John Boilard is a senior in the Graphic Design Department at MassArt. With a few months left before graduation, he undertook a huge personal project: to whittle down his collection of 945 favorite letter forms to make an eclectic screen-printed alphabet. The original letters are pulled from old books and photographs, wood type, antique shops, and the occasional existing typeface (pictured above). Many had to be redrawn to be printed in their two-color finery.
I came across this recently which could prove to be an valuable resource for graduates and aspiring freelancers alike. CCCCAREER (whose name bears a striking resemblance to being a FFFFOUND counterpart, I might add), isn’t another design blog – but a place to dispense tips on starting your creative career. Impeccable timing, I thought, as thousands of graduates will be looking to cross the proverbial bridge between ‘real world’ and academia as I type this entry.
The site contains a host of articles and Q&A style interviews with various practitioners from the fields of illustration, photography and design, as well as an open forum for sharing advice. There is also some valid coverage on some of the most commonly overlooked aspects of design education such as letter and CV writing, insight into industry preconceptions, interview tips, self-promotion and so on. Definitely worth a look if you’re starting to venture out into industry for the first time this summer.
Since being here in Seoul, it is ever so refreshing to find places, people, folks like this. If you have some time, check out the publications from Mediabus and better yet, if you are in Seoul, come visit The Book Society.
“Mediabus is an independent publisher based in Seoul, Korea. It was initiated in 2007 by independent curators with the collaboration of designers. Mediabus publishes zines & books, produces and distributes, organizes exhibitions & events, directs a workshop, and carries out project or book commissions for companies & institutions.”
It appears one of our very oen, the very talented Crystal Chou has a window installation up in San Francisco.
This installation is part of her thesis work which is exploring a re-definition of luxury and asks the question, can luxury not be super? You can see more about the installation and her thesis here: www.superluxe.org/blog
The installation will be up until May 14th June 12 and is located at 74 New Montgomery St in downtown San Francisco.
Have a look see as time permits!
Our buddy Tom is at it again. Yet another gorgeous video from our friends at the Scout. Have a look as time permits.
Roman & Williams from The Scout
Okay, found this via our friend Antonio. This is flabbergasting. An amazing archive of the master’s work with hi res downloadable editions too. Well, not that hi res but higher res. Anyways, for any Crouwellians out there, this is a must see. Absolutely.