Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Best of 125

The exhibition displayed at the moment (4th floor) is a selection of the best of 125 magazine. This photograph below of a woman lying on the rooftop in Shanghai is one of my 125 favourites! It featured on the front cover of the Naked issue and was shot by Klaus Thymann.

All photographs are available to buy and are £500 (unframed).

Click here to browse issues.

Fiona Banner

Fiona Banner is best known for her 'wordscapes', written transcriptions of the frame-by-frame action in Hollywood war films. She has long been fascinated by the emblem of the fighter plane. Her compulsion to grasp the uncomfortable resonances of these war machines has produced a growing archive of material. From pencil drawings to newspaper cuttings and Airfix model collections of all the fighter planes currently in service, the modesty of her works often contrasts with the heroic connotations of her subject.

LIFE Photo Auction

Until July 9, LIFE, in conjunction with, is auctioning nearly 200 original, vintage photographs from its world-class archive. Never before has LIFE made photos such as these available to the general public via online auction. Previously they could only be purchased through art galleries. Digital reprints can always be purchased, but these photos are originals, complete with the marks and stamps of famous photographers including Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gordon Parks, and more. See more here.

Monsieur Qui

French person who loves cats, dogs, handmaded works, brass bands and paste big posters in the streets of Paris. See more of his work here.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Raum Mannheim

Some very interesting work going on at Raum Mannheim Studio.

Pan Am’s World

Chermayeff & Geismar is a prominent New York-based branding and graphic design firm. It was founded in 1957 by Yale graduates Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar. The firm is famous for designing logos for such companies as Pan Am, Mobil Oil, PBS, Chase Bank, Barneys New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Xerox, Smithsonian Institution, NBC, Cornell University, National Geographic, and many others. Ivan Chermayeff and Thomas Geismar were awarded the AIGA Medal in 1979. See more of the poster set here

Little White Lies

Don't know who design this front cover for the July copy of 'Little White Lies' Independent film magazinbe but I like it.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Map Art

A simple idea made into Art. See more here at The Future Mapping Company.

Soyalek's Photostream

More examples can be seen here: Soyalek's Photostream

Porcelain POLO shirt by Li Xiaofeng

For its 2010 Holiday Collector’s Series, LACOSTE commissioned Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng to re-imagine the iconic LACOSTE L.12.12 polo shirt as an original artwork and then to create an exclusive print that will be used in a complementary limited edition of polos for men and women.

Free Range Photography

A selection of work from this year's graduate show.

Meghan S Mari's 'Smoking' series included this controverisal image of a pregnant woman smoking.

Kayla Stoate's ' Enchanted Vision' is the dark story of a neurotic woman's obsession with love.

Jo-Anna Roughmann explores the highs and lows of life without commitment.

'Remains by Robert Downer.

'The Forgotten Ones' by Tom Griffiths is a project about the invisibility of older people in today's society.

Lizzie Stewart treats (flawed) family photographs for project 'Forgotten Reasons'.

Split portraits series by James Christopher Beasley.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Thursday, 24 June 2010


A collaboration between Inventory's Robert Boon and couture designer Ziad Ghanem. Maiden Britain was concieved as a junior line for Ziad and to be outlet for ideas, illustrations and prints the two had built up over a few years working together on Ziad's couture label.
The work contrasts punk and tribal graphics with those from the worlds of protest and consumerism and combines sex, wit and low culture references to communicate messages of love and acceptance. The label has had catwalk shows in London, Athens, Russia and Latvia, has been featured in numerous international fashion magazines, blogs and television programmes in the UK and USA.

Vanila Barcelona

Carlos Jimenez and Roger Gual founders of design and illustration studio Vanila BCN have got some very nice work going on.

Anxiety Always - Mr Frivolous

Some more interesting work found yet again on Flickr this time by Mr Frivolous, who has some really nice freehand style illustration on his photostream.

Anna Hepler

An interesting collection of work by Anna Helper on her Flickr photostream.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Darcel Disappoints in an illustrative journal of little moments of disappointment, by artist Craig Redman.

Darcel at Louis Vuitton's launch party for it's new London 'Maison'

Craig Redman works across many disciplines from typography and design to painting, sculpture and installations.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Hollis Brown Thornton

There's massive amount of Hollis Brown Thornton, mad and wonderful work here

“The Stool Pigeon” FREE Independent Music newspaper

The Stool Pigeon is a free, fully independent and award-winning music newspaper based in London. It’s edited by Phil Hebblethwaite, designed by Mickey Gibbons, printed five times a year and available all over the UK and Berlin. It is also a website. See lastest edition here.

Underwater Ballet by Nadia Moro

Beautiful aquatic series of underwater ballet, titled “Behind the Surface” was photographed by Nadia Moro.

Andy Gilmore

Some really colourful work on Andy Gilmore website

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Neon Dreams

Like Minded Studio have created some amazing illustrations for « Neons Dreams« . Some very nice neon and colour effects.


An interesting experimental typographic collaboration between Sorin Bechira & Stefan Romanu, title 'Trisect'.

Joseph Montgomery

Laurel Gitlen is pleased to present Joseph Montgomery’s first solo show in New York, Lie lay lain; Lay laid laid. The exhibition opened on May 14 and continues through July 1, 2010.

Monday, 14 June 2010


Audouin Elsa created this poster for a night club in Bruxelles called The Marquee whilst on a internship at Please Let Me Design.


Some really nice work by Elle Jeong Eun Kim who has just got her MFA in 2D Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art and now creating some mad typographical installations in New York.

iphone Illustrations

Check out Kristofer Strom's amazing blog of i-phone illustrations. He does one each day on the bus in to work. Here's iphone drawing of the day...

Hairy Biker Crisps

Some very tasty typographic design without any hairy bits by the crew over at Here Design very yummy.