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  • Viktor Hertz‘s Musical Pictograms

    For his ongoing series of musical pictograms, Swedish illustrator Viktor Hertz takes a step back from some of his favorite songs, thinking about their message, their meaning, and their style. Nearly six years later and he’s boiled down over 70 classic tracks into standalone images that tell a story of their own, including new hits…

    Ian Fleming Book Covers

    Loving these new hardback Ian Fleming covers by Budapest-based graphic designer and illustrator Levente Szabó, whose work includes projects for BAFTA and the Hungarian Design Council.  The cover illustrations cleverly pull together different characters and plot lines from the novels to form a dramatic silhouette. Working on the James Bond covers was both an enormous honour and a very…

    Visit Pembrokeshire Travel Posters

    We saw these great travel posters last year whilst on holiday in Pembrokeshire and they really looked stunning on billboards. They were put together by Hatched in London and you can also order A2 prints and postcards from the PCNPA website. The inspiration behind the posters was the style of the travel posters of old. We feel…

    Butcher Billy’s Stranger Love Songs

    The iconic cover design style of early Stephen King books applied to 80s ‘pop classics. Butcher Billy is a Brazilian illustrator with a fresh approach, who loves to slice up ideas and imagery in popular culture and reassemble them in unique ways. Juxtaposing everything from Wonder Woman and the Watchmen to Morrissey and Breaking Bad,…

    BAFTA 2016 Film Posters

    Hungarian designer Levente Szabó has created some beautiful silhouette illustrations for this years BAFTA Film Awards. You can watch videos below showing his work process. The posters follow successful past designs by studio La Boca and illustrator Malika Favre, who was a winner at the World Illustration Awards 2015. Each poster is a narrative moment glimpsed through a wider, more…

    Firewatch & Olly Moss

    Olly Moss has diversified into video game design with one of his latest projects. Firewatch by San Francisco based Campo Santo is saturated with his eye for design, from traditional poster design and book jackets through to the colour schemes and layout of the environment itself. It looks stunning, but perhaps the most impressive thing…

    Odd Galaxy by Invisible Creature

    Lovely wooden blocks designed by Invisible Creature: After 2 years in the making, our Odd Galaxy wooden space toys have officially landed! Beautifully manufactured by Uncle Goose Toys in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our new series includes everything for the aspiring astronaut: Lunar Rocket Blocks, Moon Rover Blocks andCosmo Kid Blocks. Featuring rounded and classic block shapes, O.G. inspires endless possibilities…

  • Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

    An inspirational video about Inge Druckrey and how she teaches students to have a designer’s eye. “This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and…

    Malika Favre’s Bafta Brochure Illustrations

    These are some really striking minimal illustrations with lovely twists for the British Academy film awards ceremony. The illustrations are by the French illustrator Malika Favre and feature the five nominees for best film. You can pick up a limited edition print from baftaprints.org. My approach to illustration is about paring things down as much as possible.…

    Silver Arrows Project

    Stunningly recreated moments from racing history featuring 12 different races in which the Mercedes Silver Arrows dominated Grand Prix racing. Crafted by brining together real world photography today and CGI the images feature detail that couldn’t have been captured by the photographic technology of the time. During the buildup to World War II, Germany dominated the Grand…

    Lost Destination by Stephen Millership

    These are really nice modern interpretations of traditional tourist posters themed around brutalist architecture.  A joint project by Dorothy and illustrator Stephen Millership. It’s difficult to pick a favourite but the Tricorn definitely makes me feel nostalgic. Destination is a new series of illustrated prints that celebrate the unique but often forgotten beauty of some…

    The Circle – Jessica Hische

    After recently reading The Circle by Dave Eggers I noticed the credit for the cover design and realised why I’d picked up the book in the first place. The cover is beautifully designed by Jessica Hische. The look in terms of colour, typography and finish are very modern but it has a slightly retro sci-fi…