As I’m starting grow more and more fund of the expression and feel letterpress gives to a final piece of artwork, I also start to find it interesting to find the people who makes good letterpress work. There is a huge difference between creating letterpress without any purpose and creating considered design with letterpress. The Counter Press is one of the latter, and do it so brilliantly.
Kyle Wilkinson is an English designer working as a Creative Director for Digital Agency, Hacksaw. His way of working with typography is really interesting, and the results coming from it is really cool. His work spreads across both commercial and experimental work.
Last project for the year was called Utterly Moving Words, a project where we had to create a typographic based movie. The project was helped along with a lot of tutorials, and had to be minimum 20 seconds long.
As the current project is about using animation or moving image, I decided that I wanted to put the focus on a designer, who makes animations and moving image in a kind of style I want to adopt for my moving image.
The Pick Me Up graphics design festival had workshops, talks, and more daily and the day we went Oliver Long had a workshop. The workshop was about building a communal modular typeface. The typeface would be based on bricks.
First time attending Somersets graphics arts festival “Pick Me Up”. Exciting, fun and surprisingly good! A heaven of graphic design and illustration, which showed new designers as well established, and lots of possibilities to get engaged with the design and exhibition.
Following the visit to God’s Own Junkyard and the mayhem of neon signs, I wanted to find a designer who makes “design for neon signs”. My search let me to Rizon Parein, a 3D artist, who works a lot with neon design.
During the last two Monday mornings we have had the pleasure of getting to learn Adobe After Effects with Adrian. The work has been pretty basic, but a nice and skillful introduction to the programme. Skills I hope to bring into two of my projects.
As I wrote the last blog post on Designer of the Week, Turner Duckworth, I was drinking a Brewdog beer, and I really enjoyed the design and feel of their label. So I set my self the goal to find the people behind this neat labelling. The search ended up with me investing in Brewdog stocks, and finding a studio in Manchester called “United Creatives”.