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Japan – the strange country
April 14, 2010, 3:52 pm
Filed under: Animation, Film, Graphic Design | Tags: , ,

[Vimeo 9873910]

I’m loving this info-graphic film, by Kenichi Tanaka, about the strange and wonderful Japan.


April 7, 2010, 8:11 pm
Filed under: Books | Tags:

A quaint church, suspension bridge and plenty of trees..I’ve packed my bags and I’m moving to Popville. This pop-up town is available from Present & Correct and yours for only £17.50. Bargain.

Fringe cover
March 25, 2010, 10:34 am
Filed under: Illustration | Tags: , ,

Design agency Whitespace have commissioned Aberdeen-based illustrator Johanna Basford to help design this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme cover. What is she illustrating? Well, that’s for you to decide. People can submit their idea for the most unusual thing they’d like to see at the Fringe via Twitter (using the hash tag #fringecover) and Johanna will be illustrating them live on the 25th and 26th of March.

I’ve just watched her draw my suggestion of an astronaut riding the Udderbelly cow in outer space. Yay!

Mr Doob
March 12, 2010, 2:58 pm
Filed under: Web design | Tags: , ,

I stumbled across some very interesting interactive visual experiments by London based designer Mr Doob, aka Ricardo Cabello. His real time visualisation of Peter Saville’s cover for Unknown Pleasure is hypnotic and the seriously addictive Harmony project lets you create beautiful digital doodles. If there is one thing you do to procrastinate today – make sure it’s playing at

Wall of death
February 5, 2010, 8:05 pm
Filed under: Performance | Tags: , ,

The National Theatre of Scotland strive to create productions that challenge the very perception of theatre itself. Last night I was lucky enough to catch the preview of Wall of Death: A Way of Life at Glasgow’s SECC. The show combines a zoetrope extravaganza by visual artist Stephen Skrynka, the thrilling (and nail biting) sight of the Ken Fox Troupe riding the Wall of Death, and an audio visual experience that explains how these two worlds met. A must see for anyone with a pulse.

What type are you?
January 8, 2010, 2:31 pm
Filed under: Typography | Tags: ,

I am Architype Van Doesburg. Click your way to Pentagram’s website to discover your type (password is ‘character’) and learn a little about its history.

Industrial typography
January 4, 2010, 6:37 pm
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Typography created from photographs of industrial structures by Swedish designer Kalle Hagman