02.18.13

At this point you could call Un.titled a ‘classic’ contemporary graphic design firm.

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11.30.12

Wow is really all there is to say about the illustrative works of Jonathan Burton. His covers for Penguin books are absolutely sensational and his more traditional style is refreshing within the context of modern illustration techniques. Prepare to be inspired.

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07.03.12

We Three Club is the work of Alex and Chris White both educated in the UK with degrees in Fashion and Fine Art respectively. The have a fully loaded arsenal of classic poster work in their portfolio. It’s all oozing a sharp personality that draws influence from psychedelic poster art past, 80s skate graphics and Chicano Folk art with just the right amount of fashion sense.

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06.25.12

MvsM / SCI / Unnatural from ManvsMachine on Vimeo.

MvsM / SCI / Deep Sea from ManvsMachine on Vimeo.

MvsM / SCI / Collider from ManvsMachine on Vimeo.

ManvsMachine is a design & motion studio based in London, England.

Since opening its doors in early 2007, ManvsMachine has grown into a multi award winning, multi national team of creative specialists directing & producing globally acclaimed branding, commercials, animation, film & print.”

ManvsMachine has some stunning work in their portfolio including the above ident package for the recently relaunched Science Channel that was commissioned by The Discovery Network. Cracking good work as they might say.

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06.04.12

None other than the ever-influential and almighty studio I Love Dust have updated recently with a new showreel for 2012. I don’t hide my love for this studio. They are one of my favorites.

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05.18.12

Every once in a while after running a blog like this for several years you get an email in your inbox from someone you have an insane amount of respect for, of course that’s not to say that you also constantly discover people you have an insane amount of respect for but anyway…this week I got an email from one of my all time favorite design and illustration studios La Boca. They have updated their already amazing portfolio with yet more amazing things and it’s a genuinely inspirational browse through their portfolio. So enjoy compliments of La Boca.

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04.27.12

The talented UK based illustrator Steve Wilson just keeps rocking it and has recently posted some inspiring new work to his site.

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03.06.12

I am really digging these guys. It’s a little tough to drum up information about them just yet since they are pretty fresh on the scene but I’ve got my ear to the ground for the release of their first album.

“HVN233 – TOY ‘Left Myself Behind’
Directed by Mark Donne
Director of Photography Joe Morris.

TOY is a Korg Delta led five-piece formed in 2010. It consists of Tom Dougall (Vox/Guitars), Dominic O’Dair (Guitars), Maxim Barron (Bass/Vox), Alejandra Diez (Synthesizers/Modulation) and Charlie Salvidge (Drums/Vox). TOY’s musical influences incorporate a wide range of genres including punk, psychedelia, krautrock, post rock to name a few and they explore experimental recording techniques in the studio.

With the majority of 2010 spent writing, TOY played their first show at the Cave Club in Islington earlier this year. Since then the band have played a string of live performances including Field Day and 1234 festivals and have supported bands such as The Horrors and The Pretty Things. Their first single – Left Myself Behind – is out now. “

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Adam Batchelor and Christopher Joyner have created an online gallery currently based in the east of England called W.E.L.C.O.M.E. There is some interesting work being represented so far and the venture looks promising considering the cache of talent. The ‘sole purpose’ of the gallery is in providing a new and innovative space for young upcoming artists to showcase and sell print editions of their work.

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12.15.11

Maddison Graphic has updated recently with some cracking clean design work and some minimal illustration. They were kind enough to send us a great little mailer last year and we have been following their work since.

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11.23.11

“A collaborative short film by Andrew Telling and Owen Richards that documents photographer Robin Friend working on his series ‘Slaughterhouse’ deep beneath the hills of North Wales.’

Camera & Edit – Andrew Telling & Owen Richards
Music – Andrew Telling
Grade – Chloe Hayward
Typography – Chris Thompson

Special thanks to Owain Brown

robinfriend.co.uk
andrewtelling.net
owenrichards.co.uk
chloe-h.co.uk

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09.23.11

Alright this is just one more reason that as a new studio ourselves, we are totally inspired and motivated by studios like I Love Dust. Out of a sheer love for kitsch and art they have put together an exhibition devoted to the colorful characters known only as professional wrestlers and have specifically dedicated the show to members of said part that have departed the land of the living. The event is called The Dead Wrestler Society and will be exhibiting at The Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays, PORTSMOUTH with a preview 21 September 6pm – 8pm and the full showing from 21 September to 30 October 2011. I so wish I could attend this one. What a great idea.

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08.21.11

After studying in Dublin at the National College of Art & Design where he earned a degree in Visual Communication Marcus McCabe then moved to the UK and joined the award winning design studio Uniform where he worked on projects for several notable clients. He is now accepting freelance commissions with a very promising portfolio of work to support his efforts.

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08.14.11

Itdrewitself created this timelapse video showing the fires over London after the riots that erupted last week. I have to say that what happened shocked me. I have been thinking of going to England for a week or so this fall just because I enjoyed the time I spent there so much last time I visited. It saddens me to see that the disparity between rich and poor, the uncertainty about the future and the dismal state of the Western economy has inspired the youth to behave so violently. I am surprised something like this hasn’t happened yet in the U.S. Time magazine has already released a cover with the headline ‘The Decline and Fall of Europe”. I hope that isn’t what we are witnessing. I think it’s getting harder to hide the truth that money, economy and trading is all based on a broad assumption of acceptance and agreement in the belief of an orderly system. Intrinsically we all know money has no real value except what value people agree that it has. Maybe the reality is just finally becoming too difficult to uphold and it’s time for a new reality. One thing is for certain the wealth gap has become a real problem and someone has to answer for it. You can fool some people sometime but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

In the meantime, our hearts go out to those that are so angry that they decided to behave in such a manner and our thoughts go equally with those who were injured and robbed. Unfortunately it seems that the anger is once again misdirected and those who should really answer for the current state of affairs are still avoiding justice while we fight amongst ourselves.

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04.27.11

You do well to remember the name Louis Lander-Deacon who at the age of 17 is responsible for some absolutely beautiful images. His photography taps into the subconscious in a way that a much older an more accomplished artist could only hope for over the course of a career. There’s no telling where he will go but it will definitely be fun to watch him get there. Keep an eye out.

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01.06.11

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Maddison Graphic is a small design studio formed by brothers Edward and Alfie Maddison based in Ely, Cambridgeshire. They have recently updated with some new work to their portfolio including this absolutely lovely little poster they printed and mailed to us. We were thrilled as it is clearly a striking and colorful piece of design. Now we just have to find a proper frame since we don’t use the isometric paper system here across the pond. Thank you so much for the poster guys. We love it.

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11.19.10

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C Rixon graduated with a first class BA honours degree in Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire and is currently studying for his masters at the University College Falmouth. He has some clever work in his portfolio and some serious hand skills.

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11.04.10

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“Born in the North of England, Chris King grew up in the seaside town of Scarborough. He attended the University of Northumbria in Newcastle where he gained a degree in Media Production, specializing in Animation and Character Design.”

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