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Raphael Olivier’s stunning photographs unveil the unique architecture of North Korea’s secretive capital

2018-05-18T12:05:36+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

When French photographer Raphael Olivier decided to make a flying visit to North Korea in 2015, he had no expectations about the secretive nation; he was living in nearby Shanghai at the time and just happened to find a cheap ticket online and thought, why not? After just 24 hours wandering around Pyongyang, he was [...]

Known Unknowns at Saatchi Gallery features the work of 17 contemporary artists

2018-05-18T12:05:20+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Known Unknowns is a major new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery featuring the work of 17 contemporary artists from across the globe, born between 1966 and 1990, from its own collection. The title refers to the artists' status in the mainstream art world – whilst they are largely unknown, their respective practices are greatly admired by [...]

Virginia Woolf: an exhibition featuring 80 female artists inspired by her writings

2018-05-18T12:05:03+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

A major touring exhibition, featuring 80 female artists from 1854 to the present day, has at its heart in the pioneering writings of novelist Virginia Woolf. Kicking off at Chichester's Pallant House Gallery, and on show until 16 September 2018, it seeks to demonstrate how her perspectives on feminism and creativity have remained relevant to [...]

Slanted magazine’s latest issue explores the creative scene in Tokyo

2018-05-18T12:04:43+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The latest issue of Slanted is heavily inspired by Tokyo, following a visit there by the magazine's editorial team. Focusing on the local design scene, issue #31 includes features and interviews with Japanese creatives such as &Form, Shin Akiyama, Tatsuya Ariyama, Dainippon Type Organization, Terada Hideji, Hitomi Sago Design Office, Ian Lynam Design and Yosuke [...]

Cheeky reality of social media revealed in 3D art series by Ben Fearnley

2018-05-18T12:04:18+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Social media continues to dominate our lives on a daily basis, even despite the growing concerns over privacy. Now, one New York-based artist and designer has created a series of witty 3D illustrations that show how we absurdly, and often childishly connect with one another on things like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The amusing pieces [...]

Laura Jane Boast on her new magazine Design Giving, finding time for side projects and her love of hard work

2018-05-17T12:05:30+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Laura Jane Boast is the founder of LJB Studio, a print design studio in Manchester. To say she's passionate about print is an understatement. Pop along to her studio at M One, just behind Manchester's Oxford Road, and you'll most likely find her surrounded by paper, card and foil samples, an excited glint in her [...]

Portrait of Detroit: Local photographer creates a time capsule of her resilient city

2018-05-17T12:05:13+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Detroit-based photographer Corine Vermeulen has launched a Kickstarter to produce a photo book of portraits and landscapes celebrating day-to-day life in Detroit, capturing a resilient community in the midst of a challenging transition. Entitled Your Town Tomorrow, the book is scheduled to be published in December 2018. Depicted by national media as a place of [...]

“Prestigious but contemporary” was the brief behind this new idendity by Carrousel for Henley Oyster Co.

2018-05-17T12:04:58+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Designed for a 2018 summer launch, Henley Oyster Co. is a mobile oyster and wine cart set to tour Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding areas. For its identity, it approached independent London studio Carrousel, asking for a "prestigious but contemporary" look and feel. Apparently taking inspiration from the geometric nautical alphabet and naval flags, the longitude [...]