Another week and another introduction into the things that we have all too kindly been sent. For anyone new to the site (or anyone that has regularly looked at this and never understood it) we write a short review on five things that have been sent to us during the week.
This week we’ve got two new publications, some fact filled Christmas cards and some mailers, not to mention some well thought out blu-tack.
Billboards by Maurizio Montagna
We featured the Billboards project by Italian photographer Maurizio Montagna not too long ago and having only seen the project online it is made that much better by seeing them in print. A beautifully considered publication archiving the series in an uncomplicated manner with a quirky use of an orange fluro for good measure.
In Almost Every Picture #8 Published by KesselsKramer
Alongside a successful career in advertising it has to be said that Eric Kressels contributes some of the most random books in the world. His latest offering features a Japanese rabbit whose unusually flat head made it ideal for his owner, Hironori Akutagawa to balance objects on it and photograph it. The latest in the In Almost Every Picture series the result is a real page turner that tells the story of a unique friendship.
Learn Something New Everyday designed by Young
The Learn Something New Everyday project gathered huge attention when it first started earlier this year and for all the right reasons. Never one to turn down a good fact they’ve supplying a healthy dose of them for the festive period in the form of Christmas cards. Favourites include, ‘Christmas trees take 8 years to grow’ and ‘The world’s tallest snowman was 122ft tall’ but not wanting to ruin them like a repeated Christmas cracker joke, look out for them over the next few weeks dropping through your letterbox.
Matthew the Horse Mailer
Anyone that supplies the blu-tack when sending a series of posters gets a big thumbs up in our book. A pleasantly different approach to a promotional mailer.
Richard Sanderson Mailer
No blu-tack but never the less a nice reminder of the work of Richard Sanderson.
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- Stina Löfgren’s instructional illustrations for practical lunges
- Scandinavian aesthetics and do-right design approach: the brand values of Nudie Jeans
- A beautiful portrait of the communities, theatre and blingy pants of South Yorkshire wrestling
- Back to basics with Davide Di Gennaro’s symbol-heavy design workshop identity
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain
- Anthony Burrill on starting out and staying focussed
- Introducing French design studio plus mûrs and its beautiful poster designs