2011-04-17

Share the Love Fridays #6


So I'm on Twitter, and I love it! It connects people in such an amazing way - you can make new friends, catch up with old ones that you never see and maybe even find out what your dream workplace is up to. To be honest though, I have no idea how anyone finds ME in the giant big world of Twitter, but I was so so glad that Studio Sweet Studio found me, because then I found them, and LOVED what I found.
Yep, this Friday it's all about blog crushing!

Studio Sweet Studio is a blog website and apparently yearly publication (that I would love to get my mits on) which features all sorts of creative people, their work and most exciting to me... their WORKSPACE!
It was created by Meg and Tuesday, both whom are wonderfully talented in their own rights.
In fact, check out their work below.



Amazing Tuesday the illustrator



Nice work from Meg


I love friends who start blogs and create magic together! Thanks Meg and Tuesday for giving me a chance to sticky-beak into creative types' spaces and also for being so darned talented too!
2011-04-12

Fashionable Tuesdays # 6

My sweet friend Sophie just got an internship at Romance was Born. I'd of course, never heard of them. So I looked them up. Check out their dino-saur things.


P.S Been very busy updating the website and applying for markets and things... Sorry for the lack of Friday posting.... Will make it up to you xox
2011-04-05

Icelandic Adventures...



One of my favourite illustrators/bloggers has been out adventuring, and has truly opened my eyes to the wonder that is Iceland. Needless to say, her photographs could sell anyone... I highly recommend watching her blog over the next short while - these photos were just part 1!




 All images sourced via Kristomatic's blog. 
2011-04-04
2011-04-03

Tactile Designers

I thought the that seeings as I'm always ranting about university consuming my life and blaming that for the lack of updates here, that I should share with you the things I'm studying.

I wont go into to much detail because it's seriously complex and my brain hurts anytime I think about it in-depth, but I will share with you my fascinating findings and exciting discoveries. Basically I'm looking into tactile design, and the effect that the introduction technology is having on graphic design education in regards to the value (or lack there of) placed on the ability to draw, sketch, craft, create, cut and paste etc.

It's very exciting stuff for me, partly because I am passionate about education, but also because I love making things with my hands, and I don't feel enough graphic designers do this. I think that if I pursue studying in the next few years, it shall be down this track.

So it was much to my excitement that my study partner found that the latest IdN magazine did a feature on tactile design. Maybe it's a buzz word, and just simply was once called craft or handy graphics, but I sure like the word. Tactile. It's reflective of the senses and the emotions which are attached to the way we get around in this world - feel, touch, learn.

Anyway, back to IdN. So much to my delight, they actually featured tactile designers, who consider tactility in their process a valid and important part of design, and quite often the outcome is in a sense, tactile.

Here are some very inspirational examples and their sources, which I highly recommend you check out.
Enjoy your week...





The work of Chrissie Macdonald














And my most very favourite... Julien VallĂ©e