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Graphic Design Festival in Breda, the Netherlands 25 May 2008

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From 23/05/2008 till 29/06/2008 there is a graphic design festival in the city of Breda, in the Netherlands. Ranging from seminars to workshops, you wan’t it, they’ve got it. Look on their website for more information!

Some interesting links [Part II]: 22 April 2008

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Typeculture:
This website collects, amongst other things, essays on typography.

Al Jaffee’s MAD fold-ins:
Al Jaffee has created numerous fold-ins for MAD magazine. The New York Times had put some in a flash gallery. Humorous drawings, with a hidden message.

Barrier Art (a Flickr photo set):
Barrier Art consists of Mural drawings made by US forces in Iraq. Some are pretty nice, but most look like crap (artistically speaking). But it does explain what they do in their spare time.

Adobe TV:
Adobe has opened their own online TV channel. Focussing on their products (duh!), they’ve put some good tutorials, and interviews online.

Joge-e; The way of the 2way pictures:
Joge-e is the Japanese art of drawing pictures that can be viewed upside down as well as downside up. Which makes them fascinating to look at.

Atlas Monsters (another Flickr gathering):
A resurrected online collaborative continuation of Ashley Holt’s 1999 project entitled Our Bullets Are Useless*. At least that’s how they describe it. Interesting, nonetheless.

Hi-Fructose Magazine:
Well, it’s hard to describe, all I can say it’s another online magazine, but that’s wouldn’t quite explain it. Just look for yourself.

Richard Wilkinson 14 March 2008

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Richard Wilkinson is a British illustrator, who borrows his influences from various places, of which one of them is Japanese art (I think). Very interesting and relaxing work he creates. With very soft colors he tends to create a ‘relaxed’ illustration.

Some interesting links [Part I]: 14 March 2008

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30 Days 30 Pieces:
30 Days 30 Pieces is a website featuring graphic designers and illustrators whom have lost their focus on pure design and are trying to regain that. They each create one piece a day, 30 days in a row.

JeremyPettis.com:
Jeremy Pettis has made an effort to animalize type. He’s made 26 fonts / namelogo’s that each represent their own animal.

Typotheque.com:
This website has some interesting articles on graphic design and typography.

Logoserver.com:
An overview of American sports logo’s. See their proces over ages, and sometimes reverting back to earlier design.

Vinyl Abuse:
A toy and art magazine.

Candykiller:
Website of Brian Taylor, whom creates very cartoony but disturbing artwork. Also check out his blog!

The Little Chimp Society:
They call themselves ‘the illustration news portal’ and their members make quite intriging work. Some fancy it, others don’t, make your own decision.

Sarah Mensinga:

An illustrator that has a very nice style. It makes me think of Monkey Island 3. Always liked the graphics in that game.

79 years of the best movie posters 24 February 2008

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Since it’s the 80th birthday of the Academy Award movieposteraddict.com has collected (allmost?) all of the winners’ movieposters up to date:

Check out the list here:

Animated music video’s 23 January 2008

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Two of my classmates did a presentation on animation in music video’s. Very diffent kinds of music, and style, but all contain the same thing; illustration:

Check these out(also look at the ‘more’ section):
One of the first ‘animated videoclips’:

1974 – roger glover – love is all:

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Some interesting illustrators and collectives 14 January 2008

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Just a list:

More to follow!

© = collective
M = (online) magazine

Looking for some comical inspiration? 6 January 2008

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Check out coverbrowser.com. They’ve got a database filled with (mostly American) comic covers, from the 1930’s till about 2000 and something. All arranged in several categories. Even when you’re not looking for inspiration it’s still a nice way to spend some spare time with! They also have some cd covers and some magazine covers. And while you’re there check out their Labs page.

For an example have a look at these nice covers:
http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/detective-comics
http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/peter-rabbit
http://www.coverbrowser.com/top/pulp

UPDATE:
Some more interesting sites and databases with comic covers:
The Silver Age Marvel Comic Covers Index : Marvel Comics from the 1950’s till 1970’s and a bit later
Grand Comic Book Database (GCD) : only a searchable database but with a lot of different terms to search on
612 French Comic Books (1901-2002) & 520 American Comic books (1938-2001)
Ben Samuels Classic Golden-Age Comic Cover Gallery : Nice site with Ben Samuels personal collection, divided into Superhero & War, Good Girl & Romance and Crime & Horror Comics, and some artistspecific galleries.
superdickery.com/galleries : A different, sarcastic view on comic covers, mostly American
Holey Moley Comic Book Quest : American Comics from the 1940’s – 1950’s grouped by publisher and series (to bad it’s a free host, so beware of the ads)

Minsk is a bit oldfashioned. 19 December 2007

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painted movie poster for spy kids 3D.

They still paint their movieposters. Well it’s a nice way to make some drastic facial makeovers. Check it out here

A look at the future – from the past 14 December 2007

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Illustrations of a futuristic world, as thought of in the 1930’s – 1970’s. No American space comics, but the lesser-known images from Russia and other European countries.

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/11/retro-future-to-stars.html