Meet Craig Oldham
Craig Oldham is one of those people that you are happy to have stumble into your life. Craig is a talented guy whose honesty and passion for his craft are a daily inspiration. I first learned of his work when I posted about 12 in 12 on Thinking for a Living and have since had the pleasure of forming a friendship with him.
Craig is a graduate of University College Falmouth where he continues to lecture today. He went on to be recognized as part of the D&AD New Blood exhibition which led him to his first job as a designer at The Chase. In 2009 he decided to work with the talented crew at Manchester-based Design By Music who designed the cover of the August issue of Creative Review. In his spare time, Craig lectures and writes about design for publications such as Creative Review, Eye and Grafik magazine. His work has been recognized by the D&AD, The Roses Design Awards, The Type Directors Club, and the New York Festival.
We’re excited to say that Craig is joining forces with Thinking for a Living and when possible, will contribute to our labor of love. Stay tuned.
Helveticons is the obvious name for a versatile set of 245 royalty-free vector icons, glyphs and symbols based on the Helvetica Bold typeface. With an emphasis on usability and customization, the icons come in seven file formats of which six are in scalable vector format.
Paris, Zurich and now Berlin: Illustrative 2009 will return to the creative capital to celebrate the cutting-edge works of contemporary graphic art for the fifth time around. From the 16th of October to the 1st of November, works ranging from drawing, graphic prints, painting and monumental mural collages to graphically inspired 3D-illustrations, book art and animation will be on show. With more than 60 artists from all across the world, Illustrative brings together an inspiring cornucopia of visual contemporary culture in the Villa Elisabeth located in the heart of Berlin.
Illustrative showcases an international scene of artist-designers, whose works have been inspired by subculture movements like comic and graffiti as well as by applied arts like illustration and book art. The exhibition explores the merging of infinite materials and techniques in widely unprecedented combinations, which challenge learned ways of seeing – e.g. the latest development, where illustration and graphics are translated into the third dimension, or new narrative strategies in 3D-animation.
The Sartorialist began as the personal blog of photographer Scott Schuman where he shared his favorite fashion images from the streets of New York. The site grew with his audience to include travels and the people he met along the way. New York, Paris, Milan, Florence, and more. Schuman recently sealed a publishing deal with Penguin to produce a 500 page photography book that will undoubtedly be a must-have for anyone with voyeuristic tendencies and a curiosity for style.
The Eagle Has Landed
House of Cards
Join Damien Hirst, David Bailey and Vivienne Westwood in designing the ultimate deck of cards for Shelter.
The competition is open to anyone and allows for one lucky person to create an artwork that will be exhibited alongside the 52 other card designs. The winning design, chosen by a panel of judges and the general public, will be exhibited at Haunch of Venison Gallery – with the winning designer getting two tickets to the prestigious launch party.
The brief is to design the front of the “8 of Clubs” playing card in an imaginative and interesting way. Your finished work must represent the eight of Clubs playing card – you can interpret this however you want. But it should be the entire face of the playing card and it will be replicated in a portrait format.
There really are no restrictions or limitations regarding the medium or design of your card. Installations, textiles, sculptures, or paintings etc. are all equally welcome. Your piece just needs to be in the form of an original artwork that can be reproduced as a real playing card, and also in an exhibited form that can be photographed and then also replicated in this way.
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end contemporary brands, directional independent designers and super premium street wear labels. Presenting a highly-edited assemblage of collections from around the world, Capsule reflects the look of the new consumer and presents a fresh approach to the fashion tradeshow.
Brilliant idea. Cardon Copy hijacks unconsidered public fliers and redesigns them. The original fliers are then replaced the redesigned versions in their authentic environment.
Peace, Love & Ice Cream
Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific Singapore has released a new print and poster campaign for Ben & Jerry’s that is really fun. Psychedelic typography and headlines that are reminiscent of drug-fueled lyrics from the 1960s combine to create unique, albeit cryptic, visuals for this daring campaign.
Via Ads of the World
Sushi goes high-fashion in these delicious print ads for Pleats Please Issey Miyake that were created by Taku Satoh Design Office. Issey Miyake is known for his technology-driven clothing designs and Pleats Please is no exception. Each piece of clothing is cut and sewn, and then pleated using an industrial technique (normally, fabric is pleated first then cut and sewn into a piece of clothing).