• Lotta Nieminen
    Lotta Nieminen

    “Beautiful colour combinations are one of my biggest influences and can be the whole starting point to an illustration or a design piece. I like to take snapshots of colour combos and use them later in my work. I like to draw my inspiration from things that aren’t from my own field and I also think the fact that I work in both illustration and graphic design shows – when I illustrate, I like to get inspired by graphic design, and vice versa.”

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Pick of the Month
  • Create a Christmas cover for Stack magazine!
    Create a Christmas cover for Stack magazine!

    Come and make something new for Stack in this Christmas! Wonder what will happen if independent magazines released their own Christmas covers? Here is the chance! You are invited to create a Christmas cover for your favorite Stack magazine, and the winning artist will receive a free year’s subscription to Stack, plus a £150 cash prize to help take care of their Christmas shopping. Check out the details now!

  • 'Made You Look' by Look and Yes
    'Made You Look' by Look and Yes

    Made You Look is a documentary about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners we explore the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era. Co-Director Anthony Peters and his team have been working away for a year on the film, which features interviews with Fred Deakin (Airside/Lemon Jelly), Anthony Burrill, Hattie Stewart, Ian Stevenson, Kate Moross, Adrian Johnson, Pete Fowler, It’s Nice That, Nobrow and many others!

Upcoming Events
Fabrica presents
Fabrica presents "I’M A SHIT. I’M FINE." by Fanqiao Wang

From 22 NOV until 03 DEC 2014 Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center, presents at the Fabrica Features space in Lisbon I’m a shit. I’m fine, an exhibition by Chinese illustrator Fanqiao Wang. This is a story of a Shit who is not happy about herself. It must be great to be a flower, an animal or even a pack of salt; it must be nice to smell good and be appreciated by others, she thought.

  • SPOT ART 2014
    SPOT ART 2014

    SPOT ART is a non-profit, premier platform that puts diverse regional art scenes in SE Asia on the global contemporary art map through our annual exhibition in Singapore. Each edition brings the finest contemporary art produced by young artists under the age of 30 together with renowned curators and art buyers in a winning and dynamic way.

  • Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters #2
    Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters #2

    Inkygoodness & Created in Birmingham present 'Midland Masters' a series of three events featuring talks by local designers, illustrators and creative studios celebrating the creative talent of the Midlands and beyond, in association with Glug. Hot on the heels of their sold-out launch event in August, Glug Birmingham returns for it's 2nd edition this November! Taking inspiration from illustration and character design, 'Midland Masters' will present four engaging, energetic and inspiring talks, a screen printing workshop, mini-print exhibition and a pop-up art market at Boxxed – a refurbished 1000sq ft warehouse in the creative quarter of Digbeth, located 2 minutes from The Custard Factory and a short stroll from the Bullring and Birmingham New Street station.

  • Monica De Cardenas presents Serban Savu “Sometimes my Eyes are the Eyes of a Stranger”
    Monica De Cardenas presents Serban Savu “Sometimes my Eyes are the Eyes of a Stranger”

    Monica De Cardenas is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in Italy by Romanian artist Serban Savu, one of the most eminent exponents of the school of painters from Cluj-Napoca. "“Communism” (or whatever that was) continued its existence in Romania long after it was officially declared dead. But anyway, this is not what I am interested in, it is not “Communism” or the regime but its results, the effects of a failed utopia."

  • The Transform Conference 2014
    The Transform Conference 2014

    The Transform conference brings together experts to examine and discuss the most pressing and relevant issues relating to brand development in the Asia Pacific region. In Hong Kong on 19 NOV speakers from across the world will provide delegates with valuable insights on their brand development journeys. The day will provide entertaining presentations of how your brand can incorporate audio into its marketing strategy or font match Latin and Chinese scripts. Delegates will also hear case studies of success stories and will be invited to ask questions and share their own insights during the panel discussions. This is an event not to be missed.

  • Typomad 2014: What is Hidden in Typography
    Typomad 2014: What is Hidden in Typography

    Typomad is Madrid´s typographic celebration. An annual event where talks, exhibitions and workshops floods the city of Madrid. The festival is for all kinds of audience, from begginers to typography specialists. That´s why Typomad is a platform to spread the most interesting, fun and surprising part of this design discipline. This year the theme of the event is “What is hidden in typography”. They approached this concept from different perspectives: recovering historic figures, work processes that remains in the shadows and new ways of undestanding type. Suming it up, all that isn´t bright and shinny but that at the same time is key in typographic design.



Must Read
  • IdN Extra 09: Red Thread – Navigating the labyrinth of contemporary communication design
    IdN Extra 09: Red Thread – Navigating the labyrinth of contemporary communication design

    Red Thread looks inside the Communication Design program at Swinburne University of Technology, one of the premiere programs of its kind internationally. The book focuses on the ground breaking Industry Placement program and the Honours curriculum, two components that make the course one of the most emulated for its excellence in design teaching and practice. Featuring interviews with a group of outstanding young Australian designers who have experienced the program, the book discusses the value of industry exposure in supporting the needs of industry and advancing its stakes. Essays by current staff address the program’s key emphases and its role in supporting designers transition to industry.

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