, black and forest green powdercoat, and solid brass Just in time for your Christmas List comes the SS17 range from New Zealand homeware brand Made of ……
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Tim Semple

What have you been up to in the year post graduation? If freelancing how are you finding it? The past year has been well spent living young, wild and free as a Freelance Designer. I have had the space and energy to explore all avenues and work with some truly passionate people. My freelance experien…
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EP58 with Graham Barton on Spock and Kirk

In this episode, we spoke with Graham Barton, creative director of Folk. Folk is a 30+ strong independent brand identity and UX design consultancy in Sydney. Graham’s focus is on brand strategy and its creative expression. Thoughtful design. Ideas and keeping things simple. Searching for the surp…
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We Asked 3 Local Creatives What They Thought of the New ‘Husband & Husband’ Art Show

Partners in art and life, Lon Michels and Todd Olson create paintings as animated and vibrant as their personalities. The post We Asked 3 Local Creatives What They Thought of the New ‘Husband & Husband’ Art Show appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
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Nike Basketball

Here’s some recent work Berlin based design studio Hort created for Nike’s Basketball range.
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20k

Whoop! 20.000 of you fine people are now following FFF on Instagram. To celebrate we asked the legendary Mark Caneso to create some custom lettering for us. Make sure you follow him on Instagram for more and find all his work on his website and his typefaces.
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Jennifer Kinon Talks Us Through a Day in the Life of the Hillary Clinton Campaign Design Team

Last month saw the launch of Hillary for America Design 2016, a comprehensive website that draws together all the design……
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Easle

On the cusp of adding Graphic Design to their existing Illustration talent pool we spoke to Nick Law of Easle to find out more……
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Jan Tschichold: A Brief History of the Ampersand

French publishing house Zeug has just designed and released a new english translation and the first french translation of 1953 Formenwandlungen der et-Zeichen, Jan Tschichold’s famous essay on ampersands + a specimen of 288 contemporary ampersands created with Velvetyne type foundry. Go and buy a…
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Moonpig ditches the space pig after 17 years

A new visual identity for Moonpig, the online retailer for cards and gifts, designed in-house and in collaboration with a team of outside designers.
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Egyptian mummy press release

Otago Museum’s resident Egyptian mummy, who lives in the People of the World gallery, has just received a facial reconstruction thanks to modern day science – more specifically, to Forensic Facial Approximation. The mummy has lived at Otago Museum for over 100 years, since 1894, thanks to Bendix…
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Fairest of them All

  Christchurch designer Joska Easterbrook has added to his range of simple, spectacular (and handmade) circular mirrors. Now it’s even harder to choose your finish – between satin white or satin black powder coated steel, or maybe the polished or ……
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A New Wave of Hope

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Danish Design Award 2018 åbner for indsendelser

Danish Design Award åbner i dag for indsendelser af designløsninger til 2018-udgaven af Danmarks store designpris, som hylder virksomheder og designere for den effekt, design skaber i industri og samfund.
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Meet Pissjar Sans, the Typeface That’s Making a Splash

Name: Pissjar Sans Designer: Anton Bolin  Foundry: Hökarängens Bokstavsfabrik Release Date: September 2017   Back Story:  Anton Bolin is a designer and gaming enthusiast……
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The Dealer App

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OFFF CDMX | Main Titles 2017

Framestore’s Design Studio created the main OFFF CDMX title sequence, showcased in Mexico City on Saturday 7 October. Concept and Direction: Sharon Lock Design Director: Stephen Goalby Lead Design and Edit: Steven Kelly Art Direction and Design: Dan Herlihy Designers: Philip Rambowski, Yukari Sc…
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Sketchbook Advice for Designers

Approaching a brand new sketchbook can often evoke anxiety. Not wanting to tarnish that impeccable new page, worrying about making a mistake and having to erase the surface of paper into oblivion or just being afraid of your ability to draw. As hard as it can be to re-write anxieties sketchbooks are…
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One big lie all business owners believe about their poor mental health

Many years ago, I found myself in a very bad place mentally. I’d been running and building Swish Design for four or so years and was stressed out of my mind. The business was barely breaking even. My staff weren’t being paid what they were worth. The pressure of client expectations was crushing.
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Our 10 Favourite Italian Creatives

At Shillington, we’re proud to teach design students from 60+ countries at our home campuses in Australia, America and the United Kingdom. Both in the classroom and on the blog, we make sure to celebrate creatives from around the world, because it’s invaluable for young designers to re…
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Breakthrough Global

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You Can Now #ILoveTheseGuys

The design of You Can Now’s quarterly magazine by Alex Hunting Studio is as clean and stylish as it gets. The type is forceful and slight in equal measure, the layouts are varied (the switches between showing and hiding the grids adds to that variety), the photography is engaging and the quirk…
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Seymour Chwast’s Illustrated War on War

Seymour Chwast’s new book, At War With War, runs with the subtitle “5,000 years of conquests, invasions, and terrorist attacks,……
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Sergio Membrillas

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(SYD) deFrost* #50: Anthony Lister—Virtual Canvas of the Inside Mind

Virtual reality arrived a few years ago not only to innovate but also to disrupt: disrupt your senses, your consciousness and perception of the outside world. In a virtual space, illusion pushes the limits of reality immersing us in parallel universes where nothing make sense but everything is poss…
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Cotton On

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Hannah Jensen Exhibition Opening ‘Wild – In The Making’

For Auckland Art Week this year, we invited artist Hannah Jensen to show her exhibition of large-scale carved paintings. ‘Wild – In The Making’ is part one of her two-part exhibition where people are welcome to come and watch Hannah in the Endemicworld gallery as she carves her p…
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