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Michael C Place of Studio.Build on life in Leeds, the problem with Twitter and why you have to show passion

2018-11-01T12:04:42+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Michael C Place won much acclaim from the design industry even before he established Studio.Build, the award-winning, pioneering studio that started life in London before moving to Leeds. He initially made a name for himself at The Designers Republic, the people behind cult video game, Wipeout. And then went on to launch his own successful [...]

Design Lad’s tasty postcards that celebrate the power of plants on World Vegan Day

2018-11-01T12:04:37+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Today is World Vegan Day, so to celebrate, Design Lad has created a series of bright and colourful postcards with vegan recipes to celebrate the power of plants. It's a subject close to the 3D illustrator's heart because after watching a Netflix documentary, he decided to ditch the wonders of cheese and roast beef for [...]

A chance to win your own mini-masterpiece as Art on a Postcard is back for 2018

2018-11-01T12:04:27+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Secret auction, Art on a Postcard, is back for its fifth year, featuring some of the most collectable and interesting contemporary artists practicing today, such as Marina Abramović, Humphrey Ocean RA, Golucho, Volker Hueller, Rob and Nick Carter, Martin Yeoman, Minas Halaj, Vanessa Jackson RA, Vhils, Rebecca Salter RA and Maria Kreyn. If you're not [...]

Soldier Studies: Fascinating photographs of cross-dressing in the Third Reich’s army

2018-11-01T12:04:17+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The artist and collector Martin Dammann has spent many years studying war photography, the impact of images, and how history is written. Rather surprisingly, during his research, he stumbled across many amateur photographs of soldiers in the German army who dressed as women – scenes that directly contradicted Nazi ideology. Dammann’s discoveries are now being [...]

Holly’s Ark: A joyful menagerie of colourful creatures from Holly Frean

2018-10-31T12:04:42+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

From racoons and llamas to giraffes and dogs, farm animals to endangered wildlife, dogs to beluga whales, Holly’s Ark is a veritable A to Z of British artist Holly Frean’s favourite creatures. "It features all the characters that have been keeping me company in the studio for the past year" says Holly. Known for her [...]

Run For The Hills’ edgy new brand design for London restaurant group Temper

2018-10-31T12:04:36+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

London-based branding consultancy Run For The Hills has launched a bold, striking new brand for London restaurant group Temper. The brief was a re-design of all Temper assets, from the website, to the menus, and all marketing communications, which needed to be shot through “with attitude and cool”. Temper is a whole-animal barbecue concept restaurant [...]

Not a Decorator: Performance artist Lisa Watts reveals the magic of everyday objects

2018-10-31T12:04:32+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Performance artist Lisa Watts reveals the beauty in everyday domestic items in her latest piece, Not a decorator… A run of performances taking place at Southampton’s John Hansard Gallery over a two week-period, Not a decorator… transforms domestic, DIY and gardening materials, such as kitchen towel, grease-proof paper, bin liners and bird seed into magical [...]

Agnese Tauriņa’s bold and magical screenprints, layered with Indian mythology

2018-10-31T12:04:23+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Bold, mystical and richly layered, the work of Latvian illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker Agnese Tauriņa (aka AGNESSAGA), combines classical poster design aesthetics with mythological themes. Screen printing is her favourite mode of expression and signature medium, adding depth and texture to her colourful, simple shapes. AGNESSAGA's beautiful prints are rich in detail and layered [...]

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